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ENSCO wins $67m contract with the Federal Railroad Administration

ENSCO wins $67m contract with the Federal Railroad Administration

24.07.07: ENSCO Inc., a diversified research, development and information technology company, has been awarded a contract to support the Automated Track Inspection Program (ATIP) for the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). The five year contract is val...

Life costs for level crossings

24.07.07: Having stemmed a number of high costs, Network Rail’s focus is now turning toward, amongst other things, the long term cost benefits of level crossings. Having put vital safety foundations in place, Britain’s rail owner understandabl...

Mechanical strain gauge from Vortok International

24.07.07: Vortok is introducing a very simple and yet effective device for measuring the change in strain during tensioning or cutting of rail. The device works by being clamped to a rail at two points, a set distance apart. The instrument contains a micr...

Norton – innovative solutions to the rail industry

24.07.07: Innovation is essential to enable further improvements in rail infrastructure maintenance and Saint-Gobain Abrasives is at the forefront of providing innovative, time saving products for rail cutting and conditioning. The Norton brand owned...

On time and on track with mini crawler cranes

On time and on track with mini crawler cranes

24.07.07: In spaces where access is limited and height is an issue, Maeda mini crawler cranes are helping rail maintenance specialists IMS Ltd stay on the right side of the tracks. Gary Wainwright, director of IMS says: “These Maedas are a grea...

Back to the future with digital pen & paper

23.07.07: Digital pen and paper (DPP) technology has come of age in the past year as a growing number of businesses have recognised that it delivers immediate data capture, low cost of ownership, security, total traceability and workforce approval. D...

Eland Cables signs a contract with URL

23.07.07: Eland Cables has recently secured a multi-million pound contract to supply a significant amount of Network Rail’s signalling cable requirements for maintenance 2007/2008. The contract was awarded by Network Rail’s purchasing agent fo...

Improving remote worker efficiencies and safety with mobile computers and real time data capture

23.07.07: Companies which rely on mobile workers to complete tasks in the field stand to make huge efficiency gains by adopting the very latest mobile data solutions. Imagine a scenario where an engineer finds a fault on a carriage during a routine s...

Reducing the risk of rail crime

23.07.07: Railway crime and terrorist attack together with asset longevity in the face of climate change are amongst the most pressing concerns for the rail industry. Specifiers are looking for more secure, more robust protection for trackside services an...

NOMAD wins deal to provide broadband data communications

19.07.07: NOMAD Digital has been awarded a major contract by Virgin Trains in the UK to install its passenger wireless internet system on the operator’s West Coast Main Line (WCML) trains Nomad, the global market leaders in the provision of mob...

European crackdown on cable thieves

13.07.07: British Transport Police are joining forces with rail police from across Europe in a day of action on Tuesday, 10 July to target the theft of metals from the railway. Police forces across Europe will be working in partnership on a number of...

St Pancras set to go wireless

19.06.07: Cityspace, the UK-based leading provider of urban digital networks, has announced that it has been awarded the contract by London & Continental Railways (LCR) to install and manage a wireless broadband network in the newly refurbished St Pan...

Project on track to end lengthy railway closures

07.06.07: Line closures for engineering works will be significantly reduced in the future thanks to pioneering work by Network Rail, which will slash the time it takes for engineers to renew a set of points. The project team has already halved the ti...

Cabinet integration method reduces trackside installation time

01.05.07: Dangers faced by contractors on the railways are being drastically reduced thanks to advances in cabling techniques. A new ‘cabinet integration’ method has been successfully introduced which is increasing safety and saving money...

Metronet starts 2,000 mile signalling marathon

01.05.07: Metronet Rail has started the massive task of laying over 2,000 miles of new cable – enough to run from London to Cairo – for one of the biggest signalling projects in Europe. The new signalling is a vital component of the &poun...

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The vision of England's Economic Heartland's Strategic Transport Forum

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Dave Hodgson, elected mayor of Bedford Borough Council and chair of England’s Economic Heartland’s Strategic Transport Forum, sets ou... more >
Changing the London skyline with HS2

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Picking up the pace with high-speed track handovers

26/03/2019Picking up the pace with high-speed track handovers

In 2018 Steve Featherstone, programme director of track at Network Rail, set his team a challenge to secure 100 high-speed track handovers in a y... 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 vision of England's Economic Heartland's Strategic Transport Forum

26/03/2019The vision of England's Economic Heartland's Strategic Transport Forum

Dave Hodgson, elected mayor of Bedford Borough Council and chair of England’s Economic Heartland’s Strategic Transport Forum, sets out his vision for the future of rail in light of the Rail Review, whilst highlighting the economic significance of the region. As the sub-national transport body (STB) for the Oxford-Cambridge gro... more >
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Changing the London skyline with HS2

26/03/2019Changing the London skyline with HS2

Lisa Hogben, HS2 programme delivery manager for area south enabling works, explains how the arrival of HS2’s first tower cranes shows chang... more >
Picking up the pace with high-speed track handovers

26/03/2019Picking up the pace with high-speed track handovers

In 2018 Steve Featherstone, programme director of track at Network Rail, set his team a challenge to secure 100 high-speed track handovers in a y... more >
Caledonian Sleeper: a railway icon re-imagined

19/03/2019Caledonian Sleeper: a railway icon re-imagined

The world-renowned Caledonian Sleeper, due to begin operations at the end of spring 2019, completed its first Scotland to London journey earlier ... more >
26-30 Railcard: taking advantage of opportunities

19/03/201926-30 Railcard: taking advantage of opportunities

After a nine-month national trial, the rail industry launched its seventh National Railcard for 26-30-year-olds on 2 January 2019. Rail Delivery ... more >

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Women in rail - is the industry on the right track?

12/03/2019Women in rail - is the industry on the right track?

RTM sits down with Samantha Smith, sole female member of the TransPennine Route Upgrade Alliance Leadership Team, to find out more about encourag... more >