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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…
VIRGIN Trains East Coast has launched a new smartphone app which enables passengers to bid for last-minute upgrades for first-class seats.
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…
SCIENTISTS at the University of Birmingham, Britain, have developed application which enables passengers to measure ride comfort using their smart phones.
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…
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…
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…
Trials of a new smartphone app developed by London digital product studio ustwo in partnership with the Royal London Society for Blind People Youth Forum have shown strong potential to…
With widespread adoption and seemingly limitless capabilities, smartphones are revolutionising how passengers use and interact with rail transport. Frank Nosbers, senior consultant at BearingPoint, considers current and future smartphones uses,…
DUTCH passenger operators NS Passenger, Syntus, and Veolia have launched a joint initiative that uses a smartphone app to encourage passengers to travel outside peak periods.
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