The drive for net-zero

The UK has committed to reduce carbon emissions to net-zero by 2050 and rail travel will play a significant role on that journey. Decarbonisation is high on the industry’s agenda and although 2050 is a generation away, any decisions...

Decarbonising Scotland’s railway

Last July saw the publication of both Network Rail’s Traction Decarbonisation Network Strategy (TDNS) and the Scottish Government’s Rail Services Decarbonisation Action Plan. Both reports concluded that rail decarbonisation requires electrification of a large part of the unelectrified network,...

Systems thinking: why applying it from the start can transform your project

Major projects are inevitably very complex. Yet too often, we fail to fully comprehend and grapple with this complexity, and as a result create designs that risk being rejected by the very people for whom they’re intended. Applying systems...

This is a platform alteration – all change at London King’s Cross next month as Network Rail continues to transform track layout

Network Rail is improving the track layout at London King’s Cross and reopening a disused tunnel in the main stage of a £1.2billion upgrade of the East Coast Main LineSlightly reduced services continue to run over the Easter bank...

King’s Cross: Clearing the Throat and removing the hump!

Back in pre-COVID times, when life felt normal but hectic, Rail Engineer published an article about Network Rail’s plans to spend £1.2 billion upgrading the East Coast main line. It outlined a hugely ambitious scheme that has taken some...

Christmas and COVID – yet the work goes on…

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a two-edge sword for the railway industry. The disease itself has been dreadful, with a number of railway workers and tens of thousands of the population dying from it and many times more infected...

West Midlands Metro Update

The West Midlands Metro system is, right now, in the midst of a major expansion, and it is not letting the coronavirus pandemic stand in its way. In fact, in a subtle way, the virus has brought some small,...

Ballyclare’s new arc protection multi-hazard range brings higher standards of protection to the workwear market.

Ballyclare has extended its Category III ‘Life-Saving’ workwear range by launching a new and innovative range of arc flash multi-hazard protective workwear designed to meet the needs of wearers in a wide variety of industrial sectors. The new Ballyclare...

Railway Industry Association in 2020

In these strangest of times, the Railway Industry Association (RIA) decided to continue with its annual conference, albeit online. The issues facing the rail industry are very much in debate and an opportunity for government, the industry and the...

Cross Acceptance of Systems and Equipment

The lengthy time taken to get new projects, systems and equipment into service is something that gives many of us a sense of despair. It never used to be like that, so what has happened to make things so...

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Prime Minister unveils GWR Intercity Express Train carrying special ‘We Mean Green’ livery

Prime Minister Boris Johnson joined GWR Managing Director Mark Hopwood at Paddington Station this morning to unveil a special...