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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...

Crossrail’s Royal Oak Portal

There are always developments going on beside the railway. Many go un-noticed. If you travel by train from South Wales into Paddington, there’s always...

Getting back to Good Engineering

The East Coast Main Line is the most recent, and most obvious, example of the failure of a rail franchise. Taken back into public ownership...

Sub Surface Renaissance

Considerable publicity has already emerged on the new S stock trains being delivered to the Metropolitan Line. However, these are only part of a massive...

The future’s bright, the future’s ATWS

For over ten years, Track Warning Systems have been hyped as a track safety and productivity solution. The reality was minimal use and failed...

MacroRail 2011

The Railway Storage facility at Long Marston, south of Stratford upon Avon, was host to the recent MacroRail 2011 Exhibition. For the first time, some...

A new tool in the box

The rail industry is increasingly being challenged to improve the management and extend the life of one of its basic and most expensive assets,...

Story Rail’s recent projects

On any rail project that affects the track, it is the replacement of the permanent way that attracts most attention. Ironic perhaps as it...

High-fibre diet for tram tracks

Since 1999, various tram networks around Europe have been built or upgraded using the Rheda City ballastless track system from German slab-track experts Rail...

Blackpool Tram

Blackpool! Just the word brings back memories of summer holidays, donkey rides, the Pleasure Beach, and interminable Party Conferences. But this seaside resort on lancashire’s...

Porthmadog bypass & its four rail lines

The Welsh Government placed a £35 million contract in December 2009 for the construction of 5.3km of new road taking the A487 around the...

Bridge within a bridge at Battersea

On the south bank of the Thames, opposite Victoria station, sits the sprawling, disused site that houses the well-known landmark Battersea Power Station. Alongside...

Real time rail passenger information – Jungle or Minefield?

Providing accurate, understandable and timely information to the travelling public is an ever present challenge. Described once as not a can of worms, more...

Balfour Beatty Rail – Committed to Scotland

In mid-August, Balfour Beatty Rail invited Network Rail, key rail consultants and members of both the Westminster and Holyrood parliaments to take part in their...

Former railway tunnels opened as cycle trails in Peak District

Light has been shed on four former railway tunnels in the Peak District National Park which have now be opened up to the general...

Network Rail forms Network Rail Telecoms

As this month sees the Signalling & Telecommunications issue of the rail engineer, it is opportune that Network Rail chose this month to announce...