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Peter Stanton BSc CEng FIMechE FIET FPWI

Affordable by Design: Market Harborough station revisited

In spring 2019 (issue 179, June 2019), Rail Engineer reported on the considerable work that was being undertaken at Market Harborough on the Midland main line; not just on the route itself but also on the station and surrounding...

Stadler wins Hanover S-Bahn EMU order

Transdev has awarded Stadler a contract to supply 64 Flirt EMUs for the Hanover S-Bahn.

Škoda Transportation receives certification for high-speed trains for Germany

Škoda Transportation has received TSI European certification from notified body Eisenbahn Cert for its high-speed trains for DB Regio.

Akiem and Bombardier sign contracts for 33 Traxx locomotives

Rolling stock leasing company Akiem and Bombardier Transportation have signed two framework contracts to deliver a total of 33 Traxx locomotives. The two orders are valued at a combined total of €112 million with delivery scheduled for between 2019-2021. The 33 Traxx locomotives...

Train, tram and Tube operators mark centenary of WWI Armistice

Special preparations are in place across the UK's light and heavy railways to mark 100 years since the end of World War One.

London Underground MD joins Crossrail

Mark Wild is set to become the new chief executive of Crossrail.

EKZ JV begins production of on-board transformers in Kazakhstan

The EKZ joint venture has launched the production of on-board transformers for electric locomotives in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Transmashholding acquires South African rolling stock facility

The facility will become TMH's only production site in Africa. It will be used to assemble, maintain and refurbish diesel and electric locomotives as well as coaches for South Africa and the rest of the continent.

Greenbrier and Saudi Railway Company form JV

Greenbrier and SAR intend to establish a joint venture to execute rail projects and supply railcars for the country's freight rail market.

Exhibitors on route to Railtex 2019

Major players in the rolling stock sector are confirming their places at the UK’s leading rail event, Railtex 2019.


Electrification, traction power supplies and distribution networks

Peter Stanton undertook, between 1968 and 1972, a ‘thin sandwich’ degree course at City University, London, sponsored by British Railways Midlands Region and with practical training at Crewe and Willesden.

In 1980, following a spell as Area Maintenance Engineer at King’s Cross, Peter took on the interesting and challenging role of being the Personal Assistant to the British Railways Board Member for Engineering. As such, he was project manager for several major inter-regional inter-functional schemes.

Under Railtrack, Peter became Engineering Manager for Infrastructure Contracts, based in Birmingham, and then Electrification and Plant specialist for the West Coast Route Modernisation under Network Rail.

Since 2007, as an independent consultant, he has worked on the national electrification programme, Dubai Metro Red Line, Network Rail Crossrail, and Great Western Electrification. He sits on the Railway Technical Advisory panel of the IET and the Conference and Seminars Committee of the Railway Division of the IMechE.

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Work starts on Eaglescliffe station improvement scheme

Network Rail, Tees Valley Combined Authority, and Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council have started work to transform Eaglescliffe railway station and...