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New Cloud-based platform will help drive innovation in infrastructure

To drive better, faster and greener delivery of infrastructure, Costain has worked together with key partner SAP, as well as the Transport...

Bombardier to establish Global Innovation Centre for railway and e-mobility in Västerås, Sweden

Bombardier Transportation is adding a state-of-the-art e-mobility test and technology centre to its current site in Västerås, Sweden. With...

Unlocking Innovation: The Digital Railway

Following on from David Shirres’ article in issue 184 (May/June 2020), the Railway Industry Association staged a week-long webinar to explore how...

Perpetuum to become part of Hitachi Rail

Hitachi Rail is to acquire Southampton-based railway technology firm Perpetuum to accelerate its UK digitisation strategy. Perpetuum’s product utilises...

Unlocking innovation online

Last year’s Leeds Digital Festival saw 25,000 attendees across 240 events with 750 speakers in 96 venues. The event was to be...

Government to fund digital signalling on East Coast main line

The government has announced that it will invest £350 million to make the East Coast main line into Britain’s first mainline digital...

Siemens Mobility contracts DB ESG for additional ETCS installation design work

Siemens Mobility has awarded a contract to DB ESG for the vehicle installation design for the fitting of European Train Control System...

LNER introduces FutureLabs to encourage rail innovation

LNER FutureLabs is a new innovation programme from London North Eastern Railway (LNER) that aims to fast-track digital and tech developments into...

Altran helps develop new railway signalling interlocking

Having just won a challenging new railway project in Belgium, a German manufacturer needed local support in the form of experienced and...

Train Location Systems

Knowing a train’s location is a vital piece of information in the control of train movements - one that has existed almost since...

TIGER is released into the paperwork jungle

Over the years - over generations in fact - there have been many questions that have been posed in the sphere of...

Cyber Security update

The widespread introduction and availability of modern internet protocol (IP) fixed and radio-based telecoms networks provide many benefits for a modern railway....

Signalling failures: why do we hear about them so much?

We often hear that “trains are delayed because of a signalling failure”. But why do we hear about it so much, and...

Performance challenges facing railway signalling and telecoms – what does good look like?

Guest writer: Shelley Robertson, Comtest Wireless Around the world, rail organisations are working hard...

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...