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Saturday, October 31, 2020

Two MPI Safety Award winners recognised

As safety is paramount in the Rail Industry, recruitment specialist MPI choose to reward good safety practices with its own Safety...

Liverpool to invest in new Merseyrail station

A £1.5 million investment by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has given a big boost to plans to build a...

Network Rail sets ambitious targets to tackle global warming

Network Rail has become the first railway company in the world to set ambitious Science-Based Targets to limit global warming.

Balham station facelift underway

A facelift of Balham station is currently underway and will end in Spring 2021. The £2.6 million revamp will focus on...

Rail Project News

Multi-million-pound track upgrades in Cumbria

Network Rail will be upgrading track near Bootle station on five consecutive Sundays from 15 November...

Rail People News

Two MPI Safety Award winners recognised

As safety is paramount in the Rail Industry, recruitment specialist MPI choose to reward good safety practices with its own Safety...

Dave Bennett to join Atkins

Atkins has announced that Dave Bennett will be joining as operations, improvements & innovation director for its UK and Europe business...

Royal ‘thank you’ for key station workers

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall has visited London Paddington to thank station workers for their extraordinary commitment in keeping passengers safe...

HS2 signs up to Tomorrow’s Engineers Code of Practice

To help make engineering careers accessible for this and the next generation of young people, HS2 has signed up to The Tomorrow’s...

Latest Rail News

Poppy Day starts at Waterloo

The Royal British Legion has launched its annual ‘Poppy Day’ appeal at London Waterloo station. A suitably...

Hampshire and Surrey stations becoming brighter and greener

With LED lights now being so much more efficient than the old incandescent and florescent options, Network Rail’s Wessex Route is...

Dave Bennett to join Atkins

Atkins has announced that Dave Bennett will be joining as operations, improvements & innovation director for its UK and Europe business...

InnoTrans goes back to its regular ‘slot’ in September 2022

InnoTrans, the world’s leading trade fair for transport technology, has been postponed until September 2022. Normally held...

More cycle space at four Greater Anglia stations

As more people turn to cycling as both ‘green’ transport and a way to keep fit, Greater Anglia is improving cycle...

Portsmouth landmark viaduct to be refurbished during January

One of Portsmouth’s most prominent Victorian railway structures is to get...

Tram-Train pilot in Sheffield to act as blueprint for future schemes

The success of South Yorkshire’s Tram Train service has resulted in...

New footbridge at Sussex station

Eridge station in East Sussex has a new footbridge after Network...

Network Rail and BTP visit scrap merchants hunting stolen metal

As many delays to trains are caused by cable theft – signalling...

Multi-million-pound track upgrades in Cumbria

Network Rail will be upgrading track near Bootle station on five...

Staffordshire’s Churnet Valley Railway plans panto-style Christmas experience

The Churnet Valley Railway in Staffordshire is pressing ahead with plans to...

Must Read

Eyes on the network

Passengers and staff increasingly rely on information about journeys, networks and other facilities to ease circulation around the transport system. A...

Electrification and the environmental challenge

Leaving aside Covid-19, which is on everyone’s mind right now, the environment still sits high on the agenda, along with international...

Re-engineering Rail Freight

Unlike most passenger train operators, rail freight must operate at a profit since it gets no government support. As it works...

Unlocking Innovation: The Digital Railway

Following on from David Shirres’ article in issue 184 (May/June 2020), the Railway Industry Association staged a week-long webinar to explore...

Beeching Reversed: Reopening of the Northumberland Line

Of the many closed lines that are currently being proposed or reviewed for possible reopening to passenger traffic, one that looks...

Cleaning the rail head

Rail Engineer has often written about the problems of low adhesion caused by, inter alia, leaf debris rolled into the railhead....

Rolling Stock and Fleet

Station work on Tyne and Wear Metro

Tyne and Wear Metro is getting station platforms ready for the new Metro train fleet and its revolutionary sliding step at each door. Nexus, the public body which owns and manages Metro, is carrying out platform compliance work at 40 out of its 60 stations as part of a £2 million programme. This involves tracks being adjusted so that the new Metro...

Hitachi Rail celebrates five years of building trains in the UK

Hitachi Rail has now been building trains in the North East for five years, as Thursday 3 September marked the five-year...

