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Successful conclusion to Greek autonomous transport trial

A trial of autonomous public transport has been successfully concluded after two months of running on the streets of the municipality of Lamia, Greece.Led by an Estonian consortium, the ‘Iseauto’ vehicles covered 1930km and carried nearly 400 people. The...

New technology brings benefits to Greater Anglia passengers

Greater Anglia is upgrading the technology at its stations, benefiting customers through better Wi-Fi, train information and security.To do this, the train operator has rolled out miles of high-speed fibre optic cable to 108 stations and improved mobile Wi-Fi...

New research project will slash train delays

The University of Birmingham has launched a new research project aimed at improving railway navigation technology in an effort to reduce train delays and increase passenger experience.It aims to tackle one of the rail sector’s biggest challenges: how to...

Super-sized information display goes live at Victoria

London Victoria station now has Britain's largest and clearest single passenger information display. The giant 5 by 2.5 metre full-colour LED display is situated above the metro concourse, providing passengers with clearer information than ever before.The larger display can...

Porterbrook wins with HydroFLEX

BusinessGreen’s Transport Project of the Year award has gone to Porterbrook for the UK’s first hydrogen train, HydroFLEX.The HydroFLEX train ran on the mainline tracks for the first time only a few weeks ago following almost two years’ development...

New Cloud-based platform will help drive innovation in infrastructure

To drive better, faster and greener delivery of infrastructure, Costain has worked together with key partner SAP, as well as the Transport Infrastructure Efficiency Strategy Living Lab (TIES Living Lab) consortium of industry leading enterprises, such as Transport for...

Moorgate Class 717s save energy and reduce emissions

Great Northern’s new Class 717 trains on the Hertfordshire to Moorgate service have already generated enough electricity through their brakes to power the equivalent of all the households of Welwyn and Hatfield Borough for a month, potentially saving more...

Bombardier to establish Global Innovation Centre for railway and e-mobility in Västerås, Sweden

Bombardier Transportation is adding a state-of-the-art e-mobility test and technology centre to its current site in Västerås, Sweden.With growing global market interest in e-mobility solutions and increasing interconnected development in the mobility sector, Bombardier will create an innovation centre...

Leave the bike at home – take an e-scooter instead

Commuters who take their folding bicycles on trains may soon have a new method of transport to carry instead – electric scooters.Currently strictly controlled, not allowed on public roads or cycleways, MPs are pushing the government to legalise this...

Alstom’s iLint hydrogen train successfully trialled in the Netherlands

In the same week that HydroFlex, the UK’s first hydrogen-powered train, took to the main line for its inaugural run, the Province of Groningen has published a report outlining the results of the Coradia iLint tests performed in March...

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Tractor driver dumps slurry onto railway

A tractor driver has been filmed dumping a tank full of slurry onto the West Coast main line in...