Archive for category: Technology

UK rolling stock strategy: diesel, bi-mode and fuel cell-powered trains

The UK's Department for Transport has released its third 'Rolling Stock Perception' strategy which details the challenges of the market and what the government is doing to tackle them.
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Hyperloop One forms partnership with Richard Branson’s Virgin

Under the deal the company will be rebranded 'Virgin Hyperloop One' and Branson will join the board of directors.
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The Netherlands to roll out 2,000 IoT sensors to monitor rail assets

Government-owned maintenance company ProRail has ordered 2,000 internet of things sensors from Strukton Rail company Dual Inventive to monitor railway infrastructure assets.
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ERTMS deadline at risk because of “patchwork” deployment

Plans to rollout ERTMS across Europe by 2030 are in doubt because of a reluctance to invest in new signalling technologies, according to a special report by the European Court of Auditors.
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Driverless freight train completes first test run in Australia

Rio Tinto said it is still on course to launch the world's first fully automated, heavy haul service next year after completing a trial run in Western Australia.
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Siemens Alstom: 9 key questions answered

Following the announcement of a deal between Siemens Mobility and Alstom, the two companies' CEOs held a joint press conference to address the world's media. Here's a selection of the bigger issues that were addressed during the conference.
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Introducing the new giant in the global rail industry: Siemens Alstom

After months of speculation, a much anticipated deal in the European rail industry has been announced.
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Virgin Trains to auction off empty first-class seats

Virgin Trains has launched a new app which will allow passengers on its east coast services to bid for first class upgrades.
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Leaders prepare to pull the trigger on India’s bullet train

Work is to begin on India's first high-speed rail project - known as the Indian Bullet Train - thanks to financial and technical support from Japan.
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All British Transport Police officers to wear body worn cameras

The British Transport Police will start an immediate roll-out of body worn cameras to its frontline officers to bring about "speedier justice for victims."
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Nigerian Railway seeks new ticketing provider

An expression of interest has been launched by Nigerian Railways Corporation as it looks to find a new ticketing provider. 
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