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Preparing for winter: What do Network Rail do?

Dr Sam Bemment, Technical and Innovation Manager at the Railway…

8 March 2021 | By

Dr Sam Bemment, Technical and Innovation Manager at the Railway Industry Association (RIA), explores how Great Britain’s railway copes with the challenges that harsh winter weather can bring and what innovations can be developed to minimise disruption to the rail network in the future.

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In-Depth Focus: Winter Preparedness

When harsh winter weather threatens major disruption to rail services,…

10 December 2020 | By

When harsh winter weather threatens major disruption to rail services, infrastructure managers and train operating companies must pull together to keep rail networks moving safely. The authors in this In-Depth Focus share the benefits of robust planning strategies and the importance of being prepared to deal with the challenges that…

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Global Railway Review Issue 6 2020

In this issue, we feature articles from industry experts on…

9 December 2020 | By

In this issue, we feature articles from industry experts on a vast range of topics including: Transforming Australia’s freight network; HS2: Continuing to innovate to drive the workforce skills agenda; Making switch machines intelligent plus our 'On-Board Connectivity' and 'Winter Preparedness' In-Depth Focuses.

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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.