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‘Digital transformation: from smarter planning to better performance’ – our latest industry guide is now published.
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'Tracks into the future: Digital signalling and train control' – our latest industry guide is now published.
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Keolis joint venture awarded 20-year CBTC contract in Shanghai.
Cubic to improve New York journeys, with London-style fare payment system.
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How you can partner with SmartRail World in 2018 and reach our global community of rail and metro professionals.
Virgin's Branson takes front seat in development of hyperloop.
Kobe Steel admits 'improper conduct' over substandard metal scandal.
5 minutes with… Mark Joseph, global chief development officer, Transdev Group.
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Now published: The Rail and Metro Innovation Guide 2018, featuring over 300 companies & exclusive features & data.
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5 minutes with… Jo Willacy, commercial director at Eurotunnel.
Work in Progress October edition: Doha Metro, Herrenknecht and its record-breaking tunnels.
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PTC equipped San Francisco commuter train departs for first time.
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TSA advises robust security measures after Al-Qaeda urges train terror.
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Japanese rail company JR East begins UK journey with £1bn contract.
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5 minutes with... Tim Healy, Marketing & Creative Services Director at Sound Transit.
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Thai government approves their first high-speed rail line.
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£92 million of funding awarded to UK railway research.
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The new and improved Silk Road looking to improve connectivity between three Eurasian countries.
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On the Go travel station network has been deployed in 30 US subways.
Transport Canada invests in rail safety awareness projects worth $20 million.
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MTA announce that “every day is Earth Day” as they launch latest public transit report.
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Arriva launches new digital network to connect passengers with lost valuables.
Alstom celebrates 25 years of pioneering history for high-speed innovation in Spain.
Siemens’ new platform to showcase digital infrastructure opportunities for US transit.
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Seattle light rail to run on 100% clean energy by 2019.
Introducing the driverless, electric, modular trains that German researchers see as freight's future.
China penetrates the US market after formal agreement between CRRC and Chicago transit.
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New safety train will offer free training across 23 American states to improve railroad education.
When can São Paulo expect its $8.5 billion inter-city rail network to arrive?
Hyperloop edges a step closer to commercial success.
Video of the Week: South Fremont station opens in California.
5 minutes with... Jonathan Risto, Mentor and Community Instructor at SANS.
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Expert view: Identifying problems before they become delays.
Nokia successfully installs communications network on Malaysia’s first rapid transit line.
Alstom delivers the first modern signalling system for Serbia's tracks.
A new polymer bridge could provide a safer alternative to level crossings.
Video of the Week: The most artistic metro in the world.
5 Minutes with… Åsa Elm, Head of Corporate Communications, MTR Nordic.
Austin trials the “robot bus” hoped to adapt to the state's changing mobility needs.
Step aboard the ‘Island of Four Seasons’ the opulent Japanese train setting new standards in luxury and design.
How selecting the correct technologies is essential to keep the modern rail passenger happy.
With less than two years to the PTC installation deadline, how much is still to be done?
Financial consortium consider the feasibility of the world’s longest undersea tunnel.
Video of the week: Dublin to Cork by train in 83 seconds.
5 minutes with... Peter Guy, Group Business Continuity Manager at Network Rail.
Special report part #2: Why more women should work in rail... and why they don't at the moment.
Expert View: Ensuring operational, tactical and strategic competence in crowded rail environments.
Rail fatalities have seen an "unprecedented" fall in the past ten years thanks to rigorous safety measures.
Thales wins contract to deliver CBTC as part of €2.6 billion Dubai Red Line project.
An Asian first as China will deliver new hydrogen light rail service.
Video of the Week: What can we expect from Riyadh's metro in 2018?
5 minutes with... Helga Nes, Executive Vice President for Infrastructure and Construction at Bane NOR.
How is satellite technology expected to monitor and manage rail traffic on European tracks?
'Using Data to Enhance Rail and Metro Operational Performance' industry guide now published.
Special report part #1: Why are less than a quarter of rail employees women?
Why has Melbourne's sky rail project caused such controversy?
The challenge of protecting transit and passenger rail: understanding how security works against terrorism.
Dutch railways will enhance their IT rail connectivity between Netherlands and Belgium.
5 minutes with... Paul Comfort, Chief Executive Officer, MTA Maryland
Video of the Week: Waterloo station finally receives an upgrade.
Singapore becomes the first Asian country to trial contactless ticketing for its public services.
Algeria’s new mainline railway is “underway and progressing extremely well”.
Asia’s infrastructure needs of $1.7 trillion per year threaten growth in the region.
PTC developments are still on track to meet 2018 deadline.
Ten years on and Israel finally approve their second interurban light-rail project.
5 Minutes With... Dr. Edwin Lohmann, Director, Business Unit Workforce North America, Quintiq.
Video of the Week: Powering the trains of tomorrow.
How do you keep your passengers connected, even while travelling at high-speed?
Stadler signs £700 million deal to replace the UK's oldest fleet on Liverpool’s Merseytravel line.
The digital railway gathers pace as SNCF enlist IBM's Watson supercomputer.
Rhine Valley passengers to be first to enjoy Siemens' new modular Mireo trainsets.
Video of the week: Drone footage of the UK’s first scheduled steam locomotive in 50 years.
In the US only 14% of engineers are women; now GE’s aiming to bridge the STEM gender gap by 2020.
Arrivo become the latest contenders in the race to commercialise the Hyperloop.
How a bio-based coating has created a greener way to paint your train… whatever colour you want!
Trump again laments lack of US high-speed rail; visiting Japan PM offers help.
London's Bakerloo extension edges towards 2029 completion.
5 Minutes with… Chris Roberts, Vice President and Business Line Director - Asset Management and Business Strategy at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.
Video of the Week: Flash mob on Copenhagen's Metro.
Five US states have shown their "readiness" to become smart cities of the future.
The ten fastest trains in the world… 1801 to present.
Luxurious Eurostar business lounge will “transform the travellers’ journey.”
Taiwan's high-speed rail ten years on.
Video of the Week: Inside a Siemens Factory.
5 minutes with... Federica Santini, CSO for Trenitalia.
How essential insights from the MTR Academy of Hong Kong are facilitating the industry’s growth.
How CP are partnering with Parks Canada to help avoid bear-train collisions.
UK rail companies to undergo most radical overhaul of train fares for more than 30 years.
How can Twitter offer real-time data to improve subway operations?
Guadalajara metro takes first delivery of Alstom's Metropolis trains.
Uber ties up North Carolina partnership to “eliminate transit deserts”.
Keeping Pace with the Demands of the Digital Passenger – now published!
