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Birmingham New Street opens NHS clinic

Network Rail is providing a former retail space at Birmingham New Street station for the NHS to use as an outpatient clinic...

Contractors launch PPE appeal to aid NHS

At a time when the NHS is struggling to cope with the Coronavirus (CORVID-19) pandemic, two firms in the construction industry have...

Government suspends rail franchise agreements

As train operators face significant drops in their income due to the Coronavirus (CORVID-19) pandemic, the Government is taking emergency measures to support and...

Age is no barrier: Meet the oldest person still on Network Rail’s payroll…

PAUL TAYLOR, 80 YEARS YOUNG AND STILL WORKING FOR NETWORK RAIL, TALKS WITH CLIVE KESSELL With the relaxing of...

Planning for the unthinkable

Working on the rails is a risky business. Risk is a funny thing though. It must be taken in context, and fully...

Editorial: Getting net zero done

The UN Climate Change Conference, to be held in Glasgow in November, will be attended by over 30,000 delegates and 200 heads...

Intermodal solutions

Mobility is changing. In everyday life, consumers want everything immediately and rely on high-speed communications to order goods and services and to...

Out of reach

You’ve got to start somewhere. Such were the timescales involved in delivering it, there was a clear logic behind engineer James Mathias’...

TIGER is released into the paperwork jungle

Over the years - over generations in fact - there have been many questions that have been posed in the sphere of...

Cyber Security update

The widespread introduction and availability of modern internet protocol (IP) fixed and radio-based telecoms networks provide many benefits for a modern railway....

Batteries come of age in railway construction

Much has been written recently, here in Rail Engineer and elsewhere, about the railway’s aspirations in terms of reducing its carbon output....

From awkward to straightforward

Rhomberg Sersa’s in-line excavator comes out of the mines to sort out the Railway’s ‘difficult list’ Imagine, if you...

Getting electrification done: the net-zero imperative

On 24 June 2019, the House of Commons unanimously passed an amendment to the Climate Change Act that committed the UK to...

Improving New Train Introduction – industry requirements

In issue 180, (December 2019), Malcolm Dobell reported on recent experiences by train operators in introducing new trains, as presented to a...

£500 million for Beeching-reversal

The growing movement to reverse some of the infamous 'Beeching cuts' of 1963 has received a £500 million boost from government.

New proposals to make the route to Cornwall more resilient

The collapse of the railway at Dawlish during a severe storm in February 2014 hit the headlines as Cornwall was cut off...