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Get a grip

Rail Engineer has been following the activities of the rail industry’s Adhesion Research Group for some time and has reported, amongst other things, on...

Carriages inspire next generation of engineers

Three carriages that have carried millions of passengers in and out of the capital are being put to use for the benefit of budding...

Design launch of the new London Underground Piccadilly line trains

In March 2021, Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London and Michael Peter Global CEO of Siemens Mobility unveiled the design of the forthcoming Piccadilly line...

New Trains in a Pandemic

Introducing Greater Anglia’s new Aventra trains into service In August 2016 Abellio was awarded a long-term franchise to run the Greater Anglia network from October...

Safety by Design

Although rail maintenance facilities have a high concentration of people, the safety of depot workers does not have the same focus as there is...

Exeter’s new depot a tight squeeze

Exeter St. David’s goods yard was a reasonable size when it was first established back in the 1840s. But then it soon started to...

Scotland’s Hydrogen Train

Rail Engineer’s recent feature on hydrogen trains mentioned plans to produce a hydrogen demonstrator train in Scotland, but it went to press before the...

ZF Services UK wins RISAS approval

Nottingham-based ZF Services UK has successfully gained RISAS recertification for a further three years for both rail final drives and bogie overhaul at its...

Station work on Tyne and Wear Metro

Tyne and Wear Metro is getting station platforms ready for the new Metro train fleet and its revolutionary sliding step at each door. Nexus, the...

Former depot makes way for new maintenance facility

Balfour Beatty has commenced demolition of the old Chart Leacon depot in Ashford, Kent, to make room for a new train maintenance facility. The former...

Rhomberg Sersa’s Swiss Army Knife

Catching up with Europe’s materials handling When someone who has had over forty years in the railway industry says that a machine is probably one...

Vossloh sells German locomotives business to China’s CRRC

German group Vossloh AG has sold its Locomotives business unit, based in Kiel, Germany, to the world’s largest train manufacturer, China Railway Rolling Stock...

Ardwick depot safety enhanced as it prepares for new fleet

Ardwick depot in Manchester is preparing for a £500 million new fleet of trains, set to replace the much-maligned Pacers. As part of the necessary...

From Top Gear to Thameslink

Sambit Banerjee took over as managing director of Siemens Mobility’s rolling stock and customer services business on 1 November 2019. Just a couple of...

Maintaining the 385s

In December, ScotRail accepted into service the last of the 70 Class 385 EMUs that Abellio had ordered from Hitachi in a £475 million...

Expansion begins at 40

A fortieth birthday is always something to celebrate. It’s a milestone, whether it’s for a person, a company or a product. In this case,...