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New electronic information displays take shape on Abbey Line

Electronic information screens and platform announcement equipment is being installed along the Abbey Line in the latest phase of an investment programme. The latest £300,000 investment along the Abbey Line, which runs between Watford Junction and St Albans, has been...

Tyne and Wear Metro chooses Westermo SDW-550 for on-board communications

The Tyne and Wear Metro system, connecting Newcastle, Sunderland and surrounding communities in north-east England, was Britain’s first modern urban mass transit system. An important part of the £350m 'Metro: All Change' modernisation programme, which is now...

East Coast give local football team a kick-start

Train operator East Coast has lent a helping hand to the Newport Pagnell Youth Under 15s team to assist with the cost of their new strip. The team, whose home games are played at Newport Pagnell Youth Club, Newport Pagnell,...

National Express and Norwich North Lions team-up to recycle lost pairs of glasses

National Express East Anglia’s Norwich-based lost property team are helping people in the developing world see more clearly after donating all of the un-claimed spectacles they have collected over the last 2½ years to charity. During the course of the...

Dr Ganz, MD of Deuta-Werke GmbH considers the trust a driver must have in his cab displays

A train passenger trusts the driver who, in turn, trusts the train control technology and those in authority who have approved it. They place their trust in test regulations and the development and production team. The developers trust their...

The cooling of London Undergound

The cooling of London Underground’s deep tube has been challenging engineers for years. In 2008, Transport for London established a dedicated programme team to work on a variety of solutions including mid-tunnel ventilation and cooling, station cooling and regenerative...

Evolving conventions

The outcomes from a multi-sector collaborative project to develop lightweight, durable, high-strength fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite trusses could result in tomorrow’s railway footbridges being rather different from those currently built using conventional materials. Over a century ago, masonry and cast...

Frequentis systems ‘go live’ at Irish Rail

In May 2009, Iarnród Éireann contracted Frequentis for the set up of  'Communication Terminals for Signalling Control Operators'. The project’s aim was an integrative system for telephone, analogue train radio and the future deployment of GSM-R based on the Fixed...

Direct Rail Services wins luxury boat train contract

Direct Rail Services, the UK’s leading rail freight operator, continues to expand its portfolio of rail activities with the addition of First Class passenger services to the port of Southampton in partnership with Cruise Saver Travel of Poole, Dorset. Following...

Speed probes specialist has new French rail engineering partner

Cudis anticipate strong interest in the CPN slimline consumer unit, when they attend Elex at Harrogate on 10th March. Known by some contractors as the 'Tardis', the slimline is set-up for easier wiring and has a more compact and...

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Railway depot becomes bottling plant

Southern Railway has turned one of its depots into a hand sanitiser bottling...

Luton station staff support local hospital

Thameslink railway personnel rallied round to give support following an appeal made by Luton and Dunstable Hospital for food and personal items...

Network Rail to support suppliers by paying bills ‘immediately’

In these troubled times, Network Rail has announced that it is giving thousands of British firms a vital...

Designers and engineers needed to help solve Covid-19’s challenges

With the NHS and other care providers across the world suffering under the pressure of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, a new project...

First-class accreditation for FirstClass

FirstClass Safety & Control, a company which specialises in protection and control systems for railway depots, has had a double accreditation success...