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The Articulator: a new way to manipulate lineside structures

The modern world of rail is full of increasingly complex shapes, yet the technology used in handling these awkward and weighty items has been...

Shedding light on Wigan Wallgate station

An innovative modular roof light system that can be installed in a fraction of the time of traditional split-bar glazing systems and is also...

Looking back on London Bridge

As the final pieces of hoarding come down at London Bridge station, engineers, architects, rail operators and PR professionals across the city are thrusting...

Enhancing Newton Heath

Arriva Rail North’s modernisation is gathering speed, with over £500 million being spent on 98 new state-of-the-art trains, the first due to be in...

Power upgrades in Sussex

Discussion of the state of electrification in the UK usually revolves around a few major projects. Great Western, North West, Welsh Valleys, Scotland’s central...

Electrical excellence – The importance of attention to detail

Amongst all of the other resignalling schemes that are underway at present - Cardiff, Bristol, North Wales, Derby, Norwich Yarmouth Lowestoft, Waterloo, Birmingham and...

Behind the scenes at Total Rail Solutions and GOS Engineering

Total Rail Solutions (TRS) was founded in January 2007, primarily as a consultancy business, with a £200,000 turnover. However, by late 2008, the company...

DITA – The Game Changer

Be careful of what you wish for, as you may just get it.” It’s one of those quotations that are often used but no...

Old Depots, New Solutions

It’s a well-known fact that Britain’s railway network faces some sizable challenges concerning capacity, reliability and efficiency. As a result, billions of pounds are...

Changing trains in Scotland

With around 7,000 new rail vehicles on order to replace more than half of the passenger rolling stock fleet, Britain’s trains are about to...

Explosive clad welding – coming to rail now

What’s in a transition joint? “More, much more, than meets the eye - when it’s explosion welded,” says David Gauthier, Market Specialist in Multi-material...

Slab Track Austria: now a serious contender?

Remember concrete paved roads? You don’t see many of them now. I wonder why? Well, the continuous bump, bump, bump while riding along was...

Tipping the balance towards a digital future

The application of digital technology onto the UK’s crowded rail network seems to be the logical answer to the pressing concerns of capacity, reliability...

Nokia: What has it got to do with rail?

To many people, Nokia is only associated with that old mobile phone that’s in a drawer somewhere, probably with a flat battery. However, Nokia...

Smart solutions harness great potential for rail

At a time of heightened scrutiny over the performance of railways, operators face considerable challenges: from consumer demands for better services, to wide debate...

A Time for innovation: Stobart Rail & Civils’ latest developments

Britain’s railways have always inspired great innovation from engineers; whether the numerous firsts in structures designs, the world’s first steam-powered passenger railway or even...