Technology

Software solution for tight fit UK gauge

UK-based rail gauging experts D/Gauge are set to release their new ‘Rift’ software package to the industry at large. The Derby headquartered specialists say the clearance assessment software will transform the safety-critical and commercially-sensitive process....Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Brake vans shunted into history

The brake van, a relic of Victorian railway technology which has not been seen in active service for over thirty years, has finally been written out of railway operations. Updates to freight operating instructions have...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

VTG uses Brake Monitoring System on its wagons

VTG Rail Europe embraces innovation in transportation through a new collaboration with Siemens Mobility. The logistics company will start using the Brake Monitoring System (BMS) in a test period that will last for a year,...Read more
|Comment|author: Nikos Papatolios

Is the UK heading for a nationwide rail dispute?

UK’s union that represents rail, maritime and transport workers (RMT), has expressed concern over the long-term reductions in the passenger timetable. This would mean workers are made redundant, and this in turn will affect all...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

UK Freightliner goes large for aggregates…again

The UK operator Freightliner, part of the American-owned Genesee & Wyoming corporation, has successfully completed a trial running of another ‘Jumbo’ aggregates service between the Peak District and London for customers Tarmac. At nearly 4000...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

VTG puts hybrid locomotives on tracks

VTG Rail Logistics and its RU subsidiary Retrack will start official operations with two EuroDual locomotives. European Loc Pool (ELP) leases the locomotives, which operate on hybrid mode, using electricity and diesel fuel. The two...Read more
|Comment|author: Nikos Papatolios

When railways are just too green

GB Railfreight (GBRf) is about to step up to the front line of weed control around the UK network. In collaboration with Bayer Environmental Science, Network Rail and several high-tech partners, the large freight operator...Read more
|1 comment|author: Simon Walton

METRANS equips wagon fleet with composite brakes

Triggered by the German government’s ban on noisy wagons, METRANS has upgraded its entire 3,000 container wagons fleet with ‘whispering’ brakes. The harder material of the braking pads that improves friction with the wheels will...Read more
|Comment|author: Nikos Papatolios