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Railway Technology - Articles and news items

Siemens to acquire public transport software solutions company

Rail industry news / 4 May 2017 /

Siemens plans to acquire HaCon – a software solutions provider of planning, scheduling and information systems for public transportation.

A direct train service to London is now available to Cottingham residents for the first time

Rail industry news / 14 April 2017 /

Residents of Cottingham can get to London faster thanks to the very first direct line to London introduced via Hull Trains.

Is ‘outside-the-box’ thinking enough to implement new rail technologies?

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 23 March 2017 /

Rebeka Sellick, Head of Rail at TRL, discuses innovations in rail and whether simply thinking ‘outside-the-box’ is enough to truly move forward with implementing new rail technologies.

SNCF incorporates Internet of Things platform to improve customer experience, operations & safety

Rail industry news / 24 February 2017 /

French Railways operator SNCF has confirmed it will be using an Internet of Things platform to enhance customer experiences, rail safety and heighten operational efficiency.

Bluetooth and biometric ticketing: industry sets out blueprint for Britain’s railway

Rail industry news / 7 February 2017 /

The rail industry has gathered today to set out a blueprint on how technology can address challenges facing Britain’s railway.

SNCF launch high-speed WiFi on Paris-Lyon TGV line

Rail industry news / 15 December 2016 /

As of 15 December 2016, free high-speed WiFi will become available on the Paris-Lyon TGV line as part of a wider project to equip the entire TGV fleet with connectivity by the end of 2017.

£2.5m package of awards announced for transport technologies

Rail industry news / 6 December 2016 /

The UK government has announced a £2.5 million package of awards for the development of transport technologies to make travelling safer, quicker and more reliable.

Transport sector needs to increase its focus on cyber-security says report

Rail industry news / 28 November 2016 /

According to a report published by Transport Systems Catapult (TSC), the UK Transport sector needs to increase its focus on cyber-security in the face of rapidly emerging technological developments.

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.

Virgin Trains launch Explorer app for in-station navigation

Rail industry news / 1 November 2016 /

Virgin Trains has launched an in-station navigation app for customers on its east coast route – a global first for the rail industry.

Technology as enabler for customer-centricity in the rail industry

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 20 October 2016 /

Thomas Drexler, Amadeus Director of Rail & Ground Travel explains how the rail industry can utilise technologies to strengthen customer focus…

Construction begins on new rail technology centre in North West England

Rail industry news / 10 October 2016 /

Alstom has begun construction work on its new rail technology centre and training academy in Widnes, North West England.