Video of the Week: Toulouse welcomes the hyperloop.
The innovative asset management approach of WSP giving Singapore’s MRT a new lease of life.
Hitachi Rail reveal the latest trains to rock Italy's tracks.
New York deploy new technology to vacuum the tracks clean.
Autonomous vehicles: the opportunity and threat for public transport.
Britain's HS2 project is seeking “the world’s most advanced rolling stock.”
Now accepting entries: SmartRail Europe Innovation Awards 2017.
Video of the Week: US Dept. for Transport launches new safety campaign.
Rail app delivers India's next generation e-ticketing system.
Obama confirms investment of $1.1 billion to improve Chicago’s Red Line.
Bombardier deliver the first Innovia Automated People Mover to China.
CBTC in New York development continues as $223.3 million contract awarded.
12 of the most amazing rail journeys from across the world!
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5 minutes with… Alidad Moghaddam, European Director of Trainline for Business
The EU will fund Warsaw’s €432 million metro to improve “sustainable urban mobility.”
Seven rail technology trends set to shape our industry in 2017.
Germany set to “advance digitalisation and interconnection” with nationwide e-tickets.
The world’s first railway to produce 100% of its energy from wind turbines.
Why has train surfing become a modern phenomenon for all the wrong reasons?
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5 minutes with... Hayley Magorian, Project Management Graduate Trainee at Transport for London (TfL)
China extend their rail freight service to London to boost trade opportunities.
Why it's now time for Siemens to modernise Peru's Lima Metro.
A Century on, New Yorkers finally ride the Second Avenue Subway.
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"In order to keep moving forward" upgrades are recommended for America's Northeast Corridor.
Big Data analysis of 50m+ global transit users reveals key trends.
The rail technology at the heart of the UK’s biggest transport crisis in decades.
5 minutes with… Tam Hunt, CEO of Solar Trains LLC
Video of the Week: All aboard Canada Pacific's holiday train!
Hitachi’s first UK built intercity express will “bring UK rail travel firmly into the 21st century.”
California's new autonomous vehicle to help solve "first last mile" challenge.
Four major projects shaping the future of rail in India.
The longest and deepest rail tunnel in the world opens for business.
Video of the Week: Inside London's mail rail.
5 Minutes with… Min Cheol Jeong, CEO and President NeoTrans (South Korea).
Expert View: Why voters said ‘yes’ to public transportation on November 8.
A Practical Guide to Asset Management for Rail and Metro - published today!
Special feature: Where is Australia's high-speed rail network?
Charlotte to receive "the industry’s most modern streetcars" from Siemens.
Car giant VW make play for the 'urban mobility’ space with launch of MOIA.
As regional tension rises, Russia revives their Cold War era nuclear missile trains.
Video of the Week: China's first Skytrain.
5 Minutes With … Sayeh Ghanbari, Partner, EY.
London Underground are now tracking passenger wi-fi connections to help improve operations.
Six of the most artistic metros in the world.
Innovation focus: NeoTrans (DX Line), South Korea’s driverless heavy rail metro.
€585m contract for Bombardier to deliver double deckers with focus on "comfort and style".
San Francisco’s subway targeted by hackers for a $73,000 ransom.
Chinese cash aims to help realise Europe-Asia high-speed dream.
5 minutes with…Tom Kirschbaum, Co-Founder and COO, Door2Door.
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SmartRail Speaks: William Watkins, Transportation Practice Director, Fujitsu Network Communications.
Technology is the only way to grow the UK rail industry according to leading experts.
APTA announces that rail is on target to meet the new PTC deadline.
Could Hyperloop One bring the “fifth mode of transport” to Dubai and Abu Dhabi as early as 2021?
5 Minutes With… David Klein, North American Manager, Moovit
Video of the Week: Crossrail the Musical!
How the Internet-of-Things is helping deliver a cloud-based PTC solution for a safer rail network.
Moscow Metro's unique Wi-Fi network sets another new industry benchmark.
Seven dead in first fatal UK tram accident in 57 years; industry reacts as investigation gets underway.
Positive outlook for infrastructure projects predicted as Louis Berger expands further.
Automatic gauge change technology enables new Moscow - Berlin line.
5 minutes with… Carlos Esquíroz, Director of Engineering and Maintenance at Metro de Madrid
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Special report: How five major African rail projects are supported by China.
What does Donald Trump's victory mean for the US rail industry?
HackTrain 3.0 – hacking the rail industry once again!
An amazing new map of all proposed railways in Southeast Asia offers a glimpse into the future.
Wi-fi will be six times faster on-board Amtrak's Acela Express.
How these remarkable water taxis are aiming to make Paris commuting plain sailing.
Video of the Week: Be amazed by the magic disappearing rail tickets.
8 global rail projects harnessing the power of solar energy.
Expert guide: How to improve passenger experience and generate new revenue streams.
The first US Autonomous Transport System to be launched in Tampa Bay.
Expert view: Why are hydrail trains running so late?
600km/h! China eyes ambitious new maglev speed target.
Video of the Week: Upgrading a 130 year old underwater rail tunnel.
5 minutes with... John Guiry, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Railways Cambodia.
Electrification at 9,350ft; the Metro de Quito forges ahead.
Who has won the 2016 SmartTransit Innovation Awards?
New optical fibre solution to improve maintenance and monitoring to launch in Singapore.
Keeping rail passengers connected today and tomorrow.
How gamification of travel is aiming to boost ridership in Italy.
The next stage of the world’s largest metro project is now underway.
5 minutes with... Joubert Flores, Engineering Director at Metro Rio.
How one US metro is deploying a very old fashioned solution to a classic problem.
After 24 months of talks, Keolis finally wins TCL bid.
Eurostar announce the London to Amsterdam line amid "challenging environment".
12 fantastic new pictures from London's Crossrail development.
An editor's preview into this year's SmartMetro event (Copenhagen, 1-3 Nov)
Expert View: Transport infrastructure - we keep building what we don't need!
Partner with SmartRail World and hit those big 2017 targets.
MTA to deliver smart ticketing for smart New Yorkers.
Tel Aviv to Jerusalem rail project aims to do "what was done 200 years ago in the US."
5 minutes with… Robert T. McCarthy, Chief Safety Officer at Keolis Commuter Services
How SmartTray is helping passengers transform their on-board experience.
Free tickets for all railroaders, metro workers and government employees to the mass transit event of the year.
Details confirmed for £900 million largest ever privately procured train order in the UK.
From post office to train station; inside New York's latest transit development.
East meets West as TÜV Nord and CRRC forge strategic alliance.
5 Minutes With... Brian Zanghi, CEO of Masabi
Now published - ‘ASEAN Rail and Metro – Maximising the Potential’.
