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QTS reveals the Mega Chipper V2

Not satisfied with having the world’s first rubber-tracked and rail-mounted chipper in its railway plant fleet, national rail contractor QTS Group has unveiled its new Mega Chipper V2.The firm has re-engineered and improved on the original version to create...

HS2 goes to market for lifts and escalators

HS2 has issued its latest invitation to tender to its supply chain, this time to design, deliver and maintain almost 300 state-of-the-art lifts and escalators for HS2’s four major new stations.Around 160 lifts and 130 escalators will be installed...

Moving on

It’s an inescapable reality that life is unpredictable; generally, though, its ups and downs impact uniquely on each individual. Yes, recessions hit periodically and make their presence felt broadly, but it’s many decades since an event caused the world...

Rhomberg Sersa’s list of successes

It seems a world away. December 2019 was so uncomplicated, with the agonies of Christmas shopping being just one of the rather minor issues to cope with. It was back in December that avid readers of the Rail Engineer...

Innovate UK chooses Hexagon to deliver railway infrastructure mapping research project

Hexagon’s Geospatial division has been chosen by Innovate UK to conduct a research project that will result in faster and higher-precision mapping of railway infrastructure through the use of artificial intelligence.The project is funded by Network Rail under its...

Electric forklift brings green benefits to HS2 construction site

As construction of HS2 gets underway, and the company sets out to do so in as sustainable a way as possible, main works civils contractor Skanska Costain Strabag Joint Venture has been trialling the use of an electric forklift...

Rhomberg Sersa’s Swiss Army Knife

Writer: Grahame Taylor - Rail Engineer MagazineCatching up with Europe’s materials handlingWhen someone who has had over forty years in the railway industry says that a machine is probably one of the most versatile railway materials handlers available, it...

HAKI and Enigma forge new distribution partnership

HAKI, the manufacturer and supplier of modular scaffolding & tailored access solutions for temporary works, has entered an exclusive agreement with Enigma Industrial Services, which will  in future be the sole distributor of HAKI modular scaffolding systems within the...

North East rail workers support NHS with donations of PPE

Operations staff working for Network Rail in the North East are doing their bit to support the NHS during the COVID-19 crisis by donating spare personal protective equipment (PPE) to staff at Hexham General Hospital.As well as keeping the...

New helmet screen provides face protection and inhibits the spread of Covid-19 for wearers of hard hats

Workwear and PPE manufacturer Portwest has reacted to the current COVID-19 pandemic by releasing a low-cost yet effective face screen that will attach to regular hard hats and protect wearers from fluids and splashes.The lightweight and durable screen, which...

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Tractor driver dumps slurry onto railway

A tractor driver has been filmed dumping a tank full of slurry onto the West Coast main line in...