What do interfaces mean to engineers? Perhaps a good definition would be the interconnection between systems or sub systems from the same or different manufacturers. But this falls way short of listing all interfaces that occur on the railway,...

ERTMS reaches Croatia

The first railway line in Croatia to be equipped with European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) / European Train Control System (ETCS) technology has commenced operations in the central European state. As readers of the rail engineer will be aware...

Success in the South

The Kent Coast electrification of the late 1950s was all about eliminating steam traction and only partial modernisation of signalling on the North Kent line route was undertaken. New signal boxes were commissioned at Rochester, Rainham, Sittingbourne and Faversham, 30...

Signalling the Link

Saturday 12th November 2011 saw the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers, Minor Railways Section (MRS) hold their biennial technical seminar at Kidderminster Railway Museum, next to the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) in Worcestershire. It’s an appropriate venue with audible heritage...

STAMP and other acronyms

Network Rail held a Signalling Suppliers’ Technical Conference in the Royal York Hotel on the 16 November 2011. This was one of a series of conferences which aim to bring together the signalling function and associated interests at joint events...

Re-Signalling Heritage Style

Much has been written about new signalling schemes on Network Rail, London Underground and elsewhere. The wonders of modern electronics and computer control make fascinating reading even if the cost creates considerable adverse comment on occasions. Main line and metro...
In November 2008, SigAssure UK was created by a team of railway signalling engineers who were convinced that the railway industry in the UK was entering a new and exciting phase - one that required new products and processes,...
As this is the Signalling & Telecommunications issue of the rail engineer, it is opportune that Network Rail chose this month to announce the formation of Network Rail Telecoms. Making the announcement, Peter Henderson, group asset management director, stated,...
Boxing clever The headline announcing the closure of over 800 signal boxes is bound to attract attention. Even more so when there will be only 14 remaining. But what is behind all of this? What is Network Rail attempting to...
As this month sees the Signalling & Telecommunications issue of the rail engineer, it is opportune that Network Rail chose this month to announce the formation of Network Rail Telecoms. Making the announcement, Peter Henderson, group asset management director, stated: "Network...

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...