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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...

The Kilsby Genie

Writer - Grahame Taylor - Rail Engineer Magazine Here at Rail Engineer magazine, we seem to have a thing about tunnels - especially tunnels with blocked drains. Back in...

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, although...

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...

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Powering excellence

Stephen Royle. A new company, Breserv, is setting out to be the ‘Go...

The lockdown eases, replaced by confusion

As the lockdown starts to ease, it brings with it a degree of uncertainty and worry. Two months ago,...

Professor Felix Schmid steps down

Felix Schmid has retired from his post as Professor of Railway Systems Engineering at the University of Birmingham after 15 years.

Will the railway be reclassified?

Should the railways remain in the private sector? Or are they, effectively, already nationalised after the government’s emergency measures taken as part...

The one that got away

This year’s Railsport National Angling Championships, due to take place on 12 August 2020 at Makins Fisheries, has been cancelled as a...