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For our 'Improving Rail's Environmental Impact' series, Andrew Kluth, Lead Carbon Specialist of Sustainable Development at RSSB, explains the scope of the ongoing research and development necessary to address Great Britain’s rail challenges of decarbonisation and removing diesel-only trains from the railway.
Keeping railway networks operational and safeguarding rolling stock from damage and impairment is crucial during harsh winter weather. Read on to find out how advanced planning can help predict and prepare for bad weather, and how strong teamwork between colleagues and different stakeholders goes a long way when battling winter…
This issue includes articles from Poland's Transport Minister about the country's much-needed railway investment programme, In-Depth Focus sections on Additive Manufacturing, Winter Operations and the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS), plus much more.
Following a year of interviews, we look back at the highlights and common themes of what was learnt and discussed by the women of the industry.
The plan outlines Network Rail's recognition of the importance of small and medium enterprises and its intention to work closer with them.
Neil Gofton, Principal Track Engineer at the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), and Roger Dixon, Professor of Control Systems Engineering and Director of Research in the Birmingham Centre for Rail Research and Education (BCRRE) at the University of Birmingham, summarise the outcomes of the Switch and Crossing Optimal Design…
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…
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.