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BAE Systems and The University of Manchester set to change the future of aircraft design with unique flight control technology

Together with The University of Manchester, we have successfully completed the first phase of flight trials with MAGMA – a small scale unmanned …

New grinding trains enter service in Britain

The trains will replace several older grinding machines that are coming to the end of their life. The new grinding trains can remove metal from the …

Transport of Delight

Good lighting design is essential to the functional operation and differentiation of spaces, within and around railway stations and transport …

Track and train integration at heart of new British strategy

“Passenger journeys - which fell by a third between 1960 and 1995 - have since doubled,” says Britain’s secretary of state from transport, Mr Chris …

South Wales Valleys community is rail industry hub

Despite a population of less than 100,000, the borough is home to four businesses that are vital to Network Rail's supply chain and are helping to …

ECML: Electrification as it used to be

As the extension of the West Coast main line electrification to Glasgow was in sight of completion in 1974, British Railways (BR) wanted to continue …

‘Five priorities’ to shield rail from Brexit impact

Speaking at a European Parliament Committee on Transport and Tourism hearing on the impact of Brexit on land transport, which was held in Brussels on …

The Future of Railway Engineering

Each year, the younger members of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers organise a seminar. The recent 2017 event, titled “Skills and Knowledge for …

Poor planning blamed for Thameslink project delay

The Thameslink programme involves:<br>• two phases of infrastructure works carried out by NR at a total cost of £5.5bn: phase one covered the …

What is rail asset management?

Asset management is a term that has rapidly gained influence in the rail industry. The basic defining principle, of an often complex system, is a …

ECML Power Supply Upgrade

A relatively straight and high-speed route, the East Coast main line from London to Edinburgh has been a target for electrification several times …

Network Rail is selling its huge commercial property portfolio

Network Rail has today announced it is officially kicking off the sale of its commercial property portfolio, in an effort to provide "a significant …

Transport for the North to become statutory body

UK: Legislation to turn the Transport for the North partnership of 19 local authorities, business leaders and 11 local enterprise partnership areas …

Gauge-changing freight axles under test

SPAIN: The OGI gauge-changing axle for freight wagons, designed to operate on both 1 435 mm and 1 668 mm gauge, has completed Phase 1 of its testing …

Tokyo Train Company Issues Apology For 20-Second Early Departure

This will certainly blow the minds of American mass transit riders. On Tuesday, a train on the Metropolitan Intercity Railway Company’s Tsukuba …

First British railway supervisory boards set up

Inskip will chair the West Coast and West Midlands supervisory board as well as the Chiltern board. The boards will report every quarter to provide …

First new Thameslink trains arrive on Peterborough route

• Direct services to new central London stations and Gatwick from May<br>• increasingly thousands more peak hour seats – from May.<p>Rail passengers at …

Smart manufacturing and the IoT is driving the next industrial revolution - IoT Now - How to run an IoT enabled business

Smart manufacturing and the IoT is driving the next industrial revolution. Manufacturing is on the cusp of a revolution – the Internet of Things …

Check out Singapore Airlines' stunning new Airbus A380 luxury suites

On Thursday, Singapore Airlines unveiled the all-new cabins that will be installed on its fleet of Airbus A380 Superjumbos.<p>Singapore Airlines is the A380's launch customer and the aircraft's second largest operator. After a decade in the airline's inventory, the double-decker fleet is getting an …

Rail telecommunication network documentation and modelling

Traditional drawing methods employed by rail owners to describe the Plesiochronous Data Hierarchy (PDH) networks are no longer applicable. In the …

HS2 Ltd reveals rolling stock contract shortlist

UK: Five bidders have been shortlisted for the contract to supply ‘at least 54’ trainsets for High Speed 2, project promoter HS2 Ltd announced on …

Five companies shortlisted to build trains for HS2

Five companies have been shortlisted to build 225mph trains for HS2. Rail minister Paul Maynard said the £2.75bn contract will create "thousands of …

Short-termism risks paralysing the UK's industrial strategy, report warns

MPs and other decision makers must change their short-termist attitudes or risk paralysing the UK’s industrial strategy, according to a major report …

Iran: The Place Where The World's Rail Industry Goes To Feast

A picture taken on February 15, 2016 shows a container on the first train connecting China and Iran upon its arrival at Tehran Railway Station. / AFP …

Orange army use cost-saving Japanese method to stabilise railway

Until this permanent solution took place Network Rail engineers had to make ongoing temporary repairs to dips in the tracks causing bumpy rides for …

UK’s Network Rail reveals its top 20 suppliers

Network Rail has revealed a list of its top 20 suppliers for 2016/17. Combined, the firms received around 50.1 per cent of all Network Rail …

Network Rail awards contracts to two alliances as industry supports Partnership for Britain’s Prosperity

The Transpennine Route Upgrade aims to deliver faster, longer, more frequent and more reliable services across the north of England, from Newcastle, …

Arriva pulls out of Wales Borders franchise contest

Alongside Abellio Rail Cymru, KeolisAmey, and MTR Corporation (Cymru), Arriva Rail Wales was invited by the Welsh government on September 28 to …

UK aerospace industry shrugs off Brexit blues as aircraft production soars

The UK aerospace sector is batting away Brexit blues, after the industry globally soared to a bumper third quarter for commercial aircraft …

A New Asia-to-Europe Railway Route Is Opening Up

Azerbaijan is opening a long-delayed railway intended to cut transport times for goods between Asia and Europe. President Ilham Aliyev is due to host …