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From cyber secure to cyber smart: why a broader understanding of cybersecurity is vital to our railway’s resilience

The safety of our railways is paramount. Yet as digital technologies transform our networks, our concept of safety must evolve to include cybersecurity at...

First train in GTR’s £55 million fleet modernisation programme is back in service

First of 270 Southern, Gatwick Express and Great Northern ‘Electrostar’ trains updatedNew live-information screens and charging-/ power points installedOn-board performance monitoring and fault diagnosis...

First battery-powered tram successfully tested by Hitachi Rail

Hitachi Rail has successfully tested its first battery-powered tram in Florence – an important milestone towards expanding the firm’s offer to market the vehicles...

Successful conclusion to Greek autonomous transport trial

A trial of autonomous public transport has been successfully concluded after two months of running on the streets of the municipality of Lamia, Greece. Led...

New technology brings benefits to Greater Anglia passengers

Greater Anglia is upgrading the technology at its stations, benefiting customers through better Wi-Fi, train information and security. To do this, the train operator has...

New research project will slash train delays

The University of Birmingham has launched a new research project aimed at improving railway navigation technology in an effort to reduce train delays and...

Porterbrook wins with HydroFLEX

BusinessGreen’s Transport Project of the Year award has gone to Porterbrook for the UK’s first hydrogen train, HydroFLEX. The HydroFLEX train ran on the mainline...

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...

Moorgate Class 717s save energy and reduce emissions

Great Northern’s new Class 717 trains on the Hertfordshire to Moorgate service have already generated enough electricity through their brakes to power the equivalent...

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...

Alstom’s iLint hydrogen train successfully trialled in the Netherlands

In the same week that HydroFlex, the UK’s first hydrogen-powered train, took to the main line for its inaugural run, the Province of Groningen...

Eyes on the network

Passengers and staff increasingly rely on information about journeys, networks and other facilities to ease circulation around the transport system. A reliable supplier which...

GWR receives first tri-mode train 

Great Western Railway (GWR) has received the first train in the UK able to run on overhead and third-rail electric lines, as well as...

Thalys renews passenger Wi-Fi contract with Icomera

Thalys, the high-speed rail operator that operates international services between Belgium, France, Germany, and the Netherlands, has renewed its contract with Icomera to continue...

Scotland establishes hydrogen accelerator at University of St Andrews

A new hydrogen accelerator will be located at the University of St Andrews in a £300,000 investment by the Scottish government. The new initiative, which...

Drones search out Skylarks on HS2’s route

The HS2 route passes through some lovely countryside. That’s been one are of complaint from naturalists and ecologists, who don’t want a railway interfering with...