A recent survey released by the Railway Industry Association has revealed that rail professionals feel increasingly confident towards how innovative the rail industry is becoming.
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Digital Railway News
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?
With SmartMMI technology, public transport passengers can receive up-to-date information about their journeys – directly on their adjacent train window.
A new antenna from HUBER+SUHNER has been launched to improve rail 4G and 5G connectivity using advanced dual polarisation antenna technology.
Believed to be the furthest civilian drone flight in Britain, the flight marks a huge step forward in terms of how drones can be used to inspect railway infrastructure safely, quickly, and cost-effectively.
Stimio has again been successful in its capital raising efforts, obtaining €1.7 million from Crédit Mutuel Innovation and 574 Invest, SNCF Group investment funds.
Over 300 exhibitors have signed up to take part and showcase their latest innovations and expertise at SIFER 2021.
Heathrow Express has partnered with Google Maps, offering passengers fast access to tickets and information on travel times between central London and Heathrow Airport, using the Google Maps journey planner.
Europe’s first unique 5G railway technology project begins development at the East-West Gate Intermodal Terminal in Hungary, with aims to be completed by the first quarter of 2022.
Rail operator Northern are to launch state-of-the-art virtual reality simulation, developed to support and improve passengers with reduced mobility travel access and experiences.
Siemens Mobility has finalised an acquisition for Sqills, a leading rail software provider, with aims to manage the provider as a subsidiary and to strengthen its position in mobility solutions.
As part of a contract between TCDD and Alstom, Turkey's first locomotive equipped with the ETCS Level 1 and 2 has been delivered by Alstom for operation on Turkey’s coastline.
Network Rail is set to trial Fibre Optic Acoustic Sensing technology, that aims to support improvements to the railway’s safety measures and its overall performance.
Arriva has launched its first MaaS smart mobility app, ‘glimble’. The app enables passengers to plan, pay and ride with any public transport operator, shared transport, or micro-mobility provider.
Avanti West Coast is investing £45 million in a deal with BT to boost digital connectivity for customers on the West Coast Main Line, through upgrades to mobile and Wi-Fi infrastructure.
Trainline has introduced its latest update to the Trainline app, with automatic notifications to app customers if their booked journey is significantly delayed.