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PEI-Genesis offers ITT’s versatile VEAM CIR connectors with

01.03.07: International assembling distributor PEI-Genesis has added ITT’s VEAM CIR series of multipin circular connectors to its product range and will be offering them with the company’s unrivalled 48-hour assembly service from May 2007. ...

The price of copper

01.03.07: The high price of copper is believed to be behind an epidemic of cable thefts which are causing havoc in some parts of the country and costing rail companies millions of pounds. And although copper prices are currently 40% below last year&r...

Bringing a digital dimension to rail security

01.01.07: The need for robust transportation security measures across rail networks has never been greater following the Madrid and London bombings. Those responsible for ensuring the smooth running of this critical infrastructure have to contend wit...

Byker viaduct enhancements

01.01.07: Byker viaduct was constructed in 1979 and consists of a conventional two track system directly fastened to a concrete support (PACT). The existing track system was installed during construction of the viaduct and comprised BS 113A flat bottom ra...

EMC in railways – safety and the legal requirements

01.01.07: Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) between electrical and electronic systems is an essential requirement for the reliable and safe operation of equipment. It is all too apparent that traction power equipment may interfere with signalling system...

Fluke Thermal Imagers help keep the trains on time

01.01.07: So many overheating connections and fuses may currently go undetected that they could lead to very expensive train stoppages. It is therefore hardly surprising that the arrival of fully radiometric thermal imaging cameras offering easily identif...

Hitachi passenger information systems

01.01.07: The Hitachi passenger information system is easy for station staff to operate, allowing the output of a wide range of information to indicator boards as required. When timetables are altered, normally the details are entered via the operati...

Laser profile sensors guarantee the safety and stability of railway tracks

01.01.07: Guaranteeing the safety and stability of railway track when transporting passengers or goods is critical these days. The increased loading of the rail network and the higher speeds of modern trains lead to higher stressing of the rails. The trac...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

Railtex 2007

01.12.06: The next issue of Rail Technology Magazine will be the biggest ever and features a completely independent preview of the Railtex 07 exhibition in London together with the usual news and features. A limited amount of advertising space is sti...

A whole new way of planning rail projects

01.11.06: By Richard Ormerod, Construction Industry Manager, Asta Development Rail projects are far better planned using Time-Location diagrams than conventional Project Management software, as companies such as Bechtel, Metronet, Grant Rail and Firs...

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Rail industry launches new interactive accessibly map for UK rail stations

17/04/2019Rail industry launches new interactive accessibly map for UK rail stations

A new interactive map which lets passengers find out about accessibility at stations has been launched by the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) to help b... more >
Helium balloons causing ‘increasing number of train delays’ at cost of £1m

17/04/2019Helium balloons causing ‘increasing number of train delays’ at cost of £1m

Helium-filled balloons are causing hundreds of train delays at a cost of £1m in taxpayer money every year, Network Rail has revealed. ... more >
Dawlish sea wall gets council planning approval with construction to begin in May

17/04/2019Dawlish sea wall gets council planning approval with construction to begin in May

Plans for an £80m sea wall to protect the Dawlish coastal rail line from extreme weather have been by approved by Teignbridge District Coun... 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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West Midlands Rail Executive’s Malcolm Holmes on the 30 year Rail Investment Strategy and working with Midlands Connect

08/04/2019West Midlands Rail Executive’s Malcolm Holmes on the 30 year Rail Investment Strategy and working with Midlands Connect

Malcolm Holmes, Chief Executive of the West Midlands Rail Executive, joins us to discuss the 30-year Rail Investment Strategy, and how he and his team are working closely with Midlands Connect to deliver on uplifting capacity and bettering services for people across the region ahead of TCR Midlands 2019. What do your roles as Ex... 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 >
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 >
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 >

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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 >