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Work on reconnecting the line to Levenmouth gets underway

The first phase of work which will lead to the reinstatement of passenger services to Leven will begin shortly. The first stage of the project, which will see the reinstatement of 19...

Sheringham station’s new platform ‘adopted’ by volunteer

Sheringham rail station, Norfolk, should be a brighter place in future as it has been adopted by a volunteer who plans to enhance the town’s new train platform with flowers. Greater Anglia...

GWR increases capacity to three trains an hour on North Downs line

From Monday 14 September, Great Western Railway has started to introduce a third hourly train service on the North Downs line, realising ambitions held for more than a decade. Eight extra weekday...

Morgan Sindall to carry out detailed design of new Colindale Underground station

Transport for London has awarded Morgan Sindall a contract to complete the detailed design for the redevelopment of Colindale Tube station on London Underground’s Northern line. Morgan Sindall Infrastructure secured the contract...

Narborough station footbridge to be removed, repaired, repainted and replaced

An £800,000 project to strengthen, refurbish and brighten up the footbridge at Narborough station in Leicestershire will take three months to complete. From Monday 21 September, work will be undertaken to remove...

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. Nearly 3/4 mile of track will be replaced along with 1512...

East Suffolk line to benefit from major renewals

Network Rail is planning to replace three kilometres of worn-out track in the vicinity of Brampton station on the East Suffolk line to improve reliability and provide passengers with an improved journey experience.  Almost 3500 steel...

Some train services withdrawn on Snow Hill lines in the West Midlands

West Midlands Railway (WMR) is struggling to return some train services to near-normal schedules as it is still feeling the effects of staff having to isolate due to Covid-19. WMR customer experience...

Government wants 30% of the Welsh workforce to work remotely

In a surprise move, the Welsh Government has rejected the UK’s call for people to return to work and has stated that it wants 30% of its workforce to carry on working from home permanently.

Free lunchtime webinar from CIRAS: The importance of raising health and safety concerns

As transport workers around the country return to work after the lockdown, having been either working from home or furloughed, they are finding that life is still a challenge. Everyone’s life has...

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SPECIALIST AREAS Rolling stock, mechanical equipment, project reports, executive interviews


Nigel Wordsworth graduated with an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham University, after which he joined the American aerospace and industrial fastener group SPS Technologies. After a short time at the research laboratories in Pennsylvania, USA, Nigel became responsible for applications engineering to industry in the UK and Western Europe. At this time he advised on various engineering projects, from Formula 1 to machine tools, including a particularly problematic area of bogie design for the HST.

A move to the power generation and offshore oil supply sector followed as Nigel became director of Entwistle-Sandiacre, a subsidiary of the Australian-owned group Aurora plc. At the same time, Nigel spent ten years as a Technical Commissioner with the RAC Motor Sports Association, responsible for drafting and enforcing technical regulations for national and international motor racing series.

Joining Rail Engineer in 2008, Nigel’s first assignment was a report on new three-dimensional mobile mapping and surveying equipment, swiftly followed by a look at vegetation control machinery. He continues to write on a variety of topics for most issues.

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