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A legacy for hope: Sierra Leone’s National Railway Museum

Devastated by more than a decade of civil war and the Ebola virus epidemic, the government of Sierra Leone has placed a group of 14 non-functioning locomotives and carriages at the front of its strategy to become a middle-income country by 2035.
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Moscow metro ‘95% ready for the FIFA Confederations Cup’

With just over a week to go until the FIFA Confederations Cup kicks off, the Government of Moscow has said its metro system is “95 per cent ready”. The metro’s head of strategic development and customer service Roman Latypov has said preparations will be fully complete by the end of the week. Steps include translating metro maps, information […]
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Specialist firearms officers to patrol UK train services

The British Transport Police has announced that trained firearm officers are to start patrolling onboard trains following the UK’s increased terror threat level to critical. Armed officers have been patrolling the London Underground since December but this will mark the first time they have patrolled services elsewhere in the country. The mobilisation of armed officers is […]
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French rail industry meets at SIFER

The UK has Railtex, Germany InnoTrans, and France SIFER. Staged every two years since 1999, the French event is billed as the country’s only international rail industry trade show. A three-day meeting held in Lille, in northern France, SIFER brings together stakeholders from across all sectors – from industry contractors, equipment manufacturers, suppliers and sub-contractors […]
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British Transport Police ramps up presence following Manchester bombing

Members of the public should expect to see more police patrolling Britain’s railway stations following the bomb attack in Manchester on Monday night. British Transport Police (BTP) will be deploying ‘more officers than usual’ – including armed personnel – on stations and trains across the network. The news follows Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement that […]
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Railtex 2017 preview – the exhibitors you need to look out for

With over 450 exhibitors, there are certainly plenty of stands to visit at this year’s international exhibition of railway equipment, systems and services. Rail Engineer can’t hope to preview them all, visitors will just have to go around and see for themselves, but here is a selection (in alphabetical order and complete with its stand […]
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California High Speed Rail Authority CEO to step down

The CEO of the California high-speed rail project – what would be the USA’s first true high-speed rail network – has announced he is to step down. After five years with the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA), Jeff Morales has announced his decision to resign in a letter sent to governor Jerry Brown and the […]
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Virgin at 20

Andy Milne looks back at 20 years of Virgin’s involvement with the rail industry Well, my dear, how does it feel to be a Virgin again?’ 20 years ago, when Virgin first took to the metals, you could get away with such humour. Cue hearty gales of laughter down the line from Birmingham. Broken-hearted Miriam […]

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Expansion at telent heralds digital revolution

As the Rail Delivery Group unveiled plans to progress the use of digital technology in the rail industry, digital communications pioneer telent is expanding its rail business to meet the challenge. Kevin Bonanno has joined telent as business development director. Drawing on over 20 years’ commercial experience in wireless, digital and fixed telecom solutions throughout […]

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DB CEO steps down

Dr Rüdiger Grube, chief executive of German state railway company Deutsche Bahn (DB), has resigned his post. The group’s supervisory board unanimously agreed to accept his resignation effective immediately. Chief financial officer Dr Richard Lutz will take over as interim CEO. After almost eight years as CEO, Dr Grube’s contract was reportedly due to end […]
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CH2M European MD to take over at HS2

Mark Thurston, currently managing director overseeing CH2M’s European operations, including those in the UK, has been appointed as the new chief executive of HS2. The post became vacant when Simon Kirby left to join Rolls Royce as chief operating officer at the turn of the year. Since joining the rail industry as a TfL apprentice […]
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