Engineering themes

Rail transportation/Rail infrastructure

A total of 29 items listed.

Why Rails Crack?

Andy Doherty, Steve Clark, Robert Care and Mark Dembosky

The Hatfield train crash in 2000 provided the incentive to investigate the phenomenon of rail cracking on the UK rail network

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What Price Speed - Revisited

The Railway Research Group, Imperial College

The evolution of transport propulsion efficiency over the last 50 years

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Human mobility and transport policy

Dr David Metz

How have our travelling habits changed over the last 50 years and what does this mean for the future of human mobility and government transport policy?

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The need for speed


The story of the ongoing construction of Britain’s first high-speed rail line. Section 2 of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link is well underway

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Protecting the railways: The management of safety in a fragmented industry

Roger Kemp FREng

How is railway safety maintained with the industry’s management split between over 100 separate organisations?

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For whom the road tolls?

Peter Hills OBE FREng, Professor of Transport Engineering, University of Newcastle upon Tyne Philip Blythe, Acting Director Transport Operations Research Group, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

To cope with the UK’s increasing traffic, road-use pricing could soon become common. What is the state of the technology that could make this possible?

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Delivering the national rail infrastructure

John Armitt CBE FREng

How did the rail network develop and how will it be enhanced and expanded over the next five years?

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Engineering the ULTra System

Martin Lowson FREng

A system of urban public transport providing personal mobility that can be delivered using readily available technology

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Engineering London Transport's future

Robert R Kiley

How the London Underground can meet the challenge of becoming a leader in urban rapid transport

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Innovative engineering to control Big Ben’s tilt

Robert Mair FREng · Cambridge University David Harris · Geotechnical Consulting Group

How Big Ben remained upright during the construction of the Jubilee Line extension

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Where are we going? Land transport in the UK

Julia Tompson

A wide-ranging discussion on the state and future needs of our transport systems

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Planes, trains and GPS satellites

Professor Vidal Ashkenazi FREng

GPS is finding more and more applications in air, sea and land transport – but what about the railways?

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