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  • Righting wrong signals: learning from Waterloo

    In August, London’s Waterloo station once again ground to a halt due to signalling issues. While commuters grouse about such disruptions, engineers have their work cut out in the maintenance...

  • Future Rail: Issue 56

    In this issue: Indian Railways’ solar drive, Australia’s national rail framework, the Crossrail environmental legacy, signalling problems, ticket price predicting tools, the threat of taxi apps, and more.

  • Crossrail’s environmental legacy: setting an example

    One year ahead of the long-awaited opening, Crossrail released its environmental report, showcasing the project’s sustainability and green efforts throughout the nine-year construction phase. By releasing the lessons learned, London’s...

  • Rail’s most striking wildlife corridors

    In the last six months, two new rail projects in Sweden and Kenya have been notable for their incorporation of wildlife corridors. Ross Davies takes a closer look at their...

  • Flight Rail: a new type of train?

    For over 20 years, American engineer Max Schlienger has worked on a new type of high-speed rail system, propelled by air pressure. The train can be seen in action today...

  • Is the air on London Underground fit to breathe?

    Various studies in recent years have showed that London’s commuters could be exposed to dangerous levels of bacteria, particulate matter and nanodust particles on the underground system. In June, the...

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