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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. […]

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and Deutsche Bahn collaborate on ‘augmented reality’ windows and more

The Innovation Train Project Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc. and Deutsche Bahn have partnered to implement cutting edge technology that has been developed by HTT engineers in the new ‘Innovation Train’ project. The technologies that have so far been announced as part of the Innovation Train project are not, however strictly do with the famous Hyperloop […]

Are the railways safe from cyber attacks? 3 things you need to know

San Francisco’s subway services were recently the target of a cyber attack by the hackers known as “Andy Saolis”. The attack on the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) resulted in the hackers taking control of 2,112 out of 8,500 devices, shutting down workstations, ticket machines and computers. The hackers demanded a ransom of around […]


The top innovations of InnoTrans 2016 – RailwayInnovation.com report

Through technology and innovation we create an ever safer, more efficient, and more effective railway industry. It is with this in mind that the RailwayInnovation.com team headed to InnoTrans in Berlin, in search of the most innovative and ground-breaking developments that are set shape the future of the railways. We spoke to hundreds of companies […]

World’s first zero-emission trains coming to Germany

A fleet of the world’s first zero-emission passenger trains are to be introduced in Germany. Alstom’s Coradia iLint trains are powered by hydrogen and only emit steam into the atmosphere, providing a zero-emission alternative to the country’s 4,000 diesel trains. According to Die Welt, tests will be carried out by the end of the year, with the trains […]

How Austria’s biggest rail operator is transforming passenger experience with high-speed Wi-Fi

Austria boasts one of the most advanced railway systems in the world. ÖBB, who operate the majority of Austria’s railways, work to consistently high standards to ensure passenger comfort and satisfaction. This means that when faced with the challenge of connectivity, a solution that provides consistent and reliable high-speed Wi-Fi is paramount. Today, people expect […]

Why is the railway industry so slow at adopting new innovations and technology?

Over the past twenty years we have seen tremendous technological evolution driven by innovation in the consumer electronics sector, alongside the rise of digital connectivity and the Internet of Things. Yet unlike other dynamic industries, transport companies are struggling to adopt new technological innovations, and this is hindering the growth of the industry itself. Passenger […]

Innovation in railway lifting equipment

Innovation is not only about new technology. Innovation is about achieving magnitude and scale in projects that has never been achieved before. One glowing examples of this sort of innovation is Mechan’s record-breaking jacks at the Alstom Transport Traincare Centre in Longsight, near Manchester. Mechan‘s 44-jack chain, the longest single system of lifting jacks in […]