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Dawlish to get new sea wall

Government funding of £80 million has been announced to provide a new sea wall at Dawlish that will improve protection both for the railway...

Unusual bridge strike closes one track of West Coast main line

An unusual bridge strike closed one track on the West Coast main line and caused a speed restriction to be imposed across...

Stuart Calvert to be new Digital Railway head

Stuart Calvert, director of programme technical services and supply chain at Network Rail’s Group Digital Railway (GDR), has been announced as its new managing...

Major organisation changes at Network Rail

Network Rail has announced sweeping changes to its organisation following the completion of new chief executive Andrew Haines’ ‘100 Day Review’.

Danny Di Perna replaces Laurent Troger to head Bombardier Transportation

It’s all change at the top as Laurent Troger resigns as president of Bombardier Transportation to “pursue opportunities outside the company”. Danny...

Design revealed for HS2 Old Oak Common station.

High Speed Two (HS2) has released its latest designs for the Old Oak Common complex in west London, which will be the interchange between...

Rail Engineer Jan/Feb 2019: Christmas works

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An orange Christmas: Network Rail’s works over the 2018 Christmas holiday

As usual, Network Rail took advantage of the Christmas and New Year holiday to undertake some of the lengthier and more onerous projects that...

Glasgow Queen Street station – half transformed

Rail Engineer has reported on numerous infrastructure upgrade projects to provide the extra and longer trains needed for increasing passenger numbers. This extra traffic also...

Timing of door closure – how critical is it?

Much has been written and said in recent times about efforts to improve the throughput of trains on metro and inner suburban railways. Using...

GSM-R: a migration strategy to its successor?

The thorny question of what should replace GSM-R as the future radio bearer for track to train communication has recently been the subject of...

Rail Sector Deal – One Railway: Digitally Connecting the Nation

When the government and the rail industry recently agreed a new Rail Sector Deal, intended to deliver more for passengers, create jobs...

Christmas 2018 at Battersea Pier junction

This Christmas, Battersea Pier junction became the latest focus of intense activity as it was renewed over an 11-day blockade. Battersea Pier junction is...

Electrification renewals at Forest Gate over Christmas 2018

The London and North Eastern Railway started to electrify the Shenfield to Liverpool Street line during the 1930s; civil engineering work had started before...

Innovative structural drainage for retaining walls and bridge abutments

Guest author: Alan Bamforth, managing director of ABG Ltd. Railway infrastructure has retaining walls and bridge abutments. Inherent in the...

New alliance of Unipart Rail and McCulloch Rail to cover a worldwide market

Unipart Rail and McCulloch Rail have formed an alliance bring a range of innovative railway component handling and movement equipment to a worldwide audience,...