Going digital: Passengers reminded of August Bank Holiday service changes on Northern City Line as East Coast Digital Programme continues

Project to create UK’s first intercity digital railway continues over August Bank Holiday weekendRoute between Finsbury Park and Moorgate closed and services diverted to London King’s CrossOver 95% of Britain’s rail network will be open for business over August...

Passenger Accessibility: GoMedia’s ‘First of a Kind’ Digital Innovations Win DfT Funding

GoMedia, a subsidiary of Icomera and of EQUANS, the newly created leader in multi-technical services, is supporting three pioneering digital solutions to improve rail transport accessibility for the visually and hearing-impaired. The projects are funded by the Department for...

Network Rail Accelerates Digital Track Renewals

Network Rail and The Central Railway Systems Alliance (CRSA), have completed a successful digitalisation trial for critical rail track renewal processes with the leading workflow automation provider Intoware, paving the way for future deployment with frontline maintenance teams. Created to...

Maestrano awarded contract with Network Rail High Speed

Maestrano’s market-leading LiDAR & AI technology to provide analytics and alerts on the UK’s fastest railway to cut costs and improve safety. Maestrano Group PLC (AIM: MNO), the artificial intelligence platform for transport corridor analytics, is pleased to announce a new...

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....

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HS2 fan names new carbon-friendly freight train

A teenage rail fan has been given the honour of naming a Class 66 locomotive that will transport HS2...