In July 2019, 41 trains passed red signals on Britain's rail network - signalling the highest number in a single calendar month since October 2007. This has caused the rail industry’s independent safety body to voice its concerns whether enough is being done to reduce the risk of a train…
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Network Rail are set to carry out experiments this autumn to trial new ways of braking designed to reduce delays for passengers caused by ‘leaves on the line’.
Over 350 Arriva Rail London employees will complete a training course to improve the travelling experience of passengers on the London Overground who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Neil Dinmore, Principal Engineer Structures and Material at RSSB, explores how technologies from other industries could be transferred into the railway environment to help improve the lifecycle of bogies and wheelsets.
For our Women Inspiring Rail series, Principal Infrastructure Engineer at the Rail Safety & Standards Board, Bridget Eickhoff, discusses her area of expertise, the rewarding elements of her role and how life in the railway industry is seldom boring.
New research found train seats in the future will benefit from a more scientific approach to comfort that includes legroom, seat dimensions and compression.
Britain’s railways are still the safest of the EU’s top ten biggest railways, but failure to address key risks could jeopardise this position.
There is now a greater need than ever to utilise innovative solutions to help improve the lifecycle of bogies and wheelsets – vital rolling stock components. This In-Depth Focus investigates the latest techniques available to the industry.
Until relatively recently, Brexit seemed remote and distant. Even now, there is still great uncertainty as to its form and implications, not least for rail. From a legal perspective, absent the Article 50 notification being withdrawn or the Article 50 notification period being extended (which would require the agreement of…
UK Rail Minister, Andrew Jones, has announced project funding of £1.75 million that looks into solar panels that directly power trains and a system that uses hydrogen and oxygen to produce steam to power engines.
On 30 October 2018, more than 150 delegates attended RSSB’s Intelligent Power Networks to Decarbonise Rail conference. This was borne out of and inspired by the UK Minister for Transport, Jo Johnson’s decree, back in February 2018, in which he said, “I would like to see us take all diesel-only…
New 'Common Social Impact Framework for Rail' (CSIF), set out by RSSB, is hoped to show the societal impact the rail industry has within the UK.