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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...

AmeyVTOL carries out first UK trials of ‘beyond visual line of sight’ drone inspection

The first drone inspection of UK infrastructure to go beyond visual line of sight (BVLoS) has been successfully demonstrated by AmeyVTOL. 

New technology helmets improve safety and aid social distancing

Ground Control – one of the leading suppliers of vegetation control services to Network Rail, has deployed ‘game changing’ high-tech safety helmets...

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...

Morson develops app to check if contractors are ‘fit for work’

Responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, rail recruitment specialist Morson Group is preparing to supply its 3,000 remote workers with early intervention...

New London Overground trains enter service

London Overground has now introduced its new Class 710 trains onto routes from Cheshunt, Chingford and Enfield Town into London Liverpool Street,...

Clayton Equipment to build two new locos for Sellafield

Clayton Equipment is to supply two innovative Hybrid+™ Diesel CBD80 locomotives to Sellafield Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Nuclear Decommissioning...

Managing competency brings improved safety

James Fox, commercial director and co-founder at 3squared, explains how technology, in the form of digital apps, is consistently driving safety and...

Tomorrow’s trains

The fruits of a booming uk rolling stock market were on show at Railtex as suppliers and major manufacturers promoted innovative new...

Safety gear and tech of the future

Stewart Thorpe shines the spotlight on five innovative new safety products for the rail industry which could become commonplace in the workplace

Helicopters now used to inspect south western rail network

An aerial survey of the south western rail network will be carried out every four weeks in a move to reduce the number of...

How wearable technology is starting to influence rail’s health and safety landscape

Oliver Marteaux, principal of horizon scanning at the RSSB, looks at wearable wellbeing.    RSSB, as part of the R&D cross-industry programme that it runs on...

TfL begins process to install automatic braking system on tram network

A new system that automatically applies the brakes should the speed limit be exceeded at high risk locations on London's Tramlink tram network could be...

RDG unveils plans for shake-up of train fares

Train tickets could be dramatically changed under plans for "root and branch" reforms unveiled by the trade body the Rail Delivery Group (RDG). Today's range...

Why aren’t more companies claiming R&D tax credits?

Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credits can be a real benefit for qualifying companies. First introduced by the Government in 2000, they have provided...

Rise of the Machines? Rail plant technology and the future of engineering works

Picture the railway of tomorrow and dozens of ideas and innovations come to mind: driverless trains, digital tickets, predictive maintenance, passenger crowd control technology and...

Age of the smart fleet

Whether you’re looking forward to sitting behind the controls of a driverless car or you’re less optimistic about the prospect, it seems certain that...

Network Rail route trials use of drones for large structure inspections

Network Rail's structures asset management team on the London North Eastern and East Midlands route is trialling the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)...