The numbers behind the changing face of the UK rail industry.
5 minutes with… John Lewis, Chief Executive Officer of Charlotte Area Transit System
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5 Minutes with… Dono Boestami, President Director, Jakarta MRT
Introducing the gigabit per seconds solution to changing rail industry demands.
Your perfect preparation for Innotrans - the 2017 Rail and Metro Innovation Guide.
China's high-speed rail hits the 20,000 km mark but financial issues persist.
An open data compilation from 270 U.S. transit agencies is released by the DOT.
Digital ETCS signalling system approved for UK passenger trains.
The SmartTransit Innovation Awards 2016 are now accepting entries.
5 minutes with… Andy Byford, Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Transit Commission
SNCF and Alstom forge 'innovation partnership' for the next generation TGV.
Refurbished double-deckers for the “modern traveller” unveiled in the Netherlands.
New BART Trains to showcase environmentally friendly features.
One of the world's oldest stations to be redeveloped with help of virtual reality.
5 Minutes With…. David Block-Schachter, Chief Technology Office at the MBTA.
Rail Asia magazine: free and exclusive for SmartRail readers.
Tokyo Metro to trial using its trains to move packages and parcels.
Expert View: The security concerns facing the rail industry’s adoption of GNSS.
5 minutes with… David Metz, Honorary Professor, Centre for Transport Studies at University College London, formerly Chief Scientist, Department for Transport.
Connecticut transport chiefs trialling drone use for bridge inspection.
Undersea Helsinki-Tallinn tunnel megaproject progresses as study commissioned.
Introducing Wick Moorman, the next President and CEO of Amtrak.
Video: How high-speed rail would radically improve travel in the USA.
5 minutes with… Gavin James, Programme Manager Digital and Telecommunications for the UK Department for Transport.
How “augmented reality lite" is aiming to improve rail efficiency in Boston.
London finally set to join the 24-hour a day metro club.
Caltrain awards $1.25bn of contracts for ambitious modernization program.
As the market for new high-speed trains decreases, Chinese dominance continues.
5 minutes with… Allyson Teevan, Marketing and Communications Manager at Alexandria Transit Company (DASH)
First ‘real world’ 4G LTE on transit trial completes in Paris.
Generating $274 billion in 2014, freight railroads remain a pillar of the US economy.
Free industry guide - Urban Rail and Metro: Solutions for a Changing Industry.
A very modern solution to a very old problem of counting passengers.
5 Minutes With… Tim Healy, Marketing & Creative Services Director at Sound Transit
€353m Brussels Metro contract awarded; 43+ trainsets and CBTC upgrade.
An Asian first as Singapore commuters able to use bank cards as contactless tickets.
Video: Building a Bombardier Elizabeth line train in 2 minutes 11 seconds.
Deutsche Bahn and Hyperloop TT to build 'Innovation Train' by 2018.
5 Minutes With… Azmi Abdul Aziz, President and Group CEO for Prasarana Malaysia.
Railroads and unions again clash on the issue of two-person crews.
Signalling boost for the 'rocket to the rooftop of the world' railway.
Introducing Clip-Air, the plane that aims to seamlessly transition air to rail.
Report shows “exponential” global growth for automated metros; set to quadruple in the coming decade.
The latest threat to rail passenger safety… Pokémon GO.
Singapore and Malaysia HSR project a "game-changer" for ASEAN rail.
New Yorkers! Here's a sneak preview of your new transit experience...
Signalling system and delayed upgrades in spotlight after Italian collision kills 27.
5 Minutes With… Fraser Brown, Director, Heathrow Express.
Miami Beach light rail / streetcar project gets green light.
Transport for London seeks new revenues as its contactless ticketing system is licenced.
Chinese exports under spotlight as 26 faulty trains returned by Singapore.
Expert view: the rail data analytics helping fans in a summer of sport.
5 minutes with... Philippe Leguay, International Director Urban Railway Transport Systems at Keolis
The 'robot on rails' that performs inspection and first response work.
Free e-book: Putting Public Transport at the Heart of Tomorrow's Smart Cities.
How a 1,200 person elevated 'bus on rails' aims to shake up urban transport.
3-year project announces solutions for quieter rail infrastructure.
5 minutes with... Adeline Ginn, Founder of Women in Rail
Driverless vehicles to "plug multiple gaps" in transport networks.
How a “Willy Wonka” style elevator aims to ease pressure on metro stations.
Details confirmed for next generation of Shinkansen trains.
Green light for radical modernisation of Transport for London signalling.
5 minutes with… Leanne Redden, Executive Director, RTA Chicago
Britain to leave the EU; the rail industry responds.
Video highlights & interviews from SmartRail Europe.
$12 billion committed to Sydney driverless metro mega project.
How does a 100-tonne train get towed by a car for 10km?
Rail and Brexit; remain or leave? The industry verdict is in!
5 minutes with… Andrea Giuricin, CEO TRA consulting, strategic consultant for NTV.
The largest light rail operator in the United States turns 20.
DB tells staff and unions to prepare for driverless operations by 2021.
Chinese label XpressWest high-speed rail "irresponsible” after project axe.
Alstom opens Rio’s tramway ready for the 2016 Olympic Games.
5 minutes with… Dr. Joshua L. Schank, Chief Innovation Officer at LA Metro.
Ottawa confirms $780m+ commitment to Light Rail Transit expansion.
Amtrak takes delivery of 70th and final new high-efficiency Cities Sprinter.
Claim your free Rail & Metro Innovation Guide 2017 listing today!
How an open data commitment is delivering rewards for London transport.
Freight and passenger trains in fatal collision in Belgium; cause unknown.
5 minutes with… Will Phillipson, Co-Founder & President of SilverRail Technologies.
Video: Going underground in the world's longest and deepest rail tunnel.
The growing importance of computing health management for rail.
The Metro becoming the world’s first to run on mainly renewable energy.
Expanding Bangkok orders 22 new metro trains to support city’s growth.
5 minutes with… Shyam Kannan, Managing Director of Planning at WMATA.
How high-speed rail can learn from Japan’s earthquake early warning system.
€46 million awarded to Alstom for upgrades to China’s longest metro line in Shanghai.
The new tech solutions maintaining safety in a changing rail industry.
5 minutes with… Bill Hopkins, Operations Director at Trainline.
The rail executive who has moved from running a network to leading his country…
Rolling stock and signalling contracts for huge Klang Valley project awarded.
Innovative new digital track inspection vehicle ordered for New York.
Hyperloop accelerates with testing and industry giants as new partners.
