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EAD and CE marking of geohazard products

Experts from Swiss protection-system market leader Geobrugg explain the importance of CE marks, European Assurance Documents (EADs) and warns users of potential pitfalls. In a globalized world, the standardisation of products is essential to make sure that they perform as...

KeTech – Connected Driver Advisory System

The November issue of Rail Engineer (issue 179) covered the Network Rail long-term deployment plan for ETCS (European Train Control System). ETCS, however, is only part of the overall digital railway programme, with the other parts including: traffic management (TM) to manage...

Network Rail outlines Christmas engineering works

Team Orange will work around the clock over the Christmas holidays to deliver 330 vital projects.

ORR approves Network Rail’s £35bn CP6 plans

The Office of Rail and Road has set out its final determination on Network Rail’s plans for CP6.

Hitachi plans to complete takeover of Ansaldo STS

Hitachi has signalled its intent to take full control of Ansaldo STS following an agreement to increase its stake.

First UK tram-train service launched

Rail Minister Jo Johnson visited South Yorkshire for the long-awaited launch of a new tram-train service between Sheffield and Rotherham.

Infrabel awards British Steel major rail contract

British Steel has secured a major new four-year contract from Infrabel, Belgium’s national rail infrastructure manager, for the maintenance and renewal of the country’s rail network.

GE to partner BNSF on battery freight locomotive tests

The programme will see GE Transportation design and build an AC Evolution Series locomotive which will feature an overall energy-management system, including onboard energy storage.

Average age of Britain’s train fleet falls for first time in more than a decade

The average age of Britain’s rolling stock fleet has fallen for the first time since 2005, reflecting the increasing number of new trains arriving on the network.

Railtex returns with revamped programme

Railtex, the UK’s premier rail industry exhibition, returns to Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre from May 14-16, 2019.



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