Former depot makes way for new maintenance facility

Balfour Beatty has commenced demolition of the old Chart Leacon depot in Ashford, Kent, to make room for a new train...

Vossloh sells German locomotives business to China’s CRRC

German group Vossloh AG has sold its Locomotives business unit, based in Kiel, Germany, to the world’s largest train manufacturer, China Railway...

New Heathrow Express trains revealed

Heathrow Express revealed the first glimpses of its new fleet of trains which is due to launch in the summer. Featuring at-seat...

Rail Related Videos from YouTube

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Video: Reopening Queensbury Tunnel

In West Yorkshire, the campaign to reopen a disused railway tunnel as part of an ambitious cycle network is approaching a critical point with the completion of on-site investigations by engineers acting for Bradford Council. Once complete, their study will inform decision-making about the viability of repairing the tunnel – parts of which are in […]
00:05:27

Video: Rhondda Tunnel Detailed Examination

In South Wales, the campaign to reopen a disused railway tunnel as a foot and cycle path has passed a crucial milestone with the completion of a detailed examination into its condition. Connecting two former coal mining valleys, it’s hoped that Rhondda Tunnel will boost the local economy by enticing tourists and creating jobs. But […]
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Take a tour of San Francisco’s new Chinatown underground station

Twelve stories below street level, workers have now begun installing a yellow waterproofing barrier to get the station ready for the project's December 2019 opening.
00:00:45

CRRC to invest $50m in New York subway train concept

CRRC has presented New York's public transport operator MTA with its vision for the subway train of the future.
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CCTV footage taken moments before Milan train crash released

The video shows the train travelling through Pioltello-Limito station on its way to Porta Garibaldi, with sparks flying as at least one carriage scrapes a platform edge.
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9 terrifying near misses at level crossings

Level crossing safety is no joke.

Railway Stations

Liverpool to invest in new Merseyrail station

A £1.5 million investment by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has given a big boost to plans to build a...

Balham station facelift underway

A facelift of Balham station is currently underway and will end in Spring 2021. The £2.6 million revamp will focus on...

Poppy Day starts at Waterloo

The Royal British Legion has launched its annual ‘Poppy Day’ appeal at London Waterloo station. A suitably...

Hampshire and Surrey stations becoming brighter and greener

With LED lights now being so much more efficient than the old incandescent and florescent options, Network Rail’s Wessex Route is...

Rail Events

Two MPI Safety Award winners recognised

As safety is paramount in the Rail Industry, recruitment specialist MPI choose to reward good safety practices with its own Safety...

InnoTrans goes back to its regular ‘slot’ in September 2022

InnoTrans, the world’s leading trade fair for transport technology, has been postponed until September 2022. Normally held...

Three RoSPA Awards for GTR

Two Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) employees have won a special ‘Pride’ award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents...

Rail Infrastructure

Bristol bridge to be replaced

The railway bridge over Gipsy Patch Lane in Little Stoke, South Gloucestershire, near to Patchway station, is to be replaced between...

Weekend work at Whaley Bridge will close railway in November

Essential upgrade work to two railway bridges in Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire, will affect local rail journeys next month.

Programme of upgrades to Great Eastern main railway line

Vital rail upgrade works on the Great Eastern main line between Ipswich and London start this month, with work taking place at...

Railway bridge to be replaced at Crofton, West Yorkshire

Work to reconstruct the railway bridge at Doncaster Road in Crofton, West Yorkshire, will begin on Monday 19 October. The bridge, which...

Signalling and Telecoms

Major delays on West Coast main line quickly fixed

Rail travel on the West Coast main line was disrupted on 7 October 2020 after a stretch of signalling, miles long, lost...

Weekend work to improves Clacton on Sea line in Essex

The railway line to Clacton on Sea in Essex is to be upgraded over weekends until the end of October 2020.

Siemens Mobility awarded Core Valley Lines contract

As part of its Core Valley Lines Transformation programme, Transport for Wales has awarded a three-year contract to Siemens Mobility to...

Thalys renews passenger Wi-Fi contract with Icomera

Thalys, the high-speed rail operator that operates international services between Belgium, France, Germany, and the Netherlands, has renewed its contract with...