Your Last International Rail News Roundup (13th May 2016)
9 major factors shaping the future of the rail industry.
Recycling: are rail companies really doing enough?
Have your say! Brexit and the European rail industry.
10 steps to improve public transit's Twitter image.
International Rail News Roundup (6th May 2016)
The driverless trains for Honolulu's rail project are unwrapped.
Inside story; replacing a 1970s-era signalling and train control system.
Case Study: How Irish Rail improved operational efficiencies and fleet performance.
Ruler aims for 25% of all Dubai transportation being smart and driverless by 2030.
International Rail News Roundup (29th April 2016)
€100 million UK Network Rail resignalling contract secured by Alstom.
European 'Smart Cities' inspiration for Transportation Secretary Foxx.
April rail and metro tenders: who wants what and where?
Arabian mares and dhow’s influence the design of new Qatari trains.
Launch of world’s longest driverless freight railway is delayed in Australia.
International Rail News Roundup (22nd April 2016)
All aboard the ghost train… Next stop Tokyo.
15 speaker insights from Day Two of SmartRail Europe 2016
Winners of the SmartRail Europe Innovation Awards 2016 Announced
15 speaker insights from Day One of SmartRail Europe 2016
SmartRail Speaks: Gottfried Eymer, CEO, DB Cargo Scandinavia.
International Rail News Roundup (15th April 2016)
Video: First BART 'Fleet of the Future' test car arrives.
“We apologise for the delay.” Why delay repay has come into focus in the UK.
Expert View: Integration and alignment of PTC track data with legacy dispatch data.
International Rail News Roundup (8th April 2016)
How US State DOTs are using drones to improve safety, collect data and cut costs
What’s in a name? The stories behind seven quirky smartcards.
Digital dashboard opens performance data for MBTA passengers.
International Rail News Roundup (01st April 2016)
How video surveillance is revolutionizing transit system security.
Germany joins ranks of nations offering women-only rail carriages.
CBTC tackles Copenhagen’s growth and aims for 25% headway reduction.
International Rail News Roundup (24th March 2016)
March rail and metro tenders: who wants what and where?
What do ride-sourcers like Uber really mean for public transport?
Slovakia may beat California in race for site of the first Hyperloop.
International Rail News Roundup (18th March 2016)
Virtual ticketing agent comes online for passengers at UK airport.
Metra's "ground-breaking" new close call reporting initiative launched.
Alstom build new plant for next generation of South Africa's trains.
International Rail News Roundup (11th March 2016)
Anatomy of a $1.3bn deal; China’s CSR and Chicago's new railcars.
Industry seeks new responses to tackle the rising rail suicide rate.
New £200 million driverless trains unveiled for Glasgow Subway system.
Which U.S. city has the best public transport network?
International Rail News Roundup (4th March 2016)
European freight rail giant rebrands as DB Cargo.
Collapsed rail station the focus for Europe’s biggest ever disaster training exercise.
Free e-book: 'Innovative IT for Improved Rail Performance'.
3p a minute rail auto-compensation scheme comes online in the UK.
International Rail News Roundup (26th February 2016)
Life in the fast lane; ranking the world’s 20 high-speed trains.
Driverless trains revealed for Riyadh; the world’s largest metro project.
Keeping the 21st century rail passenger connected and entertained.
Investment focus: BNSF’s $4.3 billion 2016 capital expenditure plan.
International Rail News Roundup (19th February 2016)
Alstom to lead €450m project helping support Manila’s huge growth.
Rail tech focus: the compressed air innovations keeping our trains running.
Ask the rail industry: What’s your focus for the next 12 months?
It’s the Silk Road on Rails as first China-Iran freight train arrives.
Europe’s longest driverless metro line goes operational in Barcelona.
International Rail News Roundup (12th February 2016)
Passenger focus as Brightline to be first in the US to deploy retractable gap fillers.
SmartRail Speaks: Valentin Scinteie, Transportation Business Development Manager at Kontron.
February rail and metro tenders: who wants what and where?
Back to the future for New York as tram return planned after 60 years.
International Rail News Roundup (5th February 2016)
Free e-book: Ensuring Safety and Security on the US transit network.
Rail rush for $25bn of Iran opportunities as trade sanctions lifted.
Hola ERTMS! Expert consortium to install system on Spanish west coast.
Is Elon Musk's Hyperloop moving from science fiction to science fact?
International Rail News Roundup (29th January 2016)
Public Transit! Your Uber has arrived. Please proceed with caution.
'Chicagoland' commuters quick to embrace Ventra App mobile ticketing.
How virtual manufacturing is quickening production and lowering costs.
International Rail News Roundup (22nd January)
Rail predictive maintenance; success, first steps & lessons learned.
Who are the contenders for the huge new London Underground contract?
All aboard Kochi Metro! India’s latest network prepares for launch.
PTC, safety oversight & tank car change are all 'Most Wanted' by NTSB.
International Rail News Roundup (15th January)
This Japanese train station is kept open for just one passenger.
After 60+ years of talk, could Bogotá finally build its Metro network?
Driverless operations confirmed for a third line on Paris Metro.
What will New York’s new $3billion train station look like?
International Rail News Roundup (8th January)
Six key technology trends set to dominate rail and metro in 2016.
Double delight for Ansaldo STS as two major US contracts secured.
Asia's largest underground railway station opens for business.
New year brings new trains for Berlin S-Bahn as big contract signed.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at SmartRail!
What were the most read SmartRail World stories of 2015?
What was special about Friday 4th December for the London Underground?
International Rail News Roundup (18th December)
Smart CCTV to automatically detect risky situations on Sydney Rail Network.
$50m prize on offer to build the American Smart City of the future.
Japan edges China to secure lead role in India’s high-speed future.
International Rail News Roundup (11th December)
9 of the best, funniest and oddest rail commercials made for TV.
Free e-book: Eurasian rail and metro – seizing the opportunity.
"New efforts are essential …” rail, metro and the terrorist threat.
Beacons and apps ally to assist the vision impaired navigate stations.
International Rail News Roundup (4th December)
SmartRail Speaks: Laurent Cremer, Executive Director, OSPT Alliance.
Rail at COP21; have you taken the Railway Climate Responsibility Pledge?
Chinese predicts rail exports of $102bn by 2020 as Iran link proposed.
International Rail News Roundup (27th November)
Hackathon hunts for unconventional answers to classic rail challenges.
SmartRail Speaks: Pierre Gosset, Chief Technical Officer at SYSTRA
World's longest and deepest rail tunnel begins high-speed rail tests.
VIDEO: A first look at Bombardier’s new trains for London’s Crossrail.
International Rail News Roundup (20th November)
ASEAN rail boost as China and Thailand reach deal for new 873km line.
From night tube to nightmare. Where next for London’s 24 hour service?
11 dead following first fatal accident in high-speed TGV’s 34 year history.
International Rail News Roundup (13th November 2015)
Foreign investment flows into Indian rail as GE & Alstom deals booked.
Potential NY-DC Maglev line edges forward as FRA funds study.
156 cities have one but which is the world's busiest metro network?
International Rail News Roundup (6th November 2015)
World's first crowdfunded rail line on track to launch next year.
The key to unlocking hidden efficiencies in rail workforce planning.
100% refocus on rail for Alstom as €12.4bn energy division sold to GE.
The PTC deadline extension: the industry verdict.
International Rail News Roundup (30th October 2015)
Guinness World Record awarded to Doha Metro tunneling operations.
Turkish rail receives further boost with €13bn investment announced.
A sneak peek on-board the new Eurostar train; the e320.
International Rail News Roundup (23rd October 2015)
4G wireless coverage across Chicago subway network by end of 2015.
Free and exclusive magazine: Rail Asia
International Rail News Roundup (16th October 2015)
Americans feel the need... the need for High-Speed!
Is there life after rail? New uses for old stations.
International Rail News Roundup (9th October 2015)
Project focus: Eglinton Crosstown, Toronto (completion by 2020)
International Rail News Roundup (2nd October 2015)
Where next for the DART Underground project in Dublin?
SmartRail Speaks: Emanuele Di Liberto, Transportation Business Development Director at Alcatel-Lucent
How ‘Hacking the Rails’ is helping shake up the rail industry.
Panama Metro Line 2 on track as Alstom confirmed to lead consortium.
Do London Underground trains travel too fast for their own good?
International Rail News Roundup (25th September 2015)
Bombardier-led consortium secures €164m Spanish High-Speed rail deal.
No PTC extension = Metra shutdown after 31st December.
Revealed: the big numbers behind the UK rail industry.
Addis Ababa opens new light rail line; first in sub-Saharan Africa.
International Rail News Roundup (18th September 2015)
Chinese led-consortium to build LA to Las Vegas high-speed rail link.
Google turns focus on Wi-Fi connectivity for Indian rail passengers.
Swedish trains to use Big Data to predict and prevent future delays.
Expert focus: What is Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) ?
International Rail News Roundup (11th September 2015)
Free and on-demand videos now available for San Diego trolley commuters.
Free e-book - ASEAN Rail and Metro: Building for the Future.
Rail returns to Scottish Borders in longest new UK line in 100+ years.
Eco-locos are go as Norfolk Southern unveil new green rolling stock.
International Rail News Roundup (4th September 2015)
9 unique subway and metro maps from around the world.
SmartRail Speaks: Claudia Restrepo, General Manager, Medellín Metro.
Interactive new 360° video lets you explore Crossrail tunnels.
CBTC comes to Queens as New York line goes automated in $156m deal.
International Rail News Roundup (28th August 2015)
New digital telecoms platform for Australia’s 8500km freight network.
RESULTS: SmartRail signalling & train control survey 2015
VIDEO: L.A. Underground - Safety in the Extreme (1992)
International Rail News Roundup (21st August 2015)
Project Focus: Riyadh Metro (completion by 2019).
Are Amazon planning to use trains & metros as mobile pickup points?
Drunk Japanese rail passengers to be kept safe by smart CCTV system.
Istanbul transport boom continues as two new metro tenders open.
International Rail News Roundup (14th August 2015)
What next for Chinese signalling giant CRSC now it’s publicly listed?
Project Focus: Melbourne Metro Rail (construction begins 2018).
Belgian rail network to install ETCS Level 2 in €510m modernization.
International Rail News Roundup (7th August 2015)
Free e-book: Perspectives on US Rail: Opportunities and Challenges.
8 ASEAN rail projects giving the region a brighter transport future.
Milestone reached for uniquely designed biomass rail freight wagons.
Big data Vs big congestion… digitization to the rescue?
International Rail News Roundup (31st July 2015)
Video: Watch a 2000+ tonne Scottish rail bridge slide into place.
Winners announced for inaugural SmartRail USA Innovation Awards.
Record rolling stock order as 93 new trains head for MTR in Hong Kong.
Uber to partner with mass transit in Atlanta to cover "last mile."
International Rail News Roundup (24th July 2015)
VIDEO: The 100-year-old technology still running New York's subways.
Free White Paper: eLTE solutions for urban rail.
Mixed rail safety news as UK accident & fatality figures released.
€13.1 billion transport investment plan endorsed by EU states.
Commuters increasingly glued to electronics boosts ridership; report.
International Rail News Roundup (17th July 2015)
SmartRail Speaks: Frank Vacca, Chief Program Manager, California High-Speed Rail Authority.
With a year to go, Rio’s new rail network gears up for the Olympics.
Free e-book: Building the Digital Transport Network of the Future.
VIDEO: What does the future of high-speed rail look like?
International Rail News Roundup (10th July 2015)
Rail industry evolves but ‘skills gap’ remains a threat to growth.
Free Intelligence Report: Delivering Rail Projects in Asia.
Don't Frummage or Snoof! Irish Rail campaign calls out bad commuters.
African High-Speed rail moves a step closer as rolling stock arrives.
International Rail News Roundup (3rd July 2015)
SmartRail Speaks: Joseph C. Szabo, Executive Director, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP).
Google and FRA partner to tackle rising rail crossing accident rate.
CBTC commercialization boost as world's first LTE 4G pilot completed.
Russia turns to China for rail development as West renews sanctions.
International Rail News Roundup (26th June 2015)
SmartRail Speaks: Andrew Taylor, CEO of Nomad Digital.
Project focus: Caltrain’s Advanced Signal System Project - CBOSS PTC.
A guide to mission-critical communications networks for rail operators
First contract secured for Bombardier’s new Chinese Joint-Venture.
International Rail News Roundup (19th June 2015)
Infographic: What does $140bn of Asian rail investment look like?
Delivering smartcard solutions for rapidly growing Córdoba, Argentina.
$700m California High-Speed Rail contract won by international team.
London confirmed as world's first transit network to accept Apple Pay.
International Rail News Roundup (12th June 2015)
Intermodal boost as SNCF signs codeshare partnership with Emirates.
Expert focus: How Big Data is making tracks in the rail industry.
New tramway system offers design stage to operation in just 30 months.
Who is buying who in this year of rail industry consolidation?
International Rail News Roundup (5th June 2015)
Records tumble as new UK rail stats show ridership up 69.5% on 2003.
