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New research found train seats in the future will benefit from a more scientific approach to comfort that includes legroom, seat dimensions and compression.
Britain’s railways are still the safest of the EU’s top ten biggest railways, but failure to address key risks could jeopardise this position.
There is now a greater need than ever to utilise innovative solutions to help improve the lifecycle of bogies and wheelsets – vital rolling stock components. This In-Depth Focus investigates the latest techniques available to the industry.
Until relatively recently, Brexit seemed remote and distant. Even now, there is still great uncertainty as to its form and implications, not least for rail. From a legal perspective, absent the Article 50 notification being withdrawn or the Article 50 notification period being extended (which would require the agreement of…
UK Rail Minister, Andrew Jones, has announced project funding of £1.75 million that looks into solar panels that directly power trains and a system that uses hydrogen and oxygen to produce steam to power engines.
On 30 October 2018, more than 150 delegates attended RSSB’s Intelligent Power Networks to Decarbonise Rail conference. This was borne out of and inspired by the UK Minister for Transport, Jo Johnson’s decree, back in February 2018, in which he said, “I would like to see us take all diesel-only…
New 'Common Social Impact Framework for Rail' (CSIF), set out by RSSB, is hoped to show the societal impact the rail industry has within the UK.
The UK currently has a national rail infrastructure pipeline worth £88 billion, which is the greatest investment in the sector in over a century. As a result of these unprecedented levels of investment, significant opportunities exist for investors to support and add value to the rail supply-chain.
Smart use of data and technology is helping to protect and enhance Britain’s excellent rail safety record, according to rail safety body, RSSB…
A series of innovative, high-tech schemes, including an augmented reality project to support people who use sign language on train journeys, will be developed after winning a government-funded competition.
Anthony Perret, Head of Sustainable Development at the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) discusses possible reasons for Britain’s rail sector’s perceived foot-dragging with respect to sustainable development. Is the lack of a more ambitious approach to the subject due to the absence of a ‘burning platform’?