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Telent to provide CCTV support for Elizabeth line

Telent Technology Services, the leading technology and network services company, has been awarded a five-year contract by Transport for London (TfL) to support and maintain CCTV for the Elizabeth line, the new railway line that will cross London and connect...

Morson develops app to check if contractors are ‘fit for work’

Responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, rail recruitment specialist Morson Group is preparing to supply its 3,000 remote workers with early intervention technology that will help to identify whether contractors are experiencing common signs and symptoms of...

New London Overground trains enter service

London Overground has now introduced its new Class 710 trains onto routes from Cheshunt, Chingford and Enfield Town into London Liverpool Street, bringing passengers a welcome boost in capacity. Manufactured by Bombardier in Derby,...

Clayton Equipment to build two new locos for Sellafield

Clayton Equipment is to supply two innovative Hybrid+™ Diesel CBD80 locomotives to Sellafield Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. These will enable Sellafield to realise significant commercial savings from reduced operation and maintenance...

Managing competency brings improved safety

James Fox, commercial director and co-founder at 3squared, explains how technology, in the form of digital apps, is consistently driving safety and operational working standards across the sector Organisations at all levels of the...

TIGER is released into the paperwork jungle

Over the years - over generations in fact - there have been many questions that have been posed in the sphere of permanent way maintenance. Surprisingly few have been answered - or, at least, answered with any...

Batteries come of age in railway construction

Much has been written recently, here in Rail Engineer and elsewhere, about the railway’s aspirations in terms of reducing its carbon output. Diesel-free by 2040, zero-carbon by 2050, Scotland’s ambition to do it all by 2035, it’s...

GE to partner BNSF on battery freight locomotive tests

The programme will see GE Transportation design and build an AC Evolution Series locomotive which will feature an overall energy-management system, including onboard energy storage.

Porterbrook makes case for battery/electric bi-mode conversion

Rolling stock leasing company Porterbrook is working on a prototype battery/electric bi-mode Class 350/2 to demonstrate the technology's viability to train operators.

SNCF trial to tackle brake dust emissions

Technology designed to suck up the particles emitted by trains during braking is to be trialled by SNCF.

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Bombardier to restart train production and heavy maintenance in UK

Bombardier Transportation UK ‘paused’ rolling stock production at its Derby site, heavy maintenance at Ilford and component...

Network Rail opens Birmingham New Street as NHS clinic

Network Rail is providing a former retail space at Birmingham New Street station for the NHS to use as an outpatient clinic...

Contractors launch PPE appeal to aid NHS

At a time when the NHS is struggling to cope with the Coronavirus (CORVID-19) pandemic, two firms in the construction industry have got together...

Rail workers uncover shrine in ancient cave

Rail workers repairing a landslip repair near Guildford have uncovered a small cave believed to be from the 14th century.

Former trainee is new director at Nexus

Stuart Clarke has secured the role of Metro Infrastructure Director at Nexus - a role which will see him head up all...