New Features information at Railway Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Railway Technology Noise on the underground: Londoners cry foul London Underground is continuing to push forward with its ambitious plans for the Night Tube, with 24-hour services now running on the Victoria and Jubilee, and most of the Central, Northern and Piccadilly lines, on Fridays and Saturdays. But what im… Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:00:00 GMT Setting the target: UK rail’s nine innovation priorities Last week, on 12 April, Panasonic revealed a list of nine innovation priorities for UK rail, as identified by a cross-industry forum. Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:26:00 GMT Passenger rail services under threat in Trump’s new budget President Donald Trump’s first official budget document, which proposes large funding cuts to the country’s Amtrak, transit, and commuter rail programs, has been condemned by rail associations for risking vital access for almost 150 million American… Mon, 17 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Rail Baltica: a new corridor for the Baltic states A decades-old idea to connect the Baltic states to the heart of Europe via direct rail came closer to reality in January, when the prime ministers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania signed an agreement to complete the Rail Baltica project before 2025. … Sun, 09 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT March's top stories: Trimble and Railhead to integrate on-board video and CH2M withdraws from contract Trimble and Railhead to integrate real-time remote monitoring, diagnostics, and on-board video to increase locomotive asset usage and productivity for railway operators, and CH2M confirmed its withdrawal of interest from HS2 Phase IIb development par… Wed, 05 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Account-based ticketing: a model for the future As public transport adoption across the globe continues to grow, the need to overhaul the transport ticketing process has become more pressing than ever, as David Jacobs, global head of solutions at Vix Technology, explains. Wed, 05 Apr 2017 09:00:00 GMT South Island Line: pushing Hong Kong construction to its limit Hong Kong MTR’s new South Island Line extension, built across a combination of elevated and underground structures, started operating in December 2016. The project had to overcome huge challenges criss-crossing one of highest density cities on earth.… Mon, 03 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Onboard the Shiki-Shima, Japan’s newest luxury sleeper train New luxury cruise train, the Shiki-Shima, will begin excursions between Tokyo’s Ueno Station and northern Japan in May this year. The sleeper, which includes a lounge car, dining car and six carriages devoted to private suites, will welcome only 34 p… Sun, 02 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT What’s in store for the UK’s big rail fare shake-up? The Department for Transport recently announced far-reaching changes to UK rail fares in an attempt to make it easier for passengers to buy the cheapest tickets. Trials on selected routes are due to start in May and could lead to the most radical ove… Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:08:00 GMT A digital railway: is it cyber secure? Railways are becoming ‘connected’, as operators and infrastructure managers move forward with a number of digital projects, designed to bring the industry into the 21st century. However, does this leave rail exposed to cyber-attacks? Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:14:00 GMT What can California learn from European HSR hubs? San Francisco-based urban designer Luca Giaramidaro has travelled through many of Europe’s best high-speed rail hubs on a fact-finding mission to see what California can learn to support its own high-speed project. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:00:00 GMT Future Rail: Issue 48 In this issue: Onboard Japan’s luxury sleeper, China’s high-speed rail transfer policy and direct rail freight for the UK, the unlikely success of monorails, GE’s trainsets for India, Stuttgart’s new station, and more. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:21:00 GMT Liverpool to Hull via the world’s fastest tube? The Northern Powerhouse could be served by 300mph Maglev underground trains in the future, according to a bold plan from Direct City Networks. Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:32:00 GMT Driver-only trains and safety: what’s the big issue? UK transport unions ASLEF and RMT have been striking over the introduction of driver-only trains on the Southern service, with a supposed safety risk cited as one justification for the strikes. Is driver-only operation safe? Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT February's top stories: Wabtec's $1.034bn Tex Rail contract, UK's new rail app Wabtec provided signalling and communications for $1.034bn Tex Rail project, Victoria released request for proposal (RFP) to build the A$518m ($397m) Ballarat line, UK scientists developed a new app for rail companies. wraps-up… Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT The importance of China’s high-speed tech transfer policy China is the world leader in the deployment of high-speed rail infrastructure but how much of this is because of the extensive technology transfer deals that were struck with foreign companies during the early days? Wed, 01 Mar 2017 09:00:00 GMT Stuttgart 21: Germany’s most divisive rail project The radical redevelopment of Stuttgart’s central rail station was first announced in 1995, but the station project is still under construction today, with completion not expected until 2021 at the earliest. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:00:00 GMT Monorail: pie in the sky? Over the past few years, monorails have turned from amusement park fixtures to a potential answer to chronically overcrowded cities around the world. So what advantages do they pose compared to traditional rail systems, and who is currently pushing t… Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT Automatic train operation: the future of UK mainline railways? There’s plenty of speculation as to the future of how trains will get from one station to another. Is automation a necessity? How might it be integrated? And how will unions respond if their members are pushed out of traditional train driver jobs? Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:00:00 GMT East Wind: a new era of freight between the UK and China China has launched a direct rail freight service to London, as part of its drive to develop trade and investment ties with Europe through the New Silk Road. What will this mean for rail freight between the UK and Asia’s superpower? Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT