Incremental and Thales receive ‘rail first’ accreditation

Tech firms Incremental and Thales have partnered to become the second UK recipients of the Institute of Collaborative Working’s ISO 44003 Standard accreditation - the first to be awarded in the rail industry Previously awarded to only one other partnership...

Government pledges £7.6m for rail innovation

The Government has today made £7.6m available for cutting edge technology that will help transform rail travel. Rail Minister, Wendy Morton, has officially announced this year’s First of Kind competition, which invites bids from companies specialising in innovative ways to...

New superfast WiFi brings better connectivity to Waterloo station

Passengers can now get free and unlimited WiFi at Waterloo train station. Network Rail has rolled-out the new service at the UK’s biggest station, meaning people can now take advantage of WiFi that’s fast enough to support video calls and...

Hitachi have training on track with new technology

Hitachi Information Control Systems Europe Ltd (HICSE) are taking their simulator support to the next level with the launch of the NX Panel high fidelity simulation which provides training support for Signallers in a real-time, real-world environment. For more than...

A Revolution in Safety, Performance and Efficiency for Lineside Signalling Power

Are you ready to join the revolution in railway asset management? Asset Managers, Engineers, Maintainers and Technology Specialists have been coming together to drive a step-change in safety, performance, efficiency and reliability in lineside signalling power assets using CableGuardian...

Network Rail empowers passengers to charge on the move

London Bridge Railway Station has become the first station to provide Joos, as part of a wider Network Rail project to modernise & push digitalisation across railway environments. Visitors and travellers can now charge their smartphone on the move as...

GWR fast-charging trial brings regular battery-only rail services a step closer

Great Western Railway has signed a deal with manufacturer Vivarail to trial new battery-charging technology on its network, paving the way for battery-only trains to run in regular passenger service in the future. The trial, supported by Network Rail, will...

Rolls-Royce and Porterbrook Agreement Will Drive Rail Decarbonisation

Rolls-Royce is teaming up with UK rail rolling stock owner and asset manager Porterbrook, to identify and develop technological innovations to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality across the rail network. The two companies, who have signed a...

GB Railfreight improves safety and operations with rollout of cloud technology

21st Century’s Journeo Portal connects entire fleet of Class 66 locomotives. GB Railfreight (GBRf), working in partnership with 21st Century, part of Journeo plc, has upgraded its entire fleet of almost 100 Class 66 locomotives with new Forward-Facing CCTV (FFCCTV)...

Chiltern Railways brings brand new type of climate friendly and pollution cutting train into service

Chiltern Railways has this week (w/c 7 February) launched an innovative type of train that significantly cuts CO2 emissions, saves fuel and reduces noise and air pollution.  The train known as 'HybridFLEX’ has entered service between Aylesbury and London.   Chiltern...

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LNER puts viewers in the driver’s seat

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has shared a rare insight into the spectacular views of Teesside and the Durham...