The design of a hydrogen-powered train for the UK market has been unveiled by manufacturer Alstom and rolling stock leasing company Eversholt Rail. The new ‘Breeze’ will be a conversion of an existing Class 321 train, reengineered to create a...
On 30 October, over 150 delegates from the industry and research institutions attended RSSB’s “Intelligent Power Networks to Decarbonise Rail” conference, held at the University of Warwick. This event considered how more energy-efficient, zero-carbon technologies could be developed in response...
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Euston station at 50

Transport transforms - socially, economically, topographically. It also evolves, reflecting our changing needs. Crossrail - though mostly underground - has made its mark on the capital’s landscape with ten unique stations, each conceived by different architects. And soon HS2...
The final phase of the major investment by Network Rail to increase capacity on the routes in and out of London Waterloo station is nearing completion with the refurbishment and modification of the former Waterloo International Terminal (WIT), originally...
Taxi firm Addison Lee announced in mid October that it would be introducing driverless autonomous cars in London by 2021 (its über-competitor Uber has previously announced similar plans). That’s all very interesting, but, apart from delivering passengers to stations...
It was just under two years ago that the Rail Engineer went to Birmingham to look at the Midland Metro Alliance programme (issue 146, December 2016). This was a time of preparation with corporate structures bedding down and a...

Crossrails considered

The confident prediction that Crossrail (the Elizabeth line) would open its central core in December this year has been shattered by the recent announcement that a nine-month delay will be incurred, with the line now not expected to open...
Andrew Haines recently joined Network Rail as its new chief executive, replacing Mark Carne who had held the post since January 2014. In his last role, Andrew had been a board member and chief executive of the Civil Aviation...
New pointwork in place, simplifying the southern approach to Derby station.

Derby station: 79 days later

Derby station has just undergone a major remodelling, one that the project’s sponsor has described as “perhaps THE biggest remodelling scheme of its type in recent years”. Rail Engineer published a preview of the works planned for Derby (issue...

Network Rail approves Bender UK’s RS4 rail signal power protection system

Network Rail has approved Bender UK’s next-generation RS4 Rail Signalling Power Protection system that delivers increased sensitivity for first earth fault location...