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A rich and rugged canvas

Health workers from St Thomas' Hospital no longer have to walk past drab brickwork as they walk under the railway on their way to and from work. Artist Lionel Stanhope has been speaking with...

How to take the stress out of ‘working from home’

Whether working from home or being furloughed, the combination of loneliness and fear of the unknown makes this a stressful time. Looking after our mental health is as important as our physical wellbeing. Polly...

Surviving COVID-19

COVID-19 is an awful disease that has killed a lot of people. But what is it like to actually suffer it, and survive? Kirsten Whitehouse has worked with RailStaff for several years, as exhibition...

O’Neill & Brennan keeping the rail workforce safe from COVID-19

As the world slowly returns to normal, and the lockdown eases, more and more people are returning to work. Those who can, will still largely be working from home. But those that can’t, which...

Signalling Challenge for Crossrail

Crossrail has many complex systems but providing the entire route with a new signalling system is one of the biggest challenges. It is a highly complex arrangement, with many interfaces between different new and legacy systems,...

Unlocking innovation online

Last year’s Leeds Digital Festival saw 25,000 attendees across 240 events with 750 speakers in 96 venues. The event was to be even bigger this year. With the COVID-19 lockdown this was not to be. However, the...

Rail decarbonisation update

The feature in our March issue that considered the electrification required for a zero-carbon railway attracted a great deal of interest. This included a map showing that between 4,300 and 6,300 route kilometres of electrification was likely...

Reducing the costs of electrification

Guest writer: Justin Moss - Strategic Development Manager at Siemens Mobility. In March 2020, the Department for Transport (DfT) published its ‘Decarbonising Transport’ paper, outlining the role the transport...

The Grand Paris Express – A catalyst for urban development

The Greater Paris project seeks to transform the French capital from a monocentric city to a multipolar metropolis. At the heart of this ambitious plan, combining urban and economic development, is the Grand Paris Express, a new-build...

A little sand in the right place works wonders

Part 4, Passenger Service In this series so far, Rail Engineer has reported on the tests of Double Variable Rate Sanders (DVRS - a new acronym is born) on a Class 387 Electrostar at...

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Alison Stansfield

It is with great sadness that the Permanent Way Institution has announced the loss of dear...

Daniel Pyke joins Kloeckner from British Steel

Daniel Pyke, former marketing manager for rail products at British Steel, has joined the multinational Kloeckner group as business development manager,...

Three people killed in a train accident in Scotland

The Scotrail HST, of the type shown above, was on the morning service from Aberdeen to Glasgow.  It left at...

RUOK Today?

Organisers of the ‘RUOKToday?’ initiative are planning a major online event on Thursday 12th September 2020, to support travellers who may need...

Perpetuum to become part of Hitachi Rail

Hitachi Rail is to acquire Southampton-based railway technology firm Perpetuum to accelerate its UK digitisation strategy. Perpetuum’s product utilises...