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Power supplies and the rail industry

01.01.07: Power supplies are one of the single most expensive components in an electronics assembly yet they are often selected against vague specifications or with little evaluation. It is essential for the potential user to develop a thorough criti... more >

Power4 providing specialist services for the rail industry

01.01.07: Power4 is a specialist provider of power and lighting equipment to the rail industry and has been working with major rail contractors including Network Rail, Amey Rail, Jarvis Rail, Railway Electrical Services, McNicholas Rail and Balfour Beatty... more >

Rail freight promoters support

01.01.07: Immediate start urged for £5 billion super rail freight artery In an open letter to Gordon Brown MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and to Douglas Alexander MP, Secretary of State for Transport, Kelvin Hopkins MP urges that the nation a... more >

Record track renewal by Metronet

01.01.07: Metronet Rail's new engineering train fleet renewed over a kilometre of track over one weekend in December. This, for the first time, doubles what is typically achieved and sets a new record for a 52-hour possession on the Tube. The record... more >

Roxtec sealing system for railway

01.01.07: Rolling stock, car bodies, shelters and trackside equipment. Whatever your applications, Roxtec has the right sealing solutions for openings with cables, pipes and hoses, all based on the versatile Multidiameter technology which allows a perfect... more >

SAbRE migrates to the web

01.01.07: Transsol has developed a fault recording and corrective action system called FRACAS. This enables in-service reliability and availability performance of monitored systems and equipment to be accurately and consistently determined as part of a re... more >

Sabre Rail Services

01.01.07: Sabre Rail has provided the one of the UK’s leading bogie component repair services since 1987 and this year celebrates 20 years success. Built on vast experience in the aftermarket, the company now manufactures and supplies a wide range o... more >

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... more >

Slips, trips and falls

01.01.07: Stations across the country are tackling the problem of slips, trips and falls. Austin Reynolds Ltd has recently installed its fibreglass slip resistant stair treads and landing covers to more than 40 train stations, with orders for a further... more >

Substantial cost savings in deploying industrial COTS PC based computers

01.01.07: Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) PC based computing continues to deliver unprecedented processing power at ever decreasing price points with outstanding reliability offering the best performance/value balance for increasingly stretched budgets. ... more >

The future is already here

01.01.07: The need for wireless technology in commuter trains has increased by leaps and bounds. Today people want to communicate everywhere – even in trains. In the last few years, wireless technology has ceased to be just a niche market and h... more >

The new EMC directive 2004-108-EC

01.01.07: Ken Webb of TÜV Product Service looks at the implications of the new directive for the rail industry The provisions and requirements of the new EMC directive 2004/108/EC apply from 20th July 2007. Although there will be a two year tran... more >

The new rail CPT truck

01.01.07: The new rail CPT truck, unique to Lankelma, has dramatically improved productivity in rail soil investigation. Soil tests can now be completed in 40 minutes and results are displayed real time, making it the ideal vehicle not only for weekend po... more >

TransLink invests in IndigoVision’s IP video technology

01.01.07: IndigoVision has won a prestigious contract for TransLink in Vancouver, Canada to upgrade the 880 camera CCTV system on SkyTrain, the world’s largest automated light rapid transit system. SkyTrain transports 200,000 passengers a day along... more >

Transmitton wins SCADA project on West Coast power supply upgrade

01.01.07: Transmitton, now part of Siemens Transportation Systems rail communications group in the UK, is the SCADA contractor on the Network Rail West Coast power supply upgrade, a programme of works to reinforce the electrification infrastructure, incre... more >

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The challenge of completing Crossrail

05/07/2019The challenge of completing Crossrail

With a new plan now in place to deliver Crossrail, Hedley Ayres, National Audit Office manager, major projects and programmes, takes a look at ho... more >
Preparing the industry to deliver trains for the future

04/07/2019Preparing the industry to deliver trains for the future

The move to decarbonise the rail network involves shifting to cleaner modes of traction by 2050. David Clarke, technical director at the Railway ... more >

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Connecting Network Rail with the supply chain

17/09/2019Connecting Network Rail with the supply chain

Continuing our mission to connect buyers with suppliers, This year TransCityRail North is adding a new element to the event. We are introducing an incomparable opportunity for you to meet with over 11 procurement directors from Network Rail... more >
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Andrew Haines, CE of Network Rail, tells BBC News his organisation could issue future rail franchises

24/06/2019Andrew Haines, CE of Network Rail, tells BBC News his organisation could issue future rail franchises

Andrew Haines, the Chief Executive of Network Rail, has told the Today programme on Radio 4's BBC’s flagship news programme that he would not rule out his organisation issuing future r... more >
Malcolm Holmes, executive director of West Midlands Rail Executive, announced as TCR Midlands speaker in Birmingham

24/06/2019Malcolm Holmes, executive director of West Midlands Rail Executive, announced as TCR Midlands speaker in Birmingham

Ahead of his appearance, Malcolm Holmes spoke with Rail Technology Magazine about what key leaders in the industry were doing to improve rail in the Midlands. He said: “It’s very... more >