Southampton Tunnel experiences a quiet Christmas

Something quite remarkable happened in Southampton Tunnel this Christmas, a rare event in the world of railway engineering: absolutely nothing. That is because over...

Evolving conventions

The outcomes from a multi-sector collaborative project to develop lightweight, durable, high-strength fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite trusses could result in tomorrow’s railway footbridges being...

Lighting up night work

The logistical impact of more night working can often be onerous, particular when activities are very localised or of a short duration. Getting sites...

BridgeZone engineering consultants combine numerous disciplines

Inspecting structures with difficult access involves numerous disciplines, all of which exist on the fringes of the civil engineering industry but are seldom carried...

Glasgow & South Western Railway viaducts repaired

The Glasgow & South Western Railway grew out of an amalgamation of smaller companies in the 1840s and 1850s to serve a roughly-triangular area...

Bridge installed over the Cedar Valley lines at Rochdale

Engineers indicated an inauspicious start to the possession to install 405 tonnes of metalwork over the Calder Valley lines at Rochdale. The site engineers...

Coast road goes green

A second phase of track improvements has begun between Boston and Skegness - a route that has suffered from years of under-investment. The £21...

Moves in the Midlands

Bromsgrove Station could be relocated and the line through it electrified under plans being developed by Worcestershire County Council and Centro, the West Midlands...

CSX to invest $2 billion to strengthen its rail network

CSX Corporation will invest $2 billion to increase the quality, flexibility and capacity of its rail network, the company announced as part...

Balfour Beatty’s part in the Paisley Corridor Improvement project

As part of the Paisley Corridor Improvement (PCI) project, Balfour Beatty Rail won the £27 million multidisciplinary contract to construct additional running lines and...