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First tunnelled section of Elizabeth line gets high speed mobile coverage

High speed 4G and 5G mobile coverage is now available to customers using the Elizabeth line as they travel across central London. Following all Elizabeth line stations getting mobile coverage earlier this year, TfL and Boldyn Networks, TfL’s partner in...

Half of all Great Northern trips to City of London now digitally signalled

More than half the trains that Great Northern commuters take to Moorgate in the City of London are now controlled using ground-breaking digital signalling. The European Train Control System (ETCS) does away with the need for signals at the side...

New driver simulator academy opened by c2c

Local rail operator Trenitalia c2c is proud to announce that it has opened its brand-new Driver Simulator Academy in Southend to bolster its training capabilities. The new Simulator Academy will provide a detailed and realistic learning environment for our new...

Final call for tech startups to take part in ‘train operators’ Dragons Den’

Applicants to a scheme dubbed ‘the train operators’ Dragons Den’ only have until Sunday 16 June to apply. In April, LNER, Northern, Southeastern, and TransPennine Express joined forces on the project – which is named Future Labs – to support...

Siemens’ British battery trains set to save £3.5bn and consign diesel trains to history

Siemens Mobility has calculated that its new battery bi-mode trains could save Britain’s railways £3.5 billion and 12 million tonnes of CO2 over 35 years.   The trains, which would be assembled at Siemens Mobility’s new Train Manufacturing Facility in...

SilverRail integrates with Google for rail search

SilverRail, the B2B rail technology company that makes it easy for any retailer to sell global rail is delighted to announce its integration with Google, where it is enabling both rail searches and bookings for Google’s users. As part of...

Northern using artificial intelligence to count the number of passengers on region’s trains

The train operator has deployed an Automatic Passenger Counting (APC) algorithm – which tests show is over 98% accurate – to software on its fleet of eight Class 769 trains. The work, which was part-funded by Rail North Partnership, was...

More stations and Tube lines across Central London get high-speed mobile coverage

All Elizabeth line stations now have 4G mobile coverage as the Mayor and TfL’s programme to improve connectivity for those travelling underground continues. Paddington, Canary Wharf, Whitechapel and Woolwich stations all recently gained 4G mobile coverage - meaning that all...

First train fitted for digital signalling in Britain’s main freight fleet moves to dynamic testing

Today the first locomotive in Britain’s principal freight fleet (Class 66s) to be fitted with digital signalling equipment is moving on to dynamic testing on a test track, having successfully progressed through static testing.  DB Cargo locomotive 66039 is the...

Sekisui’s FFU: Newark flat crossing four years on

Sekisui manufactures synthetic wood baulks made from Fibre-reinforced Foamed Urethane (FFU). Network Rail engineers installed the first FFU baulks and sleepers as replacements for traditional hardwood on military canal bridges in Kent during 2014. The FFU product was first...

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Conductors speak out about abuse directed at train crew

Northern is asking members of the public to treat everyone working on the railway with respect as it cracks...