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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...

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...