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  • Will maglev ever become mainstream?

    First developed in the 1940s by British engineer Eric Laithwaite, magnetic levitation technology has so far failed to reach the transportation mainstream. Can new projects in Japan and China help...

  • How WiFi data is improving tube journeys

    A pilot programme to collect depersonalised WiFi data across London’s tube network has revealed information that could be used to reduce crowding and prioritise areas for investment. The data could...

  • A railway’s role in the modern Smart City

    As cities around us transform and become more connected and digitalised, the expectation for public transportation is to follow through in every respect. From cutting-edge technology to comfort, safety, reliability...

  • Future Rail: Issue 57

    In this issue: Saving Cape Town’s trains, Amtrak infrastructure, managing night transport, Hyperloop designs, using WiFi for better journeys, commuter input, and more

  • Righting wrong signals: learning from Waterloo

    In August, London’s Waterloo station once again ground to a halt due to signalling issues. While commuters grouse about such disruptions, engineers have their work cut out in the maintenance...

  • Future Rail: Issue 56

    In this issue: Indian Railways’ solar drive, Australia’s national rail framework, the Crossrail environmental legacy, signalling problems, ticket price predicting tools, the threat of taxi apps, and more.

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