Even a quiet Christmas is a busy time

Christmas is a special time of year. To religious Christians, it’s a time for celebration and worship. To others, it’s a time...

Leeds: Growing pains

Leeds is vibrant and thriving, its cityscape undergoing perpetual transformation as glass and steel are jemmied into gaps between historic buildings -...

A Great (Western) Christmas

One of the many projects that took place over the Christmas period involved the Great Western main line between London and Slough....

Christmas at Werrington

Over Christmas, part of the East Coast main line moved 20 metres westwards as enabling works for the £200 million Werrington Grade...

Rail Project News

Advances in railway cybersecurity

As railways become increasingly dependant on digital technologies, with IP used for devices from CCTV cameras to mission-critical train control systems, they also need to protect themselves by ensuring they have robust cyber security.

Rail People News

RailStaff Awards: Talent in technology

The UK’s congested railways are becoming increasingly reliant on digital technology, with many rail operators choosing innovative software-based solutions over new infrastructure,...

RailStaff Awards: A new kingdom

We've announced the date, presented the host, revisited last year's big winner as well as entertainment of yesteryear, and now we're ready...

RailStaff Awards: Celebrating extraordinary people

On May 18, hundreds of people travelled between London Paddington and Exeter St Davids on Great Western Railway’s (GWR) last High Speed...

Train, tram and Tube operators mark centenary of WWI Armistice

Special preparations are in place across the UK's light and heavy railways to mark 100 years since the end of World War One.

Latest Rail News

Finishing off the fourth track between Bedford and Kettering

Apart from the electrification of the section of route from London St. Pancras to Bedford in the late 1970s, the Midland main...

Electric Trains Arrive in Wales, though not for the first time

Following energisation of the overhead line equipment between St Brides, Newport, and west of Cardiff Central, the first GWR electric train arrived...

Changing our approach to station design

For around fifty years, the rail industry has implemented design processes that are not always aligned with how to address the needs...

Robroyston: New Station, Dunbar: New Platform

The December timetable change saw Scotland getting its 358th railway station and the reinstatement of a station platform that was removed in...

Latest Rail Jobs

Senior Project Manager – Rail

Senior Project Manager – Rail – Birmingham My client are a civil engineering consultancy that...

Safety Assurance Engineer

We are urgently seeking a Safety Assurance Engineer on behalf of our multinational rail...

Rolling Stock Technician

Job Title: Rolling Stock Technician Location: London Interviews/Start date: January 2020 Contract Length: 12-month contract “Do you have...

Rolling Stock Technician

Job Title: Rolling Stock Technician Location: Colchester, Essex Interviews/Start date: January 2020 Contract Length: 12-month contract “Do you...

De Vegetation Supervisor

De Vegetation Supervisor £215 per shift Ongoing Contract Derby Role Description The role includes: Overseeing the workforce...

Principal OHW Engineer

The Public Transport Authority of Western Australia (PTA), is an innovative Government Agency and...

Must Read

Network Rail outlines Christmas engineering works

Team Orange will work around the clock over the Christmas holidays to deliver 330 vital projects.

Advances in railway cybersecurity

As railways become increasingly dependant on digital technologies, with IP used for devices from CCTV cameras to mission-critical train control systems, they also need to protect themselves by ensuring they have robust cyber security.

Train, tram and Tube operators mark centenary of WWI Armistice

Special preparations are in place across the UK's light and heavy railways to mark 100 years since the end of World War One.

London Underground MD joins Crossrail

Mark Wild is set to become the new chief executive of Crossrail.

ORR approves Network Rail’s £35bn CP6 plans

The Office of Rail and Road has set out its final determination on Network Rail’s plans for CP6.

Gibela JV opens train manufacturing site in South Africa

The President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, has attended the official opening of the Gibela joint venture's new train manufacturing facility in Dunnottar.

Rolling Stock and Components

Bringing 3D printing to the UK rail industry

3D printing is an almost magical process, yet, in a way, it is also so simple. A normal ink-jet computer printer lays down a film of ink onto a sheet of paper to produce letters, words or...

