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Improved protection for rail workers

A new and innovative range of multi-hazard protective workwear, designed to meet the needs of wearers in the rail sector, has been launched by Ballyclare.The new ProTec category III ‘Life-Saving’ workwear range includes a comprehensive selection of arc-protection, flame-retardant...

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...

A greener, better connected future with very light rail

Improving connectivity is the aim of every local authority. Two projects in the West Midlands are bringing that ambition to fruition.A new dawn in public transport is on the horizon with the rapid development of a concept that will...

Confidence and COVID – what happens next?

With passenger numbers still just a fraction of their level a year ago, how does the industry make rail travel more appealing?COVID-19 has fundamentally changed the way people work, live, travel and play around the world. With passenger numbers...

New canopies for a historic station

The station at Pembroke Dock is steeped in history and character. It opened in 1863 and was later adapted, as the station grew in the early 1900s following the takeover of Pembroke and Tenby by Great Western Railway, with...

KeTech update – Connected Driver Advisory System

In December 2019 (issue 180), Rail Engineer reported on a visit to KeTech Systems in Preston to hear about its innovative, truly connected real-time information systems. With the recent update to the industry Rail Technical Strategy (RTS), Rail Engineer...

Emergency power – why settle for standard?

For too long, power supplies have been treated as an after-thought to the main design project. It is when all the other features and functions, as well as aesthetics, are finalised that the power supply is specified, and then...

What next for Vivarail?

The imperative to decarbonise the railway has been the subject of various reports, conferences, and research grants, although, in reality, little new operational hardware has been produced to meet this challenge since Jo Johnson’s call to remove diesels in...

Low-adhesion Modelling

Some aspects of railways are still not completely understood, nearly 200 years after the railways were first developed. Indeed, your writer generally sees many research papers every year seeking to further advance knowledge about what is exactly happening in...

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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...