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Czech Republic: RegioJet brings new Bombardier TRAXX locomotives into passenger service

RegioJet, the independent Czech railway operator that also runs services in Slovakia, has introduced its new Bombardier TRAXX locomotives into passenger service on the route...

Porterbrook Flex trains for Rail Operations Group’s new parcels service

Specialist train operator the Rail Operations Group (ROG) has announced it is acquiring two of Porterbrook’s innovative Flex trains for light logistics traffic. Capable...

Alstom and Eversholt announce hydrogen train for the UK

The design of a hydrogen-powered train for the UK market has been unveiled by manufacturer Alstom and rolling stock leasing company Eversholt Rail. The new...

Kate Marjoribanks is new engineering director of Arriva Rail London

Kate Marjoribanks has been appointed as the new engineering director of Arriva Rail London (ARL), which operates the London Overground on behalf of Transport...

Lessons from the past – the collision at London Waterloo on 15 August 2017

A nasty little collision between a passenger train and a Network Rail barrier train, that was protecting workers at Waterloo station, was the subject...

Abandoned Ayr hotel causes partial station closure

At the end of August, ScotRail announced that trains between Ayr and Glasgow would be short-formed and that, to ensure sufficient capacity on the...

Class 769 Flex in Action

On a sunny afternoon in early November, Rail Engineer travelled to Rothley station on the Great Central Railway, at the invitation of Porterbrook Leasing,...

Hitachi’s Class 385 enters service

At 12:52 on 23rd July a train formed of four-car unit 385104 and three-car unit 385003 left Glasgow Queen Street for a non-stop run...

GTR & The Digital Railway

Prompted by the major timetable change on Southern Railway in May 2018 and the first stage of an enhanced Thameslink train service across London,...

In case you missed it – Driver Support System

In November 2009, Rail Engineer featured a new and unique video train- positioning system (VTPS). Developed by RDS International, VTPS provided a fundamentally new...
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Video: Launch of London Midland’s new Class 350/3

A report on London Midland's official launch of its new Class 350/3 fleet which will progressively enter service over the next few weeks.

Squeezing more from the tube

Anyone strap hanging on a crowded Victoria line train could be forgiven for not believing that, a few months ago, its upgrade gave a...

Improving West Coast Mail Line performance

Train punctuality is a very important topic within Network Rail these days. The ORR (Office of Rail Regulation) has stated that it will fine the...

Traffic Management – Road versus Rail

Ask most people if there is any similarity between rail and road signals and, beyond saying that they both use red, yellow and green...

Blackpool Illuminations

Issue 84 (October 2011) of the rail engineer magazine included a report on the world launch of the new BOMBARDIER FLEXITY 2 tram at...

Getting back to Good Engineering

The East Coast Main Line is the most recent, and most obvious, example of the failure of a rail franchise. Taken back into public ownership...