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Developing a future vision

While category ‘A’ stations have generally received large amounts of investment and are the absolute pinnacle of the industry, many mid- range stations are...

Reducing the gap

The biggest challenge for any platform replacement or refurbishment is to carry out works without causing major passenger disruption and sticking to the agreed...

Location – New angles on data collection

Survey technology for rail infrastructure is gradually relocating. Increasing automation is helping to remove survey personnel from the tracks. Data collection is moving from dedicated...

Under cover

The Victorian heritage of Britain’s rail network is revered and detested in equal measure. We’re proud to be the country that gave birth to...

Assured quality

With the continued development of Britain’s railways, and electrification of the lines becoming a topic of much discussion  within the political playing field, the...

Westermo Mobile Training & Technology Centre

Engineers, asset and project managers are busy people. However, to enable them to implement any project, they have to keep up to date with...

Flexible fire protection

When railway vehicles are designed and constructed, the safety of passengers and staff is of the highest priority. The level of safety has been...

Innovative off-load switching

With the increase in electrification activities around the country, various new techniques and equipment are being trialled or are coming online to both make...

Time to tool up!

Railway depots are busy places. Trains arrive through the night, and there is very limited time before they have to be back out on...

Keeping things warm in winter

Despite Britain having, officially, a temperate climate, it can still get pretty parky at times. And although it snows somewhere in the country every...

Improved efficiency in CP5

The buzz around electrification is rife, with no sector receiving more attention in CP5. Network Rail released plans at the beginning of CP5 committing funds to...

Innovation on track

There’s nothing new under the sun may be an old adage, but in the main it describes the railway industry very well. Derby celebrated...