New Features information at Railway Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Railway Technology Future Rail: Issue 43 In this issue: Privately owned US rail, Crossrail’s Bentley software, Jakarta’s mass rapid transit system, the digital train inspired by Hyperloop, body camera on trial for rail security, the National Training Academy for Rail one year on, and more Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:20:00 GMT Roger Matthews discusses the future of on-board entertainment Just a year after launching, on-board infotainment provider GoMedia has already secured lucrative contracts with Virgin Trains and Eurostar. With more expansion plans on the agenda, GoMedia managing director Roger Matthews talks about upcoming servic… Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:41:00 GMT One year on: catching up with the UK’s National Training Academy for Rail Last October, the National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR) opened its doors for the first time. With an ageing workforce making its way for the door, the academy is a significant part of efforts to train the next generation of rail engineers. Rod Ja… Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:33:00 GMT September's top stories: NTV to get Alstom high-speed trains, Astaldi JV €1bn deal Alstom received a contract to provide four Pendolino trains and related maintenance services to Italian open-access operator Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV); a joint venture (JV) comprising Astaldi, Ghella, Oberosler, Cogeis and PAC secured a €1bn … Thu, 06 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT How digital technology can help railway staff Railway staff are increasingly using creative and sometimes futuristic gadgets to improve workflow and efficiency in every department, from the customer service frontline to crucial maintenance and repair work behind the scenes. We see how some of th… Mon, 03 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT Jakarta’s MRT: bringing relief to the world’s most congested city Jakarta's traffic congestion is notorious for being the worst in the world, costing billions every year. Now a new Mass Rapid Transit project aims to ease the choked traffic and improve logistics costs in Indonesia’s capital city. Ahead of completion… Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:53:00 GMT Future Rail: Issue 42 In this issue: Alstom’s double-decker trains for HS2, a futuristic plane-to-train pod concept, outcomes of the US Millennial Trains Project, Fujitsu’s digital railway technologies, the feasibility of crowdfunding rail projects, safety-checking driver… Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:58:00 GMT Clip-Air: the future of multi-modal transport? One minute you’re on a plane, the next your train has departed – all without leaving your seat. You have just experienced the Clip-Air mode of travelling. Is the world ready for such a concept, or is this idea a few decades ahead of its time? Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:00:00 GMT Are driverless freight trains safe? In an age where talk of driverless transport is ubiquitous, the US Federal Railroad Administration is proposing regulations that two-person crews be required for US railroads, namely for safety reasons. So why the mistrust over autonomy in the US and… Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:00:00 GMT Building Crossrail: lessons and challenges from Europe’s largest project One of the UK’s most ambitious infrastructure projects, Crossrail, has been designed in a virtual environment, powered by Bentley modelling software to provide a complete overview of the entire project and all its assets. Steve Cockerell, marketing d… Sun, 11 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT August's top stories: Alstom wins $2bn Amtrak order, £6.5bn Thameslink Programme Alstom secured a $2bn contract from US-based rail operator Amtrak to design and build 28 new high-speed trains, Network Rail tested a new signalling system with the help of Govia Thameslink Railway’s (GTR) new Siemens Class 700 train at the ETCS Nati… Thu, 08 Sep 2016 23:00:00 GMT Crowdfunding London’s public transport: is it possible? As the population grows and the budget for big infrastructure projects faces numerous cuts, there is an incentive to seek alternative funding to deliver a reliable and modern transport network. A recent report puts forward crowdfunding as a novel con… Thu, 08 Sep 2016 10:29:00 GMT Railways and the digital age: learning from Fujitsu Trains are overcrowded, and passenger satisfaction is suffering. The UK rail industry, sensing the need for transformation, is turning to technology to alleviate some of the pressure. How will this shape the industry in the future? Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 GMT Future Rail: Issue 41 In this issue: Tackling violence against transport workers, dealing with climate change, timber asset management and carbon neutral cargo, and the tech transforming network protection, landslide prediction, inspections, onboard entertainment and more… Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:55:00 GMT Shaw Report: inside the biggest shake up of Network Rail since privatisation A new report by HS1 chief executive Nicola Shaw recommends decentralisation and greater regional devolution for the UK’s railways. Julian Turner speaks to Charles Johnson-Ferguson, transport partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, about what this means fo… Mon, 22 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT Double-decker trains for HS2? Double-decker trains are common throughout much of Europe, but apart from an experiment back in the late 1940s, they have failed to take-off in the UK. Could High Speed 2 change that? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 16:02:00 GMT Virgin’s BEAM: online streaming for the entertainment age The launch of Virgin Trains’ BEAM app, which streams films, TV, games and magazines to users’ devices, represents a big leap forward for onboard entertainment in the railway industry. Rod James takes a closer look at BEAM, what the future might hold … Wed, 10 Aug 2016 09:00:00 GMT Inside DB Cargo UK’s carbon-neutral train Germany’s DB Cargo has run the first train in the country with a zero-carbon footprint by using an innovative environmental project in Rwanda to offset emissions. Modestas Lukauskas, strategic project manager at DB Cargo UK, talks about the company’s… Mon, 08 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT Harnessing the social and cultural impact of US rail Each year, a handful of young entrepreneurs embark on the Millennial Trains project (MTP), a US-based non-profit which uses trains as a platform for business, creativity and collaboration during a five-day journey across seven major US cities. Sun, 07 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT July's top stories: Alstom wins €800m order from NS and GE produces 1,000th Evolution Series Tier 4 locomotive Alstom has secured a €800m contract to deliver 79 Intercity New Generation trains to NS and GE Manufacturing Solutions has produced its 1,000th locomotive at its facility in Fort Worth in less than four years of operation. wrap… Thu, 04 Aug 2016 23:00:00 GMT