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UK needs to accelerate Digital Railway ambition

Chief executive of Keolis, and chairman of the Rail Delivery Group’s technology and operations working group, Alistair Gordon said the business case exists to...

Digital boost for Thameslink

Hitachi Rail Europe has been awarded the traffic management contract for Thameslink, another step towards the digital railway. Hitachi Rail’s traffic management systems support railway...

ROC and Role

Over the next few years, Network Rail is replacing the traditional signal box with 12 Rail Operating Centres (ROCs) and an advanced traffic management...

If signalling is good enough for controlling trains why not use it to protect track workers?

The last resort Last month I suggested that the time was ripe for us to phase out the use of flags, whistles and horns as...

Rail debut for Eric Wright

Eric Wright Civil Engineering has completed a re-signalling project on the Settle and Carlisle line further underscoring the rail industry’s bounce-back from the Beeching...

Kemble line to double

The Swindon to Kemble railway line is to be doubled and new signalling equipment installed. Network Rail’s £45m project to upgrade the line between Swindon...

In-Cab signalling agreement

Network Rail has reached framework agreements with four suppliers for the development and design of a new, European-standard signalling system for Britain’s railways. ETCS does...

TQ Catalis top training

TQ Catalis, among the UK’s largest specialist rail training providers, delivers training and assessment of the highest quality in all rail engineering, safety and...

Signal appointment for PB

Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Ian Bridges as its new Head of Signalling in Britain. The company’s UK rail activity includes engineering consultancy for some of...

Easy like a Sunday Morning

The signalling upgrade on the Camden Town to High Barnet/Mill Hill East branch of the Northern line is currently ahead of schedule. TfL says the...

Signal success for Heritage Supporters

The Institution of Railway Signal Engineers has taken delivery of an historic locomotive nameplate. Class 37 locomotive no. 37232, belonging to DB Schenker, previously carried...

Network Rail plans signal consolidation

Signal boxes, so long an essential part of the rail network, will be a thing of the past in 20 years time. Network Rail...