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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...

Planning for the future

Advances in BIM and digital engineering are doing wonders for construction works in the railway industry. By ironing out the creases in a digital environment, project teams are...

A digital railway for freight

Britain has been at the heart of international trade for centuries. Today, our rail freight industry is a critical enabler of this continued success story. Having...

Very modern railways

You are a passenger at London Euston in 2035 about to make the hour-long journey to Manchester. An alert on your 20th generation iWatch...

My Work app records millionth work order

Paul Ellis and his team at Liverpool Delivery Unit have been singled out for praise after submitting the millionth work order using the My...

Get Social!

Train operators worked out early on just how useful social media could be as a tool for communicating with passengers. Only recently, I lost my...

Rail industry looks for wearable tech innovations

Amey and Network Rail are supporting a competition led by Innovate UK, formerly the Technology Strategy Board, to find ingenious wearable digital technology which could...

Swiss role for Amtrain

Amtrain is celebrating its selection by Schweizer-Electronic UK as training partner for the Lookout Operated Warning Systems and Automatic Track Warning Systems. Amtrain will...