Technology stories

Digital Railway – The Future, Day Four

3rd July 2020

The penultimate day of the Unlocking Innovation – Digital Railway – The Future webinar series took place on 2 July […]

Sheffield-based 3Squared secures major contract on HS2

3rd July 2020

Sheffield-based SME 3Squared has been awarded a major contract working on High Speed Two (HS2), generating new jobs within the […]

Trainline launches crowdsourced app feature, Crowd Alerts, to help customers flag busy trains to each other

2nd July 2020

Trainline, Europe’s leading train and coach app, has launched a nationwide beta-test of Crowd Alerts, a crowdsourced feature in its app […]

Digital Railway – The Future

2nd July 2020

Digital Railway – The Future Outlook was the third instalment of the Railway Industry Association’s popular Unlocking Innovation – Digital […]

Digital Railway – Making it Real

30th June 2020

The Railway Industry Association’s (RIA) Unlocking Innovation – Digital Railway – The Future series, returned for its second day on […]

Unlocking Innovation: A New Structure for Digital Railway

29th June 2020

The Railway Industry Association (RIA), with strategic partners Network Rail and the UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN), held […]

Agreement with Vodafone to develop transport of the future

29th June 2020

Cars which find their own parking spaces and trams which report their own faults are just some of the futuristic […]

Lab by Transport for Wales to showcase innovation and tech talent

26th June 2020

A pioneering scheme designed to support start-up businesses and stimulate growth in Wales is showcasing the best of innovation and […]

Unipart Rail wins First of a Kind competition encouraging innovation in the rail industry

23rd June 2020

Unipart Rail has been announced as a winner in a national competition funded by The Department for Transport and delivered […]

Covid19 : Managing Passenger Density with Infodev EDI – APC Advanced Passenger Counting and AIIIM Seat & Space Occupation Systems

22nd June 2020

Whilst transport authorities and operators are responding to COVID-19 and are adapting to the rapidly changing situation, the key question […]

HS2 launches race for operational telecoms supplier

22nd June 2020

HS2 today began the search for a specialist contractor to deliver 230km of state-of-the-art telecommunications systems which will connect up […]

Thousands of hours in delays to be saved as UK’s first mainline digital railway introduced

22nd June 2020

The East Coast Main Line is set to become Britain’s first mainline digital rail link with £350 million of new […]

Rail industry calls for green hydrogen and battery train order to spur post-Coronavirus economy

19th June 2020

The Railway Industry Association, the trade body for UK rail suppliers, has called for investment in green hydrogen and battery […]

Fugro wins Innovate UK ‘First of a Kind’ funding to support rail industry innovation

19th June 2020

Fugro is one of the successful companies to win innovation funding from Innovate UK’s ‘First of a Kind’ (FOAK2020) competition under the theme of […]

South Western Railway completes trial of new technology to help passengers breathe more easily

18th June 2020

South Western Railway has completed a revolutionary trial of new technology which successfully reduces harmful emissions from diesel trains by […]

Facial biometric corridor to enable contactless journeys for Eurostar passengers in ‘world first’

18th June 2020

Rail passengers using Eurostar services will be the first to take advantage of a facial biometric corridor to enable contactless […]

Viper Innovations gains Network Rail product approval for Cableguardian

17th June 2020

Viper Innovations is set to transform the way railway signals are monitored and faults are managed on the rail network […]

£9.4m for 25 pioneering projects set to revolutionise British rail travel

17th June 2020

Automatic de-icing concrete on platforms and a rapid seat reservation-swapping service could soon make journeys easier by banishing slippery surfaces […]

Porterbrook wins Innovate UK funding for Class 170 emissions reduction trial

17th June 2020

Porterbrook has secured funding for trial fitment of emissions reduction technology on one of its most widely operated Diesel Multiple […]

HydroFLEX secures funding for hydrogen-powered train design

17th June 2020

The UK’s first hydrogen-powered train (HydroFLEX) is moving closer to commercial operation after the University of Birmingham has been awarded […]