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Happy Robert Burns Day

Today is a celebration of the life and poetry of the famous poet Robert Burns, who was born on the 25th January 1759 and died on 21st July 1796.  The first ever supper was held by a few of Burn’s friends in memoriam of him at Burns Cottage on 21st July 1801, which was...

Spotlight on SigTech Rail

Spotlight On …. SigTech Rail Consultancy Innovative, Creative & Adaptive SigTech Rail was formed in early 2016 by the founder Pete Lindley who is a highly qualified and well-respected Signalling Engineer.  Since the company’s inception the business has gone from strength to strength and become synonymous with providing safe, efficient & innovative signalling engineering...

SigTech Rail Editorial with Rail Engineer December 2021

Pete Lindley Managing Director of SigTech Rail & Paul Darlington CEng FIET FIRSE Author of Rail Engineer had the pleasure to meet and discuss the many important benefits of using SMEs such as SigTech Rail to provide signalling engineering services to support Network Rail in running a safe, modern and efficient railway. Paul's specialist...

STRC – Our New Company Values

As an SME business working in the Rail Signalling sector which highly safety regulated our teams got together to re-evaluate our core operational business values. We didn't want to write any old jargon but wanted to impart the values which we truly believe in and which we know we can deliver upon.  More importantly...

Signal failure – Two Dreaded Words We Don’t Want to Hear

On 12 December 1988, during the morning rush hour, three commuter trains carrying an estimated 1,300 passengers collided in Clapham, Europe's busiest railway junction. Hundreds of people were injured in the crash and 35 people lost their lives. It remains one of the worst incidents in London’s Fire Brigade's history. What happened  As reported by...

Pete Lindley Completes CITB Site Safety Plus Training Course

We would like to congratulate our Managing Director Pete Lindley on passing his Site Management Safety Training course with the CITB. This CITB SMSTS Refresher course online aims to bring the candidate’s health and safety knowledge up to date in line with current legislature, as well as covering any changes to legislation and their...

SigTech Rail attend the RIN Event in York

The team at SigTech Rail attended the RIN rail networking event in York on 18th November.  The event was well attended and very well organised as always by the Jobson James Rail team. We also had the chance to catch up with Rose Garber from the Railway Industry Association and have a good catch...

Do SMEs in rail get the recognition they deserve?

As an SME business working in the Rail Signalling & Telecoms sector our teams got together to have a look at the benefits of working with a smaller business. We decided to do this as unfortunately within the rail sector SMEs are still not given the recognition or access to direct contracts. Indeed, once we...

Upgrading Works to Bainton Level Crossing 4-7th December

Network Rail will be conducting works to upgrade the Bainton Level crossing in Helpston this weekend.  The works are required to improve reliability and to ensure that the crossing remains fit for purpose for many years to come. Passengers, road users and pedestrians will be advised that the works to install the barriers will...

New Railway Crossing for Dormice

Network Rail Engineers are actually building a tiny railway crossing for wild hazel dormice in a bid to save this endangered species from extinction. The new build ‘dormouse bridge’ will be one of the first of its kind on the railway infrastructure when it’s built next summer on the Furness line in Lancashire. The...