The Alert Me by Messenger technology provides rail passengers with the available transport options and information regarding disruption and crowding.
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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?
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.
By upgrading to an advanced Driver Advisory System, Thales will enable CFL to pave the way to automatic train operations.
Ahead of the devolved national and regional elections in the UK, the Railway Industry Association has published five manifestos that highlight the ‘key asks’ of the industry.
The Siemens Mobility and Škoda Transportation consortium has been awarded the contract to supply 20 Viaggio Comfort nine-car trainsets to Czech Railways.
The centre, to be located in Goole, will aim to accelerate the adoption of technology within the rail industry and spotlight decarbonisation.
Over 230 freight forwarders will work with DB Cargo AG to shift more freight from road to rail in order to improve intermodal transport and be more sustainable.
Invision AI, Thales and Metrolinx are building unique sensing and computing capabilities that provide enhanced situational awareness to existing rail systems and are capable of operating in severe winter conditions.
Siemens Mobility and VTG will test an innovative Brake Monitoring System in order to improve the efficiency of rail freight transportation.