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Temporary Tyne and Wear Metro Depot commissioned

Tyne and Wear Metro’s new temporary depot, which has been built to welcome the new £362 million train fleet, has officially become operational. Located at...

New building at Locomotion museum, Shildon, to house 50 railway vehicles

The National Railway Museum’s site at Shildon is to have a new collection building that will house up to 50 rail vehicles, bringing the...

Greater Anglia invests in keeping its new trains clean

Greater Anglia, which is commissioning three new fleets of trains (Classes 720, 745 and 755) has taken steps to keep them in tip-top condition...

Five platforms for Stevenage

A new fifth platform has been constructed at Stevenage station as part of the Stevenage Turnback project. This will allow services from Stevenage to run...

Railway Industry Association in 2020

In these strangest of times, the Railway Industry Association (RIA) decided to continue with its annual conference, albeit online. The issues facing the rail...

Cross Acceptance of Systems and Equipment

The lengthy time taken to get new projects, systems and equipment into service is something that gives many of us a sense of despair....

Nothing for rail decarbonisation

With COVID-19 forecast to shrink the British economy by 11 per cent this year, Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s spending review was particularly newsworthy. As we...

Russian Routes to Zero Carbon Rail

The Russian International Transport and Logistics Forum PRO//MOTION.1520 is usually held in Sochi and attracts delegates for many countries. Not surprisingly, this year it...

Routes to Zero Carbon Rail

In May (issue 184), we reported on the Railway Industry Association (RIA)’s first on-line Unlocking Innovation event. These events have now been running for...

Hydrogen trains coming soon?

If Britain’s transport is to stop using petroleum, electricity is the only alternative practical method of supplying vehicles with the huge amount of energy...

KeTech update – Connected Driver Advisory System

In December 2019 (issue 180), Rail Engineer reported on a visit to KeTech Systems in Preston to hear about its innovative, truly connected real-time...

Selling Electrification

In a recent interview, an influential government transport MP commented: “Arguably, we are investing in something (electrification) which is still dirty when we’ve got...

Sunak’s Spending Review and its impact on rail

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered his 2020 Spending Review, stating that his immediate priority was to protect people’s lives and livelihoods as the country...

DfT Educating the Government

The two buzz words in vogue are ‘Digital Railway’ and ‘Innovation’. Both appear ad nauseam, and one has to question what they actually mean...

Trouble with track

It could be argued that the most important asset that a railway has is its track. On Network Rail’s website, under ‘About Us’, it...

Human Behaviour – how climate change and Covid-19 challenge us to act differently

Climate change is such a large issue, and achieving Net Zero such a difficult task, it is all too easy to put our hands...