Virtual Reality will help make HS2 one of the most reliable railways in the world

Virtual Reality and real time monitoring by sensors built into HS2’s infrastructure including rails, bridges and overhead power lines will help make Britain’s new high speed rail network one of the world’s most reliable railways. Detailed designs being prepared by...

Walking in a WiFi Wonderland – Leeds station receives free, unlimited WiFi to connect passengers

This Christmas, Leeds station received the gift of fast, free and unlimited WiFi as passengers become the latest to benefit from Network Rail’s nationwide roll-out. Network Rail plans to transform the digital experience – keeping passengers seamlessly connected throughout their...

University of Birmingham and Rock Rail sign agreement to accelerate and promote rail cyber security

The University of Birmingham’s Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with leading rolling stock and transport company, Rock Rail, establishing a strategic partnership on addressing railway rolling stock cyber security. Rock has invested...

World-first battery charger for light rail wins international award

Rapid-charger for Very Light Rail awarded Engineering and Technology Innovation Award in new category. The world’s first rapid battery charger for Very Light Rail yesterday (25 November 2021) won an Engineering and Technology Innovation Award in the Future Mobility category. Judges...

Incremental and Sensonic join ‘FORSEs’ with Network Rail to receive Innovate UK funding

Teaming up for a future-proof railway in UK. A combination of financial support and the possibility to jump right into practice are exactly what innovative ideas need to grow strong in the short time. To prepare such ground, Network Rail,...

Ricardo completes installation of pantograph monitoring technology on Scotland’s railway

PanMon system provides ‘100%’ coverage of pantographs operating on key routes. Ricardo has completed the roll out of PanMon, a pantograph condition monitoring system, at selected locations on Scotland’s mainline rail network. The units have been installed on some of Scotland’s...

The home of the world’s first steam railway locomotive is playing host to the latest in rail technology

A new low-emission, lightweight train is being demonstrated in Ironbridge, with the hope of reopening disused railway lines and extending existing networks. It is fitting, then, that this is happening just a stone’s throw from the place where the...

Free and fast WiFi for Birmingham New Street station passengers

Passengers at Birmingham New 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...

Younger people demand improved internet connectivity on return to railways

New polling commissioned by evo-rail, a UK-based rail technology company which was formed out of First Group, has revealed that 65% of younger people (18-34 year-olds) view internet on trains as important, and 29% would be more likely to...

Network Rail and Vivarail bring the next-generation battery train to COP26

Network Rail and Vivarail today announced that Vivarail’s next-generation battery train will be launched at COP26 and will run daily services throughout the international climate change conference. This zero-emission train uses new batteries, developed by Vivarail, to combine maximum range...

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Ceremony marks the official start of £100m Metro Flow project in South Tyneside

A £100m track dualling scheme that will increase service frequency, reduce journey times, and improve reliability on the Tyne and...