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While passenger Wi-Fi and remote monitoring of rolling stock systems are now commonly used by train operators, a convergence is underway which promises to unlock the full potential of onboard…
Russian Railways is engaged in a wide-reaching programme of “digitising” its railway network in areas ranging from operations to asset management. Efim Rozenberg, first deputy director general of the railway’s…
Soon-man Hong was appointed CEO of Korail in May 2016, and is currently overseeing the expansion of services ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics and in response to a new…
FRANCE’s Institute of Technological Research (IRT) SystemX, together with French National Railways (SNCF) and Alstom, has launched a two-year project to automate the observation functions of train drivers.
SNCF president Guillaume Pepy revealed to the International Railway Summit in Paris how the company is positioning itself as a leading transport provider in a new transport market defined by…
This year’s International Railway Summit staged by IRJ focussed on some of the subjects of key concern to the railway industry namely the huge changes taking place in the European…
NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) and Prorail have successfully completed a joint research initiative that looked at the use of smartwatches by conductors, with the aim of increasing punctual departures.
BRITAIN’s Railway Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) has confirmed that Chiltern Railways will participate in a three-month testing programme of an alternative hybrid traction system as part of the powertrain…
SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) is launching a pilot project to use self-driving car shuttles as part of the existing integrated mobility system already in place in the city of Zug.…
THE rail industry is at a crossroads. On the one hand, the continuing increase in global population and the shift from rural areas to the cities is boosting demand for…
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