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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...

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...