As part of the Great North Rail Project, Network Rail is investing £36 million to transform Manchester’s railway signalling system and improve journeys for passengers and freight.
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Advances to rail signalling and train control systems are set to make international rail transport more competitive and attractive. But implementing strategies and understanding the benefits of new digital solutions must be addressed before improvements can be realised.
Sorin Baltac, General Manager at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), provides details of South Africa’s complex signalling modernisation programme, currently considered one of the most modern and ambitious signalling programmes in the world.
Chloé Lima-Vanzeler (SNCF Voyageurs), Sébastien Dislaire (SNCF Réseau) and Thomas Sutter (SBB Infrastructure) explain how railway undertakings and infrastructure managers have established a coalition for train energy savings and rail traffic efficiency.
This In-Depth Focus explores several project developments and what long-term opportunities lie ahead for the rail industry, including: the importance of financing; what changes must take place to recover and move forward from the coronavirus pandemic; the continued approach to tackling climate change; and focusing on how improving passenger and…
Siemens Mobility has been awarded a three-year contract by Transport for Wales as part of the Core Valley Lines Transformation programme.
Andreas Scheuer, Germany’s Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, writes about the objectives for the country’s railway network, which includes strengthening its innovative capacity, attractiveness and competitiveness, and setting an example for stronger European connectivity.
This issue takes a look at South Africa’s complex signalling modernisation programme, the next steps in standardisation of data exchanges between TMS and trains, GTR's passenger-centric response to the challenges of COVID-19, plus our 'Decarbonising Rail', 'High-Speed Rail Development' and 'Rail: Thinking Long-Term' In-Depth Focuses.
The UK government has dedicated £200,000 to develop better mobile connectivity for passengers when travelling across the UK rail network.
Norske tog AS has awarded Siemens Mobility with the framework contract to supply 570 GSM-R train cab radios for use across Norway.
NJ TRANSIT has announced that it has advanced its Positive Train Control (PTC) programme into the Extended Revenue Service Demonstration (ERSD) phase.
The contract represents the first time that Stadler has won the opportunity to refit trains with its own ETCS system, GUARDIA.
In complex rail passenger and freight transport networks, operators have several different communication needs. Due to their robustness and reliability, mission-critical solutions can provide a great alternative to solve these communication challenges.
CableGuardian, a sophisticated cloud-hosted cable monitoring and fault diagnosis system by Viper Innovations, has gained product approval from Network Rail.
By receiving the latest ETCS standard certification, Alstom is now equipped to work towards the complete digitalisation of Norway's rail network.
The winner of the £300 million contract will be responsible for HS2's telecommunication systems from design through to initial maintenance.