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£46 million upgrade of line to Southend Victoria completed

Network Rail has completed the installation of a new overhead wiring system on the Southend Victoria branch line in a £46 million...

RAIB investigates signal passed at danger near Loughborough

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has launched an investigation into a signal being passed at danger (red) near Loughborough, Leicestershire, 20...

Norwich – Yarmouth – Lowestoft Resignalling completed

The block bells have fallen silent around Norwich and decommissioning of the McKenzie & Holland and Saxby & Farmer mechanical-lever interlocking frames...

Train Location Systems

Knowing a train’s location is a vital piece of information in the control of train movements - one that has existed almost since...

Signalling – faults and interventions

How MECX Group has built a reputation for problem solving While the large signalling schemes catch all the headlines, such...

Age is no barrier: Meet the oldest person still on Network Rail’s payroll…

PAUL TAYLOR, 80 YEARS YOUNG AND STILL WORKING FOR NETWORK RAIL, TALKS WITH CLIVE KESSELL With the relaxing of...

Cyber Security update

The widespread introduction and availability of modern internet protocol (IP) fixed and radio-based telecoms networks provide many benefits for a modern railway....

Collis hits 50 NOT OUT

Having opened its doors in 1970, Collis Engineering is celebrating 50 years in business this year. From its local steelwork origins to...

Innovating for Resilience

Guest writer: Nick King, director of Network Services, Network Rail It’s a challenging time for everyone on the railway at...

Performance challenges facing railway signalling and telecoms – what does good look like?

Guest writer: Shelley Robertson, Comtest Wireless Around the world, rail organisations are working hard...

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...

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...

The Signalling Profession Bares its Soul

Every two years, the signalling industry showcases its achievements, innovations and challenges...

Cornwall’s Capacity Triumph

Back in January 2018 (issue 159), Rail Engineer reported on a plan to increase the capacity of rail operations in Cornwall by...

Striving for Innovation: An industry challenge

Signal engineers tend to have a measure of distrust when new ideas and concepts are put forward. This is understandable, given that any radical...

Safer, quicker and sustainable cable protection

As the world, and the railway, goes more and more digital, the big growth industry seems to have been in the production of...