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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...

PTV adds to X’Trapolis EMU fleet

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) has placed a €100 million order with Alstom for nine more six-car X’Trapolis trainsets. When the final train is delivered at the...

Cityringen tunnelling complete

Four years since starting work, the four tunnel boring machines excavating Copenhagen's Cityringen railway have completed their journey. Nora, Tria, Minerva and Eva have now...

Decrease in German rail freight

Unlike in the UK, where the growth in rail freight seems only to be limited by network capacity, the sector seems to be struggling...

Regional resilience for West Midlands

In anticipation of congestion caused by future major construction projects, the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has approved its Regional Resilience Plan. Major rail projects...