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UCL student hailed as Future Industry Leader

Fahad Rage, an engineering student from Walthamstow studying for a Masters in Mechanical Engineering at University College London, has won a Future Industry Leaders Award at a recent ceremony at the Institution of Engineering and Technology in London. Having undertaken...

TfL adopts Sentinel ID system

Network Rail's Sentinel identification system has been rolled out across Transport for London (TfL) advancing the 'One Industry, One Card' vision From April 1, Sentinel has started to replace TfL's LUCAS card. The cards will continue to be valid until...

What was the most interesting original design in rail in 2014?

When you have the scope of just the word design, it could be rolling stock, a new station building or even a whole project, what would you choose? Our editors put their heads together and came up with this list. Which...

First Eurostar train enters £700m refurb scheme

The first Eurostar train has gone into refurbishment, marking the start of a £700 million fleet overhaul programme. Eurostar is refurbishing its entire fleet of 28 trains and purchasing 10 new e320 trains as part of the upgrade. The new units...

Eurostar revenue falls 5% in third quarter

Eurostar has seen like-for-like revenue fall by five per cent in the third quarter of 2012, with fewer leisure passengers making their way from the continent to London during the Olympic Games. Passenger figures remained broadly flat compared with 2011...

CCTV released after rail station robbery

Officers have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a robbery at Swinton rail station. On August 16, a 16-year-old boy was assaulted for his mobile phone while waiting with friends at...

Work begins on Stratford rail station

Work has begun on the new Stratford-upon Avon Parkway railway station. The chairman of Warwickshire County Council broke ground at the Bishopton site earlier this week to mark the first stage of the construction project. The station is set to open...

IRSE: 100 years of progress

Commemorating a centenary should always be high profile and the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers did justice to this milestone with its Aspect Conference and Annual Convention in London over the six days, 10 – 15 September. The temptation is always to reflect on past glories and achievements, and whilst some past events were recalled, [...]

CAF picked for €140m Helsinki metro train contract

CAF has been chosen to supply 20 four-car trains for Helsinki's metro system. Helsinki's metro operator HKL is aiming to sign the contract, which is expected to be worth more than 140 million euros, by the end of the year. The...

New cranes unveiled at Southampton rail freight terminal

The inauguration of two new cranes worth £9 million has taken place at Freightliner's Southampton rail freight terminal. The cranes and associated groundwork represent the largest single-item capital investment by Freightliner in terminal or port infrastructure since the business was...