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The Rail Engineer Magazine

A year in the life of the May Gurney signalling team

The rail signalling team at May Gurney had a busy and successful 2010 with a number of projects either completed or in progress; and others are just starting out. The year ended with no one seriously hurt and only...

Invensys Rail: Building on tradition

The manufacturing unit at Invensys Rail has a hugely impressive heritage, with production at the company’s Chippenham site dating back to the early 1900s when it first manufactured relays for the UK’s railways. Although the facility is still based...

Newly resignalled Jubilee Line

Capacity increased by 33% and journey times reduced by 22% - figures that would make any train operator’s mouth water. However, these are the statistics claimed by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, for the newly resignalled Jubilee Line. The Jubilee...

Telent: Maintaining rail’s communication assets

Liverpool to Penzance using any route across London and taking in the sights of Norwich on the way - a bit of a strange trip even if you love train travel. However this is one of several journeys you...

Signal sighting: A new view

Signalling design is going through many changes and one of the overriding aspects of this is the integration and expansion of software tools. Desktop signal sighting is one area that Gioconda has been developing over the past five years;...

Transport links to Stratford International Station key for Olympics 2012

The announcement that London had been awarded the 2012 Olympics saw the start of a huge redevelopment programme in many parts of the capital, with the central focus at Stratford covering an area of over 500 acres - about...

High impact engineering

Through Yorkshire’s rugged Pennine hills, the Penistone line links Huddersfield - the former capital of the woollen industry - with the steel city of Sheffield, some 25 miles further south. The northern section was opened by the Lancashire &...

Irish Rail continue to upgrade Dublin’s suburban network

Ireland’s recent financial difficulties have resulted in the axing of many capital projects but the ongoing programme by Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail) to upgrade Dublin’s existing suburban network has thankfully survived. This is known as DASH - an acronym...

A prerequisite for remodelling – Reading Station Signalling Enabling Works

Much has already been written on the impending track work at Reading Station, eliminating flat junctions and permitting more flexible operation. All this will mean significant changes to the signalling system which has to be progressed as a series...

Council grants permission for Network Rail improvements between Cambridge and London

Plans to transform train services between Cambridge and London Liverpool Street have cleared the final hurdle after the local council granted permission for Network Rail’s £16.7 million scheme to build a new island platform, complete with footbridge and lifts,...

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