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Alstom installs its Atlas ERTMS solution on Luxembourg Railways’ entire fleet

Luxembourg Railways (CFL) has selected Alstom to install the third and final portion of its fleet with the Atlas ERTMS signalling solution. The contract is worth more than €13 million and covers the installation of 19...

Signalling goes undercover

In her delicious north-east accent, the elderly lady waiting for her train at Seaham exclaimed, “Oh, a’ve ernly just nerticed tha’ signal’s gone.” She was referring to the prominent cantilevered semaphore that had graced the end of the Up...

Oxley loses control

A 16-month programme of works to transfer control of the Wolverhampton-Madeley line to a WESTCAD workstation at the West Midlands Signalling Control Centre (WMSCC) has been completed. In total, 12 miles of main line and loops were resignalled, as...

Restoration of Signal box recognised at awards ceremony

The restoration of St Albans South Signal Box by a local preservation trust has been recognised at the 2010 National Railway Heritage Awards, winning in the Structures section of the Invensys Signalling Award. Over the past four years, the Grade...

Engineering costs need to be cut

Privatisation has brought many benefits to our industry - new trains, more frequent services, brighter stations, additional routes, competitive ticketing, increased freight traffic - but the stark reality is that the railway now costs much more to the taxpayer...

Communication Control

Most European railways provided track-to-train radio systems during the latter part of the 20th century. Many were based upon the UIC (Union Internationale Chemin de Fers) Spec 751-3, prepared as an intended standard for all train radio systems across...

Links to Stratford-upon-Avon growing

Thanks to its Bard, Stratford-upon-Avon is one of the UK’s greatest tourist attractions and yet, until relatively recently, it had few direct rail services from the capital and only a slow hourly stopping service connecting it with Birmingham. The...

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)...

New signalling along the Durham Coast Line

The Durham Coast Line is now benefitting from new signalling following a £28 million scheme that has modernised the 25km section between Stranton in Hartlepool and Ryhope Grange. Five signal boxes have been decommissioned as part of the project,...

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...

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