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Next generation switches and crossings: the outcomes of project S-CODE

Neil Gofton, Principal Track Engineer at the Rail Safety and…

17 December 2019 | By ,

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…

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Track Systems, Engineering & Design In-Depth Focus 2018

The rail industry is constantly striving to improve network performance…

24 July 2018 | By

The rail industry is constantly striving to improve network performance and capacity by deploying numerous activities, from investing in maintenance, upgrading existing lines, constructing new tracks, and understanding how the data collected from components can be used to an advantage. Read on to find out how some experts are solving…

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Track Systems: A breakthrough in failsafe track switching

It is no secret that railway track switches – which…

25 July 2016 | By ,

It is no secret that railway track switches – which have worked the same way for over 200 years – face stubborn reliability issues and costly maintenance bills. The signalling, detection and locking systems built into and around switches can slow things down and significantly reduce network capacity.