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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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How to slash rail maintenance costs by 22% with drones

What’s the business case for drone-based solutions in rail? The drone industry is growing rapidly, and a lot of hype surrounds this futuristic technology. But what tangible benefits do drones present to operators, rail businesses, and maintenance teams? Our new white paper shows how SNCF, BNSF, Deutsche Bahn and other industry leaders have implemented drone-based […]

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How will NEM Solutions’ new app make rail better?

Maintenance technology company NEM Solutions has released a new app that enables maintenance managers to receive real-time updates about the health of railway vehicles directly to their mobile. The availability of train fleet data has been a problem for many decades in the attempt to shift to digitalised rail maintenance. If data is not available […]

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How to lift a 600 tonne high speed train

The Class 390 Alstom Pendolino trains are some of the fastest in the UK. Alstom’s Pendolino technology famously allows the trains to tilt, enabling them to go faster. Running on the West Coast Main line, Virgin Trains’ fleet of Alstom Pendolino trains reach speeds of up to 200 km/h. When you have assets this valuable, […]

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5 Countries That Show Us What The Future Of Rail Looks Like

What do the railways of the future look like? A handful of countries are so pioneering in rail today that they give us a glimpse of things to come. Most countries in the world operate a railway system of some sort, but there are a few who have taken it to the next level. They […]

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3 ways that drones could change the railway industry

The power of drones is being harnessed across new industries every day. As drones become more affordable, we are seeing them used in industries from agriculture, to mail delivery, to insurance. Moreover, the number of industries utilising drone technology is set to rocket. Consulting group PwC predicted that by 2020 the global market for drone […]

5 ground breaking innovations that will shape the future of railway maintenance

5 ground-breaking innovations that will shape the future of railway maintenance

We are living in a time of innovation and massive progress. It is clear that the ever-increasing pace of technological achievements will be a major driver of change in the rail industry in the coming months and years. What’s more, the history of innovation teaches us that technological advancement is not just linear, but exponential. […]