BRITISH passenger operators have agreed to publish more real-time information to enable tech firms to develop better travel apps under new plans announced on August 8 by rail minister, Mr Jo Johnson, and Rail Delivery Group (RDG) chief executive, Mr Paul Plummer.
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 connectivity. Nomad Digital CEO Reece Donovan explains the company’s vision for the networked train to Keith Barrow.
Finland's capital has drawn up an ambitious long-term urban plan which seeks to accommodate population and employment growth while halting urban sprawl and reducing carbon emissions. Keith Barrow looks at why rail is central to this bold vision of a 21st century city.
FRENCH National Railways (SNCF), Paris Transport Authority (RATP), mobile network operator Orange and digital security company Gemalto announced on December 3 that they have formed a joint venture company, Wizway Solutions, to develop integrated contactless ticketing solutions.
What does digitisation mean for the urban public transport services of the future? Kevin Smith reflects on how rail operators are responding to these challenges from views expressed during the International Public Transport Association's (UITP) international rail conference held in Munich at the end of October.