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Troubleshooting failed electronics components in the rail industry

Taking on the challenge of finding robust alternatives to failing electronic components often requires some creative thinking and a little customisation. It is a scenario which is all too common in the rail industry – a suitable component is chosen, it is equipped with additional protection to help it to cope with the harsh operating […]
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A concrete solution

Following permission being granted for the redevelopment and extension of Nottingham’s tram system that included substantial investment, the city and surrounding areas were set to benefit from an extension to the tram system that was more than double its original size. In total, 17km of additional track would extend the tram system to the south and […]
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Landfill journeys

Here at Rail Engineer, we’ve made occasional mention of alternative track support materials. But, time and again, the industry reverts back to traditional materials such as timber and concrete. They do the job. There is an established supply chain. They are a safe option and there’s plenty of plant and equipment designed to cope with them. […]
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High-output track renewal, German-style

During the spring of 2016, the railway line from Hamburg to Cuxhaven in northern Germany was renewed in stages. This line, which first opened on 1 April 1881, was exactly 135 years old when the renovation work started. In former times, it was of great importance for emigrants who left the train in Cuxhaven to board […]
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Deploying unidirectional gateways

As a vital part of the national economy, the rail industry in the UK is undergoing an increase in demand for transporting passengers and freight. Unfortunately, with the rise of sophistication of cyber attacks, Britain’s critical infrastructure, and its rail system in particular, is becoming more and more vulnerable. Due to interconnected systems, entertainment devices […]
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UK’s most advanced carriage wash

Cairn Cross Civil Engineering Limited and Airquick Limited, working in partnership and on behalf of Network Rail and Arriva Trains Wales, have successfully completed the UK’s most advanced carriage wash system. This multidisciplinary design and build project was awarded to Cairn Cross Civil Engineering through the development of innovation and value engineering. One of the […]
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Powering Britain’s railways

image white helmetThe recent re-planning of the rail industry’s investment programme covered by the Hendy Review revealed that the vast majority of programmes will go ahead for delivery by 2019 despite, for a variety of reasons, challenges associated with costs and timescales on a number of enhancement projects. There has also been...
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Looking to do business with the German rail sector?

Photo: DB.UKTI Yorkshire and the Humber will lead a trade mission to Germany next month to try and forge new relationships between the UK rail supply chain and Deutsche Bahn (DB).[...]
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Guiding rail through its technological revolution

shutterstock_341779277telent Managing Director, Rail, Steve Pears spoke to Marc Johnson about telent’s future and how new technology is the answer to rail’s skills challenge. The modern passenger takes for granted the ease with which they are able to make a call or access free Wi-Fi at stations. A high-speed internet connection is now almost a basic […]
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Spanish solutions – Delivering OLE projects using European experience

One of the busiest rail hubs on the UK network, Reading, was notorious over the years as a of Spanish rail sector specialist, Electren, to bottleneck blackspot. To address this, Network Rail has spent the past five years carrying out a programme of improvements that has seen the redevelopment of the station,...
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AusRAIL PLUS 2015 set to open its doors

AusRAIL PLUS opens tomorrow in Melbourne (November 24 – 26) at Melbourne Exhibition Centre. It is the meeting place for anyone operating in, or looking to do business within the Australian rail sector.[...]
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