$1bn marked for LRT in Ontario; part of huge $31.5bn investment plan.
What is manspreading? And why are NYC subway riders being arrested for it?
PTC implementation: separating the facts from the myths.
International Rail News Roundup (29th May 2015)
MTR commits to HKD$10 billion investment on Hong Kong network.
Ridership growth targeted as Wi-Fi launched on NC’s Piedmont Corridor.
Early risers in Singapore to continue to gain free travel pre-7.45am.
Editorial Preview: The Aviation & Transport Innovation Summit 2015.
12 industry insights from Day Two of SmartRail Europe.
12 expert insights from Day One of SmartRail Europe.
Guest post: Deadly Amtrak derailment a wake-up call to Congress.
Integrale – helping railways deliver faster, more effective and proactive decision making.
SmartRail Speaks: Y. Suat Bengür (Vice President and Business Sector President, ASELSAN)
Fatal Philadelphia derailment defies trend for safer train travel.
Sydney Trains sets ‘mousetrap’ to catch graffiti vandals red-handed.
‘Respect the train’ – SEPTA tells public in renewed safety push.
50% of digital ticket transactions to be mobile by 2019; metro & bus set to benefit from growth.
Editor’s Preview: SmartRail Europe (Amsterdam, 19-20 May)
Comtest Wireless supplies ERTMS test and measurement solution for £6.5bn Thameslink Programme.
What is the most lost item on the London Underground?
The SmartRail USA Innovation Awards are now open!
Chinese rail construction giant pens $5.5bn in African deals.
Introducing Europe’s fastest mass-produced train, the Frecciarossa 1000.
Terror train wreck threat from new rail signal system – security specialist.
New York subway ridership number hits 65 year high.
3D printing; opportunity or challenge for the rail industry?
603km/h! Rail land-speed record smashed by Japan, once again.
Carbon neutral rail freight launched by DB Schenker in the UK.
GSM-R from telecom service to a mission-critical rail safety element.
“We are now passing under Mount Everest” - China considers mega rail tunnel.
SmartRail Speaks: Lord Berkeley (Chairman of the Rail Freight Group)
Just five years after opening, Dubai Metro confirms further expansion.
“What would you build if you could build anything?”
What is Stand Up for Transportation Day and why do we need it?
Exclusive free e-book: Using Revolutionary Technology To Improve Rail Operations.
World’s first hydrogen powered tramcar debuts in China.
$9.3bn Jeddah transit network confirms architect as plans quicken.
SmartRail Speaks: Chairman Christopher A. Hart, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
3,000 skeletons unearthed by London’s Crossrail mega project.
€1.7bn ‘project of the century’ in Rhine-Ruhr secured by Siemens.
Drone use ready for takeoff in the world of rail.
VIDEO: Multi Protocol Label Switching based solutions for rail.
Containers on rail: China’s next big transport opportunity.
VIDEO: 562,145 London Underground journeys in just 2 minutes.
Postcard from Florida; "PTC is crying out for better collaboration…"
Sochi rail - $8.7bn in cost, two years old and almost entirely empty.
Sustainability the focus as European supply chain project launched.
“Attractive and sustainable” design for new Stockholm metro unveiled.
Why have 2,500 New York subway cars been dumped in the sea?
Could the bitterly disputed €9bn Lyon-Turin line be back on track?
5 key points from today's $137bn (£88bn) Indian Railways Budget.
Consolidation continues as Hitachi swoops for $2.2 billion Finmeccanica rail business.
Fines to help fund roll-out of passenger Wi-Fi on UK trains from 2017.
Five company consortium confirms for major Doha Metro contract.
Postcard from Charlotte: “America needs passenger rail.”
Business travellers and new routes boost Eurostar in its 20th year.
SmartRail Speaks: Serge Chelly, Founder and CEO of IKOS Group.
Foxx on PTC: "...continuing to hold the industry’s feet to the fire."
Fireball destroys 14 cars as oil train derails in USA (inc. video).
Bombardier forms joint venture to tackle Chinese signalling market.
Future focus: Rail passengers and apps - what next?
Roles reversed as Nuremberg’s S-Bahn to be run by UK's National Express.
Ticket price? That’s 10 squats please, says Mexico City Metro.
SmartRail Speaks: Renata Suša, President of the Management Board, Croatian Railways Infrastructure (HŽ Infrastruktura)
Video Interview: Jose Martin, CEO of PowerTrunk
Senator: “PTC deadline will not be met…a legislative fix is needed.”
€330 million Hong Kong CBTC contract awarded to Thales & Alstom.
London’s population will be 10m by 2030, how will public transport cope?
Expert insights: Maintaining a more efficient rail industry.
Texan test track for Elon Musk's 700mph Hyperloop...maybe.
BNSF confirms $1.5 billion investment to increase capacity and expand PTC.
Irish Rail boosted as passenger numbers grow and apprentices return.
Partner with SmartRail World and reach 50,000+ rail professionals.
Ground broken on pioneering USA high-speed rail project.
Which is most expensive metro network in the world?
9 innovations that are shaping the future of your railway station.
CBTC goes live in India with Hyderabad Metro test run.
Mega merger ahead as China’s CNR + CSR = CRRC Corporation.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from SmartRail World!
What were the most read rail stories of 2014?
Nigerian railway modernization presses ahead despite challenges.
Privately funded passenger Wi-Fi launches across Moscow Metro.
Token gestures soon to be over in Philadelphia as Smartcard arrives.
Event review: SmartRail Asia Congress & Expo 2014.
Could New England line herald a new era for privately-funded passenger rail in the US?
Landlocked Central Asia linked to Persian Gulf by new Silk Road on rails.
How high-res 3D imagery is helping grow Victoria’s rail asset database.
Train lost in desert for 8 years to finally make return journey.
Industry Insights: The (wood) ties that help bind our growing industry.
$50,000 on offer for next generation of NYC transit apps.
Trains in Spain to undergo €510m of signalling & safety modernisation.
$4bn+ confirmed for two new Mumbai metro lines; bidders sought for construction of current phase.
10 of the best (and most unusual) rail passenger information posters from around the world.
The Future of Asian Rail II - exclusive e-book.
Video Interview: Ray LaHood, former US Secretary of Transportation
Hong Kong tops Urban Mobility Index but cities struggle with transit challenges.
Bangkok Governor confirmed as opening keynote for SmartRail Asia.
UP Express the latest provider to get on-board with mobile ticketing.
India rail insights with AK Dutta, a 35+ year veteran of the industry.
China stunned as Mexico scraps $3.7-billion H-S Rail contract.
Could beacons light a path to greater passenger engagement?
