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New Cloud-based platform will help drive innovation in infrastructure

To drive better, faster and greener delivery of infrastructure, Costain has worked together with key partner SAP, as well as the Transport Infrastructure Efficiency Strategy Living Lab (TIES Living Lab) consortium of industry leading enterprises, such...

Bombardier to establish Global Innovation Centre for railway and e-mobility in Västerås, Sweden

Bombardier Transportation is adding a state-of-the-art e-mobility test and technology centre to its current site in Västerås, Sweden. With growing global market interest in e-mobility solutions and increasing interconnected development in the...

Unlocking Innovation: The Digital Railway

Following on from David Shirres’ article in issue 184 (May/June 2020), the Railway Industry Association staged a week-long webinar to explore how innovation can help the transition to a Digital Railway. Held online between 29 June...

Perpetuum to become part of Hitachi Rail

Hitachi Rail is to acquire Southampton-based railway technology firm Perpetuum to accelerate its UK digitisation strategy. Perpetuum’s product utilises wireless condition monitoring to spot faults and have them fixed before they delay passengers’ journeys....

Unlocking innovation online

Last year’s Leeds Digital Festival saw 25,000 attendees across 240 events with 750 speakers in 96 venues. The event was to be even bigger this year. With the COVID-19 lockdown this was not to be. However, the...

Government to fund digital signalling on East Coast main line

The government has announced that it will invest £350 million to make the East Coast main line into Britain’s first mainline digital rail link by installing state-of-the art electronic signalling designed to cut journey times and slash...

Simulators help train new signallers in the West Midlands

To train the railway signallers of the future, Network Rail has opened new training facilities at its Walsall training centre and Birmingham’s New Street signal box in the West Midlands. The signalling simulators, which...

LNER introduces FutureLabs to encourage rail innovation

LNER FutureLabs is a new innovation programme from London North Eastern Railway (LNER) that aims to fast-track digital and tech developments into the rail industry. It provides an opportunity for tech and digital start-ups...

Morson develops app to check if contractors are ‘fit for work’

Responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, rail recruitment specialist Morson Group is preparing to supply its 3,000 remote workers with early intervention technology that will help to identify whether contractors are experiencing common signs and symptoms of...

Cyber Security update

The widespread introduction and availability of modern internet protocol (IP) fixed and radio-based telecoms networks provide many benefits for a modern railway. These include for both train control, maintenance, operation, asset management and passenger use - ticketing,...

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Hatfield remembered, twenty years on

Twenty years ago, on 17 October 2000, a train derailed just south of Hatfield station while...

Two new Black Country railway stations receive planning approval

Planning permission has been granted for two new railway stations on the Walsall to Wolverhampton line, marking a major milestone in...

Lubricants firm supports world’s first preserved railway

The world’s first preserved railway is one of 50 heritage and steam railways across the UK that is receiving support from a...

Car crashes onto tracks at Stirling station

In a bizarre incident, a car crashed through a fence at Stirling station on Wednesday 14 October 2020 and ended up on...

Porterbrook wins with HydroFLEX

BusinessGreen’s Transport Project of the Year award has gone to Porterbrook for the UK’s first hydrogen train, HydroFLEX.