With Network Rail’s comprehensive Railway Upgrade Plan well underway and the modernisation of Britain’s railways firmly in the spotlight, there is a growing need and expectation for first-class stations and infrastructure to accommodate growing numbers of passengers nationwide. One business...
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...
This may sound like one of those silly quiz questions, but it is actually quite a serious one. And the answer can vary tremendously depending on the location of the light bulb. In a station, where a ladder can safely...
Regular readers of Rail Engineer will have enjoyed reading the many articles about Network Rail’s £7 billion Thameslink programme. Arguably, the most challenging element of the project is the construction of a new London Bridge station whilst the existing...
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 -...

Transport of Delight

Good lighting design is essential to the functional operation and differentiation of spaces, within and around railway stations and transport interchanges. It can reveal and enhance the architecture, create legible spaces and promote passenger safety while ensuring ease of...
London’s Liverpool Street station, the third busiest in the nation, was once known as the Dark Cathedral. The station was first built in 1875 on the site of the original Bethlem Royal Hospital, Europe’s oldest psychiatric hospital that soon became...
Carlisle Citadel station is an architectural gem. Originally opened in 1847 to serve both the Lancashire and Carlisle Railway and the Caledonian Railway, it replaced several smaller stations located around the city. Being located close to the border of...
The Wessex Capacity Alliance (WCA) is responsible for an £800 million investment to provide extra capacity on services to and from London Waterloo. Most of the work is centred around Waterloo itself, with additional work at key outlying stations. Three...
The fabled lost island city of Atlantis has featured in literature, films and art, but where and what was it really? Who were its inhabitants and what endeavours were they pursuing? Amongst academia, there are many postulated theories, but...

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...