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China’s Ministry of Railways chooses Nortel mobile network

20.02.08: China's Ministry of Railways (MOR) has gained powerful communications and train management capabilities for its busy system after selecting GSM-R mobile communications railway technology from Nortel. The highly secure wireless network provides n...

Fluke handheld ScopeMeter signals the way forward

20.02.08: The ability to clearly distinguish between two coloured waveforms at the same time as displaying other digital measurements, all with one instrument, has made a Fluke handheld ScopeMeter the instrument of choice for the technical support team at...

Hellermanntyton launches TR27 heatshrink tubing to rail industry

Hellermanntyton launches TR27 heatshrink tubing to rail industry

20.02.08: HellermannTyton has launched its TR27 range of heat shrinkable tubing, ideal for electrical contractors working in the rail sector, to meet the need for high quality cable management products in the industry. TR27 heatshrink tubing is a hig...

High mast tower inspection company finds international partner

20.02.08: MastCheck Inc, a Columbus-based technology innovation company, recently entered the international market of high mast tower inspection with the signing of British company CU Phosco Lighting Ltd. as their exclusive agent for the United Kingdom. ...

Huck C50L® lockbolt first choice in latest rail crossing design

Huck C50L® lockbolt first choice in latest rail crossing design

20.02.08: Products from a UK engineering company have been successfully used in a new rail crossing designed for Network Rail. Alcoa Fastening Systems (AFS), with Huck® fasteners as a key brand, engineer high quality, high performance fastening s...

On track with LED solutions for rail

On track with LED solutions for rail

20.02.08: The advantages of using LEDs as a lighting source over traditional fluorescent and incandescent bulbs have long been recognised they have therefore been used across a range of industries and applications. Providing a more efficient, cost effecti...

ORR launches track access option policy

20.02.08: The Office of Rail Regulation has published its policy on the way in which it will assess track access option applications - a contract reserving rights of access to a railway facility for a period of years at some point in the future. By o...

Testing for reliability in rail

20.02.08: Electrical testing is not only essential to prove the safety and reliability of electrical systems, it is also a valuable tool for the prediction and prevention of costly failures. Megger, probably the UK’s best-known manufacturer of porta...

The use of plastic sheet piles in the construction industry today

20.02.08: Plastic sheet piles have been available in this country for over five years and have been used in other parts of Europe for over 20 years. So with the dramatic rise in the cost of steel, why is there such a reluctance to try an ‘innovative...

West Coast Mainline Update

West Coast Mainline Update

20.02.08: As part of the scheme to upgrade the West Coast Main Line, major engineering work was carried out in and around Rugby station over Christmas. This forms part of a bigger scheme which aims to significantly increase the frequency and journey time...

Cost management solution sets new benchmark for rail industry

19.02.08: Accurate estimating is fundamental to ensuring that major rail projects are delivered on time, within budget and to the required quality. RIB, one of the world’s leading providers of integrated software solutions, is providing valuable sup...

Cut the cost of cable marker installation

19.02.08: Siegrist-Orel, a leading supplier of high performance cable marking solutions, has developed a bespoke marker kit system to drive down the time and cost of trackside cable marker installation. Customers simply supply Siegrist-Orel with thei...

Rugged – the right track for the rail industry

19.02.08: The railway industry is a long time user of ruggedised computers for both onboard and maintenance crews. As railway workers can’t always control the environment they work in, the importance of handheld computers that can withstand a great...

Major rail improvements ahead between Birmingham and Warwickshire

01.02.08: A better railway is being built between Birmingham Snow Hill station and Stratford and Leamington Spa, thanks to a £75 million Network Rail project running from February 7-17. Two new junctions will be constructed at Tyseley, a key in...

Final design stage for Axminster loop begins

10.01.08: Network Rail has started its final stages of design for the planned construction of a three-mile section of track that will allow more trains to run from London to Exeter. The planned new track will be installed alongside the existing singl...

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Rail North Partnership review sets out recommendations

19/07/2019Rail North Partnership review sets out recommendations

A review of the Rail North Partnership, headed by Leeds Council leader cllr Judith Blake and rail minister Andrew Jones, has set out recommendati... more >
TfL announces 4G for London Underground in 2020

19/07/2019TfL announces 4G for London Underground in 2020

Transport for London (TfL) have announced that 4G will be available on parts of the London Underground from March 2020. The eastern half of ... more >
Study of light rail finds Manchester Metrolink one of best in the world

19/07/2019Study of light rail finds Manchester Metrolink one of best in the world

An international study of light rail systems has identified Metrolink as one of the best in the world. The system was rated as fifth best in... 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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Apprentice to Co-leading the Rail Sector Deal

05/06/2019Apprentice to Co-leading the Rail Sector Deal

In a series of Q&A’s with key speakers on the run up to TransCityRail Midlands, we caught up with TransCityRail panellist and Amey’s commercial account director, Anna Delvecchio, for her insight into what the Rail Sector Deal means for the rail industry and its supply chain. Anna started her career as an apprentice at the age o... 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

By Ewan Quayle, Rail Technology Magazine Reporter Andrew Haines, the Chief Executive of Network Rail, has told the Today programme on R... more >