Infrastructure

Cambrian trail signals new era

The UK has at last joined the ERTMS club. With its partial commissioning of the Cambrian line, Britain has reached a milestone in the future of rail signalling. Eventually, ERTMS (or more correctly ETCS - European Train Control System)...

Government safeguards key rail projects

The Secretary of State for Transport has confirmed £8 billion worth of investment in the country’s rail network although uncertainty still hangs over electrification of the Great Western Main Line into Wales and the Intercity Express Programme (IEP). Ministers are...

Airdale-Bathgate project nears completion

What a difference two years makes! As the Airdrie-Bathgate project nears completion, it has transformed the landscape along its route. Before starting its contract to lay track and install the overhead line equipment back in October 2008, Balfour Beatty...

Designers on board London Bridge transformation

Network Rail today announced the successful bidders for two major design contracts for the redevelopment of London Bridge station and the remodelling and resignalling of the railway infrastructure in the London Bridge area. The work at...

Massive improvements over Christmas to Reading’s railway

With five days to go until Christmas, 250 Network Rail engineers and contractors prepared to deliver the first phase of a six-year project to upgrade Reading’s railway. Between Christmas Day and 3 January, Network Rail will complete the resignaling of...

Plans unveiled for East Croydon footbridge

Network Rail has unveiled new images of a £20m footbridge planned for East Croydon station which will increase capacity, make it easier for passengers to move around and eventually open up a new link between businesses...

Twenty-year vision for London rail services set out in influential strategy

A long-term strategy for London’s railway has been unveiled, setting out the steps needed to cater for increasing demand for rail travel in and around the capital. With the number of passengers travelling into London in the...

Revamping Arnside Viaduct – public roadshows

This spring Arnside viaduct is being revamped for the 21st century. During January 2011 Network Rail will be hosting a series of public drop-in sessions, providing neighbours of the viaduct with the opportunity to talk to us...

ABB equipment to upgrade Network Rail’s Southern Region distribution system

ABB has won a contract from Network Rail to design, manufacture and supply 15 modular medium voltage (MV) switchboards in housings, based on its ZX1.2 gas insulated switchgear, for the current Southern DC traction power supply enhancement project. The new...

ABB to deliver power quality solutions for High Speed 1

ABB capacitive compensation technology will prevent voltage drops along High Speed 1’s traction power catenary supply that provides power for Eurostar trains ABB has secured a major project with High Speed 1 to design, manufacture and install capacitive compensation solutions...
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Gian Paolo Gotelli to head up TX Logistik

Rail logistics group TX Logistik has appointed Gian Paolo Gotelli as its new CEO. TX...
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First train for Shanghai Metro line 14 completed

The first driverless metro train for Shanghai Metro’s Line 14 has rolled off the assembly line in CRRC Nanjing Puzhen.

The role of apprenticeships in filling the skills gap

Rail Forum Midlands talks about the skills gap and what its doing to bridge it

New train protection system for Irish Rail

Above - CPC commercial manager John Mogridge and Egis systems integration lead François Pignard looking at the in-cab display for the...

Stuart Calvert to be new Digital Railway head

Stuart Calvert, director of programme technical services and supply chain at Network Rail’s Group Digital Railway (GDR), has been announced as its new managing...