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Railway Technology - Articles and news items

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.

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.

3rd Global Track Maintenance and Asset Management Congress 2017

Rail industry news / 6 October 2016 /

The only global conference on track maintenance & rail infrastructure asset management returns to Berlin…

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.

Stadler & Nomad to deliver advanced WiFi for Arriva fleet in Netherlands

Rail industry news / 28 September 2016 /

Rolling stock manufacturer Stadler has partnered with Nomad Digital to deliver state-of-the-art passenger WiFi to 36 new Arriva Flirt trains in the Netherlands.

InnoTrans: Russian Railways and Siemens sign technological cooperation agreement

Rail industry news / 22 September 2016 /

JSC Russian Railways and Siemens have signed an agreement of understanding on long-term scientific and technological cooperation at InnoTrans 2016.


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