The UK Rail Minister has requested a comprehensive plan from Hitachi to identify the extent of cracking found on some Class 800 Series trains, and has asked the rail industry to urgently set out a strategy to resolve prolonged passenger and network disruption.
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The Alert Me by Messenger technology provides rail passengers with the available transport options and information regarding disruption and crowding.
As well as being an additional measure of safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, Avanti's new At-Seat Order service has been welcomed by accessibility groups as a way to make travel more accessible.
With new data showing that nine in 10 people would find it useful to have information on how busy services are, Transport Focus has called for transport operators to provide better information about the space available on board their services.
The onboard system utilises artificial intelligence and existing CCTV cameras to ‘count’ the number of passengers in each carriage in real-time in order to aid social distancing.
Following the launch of a competitive procurement in January 2019, Siemens Mobility has been selected as the preferred bidder to manufacture a new fleet for Amtrak.
The SWR Welcome Hosts service and the ‘Cleaner & Cleaner’ poster campaign will support passengers and remind them to protect both themselves and others.
Metrolink has received $59,000 to fund an outreach campaign to deter suicides on its network through training, public engagement and awareness.
The Eco Bot 50 will support Greater Anglia's team in cleaning large areas, such as concourses and platforms, at Stansted Airport train station.
The technology publishes the level of passengers onboard Hull Trains services in real time in order to help to make socially-distanced travelling easier.
As England steps out of lockdown and begins to return to normality, rail companies across the country are working to ensure passenger and staff safety.
Stadler will produce and maintain 40 electric trains for Ente Autonomo Volturno to use on its Vesuvian lines, increasing both reliability and safety.
The partnership between Etihad Rail and the UAE's Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure will ensure robust administrative and evaluation procedures, alongside informed issuances of permits and licenses.
Jamie Burles looks back on how Greater Anglia ensured safe and reliable journeys for its passengers during 2020, which has continued into 2021, whilst simultaneously continuing its development and sustainability efforts.
The report, commissioned by the UK's Transport Secretary immediately after the Stonehaven incident, includes a range of recommendations to further safeguard the UK's railways from extreme weather.