Controlling Crossrail’s noise and vibration: Track design and construction methods

Controlling Crossrail’s noise and vibration: Track design and construction methods

10 November 2017

Crossrail – officially named the Elizabeth line when services start in December 2018 – links 40 stations over 118 kilometres; from Reading and Heathrow to the west of London, to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. For Global Railway Review, Crossrail’s Acoustic Manager Andrew Bird, and Jo Webb, President of the Institute of Acoustics, explain that because the route will pass through dense residential and commercial areas, the design of its tracks and the best ways to limit ground-borne noise and vibration have been vital aspects to consider throughout the project.

Source: Global Railway Review

Source: Global Railway Review

Bechtel’s Ailie MacAdam, National Rail Awards winner

‘Opening up girls’ eyes’ to engineering

08 November 2017

National Rail Awards winner, Bechtel’s Ailie MacAdam wants to use her successful career as an example and motivation for more women to pursue a career in engineering

Source: Rail Magazine

Source: Rail Magazine

HS1 10 years on

HS1 10 years on: What can HS2 learn?

07 November 2017

This week marks 10 years since the opening of Britain’s first high-speed railway. What lessons does it offer as construction begins on its second?

Source: Construction News

Source: Construction News