Engineering themes

Ingenia articles are categorised by engineering themes and subject areas.

Showing 32 articles for: Rail Transportation and Rail Infrastructure

Adding value through maintenance

Adding value through maintenance

Modern technology is playing an increasingly important role in the maintenance of key infrastructure and other systems.

Issue 91
Leaves on  the line

Leaves on the line

Geoff Watts

We explore some of the solutions to the problem of wet leaves on railway lines, which have been causing train delays for years.

Issue 87
Tunnelling below trains

Tunnelling below trains

Hugh Ferguson

Engineers used an innovative construction technique to install a curved concrete tunnel underneath the operating East Coast Main Line railway line.

Issue 87

How I got here - Zoe Dobell

After university, systems engineer Zoe Dobell joined Transport for London’s graduate training scheme and is now working on the Central Line Improvement Programme.

Issue 79

Professor Neville Jackson FREng - Thinking about the revolutions

Michael Kenward OBE

Professor Neville Jackson FREng joined Ricardo when he completed university. For more than three decades, he has helped the company to stay at the cutting-edge of engineering technologies.

Issue 71
A lot more than lubrication

A lot more than lubrication

Professor Ian Hutchings FREng

Professor Ian Hutchings FREng, GKN Professor of Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Cambridge, highlights the progress and some failures of the important discipline of tribology.

Issue 66
What makes an exciting roller coaster?

What makes an exciting roller coaster?

Sarah Griffiths

Sarah Griffiths talked to engineers, designers and enthusiasts about the elements that all roller coasters share and what makes some rides scarier than others.

Issue 66
High speed evolution

High speed evolution

Keith Fender

Keith Fender, Europe Editor at Modern Railways magazine asked Martin Steuger, Siemens Eurostar Project Director, and Nigel Broughton, Siemens Eurostar Project Manager, to explain how these trains have evolved.

Issue 64

Crossrail: tunnelling on an epic scale

Terry Morgan FREng, Andrew Wolstenholme OBE FREng, Chris Dulake

Crossrail engineers are constructing 70m of tunnels each week with specially designed tunnel boring machines, while ensuring Underground lines and the city above remain undisturbed

Issue 56

Keeping track of energy

Kevin Payne

From water-powered cooling systems to regenerative braking, London Underground’s engineers aim to keep London moving comfortably and efficiently

Issue 54

Straddling the Thames

Hugh Ferguson

How engineers have widened and rebuilt Blackfriars railway bridge to withstand barge strikes, accommodate increased Thameslink traffic, and house London’s largest solar array

Issue 50

Restoration of the Forth Bridge

John Andrew

Epoxy-based paint and encapsulated scaffolding were two of the components behind the successful restoration of the Clydeside bridge

Issue 49