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Artificial intelligence in rail: Hype or reality?

15 May 2019 | By

Is artificial intelligence (AI) all hype, or does it mean the rail industry needs to act now to recognise, rethink and reorganise itself to embrace the advent of transformational technology? Gayang Ho, Research and Policy Development Lead at the UITP Asia-Pacific Centre for Transport Excellence (AP CTE), explores.

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Developing AI: Keeping rail innovation on track

8 April 2019 | By

Artificial intelligence (AI) is already playing a positive role in the rail industry. Analytic tools are helping customers plan and book journeys, and data is helping to provide more accurate real-time journey information. But as Daniel Beutler, President of Trainline International, explains, there is still more to do to unlock…

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Insulated rail joints: Improving performance at high maintenance track sections

27 February 2019 | By , ,

Signalling systems are part of every modern rail network. These systems create a safe and efficient operation by employing the rail as an electrical conduit for train location. To accomplish this, insulated rail joints (IRJs) are used to create blocks or independent sections of track by electrical isolation. Shortened IRJ…