Jeremy Acklam will play a lead role in driving forward Transport for the North's strategic vision for integrated and smart travel, including the delivery of flexi season tickets and contactless pay-as-you-go travel on rail.
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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.
A facial biometric corridor will be introduced at St. Pancras International that will enable a digital and contactless journey for Eurostar passengers.
To reflect the huge growth in demand for contactless payments, Northern Ireland's public transport operator, Translink, has enhanced its app, smartcard and contactless offerings.
Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, writes that the UK’s transport system is currently failing to deliver a fully integrated network and that rail’s integration with other modes of transport is crucial for unlocking the potential of the country’s passenger and rail freight network.
In an interview with Global Railway Review, Richard Scott, Partnerships and Strategy Director for the West Coast Partnership, explains what Avanti West Coast will focus on, going forward, to deliver a better passenger experience.
With SJ aiming to be the number one digital company in Sweden, we spoke to Claes Lindholtz, Head of Digital Transformation at SJ about what digital initiatives the operator is conducting to reach this goal and how it encourages its staff and passengers to aid it on its digital journey.
FirstGroup and Trenitalia have unveiled that Avanti West Coast will be the name of the new InterCity West Coast rail franchise in the UK, heralding a new era of innovative high-speed rail services.
For Episode 2 of Global Railway Review’s podcast, Anthony Smith, Chief Executive of Transport Focus speaks to our Editor, Craig Waters, about what Britain's railways do best, how the industry needs to change, the use of innovative technology, and are Britain's rail passengers getting the best deal?
The single ITSO smartcard will intergrate 16 previously unconnected paper ticket and smartcard systems, allowing for an easier and smoother journey.
'Smart Week' sees South Western Railway showcasing its range of smart ticketing options, which are currently being used for 56 per cent of journeys.
Atkins’ Client Director for Strategic Rail in UK and Europe, Tom Meacock, describes how the rail sector is coping during this period of technological change and what trends he considers will continue to disrupt the future of rail.
The days of paper rail tickets being used in Britain could be numbered as more passengers than ever before are opting for smart tickets.
The railways across the Nordic region are already some of the world’s most efficient and forward-thinking networks. But with increased passenger and freight demand, plus industry requirements to be more sustainable, the region’s railways must continue to invest and adapt to safeguard its future. This Leaders’ Debate gives key industry…
Historically a lack of investment in digital technology and connectivity, coupled with outdated attitudes from those at the top, has seen the rail industry unable to keep up with modern, digital customer expectations. Global Railway Review speaks to Peter Gough, Managing Partner and Founder of ORM, to discuss the ways…