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Government to fund feasibility work for digital signalling on three more main lines

Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris has announced £1.2 million of new government funding to accelerate feasibility work for digital signalling on vital sections of the West Coast main line, Midland main line and East Anglia route, including Peterborough to Kings...

Moving a signal box overnight

A disused signal box in Lowdham, Nottinghamshire, has been moved to a new location just 100 metres from its original location, so it can be restored and eventually opened to the public.The structure, which  controlled passing trains on the...

Combatting signalling failures

Signalling failures have always had the ability to cause delay to train services and, whilst modern signalling technology is designed to be more reliable, when failures do occur they can be much more significant as the systems are complex,...

Driving innovation in signalling

Innovation seems to be the latest buzz word. Recent conferences and seminars, as reported in Rail Engineer, have focussed very much on this theme, often coupling it with ‘The Digital Railway’. Having listened to a recent offering by Peloton,...

Chiltern ATP obsolescence

In a signalling system with lineside signals and fitted with an Automatic Train Protection (ATP) system, a brake application will automatically be applied if a train is going too fast, thereby protecting the train from passing signals at danger....

The life of an REB

First introduced some 30 years ago, the ubiquitous Relocatable Equipment Building (REB) has become one of the most familiar pieces of trackside equipment, and, although they’re seen by millions of passengers each year, it’s likely that they’re rarely given...

Fond farewell to a favourite power box

The huge modernisation of railway signalling in the UK during the 1960/70s and early 1980s came about through the introduction of Power Signal Boxes (PSB), with many covering significant miles of route. All the BR regions had them and,...

Major delays on West Coast main line quickly fixed

Rail travel on the West Coast main line was disrupted on 7 October 2020 after a stretch of signalling, miles long, lost power between Milton Keynes and Watford junction in the early hours of the morning,Network Rail engineers suspected...

Weekend work to improves Clacton on Sea line in Essex

The railway line to Clacton on Sea in Essex is to be upgraded over weekends until the end of October 2020.Nearly 3/4 mile of track will be replaced along with 1512 sleepers and 5520 tons of on the branch...

Siemens Mobility awarded Core Valley Lines contract

As part of its Core Valley Lines Transformation programme, Transport for Wales has awarded a three-year contract to Siemens Mobility to cover the renewal and replacement of lineside signalling infrastructure, as well as the creation of a new integrated...

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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...