The Swedes are very good at collaboration. So it should be no surprise that a project to develop a new concept of train that is economical, environmentally friendly and able to withstand the rigours of a Nordic winter should...
On 22 October 2011 Balfour Beatty Rail, working alongside Balfour Beatty Engineering Services Traction Group, installed the Paisley Gilmour Street Track Side Cabin as part of the Paisley Corridor Improvement Project in Scotland. To look at, this trackside cabin is...

Winter wonderplant

Despite an unseasonably warm October, cold weather is on its way. And if the past two years are anything to go by, the UK is on-track to expect another extreme winter. After last year’s winter chaos the rail sector has...

Clever thinking at Hydrex

In a world where service delivery, trust and safe practice define success, the demands placed on rail plant hire companies have always been challenging. Add to this the pressure both to reduce costs and deliver efficiency savings and the net...
Matisa, the Swiss manufacturer of track maintenance machines that was established in 1945, has supplied equipment all over the world. The company has been active in the UK since 1964 and is currently based in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire. In that time,...
Showstoppers! Westwood Heath, on the outskirts of Coventry, was the setting for Network Rail’s recent National Plant & Equipment Show. Around 100 suppliers were invited to participate, presenting their products and services to maintenance engineers from all over the country....
Work has been completed on a green project to provide power for part of Belgium’s rail network. The scheme has involved the installation of 16,000 monocrystalline solar panels on the roof of a tunnel. They cover a surface area...

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...