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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.

Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Although a number of new train fleets have been introduced onto the British rail network in recent years, with more still to come,...

Power conversion solutions

The UK rail network is under continuous improvement by the operators, which creates certain demands on the type of DC-DC power converters required. Especially...

HydroFLEX one year on

Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education’s (BCRRE) research into the application of fuel cells and hydrogen in railway traction system design stretches back...

First TransPennine Express Nova 3 train handed over

The first of TransPennine Express’s (TPE) new fleet of Nova 3 trains, which will initially come into service in the coming months between Liverpool...

New London Overground Class 710/2 train obtains conditional approval to run

Bombardier’s new Class 710/2 ‘Aventra’ train, destined for London Overground’s Gospel Oak to Barking and Watford lines, has received its first limited...