Archive: Rail

Anna Matthews: 'The superior UK expertise and acknowledged leading position may disappear forever'

Comment: Why won't taxpayer-backed Network Rail buy British?

We're in the indefensible situation where Network Rail, funded by the taxpayer, will buy technology designed and manufactured overseas

Opinion Former Articles

  • Rio Tinto: Rail Network Access

    Earlier this year the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia unanimously ruled that the service provided by Rio Tinto’s Pilbara rail lines should not be declared as being available for access to third parties. Today the High Court of Australia granted Fortescue Metals Group Ltd and the National Competition Council leave to pursue appeals in relation to the decision of the Full Federal Court.

  • IET: Lessons not yet learned from previous High Speed rail mistakes

    Engineers are today warning that the current High Speed 2 proposals must learn from the mistakes made during the planning of the first high speed railway line which connects London and the Channel Tunnel.

  • 3M Introduces New Anti-graffiti Surface Protection Films for Rail Industry

    Bracknell, UK, 24 July 2012 – Diversified technology company 3M addresses vandalism and graffiti issues in the transportation sector with two new overlaminates designed to protect train graphics and surfaces from damage caused by spray painting, felt tip markers and other methods. The high gloss overlaminate version helps enhance and maintain exterior train branding while the matte overlaminate version helps reduce reflections in train interiors.

  • Rio Tinto invests US$518 million in autonomous trains for Pilbara iron ore rail network in Western Australia

    Rio Tinto will run the world’s first automated long-distance heavy-haul rail network, with a US$518 million investment (Rio Tinto share US$478 million) in driverless trains.

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