In the face of continental economic meltdown, two diametrically opposed alternatives present themselves. The first: retrench, cut and struggle on with less. The second: in a reflowering of Keynesian macro-economic thought, invest to promote growth. Recent developments in the Northwest...
Stations are busy places. And when refurbishment and alterations are taking place, and parts of the concourse and platforms have disappeared behind hoardings, the remaining areas get even busier. Now add into the mix the noise of those building works...

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 a bucket of snakes, this is a fairly apt description for the task. Anyone who...
Step into the future The German Gymnasium, situated next to the building site that is Kings Cross Station, was the ideal and very apt location for the second Future of Station Design (FoSD) conference. Sponsored this year by Atos Origin and...
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...
It is difficult to imagine a major station today that doesn’t include several escalators. Since they were first installed at Earls Court Underground station in 1911, they have become the prime mover when it comes to getting large numbers...

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...