Trainline has launched a nationwide beta-test of Crowd Alerts, a crowd-sourced feature in its app to help customers alert their fellow travellers if it’s not possible to social distance on a specific train.
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The rail industry is harnessing innovative digital solutions that can benefit the railway sector. A world in which trains are never late and rail travel is cheaper, safer and more efficient is on the horizon thanks to radical innovation and technology that has marked the next stage of rail’s digital revolution.
What are the trends and challenges in rail digitalisation and how is the industry moving forward to embrace and adopt solutions?
The contract represents the first time that Stadler has won the opportunity to refit trains with its own ETCS system, GUARDIA.
The region will see a wide range of benefits from the redevelopment and reopening of three train stations, including more frequent and reliable rail services.
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.
By receiving the latest ETCS standard certification, Alstom is now equipped to work towards the complete digitalisation of Norway's rail network.
In an interview with Global Railway Review, Aaron Allsbrook, CTO and Founder of IoT and Edge software company, ClearBlade, explains that the rail freight industry has the desire to adopt new innovations, but there are still challenges to overcome to unlock the true value of those smart technologies.
Felix Schwarz, Head of Business Development at SAVVY Telematic Systems AG, discusses the importance of digitalisation for rail freight operators and how, by combining this with new business models, the operator can differentiate itself from other rail freight companies.
The UK’s Department for Transport (DfT), in partnership with Innovate UK, has awarded 25 pioneering projects a share of £9.4 million to fund innovative projects that will make railways cleaner, greener and more passenger-friendly.
The new investment will contribute to the development and implementation of digital signalling on the East Coast Main Line.
Considering the COVID-19 pandemic, Michael Fohrer, President of the German Railway Industry Association (VDB), looks at how rail passengers’ trust can be restored and the importance of establishing political incentives for clean mobility ‘made in Germany’.
A facial biometric corridor will be introduced at St. Pancras International that will enable a digital and contactless journey for Eurostar passengers.
In this digital era, the rail freight sector must embrace the further deployment of innovative solutions to transform operations and deliver better customer experience. The authors in this In-Depth Focus explain how digitalisation is integral to their efforts of driving forward changes in rail freight delivery.
Irish Rail has awarded Indra a contract worth €32 million to develop an advanced traffic management system for its new national train control centre.
Ryan Coholan, Chief Railroad Officer at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), discusses the benefits of introducing new technologies across the rail industry and how MBTA has successfully applied IoT to the maintenance of its locomotive fleets.
This issue includes an update on building the world’s longest immersed tunnel to allow trains to cross the Femernbelt, how best to promote railways’ credentials to attract the right workforce expertise, In-Depth Focus sections on Bogies & Wheelsets and A Digital Future for Rail Freight, plus much more.