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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.

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...

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...

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...

Zero Carbon? Not here! Carbon-fibre bogie frame

During the IMechE’s Railway Challenge in 2019, the judges were hugely impressed with the composite bogie and springs demonstrated on the Poznan...

Intermodal solutions

Mobility is changing. In everyday life, consumers want everything immediately and rely on high-speed communications to order goods and services and to...

Rolling stock maintenance and remote condition monitoring

This is the fourth time that Rail Engineer has reported on London Business Conferences’ symposium on rolling stock maintenance, featuring Remote Condition...

Bringing 3D printing to the UK rail industry

3D printing is an almost magical process, yet, in a way, it is also so simple. A normal ink-jet computer printer lays...

Azuma’s HIGHEST challenge

The Highland main line (HML) between Inverness and Perth is the most severely graded line on the UK railway network. It requires...

KeTech – Connected Driver Advisory System

The November issue of Rail Engineer (issue 179) covered the Network Rail long-term deployment plan for ETCS (European Train Control System). ETCS, however, is...

Improving New Train Introduction – the operator’s view

With an unprecedented number of new vehicles ordered since 2010 - over 8,000 - and with more orders to come, getting them...

If it’s Tuesday it must be Olomouc

It is easy to sympathise with teachers who take groups of schoolchildren on educational visits, as they work hard to keep their...

A little sand in the right place works wonders

Part 3, Operational Trials In November 2017 (issue 157), Rail Engineer reported on trials undertaken at the Rail Innovation...

Locos go bi- and tri-mode!

Guest writer: Keith Fender Rail Engineer has previously looked at several innovative forms of...

The quest for a cleaner railway

The UK’s railway is eliminating carbon. You must have noticed. The government has pledged to get all diesels off the railway by 2040 and...

First train for Shanghai Metro line 14 completed

The first driverless metro train for Shanghai Metro’s Line 14 has rolled off the assembly line in CRRC Nanjing Puzhen.