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The Hyper Chariot: the fastest way to the future

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 23 June 2017 /

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

First rail-less train unveiled in China

Rail industry news / 12 June 2017 /

The world’s first rail-less train has been unveiled in Zhuzhou, central China’s Hunan province by CRRC Zhuzhou Institute Co Ltd.

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

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 17 May 2017 /

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

London Midland launches free entertainment and Wi-Fi on trains

Rail industry news / 25 April 2017 /

London Midland has announced a free entertainment package of movies, TV programmes, eBooks and magazines for its trains, as well as free Wi-Fi.

New report shows the need for a better use of data in public transport

Rail industry news / 12 April 2017 /

According to a new report by TSC, innovation in transport is at risk because data is not being shared properly within the sector.

Making railways safer with big data and smarter technology

Rail industry news / 21 March 2017 /

According to the rail industry’s independent safety body, Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), state-of-the-art risk monitoring technology could soon be used to pinpoint faster, targeted improvements to safety and reliability on Britain’s railways at the push of a button.

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.

Transport digitalisation and its impact on railway station innovations

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 21 February 2017 /

Transport Systems Catapult discusses how stations will play an important role in the digital railway revolution and highlights a project that aims to accelerate the adoption of new technologies.

Increased knowledge sharing between transport modes could speed up development & reduce cost of autonomous transport

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 2 February 2017 /

Sahar Danesh of the IET discusses knowledge sharing between transport modes in order to develop autonomous public transport.

Chiltern Railways announces ticket free travel pilot

Rail industry news / 19 January 2017 /

Chiltern Railways has announced it is partnering with SilverRail Technologies in the development and pilot for ticket free travel.

Nomad Digital appoints Felsberger to build strategic focus in DACH region

Rail industry news / 18 January 2017 /

Nomad Digital has announced the appointment of Jochen Felsberger as its new Regional Sales Manager (Germany), for the DACH region.

ScotRail begins second phase WiFi rollout on Class 334 fleet

Rail industry news / 28 October 2016 /

ScotRail’s rollout of WiFi across 90 percent of its services by late 2018 entered has entered its second phase of development.