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A virtual look at Crossrail’s Farringdon station

To show passengers what its new Farringdon station will look like, the digital team at Crossrail has pulled together a virtual tour of the...

Government to fund feasibility work for digital signalling on three more main lines

Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris has announced £1.2 million of new government funding to accelerate feasibility work for digital signalling on vital sections of the...

University of Birmingham opens new centre for digital railway engineering

The University of Birmingham has opened a new purpose-built centre designed to deliver specialist research in digital railway engineering. The university has partnered with the...

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 Infrastructure Efficiency...

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 growing global market interest in e-mobility...

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 innovation can...

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 wireless condition monitoring to spot faults...

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 even bigger...

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 rail link...

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 (ETCS) into...

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 the rail...

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 competent people...

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 railways were first...

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 permanent way...

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. These include...

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 is it...