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Morson develops app to check if contractors are ‘fit for work’

Responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, rail recruitment specialist Morson Group is preparing to supply its 3,000 remote workers with early intervention technology that will help to identify whether contractors are experiencing common signs and symptoms of...

Cyber Security update

The widespread introduction and availability of modern internet protocol (IP) fixed and radio-based telecoms networks provide many benefits for a modern railway. These include for both train control, maintenance, operation, asset management and passenger use - ticketing,...

TIGER is released into the paperwork jungle

Over the years - over generations in fact - there have been many questions that have been posed in the sphere of permanent way maintenance. Surprisingly few have been answered - or, at least, answered with any...

Signalling failures: why do we hear about them so much?

We often hear that “trains are delayed because of a signalling failure”. But why do we hear about it so much, and is it because there are more signalling failures? Signalling is fundamental...

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 director following the retirement of David Waboso. When he takes up his new...

SNCF launches driverless train programme

SNCF has set itself the target of introducing driverless passenger trains onto the French rail network by 2023.

Mercitalia Rail joins intelligent freight train trial

Mercitalia Rail, the freight subsidiary of the Italian state-owned railway, is to support Rail Cargo Group (RCG) and SBB Cargo to develop 'intelligent freight trains'. The programme is looking at how the digitisation of rail freight in Europe can improve the...

What next for bi-mode trains?

Hitachi Rail’s head of engineering, Koji Agatsuma, writes about designing the next generation of intercity trains

ERTMS deadline at risk because of “patchwork” deployment

Plans to rollout ERTMS across Europe by 2030 are in doubt because of a reluctance to invest in new signalling technologies, according to a special report by the European Court of Auditors.

ERTMS Level 3 – A possible way forward

The global debate on the merits and problems associated with ERTMS continues unabated. Good progress has been made in recent times with the signing in Autumn 2016 of the Memorandum of Understanding concerning the co-operation for the deployment of the European Rail Traffic Management System. This will ensure the regulatory and design authorities work together […]

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Signalling – faults and interventions

How MECX Group has built a reputation for problem solving While the large signalling...

Railway depot becomes bottling plant

Southern Railway has turned one of its depots into a hand sanitiser bottling plant to meet the needs...

Luton station staff support local hospital

Thameslink railway personnel rallied round to give support following an appeal made by Luton and Dunstable Hospital for food and personal items...

Network Rail to support suppliers by paying bills ‘immediately’

In these troubled times, Network Rail has announced that it is giving thousands of British firms a vital...

Designers and engineers needed to help solve Covid-19’s challenges

With the NHS and other care providers across the world suffering under the pressure of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, a new project...