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Train app helps passengers to avoid busiest carriages

South Western Railway (SWR) customers will be able to avoid overcrowded carriages under plans for technology that provides real-time information about the busiest trains. The innovative system uses onboard CCTV cameras to anonymously ‘count’ the number of passengers in each...

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....

Hull Trains returns with live tracker to keep travel safe

Hull Trains has introduced new technology which publishes the level of passengers onboard in real time, to help make social-distanced travelling easier when services resume next week. The open access rail operator will introduce a limited timetable on 12 April after...

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...

Better connected King’s Cross as Network Rail launches unlimited free WiFi

A range of improvements designed to improve the experience for passengers at King’s Cross has been topped off this week with the introduction of unlimited free WiFi throughout the station. The internet upgrade is the latest in a series of...

On course at Plymouth for concourse improvements for a better welcome

In the driver’s seat: Council leader Tudor Evans got a taste of life in the hot seat testing the new train driver simulator at Plymouth’s station, following the relocation of the facility. The driver simulator building has moved to the...

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...

Reflecting passengers’ top public transport experience priorities, Thales to provide real-time passenger density insights to public transport operators

Thales brings its strengths in video analytics, AI and cybersecurity to the rail domain, with this new digital solution that enables effective crowd management at train stations and on-board trains. Nobody likes crowded trains and platforms. For passengers, crowding...

£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 arrival: the future of contactless train travel

Tech partnership adds at-seat catering capabilities to Real-Time Journey Dashboard. Two British tech disruptors – Whoosh and Ordamo – have joined forces to improve rail journey experiences. Supporting Covid-safe train travel, their combined digital skills increase the capabilities of the recently launched, multi-functional platform,...

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Passengers encouraged to travel safely as covid restrictions eased

With many shops and businesses open again and schools set to return after the Easter break, Transport for Greater...