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Imaging the subsurface

14.05.08: Reynolds Geo-Sciences Ltd (RGSL) is the leading and largest independent geophysical consultancy in the UK. The team of highly qualified and experienced geophysicists are used to dealing with projects small and large and are currently working on...

Interfleet to open north of the border

14.05.08: Scotland is the next stop for leading international rail consultancy Interfleet, which is due to open its first office in Scotland this month. When the Edinburgh office opens, the city will join an Interfleet office list that includes addre...

TBE Group brings subsurface utility engineering to the UK

TBE Group brings subsurface utility engineering to the UK

14.05.08: With a constantly increasing population density, the UK faces daunting challenges in dealing with unknown or misidentified underground facilities which may cause unexpected delays, repairs and even injuries for any construction project. For this...

Cant Rail Protection System

08.04.08: First Group have taken the initiative of installing the new revolutionary “Cant Rail Protection System” designed and fitted by Executive Security into their Pollock Shields depot with Hornsey and Bedford system being fitted over the...

40 new wagons make steel coil transportation more effective

40 new wagons make steel coil transportation more effective

20.02.08: VTG, the UK's largest private wagon hire company, has commenced delivery of 40 new coil carrier wagons to Europe's second largest steel producer Corus, increasing its fleet of this favoured wagon design to in excess of 100. The wagons, whic...

TCM wins big light rail contract

20.02.08: TCM has been awarded the contract to eradicate invasive species on the new £600m Edinburgh tram network by tie Limited. Edinburgh’s tram network will be delivered in phases although only approval for phase 1a has been obtained s...

Getting on the right track

19.02.08: Despite a claimed commitment to tackling climate change, the government are still doing little to encourage a modal shift towards more environmentally sustainable modes of transport, says Norman Baker, shadow secretary of state for transport for...

Engineering works overrun

03.01.08: West Coast Network Rail has confirmed that works to reopen the West Coast at Rugby are continuing and the route will now not reopen on Thursday, 3 January. The critical issue is a shortage of specialist engineering and contractor staff...

First GBRf’s new depot in March reduces light engine movements

06.12.07: Leading freight haulier First GBRf, in conjunction with Electro-Motive Services International Ltd (EMSI), have opened a new maintenance depot in March, Cambridgeshire, to service part of its Class 66 locomotive fleet. The depot in East Angl...

Clear drains, clear track

14.11.07: When the rail industry has drainage problems, Complete Drain Clearance have the answers. Formed over nine years ago, they have developed into the rail industry’s ‘best of breed’ drainage trouble shooter. Fully Link-up and third...

Every decision counts

14.11.07: "The longest journeys often start with the smallest steps" says Jon Hart of law firm Pinsent Masons. Rail work beneath the streets of London has been grabbing a significant proportion of column inches in the press over the last few weeks. ...

Remote access system helps ‘fast track’ railway engineering projects

13.11.07: AEP Netilla Security Platform provides secure remote access to critical design and planning systems at First Engineering Secure remote access technology is helping First Engineering, the UK rail services company, to mobilize project managem...

Firstco delivers UK's largest Allen-Bradley SIL2 ControLogix project

24.07.07: Firstco, one of the UK's leading technical consultancy, project management and systems integration specialists, has just completed the customer factory acceptance testing of a ControLogix PLC system that is believed to be one of the largest of i...

Full steam ahead for GVA Grimley

24.07.07: GVA Grimley, has once again used its expert knowledge in the field to find a successful solution and ultimately dispose of a number of deteriorating locomotives and coaches which were formerly operated by Derby-based Fragonset Railways Ltd - the...

Successful wheel flange lubrication launch

24.07.07: The successful launch and live trials of the Rowe Hankins Components intelligent wheel flange lubrication system (iWFLS) has aroused strong interest in the rail industry. This has prompted the company to plan two further demonstration days...

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GTR start roll out of 200 more defibrillators in stations

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Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is continuing its roll out of life saving defibrillators at stations across its network. ... more >
Grand Central completes £9m refurbishment of rolling stock

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Grand Central has completed a two-year £9m refurbishment of its train fleet, serving the operator’s route li... more >
Hull Trains release 360 virtual tour of new Paragon Trains

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Hull Trains have released a 360 virtual tour of inside its new Paragon Trains, and are inviting customers to take a look... 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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Maximising efficiency requires investment in data, but it’s rewards for rail could be extensive

14/11/2019Maximising efficiency requires investment in data, but it’s rewards for rail could be extensive

Rail Technology Magazine’s Matt Roberts explains the significant role data can play within the future development of the rail industry. Standing as a cornerstone of the UK transport network, the rail industry is forever striving to innovate and maximise efficiency in all aspects of its work. Data is just one such way of achievi... 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 >
Sunshine future beckons for South Wales Railways, says 10:10 Climate Action’s Leo Murray

02/07/2019Sunshine future beckons for South Wales Railways, says 10:10 Climate Action’s Leo Murray

Smart electrification is the way to boost clean energy resources, argues Leo Murray, director at 10:10 Climate Action. Contractors are clear... more >
Ambition doesn’t have to be expensive, says Midland Connect's Maria Machancoses

02/07/2019Ambition doesn’t have to be expensive, says Midland Connect's Maria Machancoses

The TCR Midlands conference is only days away and tickets are going fast for the sector event of the year at the Vox Conference Centre in Birming... 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 wo... more >