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Digital Railway - Articles and news items

Technology comes to rail passengers

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 11 January 2017 /

Regular European Railway Review blogger Graham Ellis discusses the impact of the industry embracing new technologies and the resulting benefits for rail passengers…

Staying connected: Wi-Fi and evolving technology in public transportation

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 9 January 2017 /

“Within public transportation there is still room for growth in order to keep up with modern infrastructure and evolving technology,” says Belden’s Richard Weatherburn.

Alstom to acquire connectivity solutions provider Nomad Digital

Rail industry news / 22 December 2016 /

Alstom has announced plans to acquire on-board passenger and fleet connectivity solutions provider Nomad Digital in a bid to develop the ‘Digital Train’.

Flexible booking engine wins HackTrain 3.0

Rail industry news / 16 November 2016 /

The third annual HackTrain saw rail and technology experts join forces on 4-6th November to drive innovation and tackle the industry’s biggest challenges. FlexRail, a flexible ticketing system, was named winner at this year’s event.

On-board infotainment: enhancing the rail passenger experience

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 10 November 2016 /

European Railway Review travels on Eurostar’s new e320 train to experience its on-board infotainment service and finds out why good content and passenger information will help enhance the passenger experience.

Digital Railway could bring substantial benefits says Transport Committee

Rail industry news / 28 October 2016 /

Findings of the Transport Committee’s latest report suggests the Digital Railway, could bring substantial benefit to the UK’s rail network.

UIC holds successful DIGITAL Day in Paris

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 13 October 2016 /

Around 100 participants, coming from railway industry and the start-ups world, met to discuss links between rail digitalisation and freight & passenger services.

Computer vision based solution for sign detection

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 6 October 2016 /

Markus Melander, CEO of Vionice Ltd., discusses the opportunities of computer-vision signage which may help increase asset management quality and railway safety at the same time.

Can Europe learn from the barriers faced by Britain’s railway?

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 4 October 2016 /

River Tamoor Baig, Co-Founder of HackTrain provides insight into the published B.A.R.R.I.E.R.S. report which identifies 5 major barriers and 13 recommendations for rail industry stakeholders to adopt.

New survey provides insight into the impact of digital mobility in everyday life

Rail industry news / 4 October 2016 /

A survey of three thousand people carried out by operator Keolis in collaboration with Netexplo, gives new insight into digital mobility expectations in France.

Digitalisation is progressing at full speed

Railway Extra / 12 September 2016 /

Digitalisation is creating the best rail mobility there has ever been: more climate-friendly, safer, more economical, quieter, and with greater comfort. As Volker Schenk, German Railway Industry Association (VDB), explains, companies in Germany’s railway industry are applying new technologies in pursuit of reaching their digitalisation goals…

The Digital Railway: vital in delivering the greatest benefits for freight customers and passengers?

Railway Extra / 12 September 2016 /

As demand for rail transportation in Britain grows, David Waboso CBE, Managing Director, Group Digital Railway at Network Rail explains that a digital railway will be key to delivering the greatest benefits for freight customers and passengers…


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