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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...

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...