London Underground’s Northern line extension, which is being built from Kennington to Battersea with a new intermediate station at Nine Elms, uses Building Information Modelling (BIM) as the basis of its design and documentation. This requires LU to put the...
The current control period (CP5 - 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2019) has been a busy time for station development, with both new stations coming online and older ones being redeveloped. On the new stations front, Ilkeston in...
Construction of a new station at Horden, near Peterlee, County Durham, has commenced and should be complete by Spring 2020. The £10.55 million project, which will link the area into the local, regional and national...
Back in issue 155 of Rail Engineer (September 2017), David Bickell looked at the preparation for Derby remodelling in his article “79 days at Derby in 2018”, in which he explained the development of the plans and the integration...
London Underground (LU) is one of the oldest and busiest metro systems in the world. The system opened in 1863 and today carries 1.37 billion passengers a year as its trains travel 83.6 million kilometres. There are 270 stations -...
Let there be light Two ridges create Edinburgh’s spectacular topography. On the glacial tail from an extinct volcano are the castle and high medieval buildings. Opposite is a drumlin ridge on which sits the city’s Georgian New Town. The Nor’ Loch...
As the largest addition to the south east rail network in 50 years, the engineering challenges presented by Crossrail are well known. But while the major projects are what make the news, there is a host of detailed, day-to-day...
MegaTech celebrates ten years of platforms with a difference Next time you are standing on a station, waiting for a train, look down. Not at your feet - past those. What’s down there? On an...
The Derbyshire town of Ilkeston, population 38,640, has been tagged with the title of “England’s largest town on a passenger railway line without a railway station”. It’s predecessor, Corby (pop. 61,300) received its station in 2009. At one time, however,...
The £20 million southern entrance to Leeds Station has been officially opened, serving new residential and commercial developments alongside the River Aire. It’s expected that one-in-five passengers - about 20,000 people daily - will use it. The construction process has...

Network Rail approves Bender UK’s RS4 rail signal power protection system

Network Rail has approved Bender UK’s next-generation RS4 Rail Signalling Power Protection system that delivers increased sensitivity for first earth fault location...