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Scottish Government to provide emergency support for Glasgow Subway and Edinburgh Trams

In response to the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Scottish Government has announced that it will provide up to £9 million of emergency funding for Glasgow Subway and Edinburgh Trams. These emergency measures will be...

Three huge cranes remove flyover at Bletchley

Network Rail is using three of the largest cranes in the UK to lift out sections of ‘Bletchley flyover,’ which was built in the early 1960s to allow trains travelling from West to East to cross over...

Major work planned for bridge at Rainford, St Helens

Network Rail is planning a major refurbishment of a bridge over the Rainford Bypass (A570) near St Helens. Work to refurbish the bridge will take place during a combination of day and night-time shifts and Network Rail...

1,200 sleepers to be replaced on Tay Bridge

More than 1,200 sleepers are being replaced on the Tay Bridge, the longest railway structure in Scotland. One in three sleepers, including base plates and Pandrol clips, are being replaced and the ballast below...

What is the judicious mix?

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...

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 Railway technology company 3Squared is working with one of HS2’s direct contractors,...

Rhomberg Sersa’s Swiss Army Knife

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...

Network Rail “making a good start” to CP6, says ORR annual assessment

Rail regulator the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has published its 2019-20 annual assessment of Network Rail and has found that the infrastructure owner beat its target for efficiency savings last year. In...

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...

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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.

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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...