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British Steel wins major Italian order for premium-grade rail

British Steel, the Scunthorpe-based manufacturer of steel rails and other long-length steel products, has won two contracts to supply 86,000 tonnes of rail to...

Monitoring overhead lines

Delivery of energy to rolling stock through high-voltage overhead lines is the predominant distribution method used on many of the world’s railways. Indeed, this...

Pendolino is first electric train through Bolton

One of Virgin’s Class 390 Pendolinos has become the first electric train to run between Manchester and Preston via Bolton. On the night of 13...

Bangkok Skytrain extension opens using Bombardier wayside rail system

The latest extension to Bangkok’s rapid transit Skytrain, the 13km Bearing-Samut Prakam section of the Sukhumvit line, opened recently using a turnkey wayside rail...

Footbridge of the Future design winner declared

Network Rail and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have announced the winner of a design competition for the possible railway footbridge of...

More FLIRTs for Swiss operator SOB

Swiss train operator Schweizerische Südostbahn (SOB) has signed a contract with Stadler for 12 additional ‘Traverso’ FLIRT trains that will be used on the...

Alstom delivers first Citadis X05 tram for Grand Avignon

The first of 14 Citadis X05 trams that Alstom is building for the agglomeration community of Grand Avignon (communauté d'agglomération du Grand Avignon), which...

Network Rail graduates try out Welsh train simulator

A group of Network Rail graduates had the opportunity to try out Transport for Wales’ train simulator this week. The graduates, who work in a...

175 years of progress

Electrification of the Great Western main line (GWML) reached a new milestone at the end of October when, following the installation of overhead electrical...

Prizes offered for rail decarbonisation

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...

Current research on railway electrification systems

Railway electrification provides faster and reliable train journeys compared to those of diesel trains and a strong reduction of pollution in busy stations and...

Safer isolations

In 1883, Magnus Volk heralded the dawn of a new era in Great Britain with the opening of Volk’s Electric Railway, which, 135 years...

Issue 170 – No diesels and no electrification

The new East West railway need not be electrified nor have any diesel trains. So says Chris Grayling who considers that, instead, it will...

Rail Engineer December 2018: Electrification focus

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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...

Liverpool Lime Street completion

In September 2016 (issue 143), Rail Engineer reported on the development and the proposed designs for the extensive remodelling and resignalling of Liverpool Lime...