New signalling on Great Northern’s London Moorgate route

A new, state-of-the-art signalling system has been commissioned over the bank holiday, promising Great Northern rail passengers at 30 stations much more reliable journeys on the route to Moorgate in the City of London. The digital equipment replaces outdated and...

Siemens Mobility takes part in Network Rail trials to predict rough rides

Siemens Mobility’s train-borne conditioning monitoring (TBCM) system is featuring in Network Rail’s Lot 1 Operational Trial, which has been established to assess means of predicting rough rides which are currently reported by drivers. By using technology to predict where a...

Northern City Line enters new phase as East Coast Digital Programme prepares to commission new equipment

Passengers intending to travel on the Northern City Line between Finsbury Park and Moorgate over the Early May Bank Holiday weekend (30 April – 2 May inclusive) are asked to plan ahead as work is taking place to commission...

Putting it to the test: Changes on Northern City Line as East Coast Digital Programme tests and commissions new equipment

Passengers travelling on the Northern City Line in April and May are being urged to plan ahead as work to test and commission newly installed signalling equipment takes place. This work will take place on 9/10 April and the Early...

Signalling the future – Passengers urged to plan ahead as East Coast Digital Programme ramps up

Network Rail, Great Northern and Thameslink are advising passengers travelling on the Northern City and East Coast Main Line to plan ahead as work on the East Coast Digital Programme ramps up. The next stage of the innovative programme will...

Northern completes refurbishment of 100th digital train

A total of 100 refurbished digital trains are now running across Northern’s network  Refurbished trains will have digital upgrades such as USB sockets, free Wi-Fi, CCTV and customer information screens.  The scheme is part of a multimillion-pound programme to provide new trains, better stations and journeys for customers In addition, 101 new trains...

Hitachi Rail and IMT partner to improve rail freight efficiency and safety

Hitachi Rail and Intermodal Telematics (IMT) have agreed an exclusive long-term partnership that will add IMT’s monitoring sensors to Hitachi’s existing digital freight service. The agreement will allow Hitachi to offer rail freight companies a solution that provides real...

Network Rail’s train testing site achieves major milestone as part of digital railway programme

Network Rail’s purpose-built Rail Innovation and Development Centre (RIDC) reached a major milestone on the East Coast Digital Programme last month with the successful completion of dynamic testing of the Alstom-installed European Train Control System (ETCS) on rolling stock....

Step towards digitalisation this Christmas – passengers reminded of changes on London’s Northern City Line

Network Rail is continuing with major work to upgrade the track and signalling system over Christmas to boost reliability and reduce delays on the Northern City Line. From after the last train on Christmas Eve until before the first service...

Innovative Digital Project Controls Solution Supporting HS2 Contractor Wins Global Award

LogiKal, in partnership with Eiffage Kier Ferrovial and BAM Nuttall (EKFB), has won the prestigious Global Award for Project Controls Innovation at the Project Controls Expo Awards 2021 for SmartCOST, a state-of-the-art 5D Building Information Modelling (BIM) solution integrating...

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Train service calls at Reston for first time in 50 years

Communities from East Berwickshire in the Scottish Borders were this morning connected by rail for the first time in...