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D/Gauge Present Innovation Launch Event on Clearance Assessment Software: Bringing Gauging into the Era of Innovation; D/Gauge Rift (8th June 2021, 10am).

Slow, cumbersome gauging software and methodology is crippling projects and making teams less efficient. In an era where technology offers us speed, increased reliability, and simpler user experiences, why should clearance assessment software be lightyears behind? Join the D/Gauge live...

Rail industry first as ‘green pavement’ technology installed at London Northwestern Railway station

Remarkable new technology allowing rail passengers to generate green energy on their journey has been installed at a London Northwestern Railway (LNR) station. Leighton Buzzard, in Bedfordshire, has become the first transport hub in the country to receive the Pavegen system...

‘Green’ UK Company Takes Top Euro Rail Innovation Award

A ground-breaking British product made from recycled plastic has taken one of the top gongs at Europe’s premier rail awards ceremony. TDS-400 has been developed by Leeds, West Yorkshire, based Civil Water Management Ltd, and is an advanced track drainage...

£7 million for zero emission mobility innovation

The Scottish Government is investing £7 million to support zero emission mobility across two new innovation projects. The LOCATE facility, which will be based at the Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP) site in Dundee, will shortly receive £4 million to...

New Website for Pentalver’s Container Conversions business

Leading UK container logistics provider, Pentalver, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), has unveiled a new, innovative website for its container conversions business. The goal was to create a visually striking, user-friendly, modern website that adapts to the...

HS2 tackles biodiversity loss and reduces waste with new money-saving innovation

Innovative approach to tackling Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) saves time, money and reduces carbon footprintCost-saving in the Colne Valley £1.8m and across the Midlands estimated to be £20m HS2 has introduced a new approach to tackling Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS),...

£9m fund opens to railway innovators and inventors

First of a Kind competition offers share of £9m prize to rail ideas of tomorrowPrevious investment has driven forward UK’s first hydrogen train, live seat rebooking and technology to remove age-old challenge of ‘leaves on the line’Rail Minister launches...

First battery-powered tram successfully tested by Hitachi Rail

Hitachi Rail has successfully tested its first battery-powered tram in Florence – an important milestone towards expanding the firm’s offer to market the vehicles across the world. While traditional tram lines require electrified infrastructure – usually overhead wires supported by...

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Rail industry supports Samaritans by getting active outdoors this summer

Rail staff encouraged tosign up to Samarathon, the charity’s annual virtual marathon, contributing rail industry volunteering initiative, Million Hour...