Rolling stock maintenance and remote condition monitoring

This is the fourth time that Rail Engineer has reported on London Business Conferences’ symposium on rolling stock maintenance, featuring Remote Condition...

Azuma’s HIGHEST challenge

The Highland main line (HML) between Inverness and Perth is the most severely graded line on the UK railway network. It requires...

KeTech – Connected Driver Advisory System

The November issue of Rail Engineer (issue 179) covered the Network Rail long-term deployment plan for ETCS (European Train Control System). ETCS, however, is...

First train for Shanghai Metro line 14 completed

The first driverless metro train for Shanghai Metro’s Line 14 has rolled off the assembly line in CRRC Nanjing Puzhen.

Rail Related Videos from YouTube

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.

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.

Take a look around Eurostar’s new terminal at Amsterdam station

Work is still taking place in the lounge but Global Rail News was given a sneak peek ahead of the service launch in April.

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.

9 terrifying near misses at level crossings

Level crossing safety is no joke.

Dublin opens new 5.9km light rail extension

The Luas Cross City line features 13 new stops and extends the Green line to the Red line. 

Railway Stations

Leeds: Growing pains

Leeds is vibrant and thriving, its cityscape undergoing perpetual transformation as glass and steel are jemmied into gaps between historic buildings -...

Affordable by Design: Market Harborough station revisited

In spring 2019 (issue 179, June 2019), Rail Engineer reported on the considerable work that was being undertaken at Market Harborough on...

Plans for transparent roof at Leeds station

ETFE, which has been used at Birmingham New Street, Carlisle Citadel, and Manchester Piccadilly stations, is much lighter than glass, offers greater light transmission and is shatterproof.

Derby resignalling – 79 days later

In July, Network Rail embarked on a £200 million remodelling of Derby station and the railway that surrounds it. The project team had 79 days to complete the work and it would have to do so, for the most part, without closing the station.

Rail Events

Rolling stock maintenance and remote condition monitoring

This is the fourth time that Rail Engineer has reported on London Business Conferences’ symposium on rolling stock maintenance, featuring Remote Condition...

RailStaff Awards: Talent in technology

The UK’s congested railways are becoming increasingly reliant on digital technology, with many rail operators choosing innovative software-based solutions over new infrastructure,...

RailStaff Awards: A new kingdom

We've announced the date, presented the host, revisited last year's big winner as well as entertainment of yesteryear, and now we're ready...

InnoTrans 2018 – the largest one ever

Quick link to exhibitors: A-D, E-H, I-N, P-R, S-Z Every two years, the railway industry gathers in Berlin for the InnoTrans exhibition. Held between 18 and 21 September, the 2018 show was the biggest so far, with 3,062 exhibitors from 61 countries showing off their expertise, products and services to 153,421 trade visitors from 149 […]

The UK at InnoTrans

Transport secretary Chris Grayling led the charge as UK rail companies went in search of new international opportunities at InnoTrans.

Railtex returns with revamped programme

Railtex, the UK’s premier rail industry exhibition, returns to Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre from May 14-16, 2019.

Looking forward to InnoTrans 2018

Every two years, the global rail industry gathers in Berlin.

Signalling and Telecoms

KeTech – Connected Driver Advisory System

The November issue of Rail Engineer (issue 179) covered the Network Rail long-term deployment plan for ETCS (European Train Control System). ETCS, however, is...

New train protection system for Irish Rail

Above - CPC commercial manager John Mogridge and Egis systems integration lead François Pignard looking at the in-cab display for the...

Stuart Calvert to be new Digital Railway head

Stuart Calvert, director of programme technical services and supply chain at Network Rail’s Group Digital Railway (GDR), has been announced as its new managing...

Supplier sought for East Coast main line ETCS development and deployment

Network Rail is looking for a supplier to help deliver the first major inter-city digital railway on the East Coast main line.