Home Rail News

Rail News

Mind the gap!

Any railway is in constant motion. Not just the trains and the passengers, but the infrastructure too. The track moves in its ballast. Ballast moves...

Strategic Aspects of Rail Welding

The Institute of Rail Welding’s seminar at the BOC site in Wolverhampton on 15 November 2011 had a slightly less technical flavour than usual...

Russian Renaissance

They know how to celebrate in Russia. The Second Russian Railway Congress may not sound like much of a party but its celebration of...

ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System) in Operation

Much has been written about ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System) since its inception some 10 years ago and much more will emerge as...

Trans Siberian Landbridge

Asia has many railways, but the Trans Siberian is the only line which links eastern Asia to western Russia without a change of gauge. Although...

Signalling products for the seven day railway

In November 2008, SigAssure UK was created by a team of railway signalling engineers who were convinced that the railway industry in the UK...

The Challenge of Today’s Railway

Derby and Derbyshire Rail Forum once again held their annual conference in the Derby Conference Centre, a truly historic railway location; the training school...

Screw pile solution

Any railway lineside structure, and any other building for that matter, is only as good as its foundations. Because they can’t be seen, buried as...

Electrification – A Critical Analysis

Electrified railways have been around since the 1890s and the predicted advantages of efficiency, speed and cleanliness have largely been realised. But what has been...

Railway Engineering – Efficiency and Opportunity

Bill Reeve is the latest Chairman of the IMechE Railway Division (formerly the Institution of Locomotive Engineers) so he is well placed to give...

QTS – Value Engineering

QTS have had an extremely successful year operating both as a sub-contractor on many large rail projects and increasingly as a Network Rail Principal...

Winter wonderplant

Despite an unseasonably warm October, cold weather is on its way. And if the past two years are anything to go by, the UK...

Clever thinking at Hydrex

In a world where service delivery, trust and safe practice define success, the demands placed on rail plant hire companies have always been challenging. Add...

More ballast bashing with Matisa

Matisa, the Swiss manufacturer of track maintenance machines that was established in 1945, has supplied equipment all over the world. The company has been active...

Bishops Grange underbridge reconstruction

At the rail engineer we like to celebrate success. So we are pleased to report on the Bishop’s Grange underbridge reconstruction, winner of Civil...

All that glitters

The Chinese must be feeling very smug indeed, gazing westwards at the warm glow of Capitalism burning. In the second quarter of 2011, economic growth...