Part 3, Operational Trials In November 2017 (issue 157), Rail Engineer reported on trials undertaken at the Rail Innovation and Development Centre, Melton of multiple variable rate sanders fitted to a GWR class 387 EMU,...

Locos go bi- and tri-mode!

Guest writer: Keith Fender Rail Engineer has previously looked at several innovative forms of traction for new passenger trains; from the Hitachi built bi-mode (electric / diesel) trains now...
The Department for Transport (DfT) has published a list of rail enhancement projects in its updated Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline (RNEP). When it announced its funding of Network Rail...
How many times have we looked at clever innovation and wondered why on earth no one thought of doing it before? Often the simplest of ideas seem to lead to the most elegant of engineering solutions. The truth is, of...
Now, what are the similarities between Cyrano de Bergerac, the central character in the 1897 play of the same name by Edmond Rostand and a modern Japanese high-speed train? Perhaps they’ve both got panache. Cyrano...
Guest writer: Keith Fender On 31 May, Danish Crown Prince Frederik officially opened the first section of 250km/h high-speed line in Denmark between the suburbs of Copenhagen and Ringsted...
Guest writer: Simon Meades, Ecolite product manager at Taylor Construction Plant. With the announcement this year that the UK has become the first major economy in the world to...
London Underground’s Northern line extension, which is being built from Kennington to Battersea with a new intermediate station at Nine Elms, uses Building Information Modelling (BIM) as the basis of its design and documentation. This requires LU to put the...
Chairman’s address to the IMechE Railway Division 2019 Graham Neil, chairman, IMechE Railway Division. Graham Neil CEng FIMechE FIET is the 51st chairman of the IMechE Railway division, taking over from...
It is always a pleasure to report on the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Railway Challenge, as Rail Engineer has done since the first competition in 2012. Experiencing the enthusiasm, energy and ingenuity of the teams taking part, seeing the professionalism...

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...