Civils and stations

Leven viaduct

01.01.07: Network Rail were responsible for the design and construction of a £13m competitively tendered project with Carillion to reconstruct the superstructure on a 49 span viaduct. The viaduct is located on the Carnforth to Barrow-in-Furness rail...

Maglev rail system fails to roll

01.01.07: The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has released “Which way?” a report recommending that conventional high speed rail technology is used, rather than magnetic levitation (Maglev), to build a UK high speed rail link. As this woul...

Morris ‘AIMS’ to take risk out of equation

01.01.07: ‘AIMS’ (Asset Inspection Management System) is a new and invaluable managed service that the maintenance services division of leading lifting services provider, Morris Material Handling, is actively promoting within the rail sector. ...

Skyline Rope Access

Skyline Rope Access

01.01.07: Skyline Rope Access Ltd is committed to providing staffing and geotechnical solutions for all the challenging access problems which occur daily in the rail sector. Skyline provides a range of services from supplying IRATA trained level 3 su...

Underneath the arches with Jarvis Plant

01.01.07: With its distinctive 36 arches, Almond Valley viaduct is a local landmark in Broxburn, West Lothian. Built in the 1860’s, renovating the sandstone damaged by erosion underneath the arches was a daunting prospect for Mowlem, who were awarde...

Underneath the arches with Jarvis Plant

01.01.07: With its distinctive 36 arches, Almond Valley viaduct is a local landmark in Broxburn, West Lothian. Built in the 1860’s, renovating the sandstone damaged by erosion underneath the arches was a daunting prospect for Mowlem, who were awarde...

Why use a professional surveyor?

01.01.07: Rory Stanbridge, secretary general, and Neil Harvey, chairman of public relations committee, The Survey Association As every engineer knows, foundations are the critical starting point for all construction work. Likewise, surveys are the cr...

Brett starts work on CTRL infrastructure maintenance depot

Brett starts work on CTRL infrastructure maintenance depot

01.11.06: Brett Civils, a division of Brett Construction, one of the south east’s leading contractors, has started work on a £1.7 million civil and external works project to create a new Infrastructure Maintenance Depot as part of the Channel...

Giken Reaction Base

Giken Reaction Base

01.11.06: RTM previews Giken’s brand new product, a revolution in embankment technology Whether your embankment or cutting needs stabilising, improving or enlarging, additional land take is a major consideration. Either you need space to allow...

Holleran - Delivering Electricity and Drainage Solutions for the Rail Industry

01.11.06: With a turnover approaching £100m, Holleran has been providing civil engineering services to the rail industry for more than twenty years, on projects ranging from the Channel Tunnel Rail Link and Ebbsfleet Station to long-term contracts w...

Pyeroy paints glowing future

01.11.06: Pyeroy Group, the North East company renowned for re-painting railway bridges across the country, is playing a crucial role in one of the world’s most famous redecoration projects. Pyeroy is currently engaged in a ten-year contract to re-p...

Sowing the seed

Sowing the seed

01.11.06: RTM tells the story of RMB Craftscapes’ work at Castley Hill, Somerset Earlier this year RMB Craftscapes Ltd was contacted by Dean and Dyball Rail to assist in establishing new vegetation on several areas around their site at Castley...

The Glasgow Airport Rail Link (GARL)

The Glasgow Airport Rail Link (GARL)

01.11.06: A close-up view of Faber Maunsell’s work on the landmark project In May 2004, Faber Maunsell was commissioned by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) to act as Principal Consultant for the Glasgow Airport Rail Link (GARL). Sinc...

Three minute thrill for rail personnel

01.11.06: Rail personnel across the country are set to benefit from a brand-new temporary accommodation unit, which can be sited and installed in under three minutes. Developed by GE Equipment Services Modular Space (GenQuip), the GE GroundHog unit h...

WM Plant provides foundation for rock cutting project

WM Plant provides foundation for rock cutting project

01.11.06: A recent nine-day blockade on the Wales Branch (SWB) Line near Chipping Sodbury presented a golden opportunity for Network Rail, whose engineers took advantage of the line closure to complete a wide range of maintenance and safety related work. ...

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Rail review: Grayling confirms no major changes until 2020

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Rail commuters could continue to face disruption until major changes are made to the rail franchising system in 2020, following the transport sec... more >
£15m Network Rail freight upgrade between Doncaster and Lincolnshire kicks off

12/10/2018£15m Network Rail freight upgrade between Doncaster and Lincolnshire kicks off

Work to upgrade the route between Doncaster and northern Lincolnshire has begun as Network Rail invests more than £15m in rail freight in t... more >
How will Crossrail 2 be paid for? Boss backs tax hike, says ‘we must make scheme more affordable’

12/10/2018How will Crossrail 2 be paid for? Boss backs tax hike, says ‘we must make scheme more affordable’

The managing director for Crossrail 2 has outlined the plans for cutting costs for Crossrail 2, stating that TfL “need to make it more affo... more >

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23/01/2018Out with the old...

Despite a few disappointing policy announcements, especially for the electrification aficionados amongst us, 2017 was, like Darren Caplan writes on page 20, a year generally marked by positive news for the rail industry. We polished off the iconic Ordsall Chord (p32), hit some solid milestones on Thameslink (p40), progressed on ambitious rolling stock orders (p16), and finally started moving forward on HS2 (p14) ‒ paving the way for a New Ye... read more >

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Encouraging youngsters to be safe on the railway

Encouraging youngsters to be safe on the railway

This summer, Arriva Group's CrossCountry and the Scout Association joined to launch a new partnership to promote rail safety among young people. Chris Leech MBE, business community manager at the... more > more last word articles >

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The East Coast franchise report tells us what we already knew: it was a bid set up to fail

18/09/2018The East Coast franchise report tells us what we already knew: it was a bid set up to fail

RTM's Jack Donnelly assesses what the Transport Committee's latest report on the VTEC franchise means for the industry as a whole “Even now, there is no concrete plan, nor timescales, for the interim operator of this franchise. From our inquiry, we cannot be sure, and cannot reassure passengers or public, that the arrangements ... more >
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Northern Powerhouse Rail: The need for change

18/09/2018Northern Powerhouse Rail: The need for change

Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) will be transformational for the north – it will change the way people live, work, and play. It will rebalan... more >
Innovation through people and technology

18/09/2018Innovation through people and technology

Ian Prosser, HM chief inspector of railways and director of railway safety at the ORR, picks out the key industry challenges to focus on based on... more >
Why we all must mind the gap

18/09/2018Why we all must mind the gap

Clair Mowbray, chief executive of the National College for High Speed Rail (NCHSR), explains how we can all ensure the UK’s next generation... more >
3D printing: from virtual to real

11/09/20183D printing: from virtual to real

Like so many other technological advancements, 3D printing has moved from being the stuff of science fiction, through niche industrial applicatio... more >

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Going global: an interview with Network Rail’s Leevan Finney

29/08/2018Going global: an interview with Network Rail’s Leevan Finney

RTM’s Jack Donnelly sat down with one of the leading minds behind Network Rail’s most advanced and innovative rail maintenance techno... more >