DOO – Analysed & Explained

The term DOO (Driver Only Operation) has created mayhem in railway circles recently, with much publicised industrial action taking place that has caused misery to thousands of rail travellers. Widespread comment has appeared in the national and local press, rail magazines, radio and TV programmes and indeed questions have been bandied about in parliament. As […]

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Video: Alstom’s hydrogen train on test

Alstom's iLint hydrogen fuel cell train has successfully completed its first trial run at 80 km/h. Video courtesy of Alstom

New lightweight, modular bridge design launched

Arup and Mabey have launched a new modular, glass-fibre-reinforced polymer bridge that they believe will revolutionise the installation of pedestrian footbridges on challenging railway...

Students go loco

Twelve teams of student engineers will compete to build the best locomotive at this year’s Railway Challenge held by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers at the Stapleford Miniature Railway near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, this July. Teams include: • University of Birmingham • Bombardier/Derby University • Brunel University • FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences • […]

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Hector Rail orders 15 Vectron AC locomotives

Sweden's Hector Rail AB has exercised an option for 15 Vectron alternating-current (AC) locomotives. The locomotives, which will operate using ETCS signalling and ATC2-STM train...

Hydrogen fuel cell train completes first test run

Alstom's iLint hydrogen fuel cell train has completed its first 80 km/h test run. The Coradia iLint unit carried out its trial run on the...

Video: Building Bombardier’s Crossrail commissioning centre

Video showing the construction of Bombardier's 'V Shop' - the facility which is currently being used to commission the new Class 345 trains for...

HVLE orders dual-mode Stadler locomotives

Stadler's Spanish division, what was formerly Vossloh Rail Vehicles, is to supply 10 six-axle Eurodual locomotives to German rail freight operator Havelländische Eisenbahn (HVLE). The dual-mode...

Retrofitted hydrogen fuel cell EMU concept presented

The possibility of retro-fitting diesel multiple units (DMUs) to run on hydrogen fuel cell technology has been put to the test as part of an...

Preston-Blackpool line upgrade underway

Network Rail and its contractors have begun the main construction phase of a scheme to electrify the Preston to Blackpool line. Track lowering works started...