Alstom to build trains for Britain in Britain

Alstom to build trains for Britain in Britain

The French train manufacturer Alstom has announced plans to become the first company to supply the United Kingdom with hydrogen trains. Alstom are going to convert an existing fleet of electric trains at a site in Widnes, Cheshire. The news that Alstom has also...
A guide to sheet metal fabrication

A guide to sheet metal fabrication

What is sheet metal fabrication? Sheet metal is metal which has been manipulated to become thin sheets in order to be bent and cut to create structures and forms. Sheet metal fabrication is the process of utilising these ‘sheets’ to bend and cut into those structures....
Self-driving technology: Alstom’s trains

Self-driving technology: Alstom’s trains

Dutch infrastructure operator ProRail and Rotterdam Rail Feeding (RRF) are on board with Alstom to begin Automatic Train Operation (ATO) tests in the Netherlands this year. This is an exciting time both for Alstom and for the driverless technology industry as a whole....
Elon Musk: Cult of personality?

Elon Musk: Cult of personality?

It’s fair to say that Elon Musk has come out of nowhere and developed a cult of personality. Over the last 18 months, he has propelled himself to the forefront of technology, aerospace engineering, space exploration, and the public consciousness. Through clever...
Crossrail update: Where are we now?

Crossrail update: Where are we now?

With only 18 months of construction left, and a partially opened line already operating, we thought we would review the state and current situation of Crossrail, looking at its feasibility, archaeological findings and its future prospects. Nine years after the first...
The Northern Rail crisis

The Northern Rail crisis

The Northern Rail crisis has been thundering on for the last few weeks and doesn’t appear to be reaching a resolution just yet. For commuters and regular users who are affected, it must feel like an eternity. Beset by delays, mismanagement and incompetence, Northern...
Is NASA in Turmoil?

Is NASA in Turmoil?

NASA is currently without a permanent administrator, a position that, like so many other top science positions, hasn’t been filled by the Trump administration. They aren’t alone in the situation as in total there are nearly 1,200 federal jobs that require Senate...