London Transport Museum inspires young engineers

Rowan Joachim, a Transport for London Project Leader on the London Underground Crossrail Team, recently helped welcome sixty children from schools in Enfield to the London Transport Museum’s ‘Inspire Engineering’ day. The object is to get school students to think seriously about a career in railway engineering. Over 2,000 children have now visited the museum’s [...]

Original lighting installed for Grand Central centenary

The antique chandeliers, which adorned Grand Central Terminal when it first opened 100 years ago, have been returned to the station to mark its 100th anniversary. The melon-shaped light fittings have been brought back as...

Just how big is InnoTrans?

InnoTrans. Held every two years in Berlin, it is billed as “the world’s leading business meeting place for transport technology”. But, just how big is it? It’s big enough to encompass about 2,500 exhibitors and 110,000 trade visitors. There are representatives from 47 countries spread over 81,000 square metres of exhibition space and on 3,500 [...]

What to see at Railtex 2013 #3

In the run up to Railtex, and the rail engineer will be looking at the must-see innovations on display at this year’s event. CRC Industries UK Stand D40 CRC Industry UK’s AQUA PAINT MARKER is an innovative product development that specifically addresses the problem of solvent discharge into the environment from traditional survey/spot marking [...]

Improving the railway is crucial to growth

Despite the continuing recession and the euro-crisis abroad, the Coalition Government is standing firm behind the rail industry, says Theresa Villiers. ‘The Government is pressing ahead despite the deficit because we believe that improving our railway is a crucial way to boost growth and strengthen our competitiveness.’ The Minister of State for Transport was speaking [...]

Passenger service returns to heritage line after 40-year absence

A regular passenger service is to return between Norden and Motala, in Dorset, for the first time in 40 years as part of the Swanage Railway Grand Steam Gala. Bagnall-manufactured saddle tanks 'Judy' and 'Alfred'...

NXEA’s Charlotte Bindley named Young Rail Professional of the Year

The achievement of National Express employee Charlotte Bindley has been recognised by her industry peers at the Rail Business Awards 2011. Charlotte of National Express East Anglia (NXEA) was named ‘Young Rail Professional of...

Apprentices reunion

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Railway Works Training School in Swindon in 1962. The school survived until 1993. Former apprentices headed by John Baker are organising a reunion on 22nd September 2012. Everyone who worked there is welcome. The reunion will be held at the STEAM museum in Swindon. [...]

Danube road-rail bridge opens between Bulgaria and Romania

A new road-rail bridge connecting Bulgaria and Romania has opened to traffic, six years after construction began. The bridge will significantly improve the transportation of freight across the Danube River which previously relied on an...

Industry unites to celebrate at the RailStaff Awards

The RailStaff Awards 2013 will be held on Saturday 5th October at the ICC in Birmingham, marking a phenomenal year for the rail industry. Last year over 800 railway staff and their families attended. This year it looks like 1,000 people will be out celebrating all that’s brightest and best in the railway industry. To [...]