Alstom gets the Edge

The new Edge Hill maintenance depot in LiverpoolThe new £15m Edge Hill maintenance depot in Liverpool has been completed by Network Rail and handed over…

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Change of identity

Westinghouse Rail Systems changed its name to Invensys Rail on 1st September. For many years, Westinghouse has been one of a number of companies comprising…

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Eyes in the sky Feet on the ground

Rollo Rigby of Severn Partnership reports on how Irish Rail has benefitted from 3D survey data capture. Iarnród Éireann – Irish Rail – has…

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Innovation has its rewards

FLI Structures, part of the Haley Steel Group, is a leader in the design, manufacture, supply and installation of screw-piled foundations – a rapid…

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Keeping the railway afloat

Chris Parker reports As a keen narrowboater, I often remark upon the great skills of our engineering ancestors. Time and again I find that the canal route…

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Concrete blocks mining legacy

Stuart Marsh reports If you’ve travelled on the Settle & Carlisle line at any time over the past 36 years, it would have been difficult not to notice…

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Australia Fair

Leighton Contractors with Hays Globalink are back in Britain as part of an annual visit aimed at providing opportunities of a lifetime for rail staff to…

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High speed findings revealed

Network Rail says that a north-south high speed line would generate around £55 billion worth of benefits for the UK economy. Announcing the results of…

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Gateway to a brighter future

Preparatory work gets underway this month on Birmingham’s new station which will deliver a bigger, better and brighter New Street for the 40 million…

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Accident reports and the way to a safer and more cost effective railway

Colin Wheeler reports… An adder in the sun? Last month brought two unusual safety bulletins, both dated July 17th. On 4th July two track workers…

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