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Thumping good trackbed testing

Understanding the condition of substructure is vital for maintaining good track geometry. With trackbed investigation now recognised as good practice, some engineers might dismiss...

Reshelling a 455

Guy Fawkes’ Day, 5 November 2010, and the 15:05 South West Trains service left Guildford for Waterloo. It was an eight-car train, made up...

iaf – the home of yellow plant

It must be the time of year for exhibitions. This issue of The Rail Engineer looks back at SIFER (Lille, France, 26-28 March), will...

Squeezing more from the tube

Anyone strap hanging on a crowded Victoria line train could be forgiven for not believing that, a few months ago, its upgrade gave a...

4-all over two legs

Issue 100 of The Rail Engineer reported on the enabling works for Crossrail that were carried out at Christmas near Slough on the Great...

CAF trams for Midland Metro Expansion Project

It is now approximately a year since Balfour Beatty won the contract from Centro to extend the Midland Metro light rail line by 1.3...

Xtend-sive coverage

Video analytics is the use of computer intelligence to perform repetitive surveillance tasks. Typical applications include monitoring a site for intruders (for example depots...

More from the top

Last month, Network Rail chief executive Sir David Higgins described how he approached his first few weeks in the rail industry. In this second...

What to see at Railtex 2013 #7

In the run up to Railtex, Rail.co and the rail engineer will be looking at the must-see innovations on display at this year’s event. Hurst...

Reading Station transformed

Before Easter, Reading Station was a major building site. The travelling public could see what Network Rail was trying to do but it took...

Railtex: Westermo preview

At Railtex this year, Westermo will be exhibiting a range of rail approved, Network Rail Certified, industrial data communications products such as the Ethernet...

What to see at Railtex 2013 #6

In the run up to Railtex, Rail.co and the rail engineer will be looking at the must-see innovations on display at this year’s event. Harmill...

Railtex 2013 preview: Bosch Rexroth

The railway market makes special demands on its suppliers. Standards that cover difficult environmental conditions or electromagnetic conformity need to be met. Products also...

The future of GSM-R and its possible replacement

GSM-R (Global System for Mobile - Railways) is now well established as the radio system of choice for track- to-train voice communication in Europe...

What to see at Railtex 2013 #4

In the run up to Railtex, Rail.co and the rail engineer will be looking at the must-see innovations on display at this year’s event. Ellis...

Inspiring Innovation

The 177 delegates attending the fifth Railway Industry Association’s (RIA) Technology and Innovation Conference were treated, amongst other things, to a mix of success...