As usual, Network Rail took advantage of the Christmas and New Year holiday to undertake some of the lengthier and more onerous projects that the renewal and enhancement of the railway network demands. Christmas is therefore a good...
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 conferences, discussions and, yes, even articles in Rail Engineer. Considerations of 4G, 5G and Wi-Fi options are...
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, and Winsford station in the south. Weaver Junction, the oldest flying junction in Britain, is located...
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 including its rail traction drives business with Alstom. Global headquarters. as well as the...
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 he turns 63. He joined Network Rail in 2016 from Transport for London, where he had...
A nasty little collision between a passenger train and a Network Rail barrier train, that was protecting workers at Waterloo station, was the subject of a report in issue 156 (October 2017). Although the accident could have led to...
Rail Engineer normally contains articles that feature new technology and the commissioning of the latest projects and provides an opportunity for suppliers to promote the development of innovative engineering products. Just occasionally, however, articles will appear that feature the...
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, delivering a reliable and modern service for today’s ‘always online’ passenger has placed great pressure...
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 system supplied by a consortium led by Bombardier Transportation. Bombardier itself was responsible for system integration,...
As the advent of the digital railway gathers pace, so the procurement of systems associated with it will need to adapt. It might prove difficult for both customers and suppliers to understand the full impact - as someone once...

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...