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Signalling and Telecoms

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Signalling – faults and interventions

How MECX Group has built a reputation for problem solving While the large signalling schemes catch all the headlines, such as the Norwich-Yarmouth-Lowestoft scheme elsewhere in this issue, it is the smaller upgrades and...

Age is no barrier: Meet the oldest person still on Network Rail’s payroll…

PAUL TAYLOR, 80 YEARS YOUNG AND STILL WORKING FOR NETWORK RAIL, TALKS WITH CLIVE KESSELL With the relaxing of age discrimination legislation, more and more people are choosing to work beyond the traditional retirement...

Cyber Security update

The widespread introduction and availability of modern internet protocol (IP) fixed and radio-based telecoms networks provide many benefits for a modern railway. These include for both train control, maintenance, operation, asset management and passenger use - ticketing,...

Innovating for Resilience

Guest writer: Nick King, director of Network Services, Network Rail It’s a challenging time for everyone on the railway at the moment. Looking at it from the point of view of passengers and freight users, what...

Collis hits 50 NOT OUT

Having opened its doors in 1970, Collis Engineering is celebrating 50 years in business this year. From its local steelwork origins to a multi-disciplined specialist in civil engineering, consultancy, contracting and steelwork fabrication, the company has come...

KeTech – Connected Driver Advisory System

The November issue of Rail Engineer (issue 179) covered the Network Rail long-term deployment plan for ETCS (European Train Control System). ETCS, however, is only part of the overall digital railway programme, with the other parts including: traffic management (TM)...

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 Iarnrod Eireann Train Protection System. (CPC Project Services)

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 director following the retirement of David Waboso. When he takes up his new...

Supplier sought for East Coast main line ETCS development and deployment

Network Rail is looking for a supplier to help deliver the first major inter-city digital railway on the East Coast main line.

Upgrading the continental connection

A landmark ERTMS announcement has recently emerged concerning the London to Paris and Brussels high-speed routes through the Channel Tunnel.

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