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4LM milestone as new signalling goes live

Transport for London has announced that the first section of new signalling set to transform almost half of the Tube network has...

Stuart Calvert to be new Digital Railway head

Stuart Calvert, director of programme technical services and supply chain at Network Rail’s Group Digital Railway (GDR), has been announced as its new managing...

Getting ready for the Digital Railway

The modernisation of the signalling and control systems that manage Britain’s railway will represent a sizeable chunk of the planned investment for CP6 and...

Pre-recorded warnings could advise train drivers of problems ahead

RSSB has published new advice which gives signallers the option of alerting train drivers who are approaching poor rail conditions through an automated message, allowing...

Thameslink signallers ETCS ready

Network Rail has successfully delivered a training programme to prepare Thameslink signallers for the introduction of ETCS and ATO. The course was developed by the Thameslink...

From football pitch to Porsche 924 – rail worker revs up fundraising efforts

Railway football hero Gavin Johnson has swapped his boots for racing colours as he pushes ahead with motor racing plans in a Porsche 924. Motor...

Round-up: The Rail Safety Summit 2017

The offices of solicitors Eversheds Sutherland near St Paul's Cathedral in the heart of London was the venue this year. It was my pleasure...

Mott MacDonald to support installation of new Thameslink TMS

Mott MacDonald will support Hitachi in the implementation of its Tranista traffic management system for the Thameslink route. The engineering consultancy will advise on the...

Risk from trains passing red signals has been cut by 90% in 20 years

Twenty years after the Southall rail crash, the RSSB has said that the risk of trains passing red signals has been cut by more...

Digital developments of the digital railway

Striving to tackle the country’s rail capacity problem, companies are making a sustained push to digitise the railway. Stewart Thorpe reports from the Digital...

Digital Rail Summit 2017: key findings and pictures from the industry conference

The 2017 Digital Rail Summit examined the visible and invisible aspects of digitising the railway and took place at Bird & Bird's offices in London on...

Embedding safety into 4LM

Managing risk on a project isn’t just about being the safety police, says Sarah; it is much more important to support and encourage safe...

Digital learning curve

Skills forecasting is a tricky business. With advanced programmes like Digital Railway, it is not easy to know exactly how technology will evolve in...

Apprentices going Underground with 4LM

Being scouted by a professional team is the goal for any aspiring footballer, but it’s also where the hard work really begins. ‘You’re classed...

Why I became a signalling apprentice

Pulling cable through the interconnected tunnels of London Overground’s East London Line while most people are asleep is a world apart from the predictable...

Behind the scenes at Old Dalby

Being invited to visit a live test site is a good indication that things are going pretty well or a project - not something you would say the...

Kellingley 7

Seven miners, made redundant when Kellingley Colliery in Beal, North Yorkshire, closed down last December, are fighting their collective misfortune by training for a new...

Guiding rail through its technological revolution

telent Managing Director, Rail, Steve Pears spoke to Marc Johnson about telent’s future and how new technology is the answer to rail’s skills challenge. The...