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Next Transport Commissioner for London will be Andy Byford

Andy Byford has been appointed as London's new Transport Commissioner, following an international recruitment and selection process. His most...

South Western Railway installs parcel delivery lockers at stations

As more and more people turn to online shopping while stores are closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak, parcel locker provider InPost...

Siemens Mobility contracts DB ESG for additional ETCS installation design work

Siemens Mobility has awarded a contract to DB ESG for the vehicle installation design for the fitting of European Train Control System...

James Le Couilliard joins Rock Rail in the UK and Australia

Rock Rail, the rolling-stock investment company, has appointed James Le Couilliard as a new partner to focus on rail development opportunities in...

Rail Project News

HS2 seeks tenders for signalling and traffic management systems

HS2 has begun its procurement process to determine which specialist contractor will deliver the state-of-the-art signalling and...

Rail People News

Next Transport Commissioner for London will be Andy Byford

Andy Byford has been appointed as London's new Transport Commissioner, following an international recruitment and selection process. His most...

James Le Couilliard joins Rock Rail in the UK and Australia

Rock Rail, the rolling-stock investment company, has appointed James Le Couilliard as a new partner to focus on rail development opportunities in...

Downloadable comic promotes safety on the railway

Network Rail has produced a comic book which highlights the devastating consequences trespassing on the railway can have. It...

Network Rail supports Northumberland school with donations of PPE

Malcolm Tait, a mobile operations manager for Network Rail, based in Morpeth, has donated spare personal protective equipment (PPE) to a local...

Latest Rail News

Downloadable comic promotes safety on the railway

Network Rail has produced a comic book which highlights the devastating consequences trespassing on the railway can have. It...

Network Rail supports Northumberland school with donations of PPE

Malcolm Tait, a mobile operations manager for Network Rail, based in Morpeth, has donated spare personal protective equipment (PPE) to a local...

French-speaking Eurostar volunteers share language skills with schools

Language students are receiving support from Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK and mainland Europe, during school closures brought...

Barmouth viaduct to receive biggest restoration of Barmouth Viaduct in its history

Network Rail is about to commence a £25 million upgrade of Barmouth viaduct to protect it for local people and visitors in...

Changes at the top at Stadler

Dr Thomas Ahlburg has left his post as group CEO of Stadler, the Swiss train manufacturer “Due to different views regarding Stadler's...

RAIB published 2019 Annual Report

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has released its 2019 Annual Report.

Past lives: Chris White (1942-2020)

Chris White was the epitome of the dedicated railwayman. Born in 1942,...

RIA’s Update 111 now available

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has published it latest quarterly magazine -...

DRS Class 88 electric loco runs up the East Coast main line for the first time.

One of Direct Rail Services’ all-electric Class 88 freight locomotives has run...

TransPennine Express donates on-board catering stock to worthy causes

With catering suspended on services due to the Covid-19 pandemic, train operator...

New environment and energy manager for Greater Anglia

Greater Anglia has appointed Stephanie Evans to be its new environment and...

Must Read

HS2’s Old Oak Common station receives planning approval

HS2 has received planning approval for Old Oak Common station in west London. It will be the largest new railway station ever...

Scotrail tackles mental health

Dominic Quilty is one of more than 50 ScotRail employees who has received extensive mental health first aid training through NHS-accredited material....

Government pledges £1.6 billion to support Transport for London

The government has pledged financial support to Transport for London (TfL) to help its finances during the coronavirus crisis. A total of...

Keeping in touch

After a lifetime of work, it's good to stay in contact with former colleagues With people living longer, they...

Reversing Beeching

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has called for some 'beechinged' lines to be reopened - but which ones? Reopening a...

Proud to be a lobbyist

The subject of this year's George Ramshaw Curry memorial lecture was 'new decade, new government - what needs to be done to...

Rolling Stock and Fleet

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 USB power, new Business First seating and work tables and a striking external livery, the fully electric trains will be formed into 12 four-car units and thence into six eight-car trains, each 160 metres long with a total of 374 seats, including 44 Business First.

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...

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...

Rail Related Videos from YouTube

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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.

Railway Stations

South Western Railway installs parcel delivery lockers at stations

As more and more people turn to online shopping while stores are closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak, parcel locker provider InPost...

Cambridge North station celebrates third birthday

Cambridge North station, which was built to improve rail links for people in the north east of the city as well as...

Station staff keep passengers moving

As the lockdown slowly eases, and more people start to travel by train, social distancing will become more of a challenge, bot...

HS2’s Old Oak Common station receives planning approval

HS2 has received planning approval for Old Oak Common station in west London. It will be the largest new railway station ever...

Rail Events

InnoTrans now 27 to 30 April 2021

InnoTrans, the world’s largest rail industry exhibition, will now take place in Berlin from 27 to 30 April 2021.

InnoTrans postponed!

InnoTrans, the largest global railway industry exhibition, held every two years in Berlin, Germany, has been postponed. Scheduled for...

Rail Engineer Editors’ Comment: Getting net-zero done

The UN Climate Change Conference, to be held in Glasgow in November, will be attended by over 30,000 delegates and 200 heads...

Rail Infrastructure

Sunbelt Rentals Rail invests £400K on solar lighting

Sunbelt Rentals Rail - the new name for A-Plant in the rail industry - has added £400,000 of new solar lighting towers...

Station staff keep passengers moving

As the lockdown slowly eases, and more people start to travel by train, social distancing will become more of a challenge, bot...

HS2’s Old Oak Common station receives planning approval

HS2 has received planning approval for Old Oak Common station in west London. It will be the largest new railway station ever...

HAKI and Enigma forge new distribution partnership

HAKI, the manufacturer and supplier of modular scaffolding & tailored access solutions for temporary works, has entered an exclusive agreement with Enigma...

Signalling and Telecoms

Railway signallers help deliver meals in Bristol

A group of Network Rail signallers in Bristol have helped deliver more than 500 meals a week during the coronavirus crisis to...

South East London lines to close for 9 days over the summer

Network Rail is giving passengers advance warning that the railway through Hither Green, in South East London, will be closed for nine...

Signaller training school opened in just four weeks

Network Rail recently appealed for retired signallers, or those who have moved to other careers in the railway industry, to volunteer to...

£46 million upgrade of line to Southend Victoria completed

Network Rail has completed the installation of a new overhead wiring system on the Southend Victoria branch line in a £46 million...