Editor's Report: CBTC World Congress Day Two
Editor's Report: CBTC World Congress Day One
Chinese Group sole bidder for $3 billion Mexico H-S Rail project.
Ensuring safety and communication at SuperBowl XLVIII.
Improving passenger comfort through data management innovation.
SmartRail Speaks: Jeremy Long, CEO European Business, MTR Corporation
Project focus: Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) and STV.
Exclusive e-book: Building the Smart Metro of the Future.
SmartRail Speaks: Dr. Bud Zaouk, Director, Transportation Solutions Group, QinetiQ North America.
First driverless metro line in Paris set to be extended further.
VIDEO | London Underground reveals driverless Tube train designs
London joins the 24-hour a day metro club... 2 days a week.
Editor's Preview: SmartRail USA (Oct. 29-30, Charlotte, North Carolina)
Procurement underway as California project seeks 95 high-speed trains.
The Shinkansen, the Japanese 'super express of dreams' turns 50.
SmartRail Speaks: Dan Cumming, Director of Sales & Marketing, Quester Tangent
US$90 billion Thai infrastructure investment programme confirmed.
Crossrail update: Automatic Train Operation, CBTC & more.
Intermodal Europe-China service launched; 14 days total journey time.
VIDEO: Man vs Tube Train. Who wins?
How London commuters awoke to a contactless way to pay
SmartRail Speaks: Cynthia Jones Parks, President & CEO, Jones Worley
Dubai Metro’s speedy growth continues as 5 year landmark reached
'Appy birthday to TriMet's industry leading mobile solution
Project in Focus: Metro Dublin
Video: PTC - Meeting the challenge and getting it right
How drones are already being deployed by railways around the world.
10 industry leader insights from last year's CBTC World Congress
How did BART know about the San Fran quake before anyone else?
SmartRail World Exclusive: Free Asian Rail Magazine
China HSR re-opens tenders; only domestic suppliers set to benefit.
Long Distance Trains: A foundation for national mobility
OPINION: How the UK rail network can become the transport of choice, rather than a last resort.
SmartRail Speaks: Roger Wilson, Vice President of Balfour Beatty Rail-Transit
Free public transport: dream or reality?
Exclusive SmartRail World free e-book: The Future of US Rail
CBTC in focus: Digitisation, evolving IT networks and changing supplier demands
Project focus: Lone Star Rail District (Texas, USA)
SmartRail Speaks: Dr. Ravindra K. Ahuja, President & CEO, Optym
SmartRail Speaks: Stellan Ohrn, President, Icomera US Inc.
Revealed! The Top 10 most read stories on SmartRail World
SmartRail Speaks: Mr. Atsushi Yokoyama, Director, Technical Center, East Japan Railway Company
Eurostar beats growth challenges as London-Marseille line confirmed
“As America grows, so must our investments in transportation”
'Teflon Thailand' on track for rail business
End of the line - 10km stretch of track stolen in South Africa
From the world’s most challenging environments to a railroad near you; the Rajant Corporation journey.
11 amazing images from the Crossrail project
The remarkable 'BatTram' leads a Russian Revolution in tram design
VIDEO: ‘Opal Man’ promotes smart card use on Sydney transport network
Nation building through rail; HSR and South Korea.
Innovative designs unveiled for South Africa’s new rail fleet.
New era in Boston as Keolis take over commuter rail network
34 passengers and 5 star luxury – remarkable new Japanese train unveiled
No car required - access to public transport key for millennials when choosing where to live.
Hover-car transit to debut in Tel-Aviv in 2015
Vancouver's Translink Compass card woes continue as project chief leaves
How the U.S. military is working to get an Afghanistan rail network on track
SmartRail Speaks: Joffrey Lauthier, Head of Sales, Asia-Pacific at Bombardier Transportation
Exclusive SmartRail World free e-book: The Future of Asian Rail
How the 2014 World Cup is being embraced by rail and metro
SmartRail Speaks: Filippo Scotti, Managing Director of Alstom Transport in East Asia Pacific.
Building passenger loyalty through BYOD and digital technologies.
Industry focus: Designing a better passenger experience.
'The most important stop of the day' - worldwide campaign for level crossing safety marks day of action.
$1 million a year revenue boost is the target as BART approves platform digital displays for advertising and news.
SmartRail Speaks: Kunchit Phiu-Nual, former Advisor to Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning (OTP) and consultant on rail projects in Thailand.
2000 new French trains "too wide" for their stations in €50m blunder
“The passengers have made their own decision” - UK Transport Minister delivers bullish view of the UK rail industry.
SmartRail Speaks: Windhu Hidranto, President Director, PPP Indonesia
Singapore extends their solution to peak-time overcrowding – free tickets for early risers!
Ask the experts: What does the future of rail look like? (Part II)
Ask the experts: What does the future of rail look like? (Part I).
"Now departing Beijing, next stop Chicago"; US-China rail link planned (reports)
Smart ticketing set to roll out into New York transit network.
As Eurotunnel celebrates its 20th birthday, what next for the 'project of the century' ?
'Next stop: [Your Company’s Name] Station.' The gradual rise of metro and rail naming rights sales.
What does €50bn+ of budget look like? These five European rail projects will show you.
Video Interview: Monika Heiming, Executive Director, European Rail Infrastructure Managers (EIM) talks the train of the future, our changing industry and much more.
$1.14 billion Auckland electric trains project launches with 5000 free tickets.
SmartRail Speaks: Rob Postema (European Space Agency) on how satellite technology offers huge possibilities for the rail industry.
Welkom ERTMS! Dutch government set to invest €2.5bn in installing the European Rail Traffic Management System across full network by 2030.
EXCLUSIVE: How a changing US rail industry is helping Verizon create an intelligent telecommunications network.
Construction of ‘world’s biggest public transport system’ begins as Riyadh Metro offers solutions for a changing city.
Snakes on a train cause Swiss commuter chaos.
PTC development in Alaska quickens as Wabtec granted $16.6m contract.
Case Study: Developing a multi-service network for the Nizhny Novgorod Metro in Russia.
Riding and writing on the rails of America – Amtrak offers ‘writers in residence’ programme.
Event Preview – PTC World Congress (Florida, 15-17th April 2014)
Further growth for African rail as Bombardier signs huge contract to deliver 240 locomotives for South African project; one of the largest ever infrastructure projects in the country.
Free e-book - Positive Train Control (PTC): An Insider's Guide.
VIDEO: Introducing London's new hi-tech trains - the S Stock.
SmartRail Speaks: Timothy McKay, Executive Vice President Growth and Regional Development at Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART).
Positive Train Control (PTC) in focus: North County Transit District (NCTD) in California.
$19 billion in dedicated funding for rail as President Obama lays out vision for 21st century transportation infrastructure.
10 Speaker Insights from Day Two of SmartRail Europe
The top 10 innovations that are shaping the future of rail and metro.
10 speaker insights from Day One of SmartRail Europe
Technology launch: new MPLS-TP based XTran product line for mainline railways.
Helping to solve the 'Achilles' heel' of Positive Train Control: PTC-220 LLC.
With 99.67 per cent of its trains running on time - Docklands Light Railway (DLR) performance hits record levels.
Keeping railways safe and secure in the digital era.
Sneak Peak: SmartRail Europe Congress & Expo (Amsterdam 24-26 February)
"We are urging the railways to have higher expectations," how a famous old name is offering creative new solutions in rail.
SmartRail Speaks: David Bonvoisin, Head of Safety-Critical Software Validation Department, RATP, a member of EURAILTEST.
After industrial action, Automatic Train Operation (ATO) is again on the agenda in London.
Alaska Railroad funding request puts fresh spotlight on Positive Train Control (PTC) funding.
SmartRail Speaks: Hajo Hajonides, Principal Consultant, Safety & Risk Management at Lloyd's Register Rail Europe.
Big Data and the rail industry: An expert guide.
How a multi-service network is improving security and safety for the Nanjing Metro.
VIDEO INTERVIEWS: PTC experts discuss current projects, lessons learned and plans for the future.
Space: the final frontier... for rail signalling?
SmartRail Speaks: Bello Roni, Deputy Director (Signalling & Telecommunications), Nigerian Railway Corporation.
Partnership focus: Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) and DataValue.
SmartRail Speaks: Thomas Drexler, Global Head of Rail and Ground Transportation, Amadeus.
Flood of cement closes London Underground's Victoria Line.
Train or plane? How innovation is giving rail the edge in the battle for passenger spend.
Just 1.4% of train drivers are female as women continue to be underrepresented in technical professions within European rail.
SmartRail Speaks: Anna Holness, Managing Partner, Passenger Services Practice, Telefonica UK.
Changes ahead for how crude oil is transported by rail in the US.
SmartRail Speaks: Libor Lochman, Executive Director (CER).
SmartRail Speaks: Mats Karlsson, Head of Innovation, Icomera.
SmartRail Speaks: Dr. Ramon Lentink, Senior Research Leader, NS (Netherlands Railways).
Eurotunnel completes the mobile telephony offer in Channel Tunnel - 100 metres below sea level.
SmartRail Speaks: Christian Pettauer, Chief Information Officer, WESTbahn GmbH
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Positive Train Control in focus: Metrolink – on track to be the first commuter railroad in the U.S. to deploy PTC.
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South Africa's long-distance rail network to modernize signalling systems.
Opinion: 'An agenda for change' - a to-do list for the next Indian Minister of Railways.
VIDEO INTERVIEWS: CBTC experts discuss current projects, developing opportunities and importance of collaboration within the industry.
'Into Africa'- how Chinese funding helps fuel an African rail boom; projects in Kenya, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Morocco profiled.
“Keeping a balance” – delivering an automated metro network but retaining the human factor.
The top 10 innovations that are shaping the future of rail and metro.
“Our mission has been to make booking a train in Europe as easy as booking a flight” – how Loco2 developed single ticket pan-European train travel.
Ask the experts: Top 5 future developments in train signalling and communications.
"That will be 30 squats please…"- the new cost of riding the Moscow subway.
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The end of the Oyster card? ‘Wave and pay’ system using bank cards to be introduced on London Underground.
The "iron silk road" - the first underwater rail link between two continents officially opens.
SmartRail Speaks: Philippe Leguay, International Director, Urban Systems Railway Transport at Keolis
An Indian perspective - what are the essential amenities for railway passengers?
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How the 110 year old New York subway developed an innovative new passenger Wireless service.
Collisions and derailments on EU railways on rise in 2012 but lowest death toll recorded since 2006.
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Safety and security? The growing role of CCTV for the rail and metro industry.
A global network and immense experience leads to colour innovation for Data Display.
How tragedy led to the world's first real-time, mobile wireless video surveillance system.
Eurostar reports strong growth as new London-Amsterdam direct service announced.
SmartRail Speaks: Jean-Michel Rubio Nevado, CBTC Expert at SYSTRA
Video: An introduction to Positive Train Control (PTC)
A colourful future ahead for Daktronics in digital rail and transit signage.
How a proud transport heritage is helping Lufthansa Systems create an innovative new passenger infotainment experience.
SmartRail Speaks: Chris Lindenau, Moog Sensor and Surveillance Systems (S3)
Revealed! The Top 10 Innovators in European rail and metro.
Advanced rail and metro system eases pilgrim's progress during this year's Hajj.
SmartRail Speaks: Simon Ward, London Overground
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How does Voyages-sncf.com use social media to engage with passengers?
Report: Ability to multi-task and socialise online whilst travelling strengthens future of public transport vs automobile.
VIDEO: So what will the train system of the future look like?
SmartRail Speaks: Dušan Zalar, Ministry for Infrastructure and Spatial Planning in Slovenia
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CBTC User Group seeks new members as it discusses industry challenges.
Ambitious Saudi Landbridge plans gather pace as Project Manager confirmed.
SmartRail Speaks: Mostafa Gulam (ATOC)
SmartRail Speaks: Peter Williams, East Coast.
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How the innovative new "TriMet Tickets" Smartphone App works.
Focus: Westward expansion - how the CCJPA in California became passenger Wi-Fi pioneers.
SmartRail Speaks: Richard Wong, Principal Fellow of Systems, SMRT
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A first Azerbaijan contract for Bombardier as Central Asian rail growth continues.
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Ray LaHood, former US Secretary of Transportation, confirmed as speaker at 3rd Annual Transit Communications Congress.
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What the crashes and derailments of Summer 2013 mean for the rail industry.
A beginners guide to CBTC
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Lack of digital connection with passengers potentially costing UK transport industry $1.2bn, claims report.
Focus: The rapid growth of social media engagement by rail and transit in North America.
CBTC and ATC confirmed for major $22bn Riyadh metro project.
Ask the industry: Richard Wong (SMRT) discusses the challenges facing CBTC professionals today.
CBTC, driverless trains and onboard WiFi planned for showpiece Indian Rail Project.
Comment: Spanish railway industry under spotlight following Santiago accident.
New Delhi railway station set to be India’s first to offer free WiFi.
Sydney joins the list of global cities with driverless trains following major project announcement.
SEPTA profits from infrastructure investment as ridership grows to record high.
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