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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...

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...

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...

Transformers Aluminium or Copper?

Guest writer: Paul Walker There is a drive on the rail infrastructure to reduce the overall cost...

Sustainability and Decarbonisation: What are transformer losses?

Guest writer: Neville Haide It is a good question, and one that needs to be answered and better understood by...

Anglia OLE renewals: success through collaboration

Guest writer: Caroline Bacher Since 2007, Network Rail has steadily been replacing the overhead line equipment (OLE) on...

Tackling Electrification – The challenge for Wales & Borders

Guest writers: Graeme Brindle and Nathan Sealy Much has been discussed recently about the state of electrification in...

Sicat joins Network Rail’s UK Master Series

Guest writer: Danny Aisthorpe With the need to electrify significant parts of Great Britain’s rail network to...

Better by design

Major projects, new trains, bewildering technology: these are the big-ticket items that command everyone’s attention these days. And why wouldn’t they? Who cares about...

The management of railway incidents

No matter how reliable or how safe the railway becomes, incidents will always occur, be they related to weather, safety, technical or human...

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,...

Innovative structural drainage for retaining walls and bridge abutments

Guest author: Alan Bamforth, managing director of ABG Ltd. Railway infrastructure has retaining walls and bridge abutments. Inherent in the...

Systems integration: navigating increasing complexity

Guest author: Nassar Majothi, director of the rail specialist services group at WSP London. All too often, major infrastructure programmes...

Station platforms – making the case for composites

Guest author: Tom Bowman, commercial director at Dura Composites. The year-long independent rail review announced by Chris Grayling in...

Shine a light

At the time of year when days are shortest, nights longest, and when Network Rail carries out its most extensive work over the Christmas...

Tame the dust

Ballast dust continues to be a priority issue, with several high-profile campaigns such as ‘No Time to Lose’ and Network Rail’s Ballast Dust Working...