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Holiday in the Bahamas

The public has largely fallen out of love with the railway, seduced by a loathing press which feasts on failures like hyenas around a carcass. But it hasn’t always been that way. Speak to folk of a certain age and they’ll recall with warm affection the role formerly played by the railway in communities across [...]

Railtex exhibitors 2013

Abloy UK Stand B51 Abloy UK, the security expert, is showcasing its Cliq Remote electro mechanical security platform and Protec2 locking solution, offering rail professionals greater key management and security, including audit trails for padlocks. Cliq Remote uses web based software allowing rail engineers and their contractors to have keys remotely authorised for use in [...]

Royal backing for Mallard

The prince of Wales has agreed to become the patron of Mallard 75, the national Railway Museum’s season of events marking 75 years since Mallard broke the world steam speed record at Stoke Bank near Grantham in 1938. The centrepiece of the celebrations will be the Great Gathering, a spectacular fortnight- long international family reunion [...]

New rail job for Ian Rothery

North Midland Construction plc has appointed Ian Rothery as its first Executive Director for Rail as it prepares for further growth in the rail sector. Ian Rothery has 39 years experience in the rail and civil engineering industry. During his career he has covered major design and build rail projects, from station refurbishment to multi- [...]

Station design: Balancing function with aesthetics

There is more to good station design than an impressive-looking building. It should also be more than a good place to catch trains – a recent ATOC (Association of Train Operating Companies) Interchange and Integrated Transport Conference stressed that train companies are committed to improving links with other forms of transport. Station designers need to [...]

Mechan's carbon neutral shunter unveiled

Mechan is launching a range of energy efficient shunters onto the UK market. The Sheffield-based lifting technology manufacturer has secured a deal to become the sole UK and Ireland supplier of the award-winning Zwiehoff electrically-powered...

Rail industry agrees new planning approach

The rail industry has agreed a new process to plan for future demand for rail services, decide how capacity can best be used and assess value for money options for investment. Today, more people travel...

Loughor viaduct plans given go ahead

A £40m plan to boost rail services in West Wales has been given the go-ahead with permission granted to replace a bridge on the main route between Swansea and Llanelli. The plan will see the...

DfT launches rail franchise consultation

Passengers across London, the South East, Sussex and the South Coast are being 'asked for their views to help shape a major new franchise for train services across their area', Rail Minister Theresa Villiers...

UNIFE signs rail MoU with Russia

UNIFE, the European Rail Industry, and NP-UIRE (Russian Union of Industries of Railway Equipment) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding and cooperation, in a move to 'strengthen ties between the European and Russian railway...

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