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Decarbonising transport: The vital role the railways has to play in Government plans

The Government has revealed details of its transport decarbonisation plan and the challenges needed to be overcome to meet net zero transport emissions by...

Call for input to shape vision for the future of rail in the Midlands and the north

The National Infrastructure Commission has today invited businesses, passengers, transport experts and regional leaders to share their ideas for transforming the rail landscape of the north alongside the East and West Midlands and help create a lasting...

International task force set up to support businesses during COVID-19

Hanscomb Intercontinental has established an international task force to support clients during the coronavirus pandemic. The company has become one of the world's leading expert...

Real-time passenger data highlights where trains are most needed to support key workers during COVID-19 outbreak

Transport technology specialist, Zipabout, has revealed a map of the UK highlighting real-time passenger demand for rail services during COVID-19 outbreak. The map highlights Greater...

Nokia and SBB complete next generation FRMCS frequency trial for smartrail 4.0 project

Espoo, Finland – Nokia and Swiss Federal Railways (SBB, CFF, FFS) have completed a proof of concept trial to help define radio frequency for the...

University of Birmingham improves aerodynamic research facilities

The University of Birmingham’s Transient Aerodynamic Investigation (TRAIN) facility, based in Derby's Rail Technology Centre (RTC) business park, has reopened following a £1.5 million...

Quick wins to demonstrate to the world our decarbonisation commitment

The race is on for the UK to be carbon neutral by 2050. All industries have an important role to play with rail ahead...

Britain’s first ‘all female operated’ train service runs today

Network Rail and Southeastern join forces today to launch the first ever passenger service run entirely by women – on a banner day for...

Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education launches UKRRIN Data Platform to tackle data accessibility within the rail industry

The UK Rail Research Innovation Network (UKRRIN) Data Platform has been launched by the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) that will...

Innovation Station, a new agile innovation programme, launched by Network Rail and Connected Places Catapult

Network Rail, in partnership with Connected Places Catapult (CPC), has launched a new programme to find innovative solutions to address key challenges currently faced...

How researchers could relegate ‘no connection’ frustrations on trains and planes to the history books

Academics from Heriot-Watt University have developed an antenna which, they believe, will end the frustrations of billions of passengers each year who lose internet...

Increase in passenger journeys on Scotland’s railways

The Scottish Transport Statistics publication shows an increase in rail passenger journeys. There were 97.8 million passenger journeys on ScotRail services in 2018/19, an increase...
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