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BIM on the Northern Line extension

London Underground’s Northern line extension, which is being built from Kennington to Battersea with a new intermediate station at Nine Elms, uses Building Information...

UNIFE releases vision paper on Digital Trends in the Rail Sector

UNIFE, the Association of the European Rail Industry, has released a new vision paper on digitalisation that aims to bring the European rail supply...

NOKIA: the common bearer

A common bearer (transport layer) telecoms network takes advantage of the new digital technologies and ‘big data’ applications in order to provide a safe,...

David Waboso: Head of Digital Railway to Retire

The impending retirement of David Waboso, who currently heads up the Digital Railway team in Network Rail, calls for comment on the man who...

Stuart Calvert to be new Digital Railway head

Stuart Calvert, director of programme technical services and supply chain at Network Rail’s Group Digital Railway (GDR), has been announced as its new managing...

The digital railway – progresses to the East Coast Main Line

Following on from the successful, world-first deployment of Automatic Train Operation (ATO) with the European Train Control System (ETCS) on the mainline railway in...

Hitachi Rail’s approach to the Digital Railway

Digital affects almost every facet of UK rail activity. It has been transforming rolling stock, maintenance, and passengers’ journeys for almost a decade. Industry...

Signalling procurement enters the Digital Age

As the advent of the digital railway gathers pace, so the procurement of systems associated with it will need to adapt. It might prove...

Digital Railway: delivering differently

Following the announcement in May by Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling and the chief executive of Network Rail, Mark Carne, that all...

GTR & The Digital Railway

Prompted by the major timetable change on Southern Railway in May 2018 and the first stage of an enhanced Thameslink train service across London,...

What is Digital Ready?

On 10 May 2018, the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, and Mark Carne, chief executive Network Rail, supported by David Waboso, managing...

Understanding the commitment to the Digital Railway

It’s easy to be cynical about the Digital Railway. For a start, the technology and the terminology are difficult for the uninitiated to understand. As...

Discussion on “Making a Success of the Digital Railway”

The recent White Paper “Making a Success of the Digital Railway”, published by the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE) and the subject of...

Tipping the balance towards a digital future

The application of digital technology onto the UK’s crowded rail network seems to be the logical answer to the pressing concerns of capacity, reliability...

Innovation conference gets bigger and better

Getting the right title for an article can be difficult. The one above was used for Rail Engineer’s report on the Railway Industry Association’s...

UK digital strategy

Regular readers of Rail Engineer will now be familiar with the digital rail strategy, but how does this fit with the wider digital strategy...