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Rail Ombudsman handled 6,500 complaints in two year

The Rail Ombudsman, which is celebrating its second anniversary, is calling upon industry to do more to ensure that passengers are aware...

Network Rail and White Ribbon UK tackle domestic abuse

Network Rail has been approved as a White Ribbon UK-accredited organisation as part of its commitment to changing the behaviour and culture...

Railtex/Infrarail postponed until September 2021

The UK’s major railway industry exhibitions, Railtex 2021 and Infrarail 2021, have been postponed to 7-9 September 2021. The...

Government to fund feasibility work for digital signalling on three more main lines

Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris has announced £1.2 million of new government funding to accelerate feasibility work for digital signalling on vital...

Rail Project News

British Steel to launch major R&D programme with the University of Sheffield

British Steel is to collaborate with the University of Sheffield to further improve its rail testing...

Rail People News

30 new apprentices for Alstom

Alstom has a long tradition of taking on apprentices, and this year it has welcomed 30 new apprentices to its UK business,...

SWR needs nine new apprentices

South Western Railway is looking for nine new apprentices to join its programme this year. But candidates are encouraged to apply quickly...

Network Rail apprentice encourages others to join the scheme

Adelaja Aladejobi, who lives and works in Peterborough, is encouraging people to follow in his footsteps and join Network Rail after the...

Jeremy Candfield (1953-2020)

The Railway Industry Association has announced that its former director-general Jeremy Candfield passed away on Sunday 1 November, following a long...

Latest Rail News

30 new apprentices for Alstom

Alstom has a long tradition of taking on apprentices, and this year it has welcomed 30 new apprentices to its UK business,...

TPE Transform Grants Fund donates over £50,000 to community projects

Train operator TransPennine Express (TPE) has donated tens of thousands of pounds from its Transform Grants Fund to community projects and charities...

Anderton Concrete experiences increasing demand for offsite manufacturing

The use of offsite manufacturing is a growing trend in railway infrastructure engineering, as it leads to improved quality and reduced...

The Rail Supply Group reports on actions to support rail supply industry during Covid-19 Crisis.

Earlier this year, the Rail Supply Group (RSG), as the leadership body for the UK rail supply sector, established a Coronavirus...

Government support needed to get rail research institute built

Rail industry and civic leaders are urging the government to accelerate construction of an advanced rail Institute that would provide a...

HS2 goes to market for lifts and escalators

HS2 has issued its latest invitation to tender to its supply chain,...

Over 10,000 freight trains ran between Europa and China in 2020

In 2020, over 10,000 trains and 927,000 containers travelled via the China-EU-China,...

Network Rail to help restore disused Derbyshire canal

Network Rail is to invest £350,000 in helping to restore a...

Grade II listed footbridge reopens at Prudhoe station

The Grade II listed footbridge at Prudhoe station has been opened...

Virtual trade mission to Canada

With the lockdown continuing, and international travel difficult, the Railway Industry Association...

Northern leaders agree way forward on Northern Powerhouse Rail

At a meeting to discuss Transport for the North, regional elected mayors,...

Must Read

Emergency power – why settle for standard?

For too long, power supplies have been treated as an after-thought to the main design project. It is when all the...

What next for Vivarail?

The imperative to decarbonise the railway has been the subject of various reports, conferences, and research grants, although, in reality, little...

Low-adhesion Modelling

Some aspects of railways are still not completely understood, nearly 200 years after the railways were first developed. Indeed, your writer...

Steaming on through Covid

Train operators have had a hard time during covid - open access operators even more so. but what about the heritage railways?

The archaeology of HS2

To discover the past, archaeologists often dig a trench across a historical site. However, HS2 is digging a trench from London to...

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...

Rolling Stock and Fleet

First ‘new’ train for East Midlands Railway

East Midlands Railway (EMR) has introduced the first train of its new Class 170 ‘Tubostar’ regional fleet.  The new trains will initially run on the Robin Hood Line between Nottingham and Worksop, offering EMR Regional customers a more modern and reliable unit with free Wi-Fi. They are also the first trains on the EMR network to use the permanent, East Midlands Railway...

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...

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...

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 […]
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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.
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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

HS2 goes to market for lifts and escalators

HS2 has issued its latest invitation to tender to its supply chain, this time to design, deliver and maintain almost 300 state-of-the-art...

Grade II listed footbridge reopens at Prudhoe station

The Grade II listed footbridge at Prudhoe station has been opened for passengers after a major project to strengthen, clean and...

New station entrance at Ilford takes shape

VolkerFitzpatrick has finished installing the steel framework for the new station entrance building at Ilford, revealing how the modern and spacious building...

Sheffield station still affected by derailment

Despite Network Rail engineers working throughout the weekend, Sheffield station is still affected by the derailment that happened on Wednesday morning,...

Rail Events

Railtex/Infrarail postponed until September 2021

The UK’s major railway industry exhibitions, Railtex 2021 and Infrarail 2021, have been postponed to 7-9 September 2021. The...

Virtual trade mission to Canada

With the lockdown continuing, and international travel difficult, the Railway Industry Association and the UK’s Department for International Trade are partnering to...

RIA Annual Conference final day

Day three of this year’s Rail Industry Association (RIA) Annual Conference began with "Rebooting UK Rail Exports", a panel session on...

Rail Infrastructure

New platform roofs for St Denys

Work has begun at St Denys station in Southampton to refurbish the platform canopies which, due to the age and condition...

British Steel to launch major R&D programme with the University of Sheffield

British Steel is to collaborate with the University of Sheffield to further improve its rail testing - ensuring the very highest...

Darlington bridges restored as historic archive images released

Two historic railway bridges on Yarm Road in Darlington have been restored by Network Rail as part...

RAIB releases report into fatal accident at Margam

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has issued its report into the fatal accident at Margam on 3 July 2019 in which...

Signalling and Telecoms

Government to fund feasibility work for digital signalling on three more main lines

Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris has announced £1.2 million of new government funding to accelerate feasibility work for digital signalling on vital...

Moving a signal box overnight

A disused signal box in Lowdham, Nottinghamshire, has been moved to a new location just 100 metres from its original location, so...

Combatting signalling failures

Signalling failures have always had the ability to cause delay to train services and, whilst modern signalling technology is designed to...

Driving innovation in signalling

Innovation seems to be the latest buzz word. Recent conferences and seminars, as reported in Rail Engineer, have focussed very much...