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The Digital Railway – A supplier’s view

The Digital Railway project continues to generate interest from many quarters. The latest position from Network Rail was explained in issue 147 (January 2017) following an interview with David Waboso, the project’s managing director. Just how does this fit in with the suppliers’ perception of what needs to happen and, more importantly, what can the […]

Rebuilt Tier 4 locomotive begins in-service testing

Progress Rail says it has successfully completed the first emissions tests of its re-engineered EMD24B locomotive. The 'repower locomotive' will now undergo 3,000 hours of in-service...

Coradia Lint DMUs ordered for new Bad Bentheim-Neuenhaus service

Bentheimer Eisenbahn AG has ordered five new Coradia Lint diesel multiple units (DMUs) from Alstom in an order worth €20 million. The two-car units will be...

EGIP – electrification clearance woes

On 25 August, Network Rail announced that, for six months on Mondays to Thursdays, there would be no service after 20:30 on the main Edinburgh to Glasgow line due to ‘intensification of delivery’ of the Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP). Rail Engineer was interested to find out why. Having done so, it is only […]

UK signalling – A 2017 update

It is nearly four years since Rail Engineer reviewed the state of signalling within Network Rail and much has changed in the intervening period. The organisation is now different and a more pragmatic view is being taken on the deployment of new technology. A recent discussion with Kevin Robertshaw (programme director for signalling projects) explored […]

Preferred route for Parramatta light rail revealed

The preferred route for a new light rail line in Parramatta, New South Wales, has been unveiled. Phase phase of the route will be 12km long...

Royal assent for HS2

The hybrid bill for Phase One of HS2, which will deliver a high-speed rail link between London and the West Midlands, has received royal...

Ottawa scales up Stage 2 light rail extension

Planners in Ottawa have extended the proposed route of the Stage 2 Light Rail Transit Project. A new report for Stage 2 LRT has now been produced....

Council appoints contractor for new Worcestershire Parkway station

Buckingham Group has been appointed by Worcestershire County Council to design and build the new Worcestershire Parkway Regional Interchange Station. The station will include a single platform...

Ordsall Chord bridge lifted in

The largest crane in the UK was used to hoist a 600-tonne bridge into place on the Ordsall Chord today. The scheme will link all...