Green Cargo’s goal to drive a long-term IT strategy that supports increased safety, punctuality and profitability will now benefit from additional assistance from external expertise.
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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?
By encouraging passengers to use e-tickets, the two train operators can ensure social distancing and limit the spread of COVID-19.
The ‘Distributed Smart Safe System’ (DS3) enables the virtualisation of most signalling components, such as interlocking computers or ETCS computers.
HS2 Ltd has supported the development of advanced 4D learning technology that enables site teams to identify, record and resolve site hazards as part of a virtual construction sequence.
Both companies will test a climate-friendly complete system consisting of the hydrogen train and its specially developed infrastructure.
Siemens Mobility will contribute its experience and expertise to two innovative research projects studying the safety of automated rail operations.
As part of Network Rail's £2.1 million Great North Rail Project investment, North Yorkshire’s iconic Ribblehead viaduct was 3D scanned and turned into a computer model by surveyors.
As of 30 September 2020, approximately 57,314 of the 57,537 route miles subject to the mandate had PTC systems in RSD or in operation.
Demonstrating cost-efficient electrification has been a key component of moving away from the more traditional pattern of boom-and-bust infrastructure building.
The winner will be awarded £25,000 to develop their product further, having received dedicated mentoring from business experts over the 12 week course.
The funding will accelerate feasibility work for digital signalling on vital sections of the West Coast Main Line, Midland Main Line and East Anglia route.
With the new mobile app, SNCF Réseau’s maintenance teams are alerted and activated in real-time to incidents on the network, with the use of geolocation.
OSDM is the new industry European-wide standard for ticket sales, reservations and prices distribution.
By introducing DAC on its wagons, Green Cargo will improve capacity, punctuality, the working environment, efficiency and profitability.
The five will receive commercial and technical support as they develop their technology to help deliver Europe’s largest infrastructure project.