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Railway Extra

Profiles, blogs and features covering every aspect of the railway industry…

If you would like to submit an article or commentary for the website, contact Katie Sadler.

 

The Hyper Chariot: the fastest way to the future

23 June 2017  •  Author: The Hyper Chariot

Introducing the Hyper Chariot, a 4,000mph super-shuttle that will whisk passengers between London and Edinburgh in just eight minutes...

The Swift smartcard – new look, new solutions, new customers

21 June 2017  •  Author: Transport for West Midlands

For Eurotransport, Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) discusses its smartcard, Swift, and the benefits it allows its customers.

The Rail Sector Skills Delivery Plan remains on track

19 June 2017  •  Author: The National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR)

The National Skills Academy for Rail updates European Railway Review on its Rail Sector Skills Delivery Plan.

Using big data for railway operations and maintenance

14 June 2017  •  Author: Dr Diego Galar, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

In their article, to be published next month in European Railway Review Issue 4 2017, Professors Diego Galar, Uday Kumar and Ramin Karim from Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, elucidate the possibilities of big data in the railway industry and anticipate its positive effects on operations and maintenance (O&M) from a systems perspective.

How to promote gender equality in the rail sector

14 June 2017  •  Author: Adeline Ginn, Founder of Women in Rail and General Counsel at Angel Train

Adeline Ginn, Founder of Women in Rail and General Counsel at Angel Trains discusses gender inequality in the rail sector.

The top 13 most delayed train routes in the UK

12 June 2017  •  Author: Roulette Online

New research from Roulette Online has found the 13 most overcrowded trains in Britain to see how long you might be stuck on them.

How can rail companies rebuild customer relationships?

6 June 2017  •  Author: Dave Sampson, Commercial Director of Trolex|Aporta

Dave Sampson from Trolex|Aporta explains that rail companies have an opportunity to use digital solutions to improve passenger experience.

An interview with Daniel Beutler, General Manager of Trainline International

1 June 2017  •  Author: Daniel Beutler, General Manager of Trainline International

We speak to Daniel Beutler, General Manager of Trainline International, about the popularity of international rail travel.

The challenges of rail franchising

23 May 2017  •  Author: Stephen Joseph, Chief Executive, Campaign for Better Transport

Stephen Joseph at Campaign for Better Transport discusses challenges faced in rail franchising and research CfBT has undertaken on this.

How smart lighting can improve passenger experience on Britain’s railways

17 May 2017  •  Author: David Long, Lighting Engineer at Schréder UK

David Long, Lighting Engineer at Schréder UK, discusses how IoT lighting technology can help modernise the UK rail experience.

How might the future of British transport change post-election?

16 May 2017  •  Author: Justin Fox

For your interest and convenience, Justin Fox explains for European Railway Review what the three main political parties in the UK are proposing in the forthcoming election with relation to public transport.

An interview with John Cridland, Chair of Transport for the North

12 May 2017  •  Author: John Cridland, Chair of Transport for the North

We speak to John Cridland, Chair of Transport for the North, about what TfN and what is has planned for the future.