Richard Thorp, Engineering Director at High Speed 1 (HS1) Ltd, writes how new technology, particularly artificial intelligence and digitalisation, is driving change in the rail sector as an operational aid to real-time decision making.
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Published by Britain's High Speed Rail Group (HSRG), the report examines the benefits, opportunities and extent of international high-speed rail, with contributions drawn from across the infrastructure industry.
HS1 Ltd’s Dyan Crowther, CEO, and Richard Thorp, Engineering Director, write that sustainability is key to getting the rail industry back on track – and there is a lot to learn from the UK’s only high‑speed railway.
In this issue, we feature articles from leading industry experts on a vast range of topics including: Restoring the critical role of passenger rail in Canada; details of rail improvements for Metrolinx; the opportunities ahead for U.S. rail freight; and HS1’s sustainability strategy.
The technology will monitor the real-time performance of rail assets and allow for the swift detection and repair of faults.
In recognition for its commitment to improving business standards and people management, HS1 Ltd - the owner and operator of the high-speed rail linking London, Kent and the Channel Tunnel - has been awarded the prestigious We invest in People gold accreditation by Investors in People.
By utilising wind and solar power, HS1 aims to operate solely on renewable energy and has pledged to be fully carbon neutral within a decade.
The £5.4 million contract for Hitachi ABB Power Grids, as part of ongoing work with UKPNS, will realise projects to digitalise high-speed rail in the UK.
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.
High-speed railways provide an efficient mode of transport, but they are highly complex systems and must combine various elements if they are to operate successfully. This In-Depth Focus looks at a project in its infancy and how their vision is taking shape, the importance of understanding what passengers want, and…
24 September 2015 | By Marketforce
Over 150 senior figures attended Marketforce's newest rail event in the heart of central London last week...
8 July 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review
Hitachi Rail has released film footage of its conceptual high-speed train interior, intended for Europe and the UK, at the UIC High Speed Congress in Tokyo.
3 December 2008 | By Paul Chapman, Managing Director, High Speed 1 (HS1)
Looking back, it has been quite a year! I remember vividly, the enormous sense of pride I, my colleagues, guests and performers felt as on 6 November 2007, Her Majesty The Queen declared St Pancras International open and that the delivery of High Speed 1 (HS1) was complete… on time…