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.
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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.
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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.
Brightline Trains, the only privately funded high-speed passenger rail system in the U.S., has appointed a software company to elevate its customer app with journey planning capabilities.
Translink, Northern Ireland’s main public transport provider, announces the launch of its new employee communication ‘Spirit’ app, available to all employees working for the organisation.
Siemens Mobility and everis sign a five-year contract with Renfe, the national railway company of Spain, to develop and operate a countrywide, intelligent Mobility as a Service (MaaS) platform.
Network Rail and The Central Railway Systems Alliance (CRSA) have completed a successful digitalisation trial for critical rail track renewal processes, paving the way for future deployment with frontline maintenance teams.
In news that will bring good news to many commuters, the first algorithm to detect delays automatically on the tracks has been developed.
The new projects will contribute to improving rail freight automation – a much needed solution for rail freight in Europe.
Valued at approximately €130 million, the contract will see 118 regional trains retrofitted with ETCS Level 2 and 3, as well as ATO GoA2.
The Cologne railway hub will be equipped with state-of-the-art control and safety technology which will lead to improved punctuality on the S-Bahn network.
Andrew Stephenson, the UK's Minister of State for Transport, has formally opened a new purpose-built centre at the University of Birmingham, designed to deliver specialist research in railway engineering.
Nomad Digital is excited to be a chosen partner of rail tech pioneer Incremental, winning 'First of a Kind' funding.
CFL's new Coradia Stream trains will be equipped with ATO Level GoA2, which will enable significant energy savings and increased levels of safety.