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Progress & Innovation Roundup

The rail industry is always moving forward, employing groundbreaking ideas and technology to help the network run more efficiently, cleanly, and safely. We take...

AI and the rail industry of tomorrow

RailStaff takes a look at the use of AI in rail and considers its wider implications for the industry. You’ll hardly have missed the fact...

Award winning VR reduces complacency among signalling engineers

Signalling engineers need to make sure they don't become complacent. Keeping the consequences of accidents at the front of their mind is key. Complacency can...

Rail Safety Summit 2023

Colin Wheeler Rail Media’s annual Railway Safety Summit Conference was held on Tuesday 14 March at Loughborough University’s Holywell Park Conference Centre. With 136 people...

HS2 to deliver seamless mobile connectivity

Passengers using Britain’s new high speed rail network will enjoy seamless mobile coverage delivering uninterrupted streaming and calls as trains speed through its tunnels,...

Expert commentary – DC Richard Gentile, Cyber Crime Unit, BTP

Cyber threats to national security, businesses, and private individuals are increasing, and several million cases of fraud and computer misuse are reported to the...

Celebrating Innovation

The 2022 Rail Innovation Exhibition held on 22 march showcased some of the most exciting innovations and projects the rail sector has to offer....

Younger people demand improved internet connectivity on return to railways

New polling commissioned by evo-rail, a UK-based rail technology company which was formed out of First Group, has revealed that 65% of younger people...

New first-of-its-kind, QR-driven tech to revolutionise the rail passenger journey experience

New standards in at-seat rail technology have been set as Whoosh, the innovative software creator, launches Real-Time Journey Dashboard which transforms how real-time communication...

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...

Super-sized information display goes live at Victoria

London Victoria station now has Britain's largest and clearest single passenger information display. The giant 5 by 2.5 metre full-colour LED display is situated...

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...

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...

Leave the bike at home – take an e-scooter instead

Commuters who take their folding bicycles on trains may soon have a new method of transport to carry instead – electric scooters. Currently strictly controlled,...