• Aggreko publishes free guide to contingency planning for emergency power in rail sector

    Aggreko has published a free planning guide to help prepare for grid blackouts or power equipment failures in the rail industry.

  • Protection Testing Conference & Workshop

    From October 16–18, 2018 OMICRON will host the third UK Omicron Protection Testing Conference & Workshop at magnificent Crewe Hall.

    Protection experts from around the world will gather to exchange experiences, engage in an interesting conference and participate in practical workshop sessions.

  • Rospa recognition

    Four M Group Services businesses have been presented with Occupational Health & Safety Awards by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). 

    Morrison Utility Services (MUS) was named Winner of the Commercial Industry Sector Award. It is the eighth year in which MUS has won the Sector Award.

  • A modern metro

    Milan Sima, railway general manager at Saft, explains how the batteries on board new trains for the Chengdu Metro will keep the system running for over 11 million people. 

  • Them’s the brakes

    From diesel to electric locomotives, the railway industry has seen numerous advancements since the opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1830 marked the dawn of steam-powered rail travel. Simone Bruckner, managing director of Cressall Resistors, discusses how braking resistors have helped revolutionise the railway industry.

  • Saft secures CRRC Sifang America contract

    Saft has begun supplying battery systems to CRRC Sifang America’s new railcar manufacturing facility in Chicago.

  • Electrifying the track 

    Faced with growing pressure to reduce carbon emissions, European countries are increasingly making moves to power trains with electricity instead of diesel. In the UK, however, progress has often appeared hampered. Simone Bruckner, managing director at Cressall Resistors, looks at why the electrification of rail transport should be prioritised. 

  • Powering the UK’s infrastructure

    It is vital that train manufacturers today keep trains operating with minimal disruption and downtime. With more passengers relying on train services than ever before, it is crucial that engineers have access to the components they need quickly to undergo repair and maintenance work. Paul Bentley, managing director of GD Rectifiers explains how power electronic components are helping keep the UK’s infrastructure running seamlessly.

  • CP Automation helps heritage railway go wireless

    CP Automation has donated a Magnetek wireless radio control system to Severn Valley Railway, after the heritage railway’s existing control system needed replacing.

  • Avoiding shocks when electrifying rail

    The political wind has been blowing towards complete rail electrification for decades now without significant progress, so it’s clearly not a straightforward problem to tackle. If it’s to be done, it needs be done right. Steve Hughes, MD of REO UK, explains the importance of ensuring the components underpinning electric trains are carefully considered.