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“At-Seat Order” rolled out across Avanti West Coast UK network

Avanti West Coast has rolled out a new service across its UK network where customers can have food and drink delivered to their seat. Introduced...

New arrival: the future of contactless train travel

Two British tech disruptors – Whoosh and Ordamo – recently joined forces to improve rail journey experiences. Supporting COVID-safe train travel, their combined digital skills increase the capabilities...

Rollingstock communications systems for the digital rail operations

The sub-communications systems in rail environments, include train control systems, monitoring systems, passenger information systems, CCTV cameras, PA systems, and passenger Wi-Fi systems are...

Hot on the heels of the Innovation Conference: Unlocking Innovation series on whole system innovation

Following ‘hot on the heels’ of its Innovation Conference, the Railway Industry Association (RIA) has announced the agenda and speakers for the next Unlocking...

Hyperdrive Innovation recognised with Prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise as global demand for electrification reaches new heights

Hyperdrive Innovation, the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of lithium-ion battery technology, has been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise, recognising the company...

The Railway Industry Association and ITN Productions launch new programme highlighting innovation across the rail industry

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) and ITN Productions have launched Part 2 of the bespoke industry programme to raise awareness and showcase innovation in...

World’s first Very Light Rail rapid-charger installed

World’s first Very Light Rail ultra-rapid charging station installed at Dudley test facilityUltra-rapid charge station technology a first for UK railBattery-powered VLR trams to...

Geobear broaden rail expertise with the appointment of Dr Mohammed Wehbi

Geobear has strengthened its expertise in the rail sector with the appointment of Dr Mohammed Wehbi as Rail Technical Director. Wehbi is a Civil Engineer...

IRO launches exclusive new member’s app

The Institution of Railway Operators (IRO) has launched a brand new, exclusive member’s app to enhance the experience of its industry professionals. The app will...

Put a spring in your step – view the latest RailDirector for free online

We have a late Easter treat for you with the April edition of RailDirector magazine now available to read for free online by clicking...

Heritage railway joins forces to build a locomotive for the future

The Severn Valley Railway has teamed up with the University of Birmingham and local start-up company, Vanguard Sustainable Transport Solutions, to work on a...

More eTickets help rail passengers socially distance on Thameslink and Great Northern

Rail passengers will be able to socially distance more easily, helping prevent the spread of COVID-19, by using smartphone eTickets at 14 more stations...
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Journey4 appointed by Northern to help develop business plan

Rail specialists Journey4 has been appointed by Northern to support the development of its business plan. Working closely with Northern’s senior leaders, the company was able...