Innovation

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Stockholm’s EuroMaint deploys Trimble’s real-time diagnostic system technology

Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that Euromaint Rail has deployed the Trimble® R2M real-time remote diagnostic system to manage the maintenance of fleets running on Stockholm Commuter lines and Norrtåg regional rail lines. The deployment is part of Euromaint Rail’s Remote Vehicle Monitoring (RVM) program to enhance its customer service by providing a modern and […]

4 exciting exhibitors to look out for at Railtex 2017

4 Exciting Exhibitors To Look Out For At Railtex 2017

Railtex is the leading showcase for railway suppliers in the UK, and we are glad to have a number of our partners represented at the show. From drone solutions, to depot equipment, to tracking, to remote condition monitoring, they’ve got it covered. Here’s our low-down on the exhibitors that you should know about this year. […]

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SNC-Lavalin awarded two UK design contracts

MONTREAL, April 12, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) is pleased to announce the award of two design contracts for London Underground (LU). The services provided by SNC-Lavalin’s Rail & Transit team will assist LU in improving rail vehicle accessibility for persons with reduced mobility and visual impairments. The contracts cover the 72TS fleet […]

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How To Prevent Catastrophic Derailments: One Amazing Method

One of the main reasons for innovation in the railway industry is to improve safety. As an industry, we are constantly looking for ways to reduce accidents to a minimum, even to zero. Yet derailments – one of the most catastrophic rail accidents possible – happen all too often. And they happen all over the […]

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See Vivarail’s innovative battery-powered train in action for the first time [video]

Vivarail have released a video showing their battery-powered test train in action for the first time. The Vivarail D-train or Class 230 is converted from London Underground D78 stock – an innovative example of ‘upcycling’ that saves on waste, energy consumption, money, and time. A battery-powered version of the D-train means that the trains will […]

Teleste: Rolling stock technology utilised by the big railway players to create a smooth and safe passenger experience

Traveling is changing fast as passengers demand smarter, safer and smoother ways to move around. At SmartRail Europe 2017 Teleste will highlight how to build up an intelligent public transport system that provides attractive services to your customers and helps you increase ridership. Teleste state-of-the-art transportation technology includes high profile international customers such as french […]

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Sales & Profits Grow as Unipart Invests in New Technologies

OXFORD, England, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Unipart Group has announced its financial results for the year ended 31 December 2016. Turnover was £747.7m (£722.5m in 2015); profit before interest, tax and exceptional items was £28.3 million (£27.5million in 2015). The Group ended the year with a net cash balance of £15.2m (2015 £7.1m). Commenting […]

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Altran brings Big Data analytics expertise to support Digital Railway’s Degraded Mode Working System

Altran is pleased to announce its selection by Network Rail for the next phase of Digital Railway’s COMPASS project for Degraded Mode Working. COMPASS (DMWS) has the potential to revolutionise the customer experience on Britain’s railways, by making signalling-related delays a thing of the past. As a true ‘hot standby’ that is physically and technologically […]

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Why Innovation in Rail is Broken and What You Can Do About It – Introducing The Railway Innovation Champions Program

Innovation in the railways is broken. Why? Because the industry is set up in a way that disincentivises innovation. Short-term franchise awards stop operators and financiers from investing in the technology that can ultimately reduce their costs and increase passenger satisfaction. Short-term franchise awards encourage them to focus on the short-term ROI of operations and […]