Feature Schedule 2019

We run specialist features in Rail Engineer magazine. For more information, please contact +44(0)1530 816 440 or e-mail news@rail-media.com.


January / February 2019 – Issue 171

RAILWAY INFRASTRUCTURE

This issue looks back at the 2018 Christmas works and previews infrastructure projects happening in 2019. Rail Engineer’s expert writers look at what’s involved in maintaining and renewing the railway’s infrastructure and at advances in technology aimed at making it faster, easier and more cost effective.

TOPICS INCLUDE…

Asset Management, Bridges, Cable Hangers, Concrete, Construction, Drainage, Examinations, Lifting, Modular Systems, Painting, Plant & Equipment, Precast Sections, Refurbishment, Replacement, Rope Access, Scaffolding, Spray Concrete, Surveying Equipment, Surveying Techniques, Tunnelling, Tunnel Boring, Ventilation, Waterproofing


March 2019 – Issue 172

DIGITAL RAILWAY, SIGNALLING & TELECOMS

Three of Rail Engineer’s writers specialise in this complex field that keeps the railway running and will provide the key to increased capacity, improved punctuality, quicker journey times and safer running in the future. Reports on the Digital Railway are balanced with others on more traditional forms of control and communications.

TOPICS INCLUDE…

Barriers, Broadband, CCTV, Displays, Driverless Systems, Equipment, ERTMS, GSM-R, Gantries, Hazard Warnings, IP Networks, Information Systems, Level Crossing Surfaces, Loudspeakers, Operating Systems, Protection Systems, Radio, Resignalling Schemes, Signalling Power, Software, Training, Warning Systems, Wi-Fi


April 2019 – Issue 173

ROLLING STOCK, DEPOTS

With trains and their systems becoming ever more complicated, Rail Engineer’s specialist writers cover everything that improves performance, increases efficiency, and keeps passengers happy. New trains, refurbished older ones, improved technology and alternative fuels are all considered and evaluated.

TOPICS INCLUDE…

Comfort, Components, Condition Monitoring, Depots, Driverless Technology, Equipment, Inspection, Interiors, Lifting, Light-Rail Vehicles, Lighting, Maintenance, New designs, Passenger Information, Platform-Train Interface, Refurbishment

RAILTEX PREVIEW

In addition to the Rolling Stock and Depots feature, Rail Engineer looks ahead to the UK’s major rail exhibition at the NEC, with details of companies to see and presentations to attend.

Displays, Exhibitor list, Floorplan, Innovations, Networking, Keynotes, Seminars


May 2019 – Issue 174

PLANT & EQUIPMENT

As work on the railway becomes increasingly mechanised due to the pressures of productivity and efficiency, Rail Engineer looks at the latest equipment and techniques that are coming to or have arrived on worksites around the network.

TOPICS INCLUDE…

Attachments, Excavation, Hand tools, Handling, Hire, Innovation, Lifting, Maintenance, Piling, Power Tools, Product Launches, Road-Rail, Safety, Surveying, Welding, Welfare

RAILWORX PREVIEW

The first ever RailWorx outdoor exhibition will take place in June and this issue previews what visitors will be able to see at the show.

Demonstrations, Displays, Exhibitor list, Innovations, Networking, Site Plan


June 2019 – Issue 175

TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

Trains, signalling, asset management, communications, power distribution and station control systems all have technology at their heart. Developing this presents its own challenges for manufacturers, installers, system integrators and users alike, and finding the best solution requires expertise and innovative thinking, often involving both industry and academia. 

TOPICS INCLUDE…

Academic Research, Advanced Thinking, Compliance, Conference proceedings, Cross-sector partnerships, Design competitions, Exhibition reviews, Government initiatives, Innovation, Internet of Trains, Latest Technology, Launch events, New Working Practices, Novel Techniques, Pilot Studies, Product Approvals, Research & Development, Technical standards, Testing, Trial installations,


July 2019 – Issue 176

STATIONS

Rail Engineer reports on station construction and redevelopment, using technology to improve the passenger experience, and managing access and revenue. New roofs, improved public address, platform extensions, repurposing or improving facilities, better lighting and streamlined passenger flows – it’s all covered.

TOPICS INCLUDE…

Accessibility, Architecture, BIM, Barriers, Buildings, CCTV, Car Parks, Catering, Cleaning, Escalators, Landlord Permissions, Lifts, Lighting, Maintenance, Passenger Information Systems, Planning Issues, Platform / Train Interface, Platform Screen Doors, Platforms, Refurbishment, Reporting / Software, Smart Ticketing

RAILWORX REVIEW

Rail Engineer looks back at RailWorx and reviews what was on show.


August / September 2019 – Issue 177

ELECTRIFICATION & POWER

As the UK rail network is one of the biggest consumers of electricity in the UK, it is always investigating ways to innovate, reduce costs, introduce new power alternatives and reduce carbon. Safety is also a major topic, as are ways to take possessions more quickly and to install new electrification more efficiently.

TOPICS INCLUDE…

Cabinets, Components, Connectors, Control Equipment and Systems, Cables, Distribution Networks, Earthing, Fasteners, Generators, Housings, Insulation, Lamps, Lightning Protection, Monitoring, OLE, Pantographs, Power Supplies, Security, Substations, Transformers


October 2019 – Issue 178

RAILWAY INFRASTRUCTURE

As CP6 gets fully underway, Rail Engineer’s expert writers take a look at what’s involved in maintaining and renewing the railway’s infrastructure and at the latest advances in technology and techniques that aim to make the process faster, easier and more cost effective.

TOPICS INCLUDE…

Asset Management, Bridges, Cable Hangers, Concrete, Construction, Drainage, Examinations, Lifting, Modular Systems, Painting, Plant & Equipment, Precast Sections, Refurbishment, Replacement, Rope Access, Scaffolding, Spray Concrete, Surveying Equipment, Surveying Techniques, Tunnelling, Tunnel Boring, Ventilation, Waterproofing


November 2019 – Issue 179

ROLLING STOCK & DEPOTS

With trains and their systems becoming ever more complicated, Rail Engineer’s specialist writers cover everything that improves performance, increases efficiency, and keeps passengers happy. New trains, refurbished older ones, improved technology and alternative fuels are all considered and evaluated.

TOPICS INCLUDE…

Comfort, Components, Condition Monitoring, Depots, Driverless Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Inspection, Interiors, Lifting, Light-Rail Vehicles, Lighting, Maintenance, New designs, Onboard Entertainment, Operation, Passenger Information, Platform-Train Interface, Refurbishment, Safety Initiatives, Train Washing, Tram-Train, Underground Trains, Wheel-Rail Interface


December 2019 – Issue 180

PERMANENT WAY

In this Focus feature, Rail Engineer looks at the elements that make up the permanent way – rails, sleepers, clips, pads, ballast  – as well as the embankment on which the track sits, its stability, drainage and condition. Ground investigations, vegetation control and geotechnics all play their part.

TOPICS INCLUDE…

Ballast & Tamping, Excavation, Fastenings, Geotechnical, Grinding & Welding, Installation, Lifting, Lighting, Maintenance, Milling, On-track Machines, PPE, Piling, Plant Hire, Plant Maintenance, Rail, Rail Handling, Repairs, Road-Rail Plant, S&C, Site Access, Sleepers, Soil Nailing, Structures