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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…
TAIWAN has officially launched its new Railway Bureau, which will supervise the construction and oversight of the nation’s railways, as well as generate opportunities to export its railway expertise and…
Ashwani Lohani, chairman of Indian Railways, talks to Srinand Jha.
Fitting monitoring equipment to commercially-operating trains to provide an in-depth analysis of track conditions is becoming increasingly common. The team from the Track Technology Research Laboratory at Japan’s Railway Technical…
Rail vehicle applications such as public address or track fault monitoring systems require position information, which is often delivered by GPS. But GPS might not always be available, for example…
Work is underway to lay the framework for a new standardised railway telecommunications network to replace GSM-R beginning in 2021 or 2022. But as Kevin Smith discovers, a great deal…
THE rail industry is at a crossroads. On the one hand, the continuing increase in global population and the shift from rural areas to the cities is boosting demand for…
SBB Cargo is prioritising the growth and competitiveness of wagonload freight by utilising the latest technologies, as CEO Mr Nicolas Perrin explains to Anitra Green.
IN 2015, Japan’s Railway Technical Research Institute (RTRI) published its Vision: Rising which outlined our mid and long-term goals and strategies. The overall aim is to develop the innovative technologies…
THE digitisation of the railways has been the major topic for some time now. This was clearly evident at InnoTrans last September, where the potential for digitising the railway system…
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