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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...

BASEC approval makes the right choice simpler

01.04.07: With rail safety under the spotlight once again there has never been a more important time to make sure that products you choose for your next project are fit-for-purpose and meet required standards. That’s the message from Dr Jeremy...

Betacable Management Systems & Cablecraft team up

01.03.07: Betacable Management Systems has announced the approval of a new agreement with Cablecraft, who will be a partner distributor in the rail industry. Together they will be heavily involved in the distribution of a number of products including the...

Groundwise Searches

01.03.07: The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 1994 require that a health and safety plan be used for engineering works. This plan must include details on restrictions on engineering work such as the location of below ground utility appara...

One million steel sleepers for the U.K. market

One million steel sleepers for the U.K. market

01.03.07: Since being awarded Network Rail¹s steel sleeper contract in 2003, GMT has now manufactured and supplied over one million sleepers for the UK market. In addition to satisfying the increased demand for Network Rail¹s steel sleeper...

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...

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Transport for the North joint submission to the Integrated Rail Plan

03/06/2020Transport for the North joint submission to the Integrated Rail Plan

In a collaborative submission to the Integrated Rail Plan, Transport for the North’s Members have called for a sustained investment in the ... more >
Overnight work to overhead power lines at Euston

03/06/2020Overnight work to overhead power lines at Euston

Network Rail are advising passengers that there will be no services in or out of London Euston after 9pm this Thursday (June 4th) while work to o... more >
Tube stations begin phased return

03/06/2020Tube stations begin phased return

When lockdown began in March, many Underground stations were closed with only key stations remaining open.  On the May 18th, TfL annouc... 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 >