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4G mobile coverage on the London Underground from 2019

Transport for London (TfL) is to launch a tender for a service provider to deliver 4G mobile coverage on the Tube from 2019 next...

New 26-30 railcard pilot to begin next week

Greater Anglia will launch a pilot for the new railcard for 26-30 year-olds next week. Chancellor Philip Hammond recently confirmed the introduction of the new...

Trainline launches voice-activated rail app

Online train ticket retailer Trainline has launched a new mobile application that uses voice recognition technology. Built using the Google Assistant platform, the app allows...

Introducing the digital systems innovation centre for rail

The railways were considered a sunset industry by the late 20th century due to the rapid development of the automobile and airplane. How things have...

How Amey is using virtual reality to make its workforce safer

Amey’s innovation manager, Simon Grundy, explains how the company is using virtual reality to make its workforce safer In 2015-16, there were zero workforce fatalities...

Smart ticketing across rail network by end of 2018

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has said that passengers will be able to use smart ticketing across "almost all" of the network in England and...

ScotRail to install electric car chargers at 50 stations

The first of 50 electric car chargers have gone live at stations in Scotland. Electric vehicle registration is up 62 per cent on this time...

Royal recognition for Bridgeway Consulting

Just Eat, Brew Dog and Bridgeway Consulting. It’s not often you get to group a takeaway delivery service, a craft brewery and a diverse...

RSSB-funded rolling stock innovations ready for development

Four innovations that will improve the maintenance of rolling stock are ready for development. Funded by the RSSB, the innovations will help to deliver greater capacity, improve...

ScotRail to roll out customer information screens at 28 railway stations

Passengers across Scotland will benefit from new digital customer information screens (DCIS) which are being rolled out across 28 stations. In total ScotRail Alliance has...

London Midland Labs – Getting serious about innovation

The railway’s slow rate of change and innovation is a popular topic of conversation at conferences and over networking drinks. A lack of free Wi-Fi...

Digital Rail Summit 2017: key findings and pictures from the industry conference

The 2017 Digital Rail Summit examined the visible and invisible aspects of digitising the railway and took place at Bird & Bird's offices in London on...

Network Rail launches new census database to tackle trees on the line

Millions of pounds could be saved and dozens of service delays reduced thanks to the launch of a new tree census database, Network Rail...

DOO – Analysed & Explained

The term DOO (Driver Only Operation) has created mayhem in railway circles recently, with much publicised industrial action taking place that has caused misery...

A lesson in virtual reality

While augmented reality is finding its place in the construction of new railways, virtual reality is becoming an important tool in the training of...

Crossrail innovation – The future?

‘It’s a bit like RoboCop or Minority Report’ said Rav Kugananthan, a project engineer working at Crossrail’s Liverpool Street station, as he squeezed his...

UK needs to accelerate Digital Railway ambition

Chief executive of Keolis, and chairman of the Rail Delivery Group’s technology and operations working group, Alistair Gordon said the business case exists to...

Rise of the machines

Is it surprising that the mention of robotics and automation is often met with concern and unease, even fear. An entire brand of cinema...