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Railway Modernisation - Articles and news items

Revolutionising rail in South Africa

Issue 3 2017 / 10 May 2017 /

The South African Government – through its National Department of Transport – has initiated an ambitious programme to modernise the country’s aged passenger railway system. This journey of investment and modernisation is well underway and the fruits are now visible. This article for European Railway Review explains the progress that has been made to date.

Rail industry predictions for 2017

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 3 January 2017 /

Jean-Pierre Loubinoux, Director General of the UIC, speaks to European Railway Review about the standout rail industry moments of 2016 and gives his predictions for 2017.

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.

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.

UIC & Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation sign MoC on access to rail research

Rail industry news / 21 September 2016 /

The International Union of Railways (UIC) and the Australasian Centre for Rail Innovation (ACRI) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on 19th September which will boost industry and government access to rail research on a global level.

New Cambridge North railway station taking shape – set for 2017 launch

Rail industry news / 1 August 2016 /

New pictures reveal how the main building at the new Cambridge North railway station is taking shape as work ramps up in the run-up to the station opening in 2017…

TransWilts – small line, big reach

Railway Extra / 25 February 2016 /

Following the Rail Ministers announcement on a community rail plan initiative, Paul Johnson, Chairman TransWilts, highlights plans and benefits of the scheme which will give transport groups and passengers a greater say on rail services in Wiltshire.

Community rail plan allows greater say on Wiltshire rail services

Rail industry news / 10 February 2016 /

Rail Minister Claire Perry has announced a new community rail plan giving groups and passengers greater say on how rail services are run in Wiltshire.

A history of the Golden Valley Line

Railway Extra / 25 January 2016 /

In a blog for European Railway Review, Daniel Davis delves into the history of the Swindon to Gloucester route known as the ‘ Golden Valley Line ’

From national to international: changing the rail industry focus

Railway Extra / 16 December 2015 /

Like it or not, today’s public transport operations in Europe are an international affair at many levels. The introduction of automated traffic control systems such as ERTMS, ETCS for automatic train protection with GSM-R for train to shore communications, the operation of passenger franchises and rail freight by foreign companies and road vehicles and rail […]

Russian Railways subsidiary signs contract to develop rail in Serbia

Rail industry news / 28 October 2015 /

Russian Railways subsidiary RZD International LLC, has signed a memorandum of strategic partnership with JSC Infrastructure Railways of Serbia on continuing to develop the country’s rail industry.

voestalpine Schienen to present three major innovations at InnoTrans

InnoTrans 2014, Rail industry news / 7 August 2014 /

Under the theme ‘good is good, but better carries it’, voestalpine Schienen GmbH will showcase the latest fruits of its target-oriented track solution approach at this year’s InnoTrans trade show.

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