In-Depth Focus: The Future of Rail
Teams across the rail industry are thinking about the needs of passengers and businesses and considering how the railway can be adapted through innovation to meet future requirements. Will major rail projects deliver key benefits to Britain? Will space technology revolutionise rail signalling and infrastructure efficiency? What role will rail play in the future mix of transportation?
Can space technology be used to transform the future of rail?
This article explores how the introduction of global navigation satellite system (GNSS) positioning technologies will make rail infrastructure more cost efficient and give a further boost to the global success story of exporting European railway signalling technology.
Great infrastructure, great mobility, great Europe
Monika Heiming, Executive Director of the EIM, the European Rail Infrastructure Managers association, writes that the question is not if rail can play a crucial role in the future of transportation, but how and explores where the industry is now and what it should strive for.
Major rail projects are crucial for future economies and societies
Michèle Dix, Managing Director of Crossrail 2, writes that with new and exciting rail projects in Britain at key stages of planning or delivery, rail has the ability to play a central role in the economy and society of the future – as long as there is a focus on rail being integrated in a seamless travel journey experience, being more attentive to passenger requirements and a commitment to becoming even more sustainable.