Avanti West Coast invests £45 million to upgrade Wi-Fi coverage across West Coast Main Line

Avanti West Coast and BT partner to improve digital connectivityDeal designed to provide enhanced Wi-Fi coverage on West Coast route   Upgrades will boost connectivity on Avanti West Coast network Avanti West Coast is investing £45m in a deal with BT...

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...

Free and fast WiFi for Liverpool Lime Street passengers

Passengers at Liverpool Lime Street station can now get free and unlimited WiFi that is fast enough to support video calls and streaming.  Network Rail’s upgraded service uses the latest technology so passengers can connect multiple devices without having to...

Fast and free WiFi: Liverpool Street station’s latest upgrade during the pandemic

Passengers at Liverpool Street can now get free and unlimited WiFi that is fast enough to support video calls and streaming. The installation of the WiFi is the latest in a series of upgrades that have been delivered by...

Mayor fulfils manifesto commitment and confirms high-speed mobile coverage across whole Tube network as concession partner announced

High speed mobile coverage will be delivered across London Underground alongside a new full-fibre network to provide London’s homes and businesses with faster internet and better connectivityThe technology, delivered by BAI Communications, will support 4G and 5G rollout and...

VolkerRail enlists support of eviFile to streamline project technology

One of the UK’s leading multi-disciplinary railway infrastructure contractors, VolkerRail, has invested in an integrated mobile platform to streamline project deliveries, enable better-informed decision-making, and drive continuous improvement. The solution – powered by Leeds-headquartered eviFile – enabled VolkerRail to capture...

Manchester Piccadilly escalator trials virus busting technology

Space-age technology is being trialled at Manchester Piccadilly station to give passenger escalators added protection from COVID-19. A new sanitising system has been installed inside a station escalator to continually coat its handrail with an invisible layer of disinfecting particles...

Virtual Reality brings HS2 station to life years ahead of opening

World first tech combines virtual reality with eye-tracking and emotion-sensing software to design HS2’s station of the futureTechnology enables station designs to be tested and refined before building startsAmbition to achieve a stress-free passenger experience in HS2 stations In an...

Avanti West Coast trials wayfinding technology to help customers navigate station

Avanti West Coast is trialling digital technology to help customers navigate their way around railway stations step by step. A digital wayfinding tool – an information system to guide people through a physical environment – in the form of a...

HS2 opens its Innovation Accelerator programme to cutting-edge tech firms

Entrepreneurs and innovative new uses of data and digital technology sought to cut carbon on the project and help increase construction site safety and security. The company delivering Britain’s new high speed rail network has today (3 June) launched the...