Network Rail's new traffic figures have revealed that passenger footfall has fallen across some of London's busiest stations by approximately 93 per cent on weekdays, rising to 96 per cent during weekends.
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Railways face continued growth in passenger ridership numbers and increased demand for rail freight operations. To cope, rail systems must adapt to their changing environment and provide networks that are both safe and secure.
OpenSpace's real-time passenger movement system can be adapted to monitor passengers and ensure that COVID-19 social distancing guidance is being adhered to.
Over $315 million will be spent by the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) to help local communities and railroads pay for safety improvements at over 1,400 crossing locations in Illinois.
Three Ministerial Orders issued by the Canadian Minister of Transport will work to improve rail safety and reduce derailments of key trains and higher-risk key trains.
Following the theft of hundreds of metres of railway signalling cable, vital journeys for key workers and freight across the UK have been jeopardised.
Zonegreen has installed a new audible visual warning system at the Fairview Depot in Dublin as part of its growing relationship with Irish Rail.
Philippe Citroën, Director General of UNIFE (the Association of the European Rail Industry), writes that, despite the coronavirus crisis interrupting the regular rhythm of the European rail supply industry, this unprecedented situation could provide an opportunity to position the sector for even greater success once the pandemic subsides.
The beginning of 2020 has seen some positive results, as Operation Lifesaver reports a decrease in Canadian railway crossing injuries year-on-year.
USDOT has awarded Metrolink with $10.7 million in Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Grant Program funding.
Network Rail will undertake improvement works at three level crossings in the area to ensure that the crossings remain fit for purpose for years to come.
The new video system aims to improve safety and performance by reporting vegetation risks on Welsh railways.
According to official figures obtained by Absolute Software, the British Transport Police (BTP) recorded a 62 per cent increase in mobile device theft on Britain’s railways over the last two calendar years.
The UIC has created a COVID-19 Task Force dedicated to providing the rail industry with concrete measures amidst the rapidly spreading viral outbreak.
Despite the number of trespassing incidents increasing from 788 to over 1,600 during February 2020, Metro Trains Melbourne's overall performance saw an improvement.
Passenger counting and facial recognition technology is being tested in South Africa in a bid to combat rising vandalism and theft to the country’s rail assets. Peter Blaine and Pieter Conradie from the University of Stellenbosch give more details about the project, which is soon to enter live field trials.