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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 charges together....

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 and Development Centre, Melton of multiple variable rate...

Locos go bi- and tri-mode!

Guest writer: Keith Fender Rail Engineer has previously looked at several innovative forms of traction for new passenger trains; from the Hitachi built bi-mode (electric...

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 have it...

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. With a total length of 38,514...

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, they haven’t all...

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 critical is...

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 over the...

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 Lime Street...

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 approval from...

Stadler’s new SMILE (Giruno) train for the Gotthard Base Tunnel granted an operating licence.

Stadler’s new SMILE electric multiple unit, which Swiss national operator SBB calls Giruno (Buzzard), has been issued an operating licence by the Swiss Federal Office of...

Tram Speed Protection

The tragic accident on the Croydon tram network in November 2016, in which seven people were killed and many more injured, has raised many questions about...

Buying HS2’s high-speed trains – part 2

An earlier article in Rail Engineer described HS2’s £2.75 billion procurement of at least 54 classic-compatible high-speed trains to run from London to Birmingham,...

Greater Anglia train drivers taking leap into new technology

New state-of-the-art train simulators are being used to train 768 Greater Anglia drivers that will be driving the new trains due to replace all of the...

Finnish EKE Group acquires Humaware

Humaware, the Southampton-based company that develops and markets a range of data-driven predictive analytics tools to enhance the predict and prevent capability of the railway network,...

Porterbrook works with Eminox and South Western Railway to reduce diesel emissions

Rolling stock asset management company Porterbrook is working with South Western Railway and vehicle exhaust manufacturer Eminox to fit catalytic converters to hundreds of diesel trains...