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Four bridges One valley

Regular readers of the rail engineer will have read reports on many infrastructure projects carried out all around the country in a variety of...

Russian railways shoot for Olympic gold

Clinging to a narrow strip of coastline between the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea, the 150 kilometre long Sochi conurbation is the world’s...

Bridge delivery by RRV

Bridge replacements have been featured in the rail engineer on a number of occasions. Usually these reports cover the most interesting examples of this...

ETCS coming to the UK

Although Network Rail is a member of the ERTMS Users Group, as described in Clive Kessell’s article, the Cambrian Line is the only ERTMS...

Lengthy recycling

Recycling is not only good for the environment, it is also a good way to save money. Network Rail has been getting very involved in...

SKM – Profile: UK Rail

How much should it cost to maintain the railway? This question is exercising the industry and government in the current Periodic Review which will...

Advice on Paris Orbital

The UK’s largest planning and design consultancy, Barton Willmore, has been appointed to advise a French government agency planning a new Paris orbital railway. The...

Stansted in 30

Meanwhile, in other airport news, London Stansted Airport launched its “Stansted in 30” campaign to urge the rail industry and Government to invest to...

Reusing the Connaught Tunnel

Crossrail contract C315 is very unusual for a major new transport scheme such as Crossrail. It doesn’t involve major new works, like the other...

New Business for Northfleet

The tall chimneys that marked the presence of the huge cement works at Northfleet were a major feature of the North Kent skyline for...

BS11000 – Working together, achieving more!

Over recent months, Network Rail has been sending out a clear and consistent message about the “behavioural change” needed to take place within the...

The Steer to Future Success

The ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System) concept has been around since 1989, some 23 years ago. The idea conceived a pan-European network where...

Catch-22 at Liverpool Street

As the largest addition to the south east rail network in 50 years, the engineering challenges presented by Crossrail are well known. But while...

King’s Cross New Concourse – A Magnificent Blend of Old and New

Back in August 2011 (issue 82), the rail engineer reported on the work being done at King’s Cross to create a new Western Concourse...

“Arm-in-Arm” Delivery for Reading Station Project

Plans to improve the railway at Reading were first launched in September 2008. Since then, contracts have been let and work has been progressing...

Rolling Boulders

There have been several instances over the years where trains have hit debris that has fallen onto a track and caused a derailment. In high...