It is easy to forget that GSM-R, as the standardised track to train radio system across Europe, has been around for over 25 years. The agreement to use GSM technology rather than Tetra was arrived at back in 1992, with...

Thameslink Telecoms

The Thameslink north-south rail link across London is nearing fulfilment. Despite the timetable problems back in May 2018, the enhanced capacity on the route is already easing the daily commutes for thousands of people. When it reaches its full potential of...
Faults tend to have significant impact on railway performance, disrupting or stopping train movement. Railway administrators make significant efforts to reduce or eliminate sources of failures. So-called ‘single point’ failures are often the most difficult to deal with as there...
A common bearer (transport layer) telecoms network takes advantage of the new digital technologies and ‘big data’ applications in order to provide a safe, efficient, reliable railway. In very simple terms, this unseen telecoms network is the ‘glue’ that binds...
South Western Railway train operator FirstGroup and Blu Wireless have announced a project that will significantly boost the quality of connectivity on trains, pioneering the use of 5G technology on the railway. Several recent articles in...
Guest author: Tom Bowman, commercial director at Dura Composites. The year-long independent rail review announced by Chris Grayling in October, described as a “root and branch” review into the rail industry and led by...
David Waboso CBE, managing director of Network Rail’s Digital Railway programme, has announced that he will retire in March, the same month in which he turns 63. He joined Network Rail in 2016 from Transport for London, where he had...
The design of a hydrogen-powered train for the UK market has been unveiled by manufacturer Alstom and rolling stock leasing company Eversholt Rail. The new ‘Breeze’ will be a conversion of an existing Class 321 train, reengineered to create a...
Network Rail, as the infrastructure owner of Britain’s railways, constantly monitors the condition of its assets, particularly its 20,000 miles of track. One of the ways it does this is by using a fleet of inspection trains and vehicles,...
The government and the rail industry have agreed a new Rail Sector Deal intended to deliver more for passengers, create jobs and drive economic growth across the country. Hailed as a key milestone in the government’s modern industrial strategy, the...

Telent to provide CCTV support for Elizabeth line

Telent Technology Services, the leading technology and network services company, has been awarded a five-year contract by Transport for London (TfL) to support and...