Specialist operations management tools are designed to oversee all aspects of an operator's activities with the aim of improving the performance, reliability and availability of services. Kevin Smith and Anitra Green look at the systems delivered by Quintiq and Alstom to NTV.
In January the British government unveiled its initial preferred route for the second phase of High Speed 2, which will extend the line north from the Birmingham area to Manchester and Leeds. Keith Barrow looks at the developing proposals for the Y-shaped network.
Scotland has seen ridership increase by more than 30% over the last decade, spurred by the reopening of lines and stations, improved services, and new trains. Transport Scotland director of rail Aidan Grisewood explains to Keith Barrow how planned investment will support further growth.
POLISH infrastructure manager PKP PLP has selected a consortium of Thales and Trakce, Czech Republic, in a €76m contract to upgrade train management systems including signalling and supervision on the 100km Warsaw Okecie - Radom line.
SWEDEN's infrastructure manager Trafikverket says it has received applications from 27 passenger operators and 13 freight companies to run trains on the national network starting from the new timetable on December 15.
ANSALDOBREDA and Chongqing Chuanyi Automation (SICC) have established a joint venture based in Chongqing, China, that will produce and develop electric traction systems, auxiliary services and train monitoring control systems for metro trains.