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Network Rail partners with Thales to advance their digital ambitions in the UK

Thales will develop and implement a new signaling communications system, known as an Online Key Management System (OKMS), on the East Coast Main Line of Network Rail. This system should go live in 2023. It will then be rolled out...

East Coast Digital Programme’s Toufic Machnouk appointed to Network Rail’s Eastern region executive team to lead rail industry’s digital transformation

Toufic Machnouk has been appointed to Network Rail’s Eastern executive team as Director, Industry Partnership Digital. Toufic was previously programme director for the flagship East Coast Digital Programme (ECDP), responsible for establishing the first major intercity digital programme on the UK...

Keeping the East Coast Digital Programme on track – Further weekend closures on Northern City Line confirmed

Network Rail and Great Northern have confirmed that there will be additional weekend closures of the Northern City Line between Finsbury Park and Moorgate to enable work on the East Coast Digital Programme to remain on track. Three weekends of...

Weekend service changes on Northern City Line as major project to create UK’s first intercity digital railway continues

Great Northern passengers on the Northern City Line, one of the most important routes into the City of London, will enjoy more reliable journeys by summer next year. The reliability boost will come from work to upgrade track and signalling on...

HS2 joins forces with Digital Catapult to harness latest technologies for the project

HS2 is linking with Digital Catapult, the UK’s leading advanced digital technology innovation centre, to identify and secure the potential offered by emerging technologies such as 5G and machine learning. As part of a three-year framework agreement, HS2 will draw...

From cyber secure to cyber smart: why a broader understanding of cybersecurity is vital to our railway’s resilience

The safety of our railways is paramount. Yet as digital technologies transform our networks, our concept of safety must evolve to include cybersecurity at its core. To maintain cybersecurity, it’s not enough to have well-designed technologies with state-of-the-art defences....

Fast-track delivery: transform train journeys as mobile phones double as pocket butlers

Train passengers will be able to use their mobile phones as a ‘virtual butler’ in future to get drinks, sandwiches and snacks delivered direct to their seat. In an effort to bring ‘first class’ service to everyday rail journeys, the...

Siemens Mobility and University of Birmingham announce research and innovation partnership

Memorandum of Understanding signed to develop centre of excellence for rail research and innovation£50 million innovation hub forms part of extensive new rail village in Goole, East YorkshireEducation and upskilling opportunities will create jobs, attract talent and increase investment Siemens...

Hitachi Rail boosts maintenance offer as it completes acquisition of digital tech firm Perpetuum

Investment in UK’s Perpetuum enhances Hitachi Rail’s digital train maintenance, using pioneering data analytics to help customers to improve the safety, availability and reliability of their fleetsThe solution increases the safe lifespan of parts, significantly reducing industrial waste and...

Rail technology firm launches new company AnyWare

Ground breaking technology company Dual Inventive has celebrated the next chapter in its ambitious expansion plans with the launch of new company AnyWare.Dual Inventive, which develops and produces innovative technical products to improve rail capacity, network efficiency and track...

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Step into STEM: London King’s Cross to hold day of educational activities for children

Network Rail has teamed up with partners to put on a day of free science, technology, engineering and maths...