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The Rail Engineer feature “Getting electrification done: the net-zero imperative” with its electrification map attracted a great deal of interest. An updated version of this feature has also been published in Modern Railways magazine.

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...

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Writer: Grahame Taylor - Rail Engineer Magazine Catching up with Europe’s materials handling When someone who has had over forty years in the railway industry says...

Blockade success at Guildford despite the lockdown

The track layout for the various junctions at Guildford, serving routes in several directions, were in need of scheduled renewal as a consequence of a level of underinvestment over a number of years. The switch and crossing...

Track renewal at Botley

Over the late May bank holiday and the following week, South Rail Systems Alliance (Colas Rail, Network Rail and AECOM) engineers replaced just under one mile (1,400 metres) of single-line track between Fareham and Botley on the...

Getting rail drainage back on track

What if there was a tried and tested solution to speed up trackside drainage times by a factor of 10, simultaneously reducing installation costs and improving site safety by halving the depth of trenches and the amount...

Parisian politics divide deal for British Steel

Guest Writer: Daniel Pyke - Rail expert and railway technical marketing professional Early March was a turbulent time for the UK, with the unfolding virus situation spreading ever closer...

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...

HS2 launches race for Overhead Catenary System suppliers

HS2 has launched its procurement process looking for specialist contractors to deliver the Overhead Catenary System (OCS) for the electrification of the new high-speed railway line between London, Birmingham and the north of England.

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...

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What is the judicious mix?

The Rail Engineer feature “Getting electrification done: the net-zero imperative” with its electrification map attracted a great...

The Kilsby Genie

Writer - Grahame Taylor - Rail Engineer Magazine Here at Rail Engineer magazine, we...

3Squared wins major contract from HS2 contractor

A Yorkshire-based SME (small to medium enterprise) has been awarded a major contract working on High Speed Two (HS2), generating new jobs

Safer Travel Pledge helps protect passengers as train frequency increases

Free face coverings being handed out at London Waterloo station. As trains start to run more frequently and...

Special train livery says Thank You to key workers

Great Western Railway (GWR) has unveiled a special livery for one of its inter-city express trains, paying tribute to key workers for...