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VIRGIN Trains East Coast has launched a new smartphone app which enables passengers to bid for last-minute upgrades for first-class seats.
SIEMENS announced on August 9 that it is establishing a new locomotive service hub at New Castle, Delaware, to remotely monitor the operation of Siemens locomotives across the United States.
NOMAD Digital, Airbus Defence and Space (ADS), FirstGroup and TTG Transportation Technology are working together to support the development of real-time train location data sources to be used to locate…
GERMAN Rail (DB) has begun testing a new app-based fare verification system which eliminates the need for onboard ticket checks.
NETWORK Rail (NR) has announced a series of “sweeping reforms,” which will enable the private sector to play a more active role in delivering major infrastructure projects.
SPANISH companies involved in the development and certification of the OGI automatic gauge-changing system have completed the first phase of dynamic testing. The OGI bogies are designed for use on…
BRITAIN’s Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), the rail supply industry and a consortium of eight universities have secured £92m of funding to establish Britain as a global centre of…
New developments in wagon technology and a growing awareness of the need for digitalisation should help rail freight operators become more competitive, as Anitra Green discovered at the recent Transport…
A new draft ERTMS Deployment Action Plan was presented at the EU Agency for Railways’ Single European Railway Area (Sera) conference in Brussels on June 20, and will now go…
KAZAKHSTAN Railways (KTZ) has signed a memorandum of understanding with GE Transportation to use digital technologies, with the aim of reducing fuel consumption, optimise power distribution, enhancing operational safety, and…
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