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Thameslink Telecoms

The Thameslink north-south rail link across London is nearing fulfilment. Despite the timetable problems back in May 2018, the enhanced capacity on the route...

Evolution of signalling

The advancement of signalling has been driven by the need to control train movements in the most efficient manner whilst optimising the...

Train detection

One of the main safety requirements of a train control system is that, before a train is given authority to move along a...

NOKIA: the common bearer

A common bearer (transport layer) telecoms network takes advantage of the new digital technologies and ‘big data’ applications in order to provide a safe,...

New train protection system for Irish Rail

Above - CPC commercial manager John Mogridge and Egis systems integration lead François Pignard looking at the in-cab display for the...

Stuart Calvert to be new Digital Railway head

Stuart Calvert, director of programme technical services and supply chain at Network Rail’s Group Digital Railway (GDR), has been announced as its new managing...

An orange Christmas: Network Rail’s works over the 2018 Christmas holiday

As usual, Network Rail took advantage of the Christmas and New Year holiday to undertake some of the lengthier and more onerous projects that...

GSM-R: a migration strategy to its successor?

The thorny question of what should replace GSM-R as the future radio bearer for track to train communication has recently been the subject of...

Christmas 2018: Weaver to Wavertree resignalling

Weaver to Wavertree resignalling is one of the latest resignalling schemes to be completed and involved new signalling between Edge Hill station, just outside Liverpool,...

Alstom/Siemens merger – new proposals

Siemens and Alstom, two major suppliers to the world’s railways, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 26 September 2017 to combine Siemens’ mobility business...

David Waboso to retire from Digital Railway in March

David Waboso CBE, managing director of Network Rail’s Digital Railway programme, has announced that he will retire in March, the same month in which...

Lessons from the past – the collision at London Waterloo on 15 August 2017

A nasty little collision between a passenger train and a Network Rail barrier train, that was protecting workers at Waterloo station, was the subject...

A GWR heritage signalling success on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway

Rail Engineer normally contains articles that feature new technology and the commissioning of the latest projects and provides an opportunity for suppliers to promote...

Improving safety for trackside installations

Across the UK, the rail network supports over 4.6 million passenger journeys a day and over 20,000 miles of track. As numbers grow year-on-year,...

Bangkok Skytrain extension opens using Bombardier wayside rail system

The latest extension to Bangkok’s rapid transit Skytrain, the 13km Bearing-Samut Prakam section of the Sukhumvit line, opened recently using a turnkey wayside rail...

Signalling procurement enters the Digital Age

As the advent of the digital railway gathers pace, so the procurement of systems associated with it will need to adapt. It might prove...