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Steve Yianni - Articles and news items

Capacity, efficiency, safety – ATOC and Network Rail back 30-year Railway Technical Strategy

Rail industry news / 14 December 2012 /

New technology that could boost the capacity of the network…

New innovative approach to powering signals reduces costs and the amount of copper used

Rail industry news / 10 October 2012 /

Network Rail have developed a signalling power distribution system…

Network Rail launches new ultrasonic test unit

Rail industry news / 6 July 2012 /

New test unit uses ground penetrating radar and ultrasonics to keep an electronic eye on the track…

Track Systems supplement (free to view)

Issue 2 2012, Supplements / 13 April 2012 /

This free to view Track Systems supplement is sponsored by voestalpine and features:
Optimising the wheel/rail interface: reducing forces for the benefit of all! (Steve Yianni, Director of Engineering at Network Rail and European Railway Review Editorial Board Member)
RAILECT – development of an ultrasonic technique, sensors and systems for the volumetric examination of aluminothermic rail welds (George Kotsikos, RAILECT Project Manager of NewRail – the Centre for Railway Research at Newcastle University, Tamara Colombier, Senior Project Leader in the Non-Destructive Testing Technology Group at TWI and RAILECT Project Co-ordinator and Angélique Raude, Principal Project Leader in the Non-Destructive Testing Technology Group at TWI)
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Technology and innovation to deliver a better railway

Rail industry news / 26 September 2011 /

A unique approach by Network Rail to use technology and innovation to provide a better and more cost effective railway is on course…

Innovation is important for Network Rail

Issue 6 2010 / 10 December 2010 /

Over the last decade, the UK’s railways have been transformed. When we took over from Railtrack in 2002, we took over a railway that had lost the confidence of the nation. Ten years ago punctuality was running at 79% while the number of broken rails approached 1,000. Today, nearly 94% of trains run on time, […]

Steve Yianni, Director of Engineering, Network Rail

Editorial board / 13 May 2010 /

Steve Yianni graduated with an Engineering Degree from Cambridge University in 1983. He is a chartered engineer and a fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. In 1990, he attained an MBA from London Business School.