Infrastructure

A London bridge is falling down

A summer of possession is just a month away. What may appear to rail users as the mouth to the tunnel under Hackney Downs is actually a road overbridge. It’s that road element that has...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Salzburg to get new express tram line

Jump off at Hauptbahnhof and speed away to the outer suburb of Hallein. That’s the future prospect for Salzburg commuters. The city is set to embark on a brand new high-speed tram line project. The...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

HS2 Thame Valley Viaduct arriving in sections

The HS2 high-speed rail project is littered with superlatives. Among them is the Thame Valley Viaduct in Buckinghamshire, England. The low-lying bridge, which crosses a flood plain, is under construction, using a modular approach that’s...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Heavy storms cause rail havoc in Southern Germany

Another year–another round of heavy spring/summer rainfall that causes problems in the German railway network. Last weekend, multiple services were disrupted in Bavaria, with impairments persisting on Monday, 3 June. In response to the situation,...Read more
|Comment|author: Nikos Papatolios
What to Focus on to Meet CBTC Interoperability Challenges? All-Encompassing Breakdown

Meeting CBTC interoperability challenges: a breakdown

Up to 10 railway systems worldwide annually move to Communications-based train control (CBTC), completely or partially. For instance, last year it witnessed the first commissioning in Australia’s history of the next-generation CBTC-based signalling system on...Read more
|Comment|author: Emma Dailey

Wild appointment for new HS2 CEO

Britain’s highest-profile railway project has a new man in the driving seat. Mark Wild has filled the vacancy as chief executive for the massive HS2 high-speed rail project. The new CEO has a track record...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

US high speed rail conference hails progress

America’s high-speed rail network may be mainly on the drawing board, but there are huge ambitions for implementation. This month’s conference, held on 16 May in Washington, DC, attracted more than 200 high-level delegates to...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Dublin - Belfast "Enterprise" train crossing a viaduct with a lake in the foreground

Dublin and Belfast Enterprise service upgrade

Ireland’s cross-border Enterprise service is set for the biggest overhaul of its seventy-five-year history. Authorities in the Republic of Ireland and in the UK-administered Northern Ireland have agreed on a nine-figure investment in the cross-border...Read more
|1 comment|author: Simon Walton

Work begins on Harry Potter bridge

Repair works have begun on one of Scotland’s most iconic examples of railway infrastructure. Glenfinnan Viaduct serves a remote line in the West Highlands. The century-and-a-quarter-old concrete structure is in daily use and it now...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton