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With less than two years to the PTC installation deadline, how much is still to be done?

Posted on Mar 20, 2017
An update on the progress of US rail network's  implementation of positive train control (PTC) syste...

Expert View: Ensuring operational, tactical and strategic competence in crowded rail environments.

Posted on Mar 15, 2017
"The management of crowded space is simple and only made complex by ignorance..."  Today’s rail envi...

How is satellite technology expected to monitor and manage rail traffic on European tracks?

Posted on Mar 9, 2017
The first European project of its kind has been testing a satellite technology known as the ERSAT EA...

The challenge of protecting transit and passenger rail: understanding how security works against terrorism.

Posted on Mar 6, 2017
Terrorists see transit and passenger rail as an attractive target. This has been demonstrated in the...

Video of the Week: US Dept. for Transport launches new safety campaign.

Posted on Jan 20, 2017
The force of a 30 car freight train hitting your car is equal to the force of your car crushing a ti...

Why has train surfing become a modern phenomenon for all the wrong reasons?

Posted on Jan 8, 2017
The accidental death of British free-runner, Nye Frankie Newman, 20, on the Paris Metro on New Year’...

San Francisco’s subway targeted by hackers for a $73,000 ransom.

Posted on Nov 28, 2016
Last Friday San Francisco's busy subway services were attacked which allowed customers to jump on th...

Video of the Week: Danger on one of the busiest railways in the world.

Posted on Nov 11, 2016
During rush hour, commuters come to expect busily packed stations, claustrophobic carriages and an i...

The latest threat to rail passenger safety… Pokémon GO.

Posted on Jul 21, 2016
You may well have noticed an even higher than normal number of people walking down the street glued ...

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