Shift2Rail, CEN and CENELEC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, committing to foster the uptake of innovation in the European railway sector.
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The rail industry is harnessing innovative digital solutions that can benefit the railway sector. A world in which trains are never late and rail travel is cheaper, safer and more efficient is on the horizon thanks to radical innovation and technology that has marked the next stage of rail’s digital revolution.
What are the trends and challenges in rail digitalisation and how is the industry moving forward to embrace and adopt solutions?
A consortium led by Alstom-Bombardier will supply Mexico's Tren Maya with 42 X’trapolis trains in three configurations and the full signalling system.
Coltraco Ultrasonics marks a new step into the process and control applications through the introduction of their improved ultrasonic flow measurement technology, to complement their 30 years’ expertise in ultrasonic level detection technology.
The Stuttgart S-Bahn network is being supported with artificial intelligence (AI) to optimise maintenance activities and therefore ensure trains are more punctual for passengers.
SNCF and its partners have begun testing a modified Regio 2N regional train as a prototype autonomous regional train for France's rail network.
The Kijfhoek marshalling yard will receive automated and digital systems to help optimise yard operations and improve efficiency, reliability and safety.
The agreement is part of Etihad Rail’s long-term digital innovation strategy and will enable the streamlining of service provision in the logistics sector through digital solutions.
The Alert Me by Messenger technology provides rail passengers with the available transport options and information regarding disruption and crowding.
As part of its wider A Better Way to Go campaign, Northern has invested £17 million in delivering a total of 621 touch-screen ticket vending machines.
The partnership between Wirepas and specialist supplier of connected IoT solutions for rail, Stimio, will see the use of Mesh technology to advance wireless IoT networking at massive scale.
Under the agreement, ProRail's GSM-R voice and data communications network in The Netherlands will be operated and maintained for a period of 10 years.
By installing a ETCS L2 test track on the Kotka-Kouvola-Hamina line, FTIA will launch a nationwide train control system update to ETCS L2.
Alstom/Bombardier Transportation will be responsible for the upgrade of 55 of the 77 Alpha Trains locomotives, with Alstom Belgium responsible for the remainder.
HS2 has partnered with Digital Catapult to harness the opportunities presented by new technologies to develop, run and maintain Britain’s new high-speed rail network.
The onboard system utilises artificial intelligence and existing CCTV cameras to ‘count’ the number of passengers in each carriage in real-time in order to aid social distancing.