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Household waste powers 50,000 homes

Waste from households in the London area is being used to generate power in the South West and is transported there by rail. Six days a week, the waste from 1.6 million residents of...

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 of state and shall be the largest summit that the UK has ever hosted. Britain’s...

Zero Carbon? Not here! Carbon-fibre bogie frame

During the IMechE’s Railway Challenge in 2019, the judges were hugely impressed with the composite bogie and springs demonstrated on the Poznan University of Technology’s 10¼-inch locomotive. They were so impressed that they awarded a special certificate...

New technology helmets improve safety and aid social distancing

Ground Control – one of the leading suppliers of vegetation control services to Network Rail, has deployed ‘game changing’ high-tech safety helmets for its operatives. The company has purchased...

Are railway engineering responsibilities adequately delegated?

Colin Wheeler asks whether infrastructure inspection, maintenance and renewal need to be improved and should individual railway engineers be held accountable With two recent derailments having caused extensive damage to the railway infrastructure, RailStaff’s...

Editorial: 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 of state and shall be the largest summit that the UK has ever hosted. Britain’s...

From awkward to straightforward

Rhomberg Sersa’s in-line excavator comes out of the mines to sort out the Railway’s ‘difficult list’ Imagine, if you will, a single-track terminus platform. To one side is a platform surface with expensive block...

Innovating for Resilience

Guest writer: Nick King, director of Network Services, Network Rail It’s a challenging time for everyone on the railway at the moment. Looking at it from the point of view of passengers and freight users, what...

Vegetation Management

One of Network Rail’s most high-profile challenges is managing its lineside vegetation and achieving a fine balance between keeping the railway running safely and protecting the rail corridor ecosystem. Getting this wrong inevitably draws public attention, either...

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Downloadable comic promotes safety on the railway

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