Paris and London are Europe’s largest cities after Moscow and rank amongst the world’s greatest. Although both are quite different, their size and populations are similar. Physicists in Brazil have compared the two cities for accessibility using a computer model...

Victoria Line renaissance

When London Underground’s Victoria Line opened in 1968, it measured 21km long and was the first metro in the world to have Automatic Train Operation (ATO). This was a revolutionary step and the system was designed under the guidance...

Clockwork Orange reborn

Andrew Smith Hallidie was shocked to see a cart overturning on the steep San Francisco streets, killing five horses. He later stated that this inspired him to build his world famous cable car system, something he was well placed...
London’s new orbital railway will be complete on 9 December 2012 when the new timetable will introduce a service of four trains per hour between Highbury and Islington and a new platform that Carillion has installed at Clapham Junction. It...
Work has begun on the Stockley Interchange in west London which will allow Crossrail services to operate to and from Heathrow. Network Rail, on behalf of Crossrail, will build a new single track viaduct for all trains from Heathrow towards...
Crossrail contract C315 is very unusual for a major new transport scheme such as Crossrail. It doesn’t involve major new works, like the other parts of this project, rather it is nearly all about the refurbishment of Victorian infrastructure...
London Underground’s Jubilee Line has had an interesting history. The Stanmore section was originally part of the Metropolitan Line but became a branch of the Bakerloo Line in 1939 when the deep level tube was opened from Baker Street to...
As the largest addition to the south east rail network in 50 years, the engineering challenges presented by Crossrail are well known. But while the major projects are what make the news, there is a host of detailed, day-to-day...
The first line of the extensive Paris Metro network, now owned and operated by RATP, was opened on 19 July 1900. Running from Porte de Vincennes to Porte Maillot, the line was equipped with 3-car trains which had a...
Stations are busy places. And when refurbishment and alterations are taking place, and parts of the concourse and platforms have disappeared behind hoardings, the remaining areas get even busier. Now add into the mix the noise of those building works...

EAD and CE marking of geohazard products

Experts from Swiss protection-system markeyt leader Geobrugg explain the importance of CE marks, European Assurance Documents (EADs) and warns users of...