New Features information at Railway Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Railway Technology A year in rail: 2017's biggest projects Worldwide, work is progressing on a number of rail projects, from a new metro in Melbourne to Kenya’s ambitious cross-border standard gauge railway. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:02:00 GMT November's top stories: Swiss FOT approves Bombardier Traxx trains for Gotthard Base, UK’s NPIF to fund digital signalling technology The Swiss Federal Office of Transport (FOT) has approved the use of Bombardier Traxx locomotives in the Gotthard Base rail traffic tunnel, and UK Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced that the National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) will alloc… Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT The Digital Train, as imagined by Hyperloop and Deutsche Bahn Hyperloop Transportation Technologies is working on making Elon Musk’s Hyperloop dream a reality. One day, perhaps, people will be able to travel from San Francisco to LA in half an hour as opposed to the six hours it currently takes to drive. Throug… Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT Securing stations: a responsibility shared by all Station security is one of the rail industry’s biggest concerns today. Kevin Murgatroyd, transport director at Interserve, looks at what the sector needs to do to ensure that all employees in the station environment, from operators and station manage… Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:08:00 GMT Moscow-Kazan rail project advances hopes for Eurasian connectivity An ambitious high-speed rail project between Moscow and Kazan recently received a financing boost from China. The agreement struck by the two superpowers plans to bring next-generation trains to Russia’s high-speed network, but it also marks the firs… Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Future Rail: Issue 44 In this issue: The major cities reclaiming disused tracks, China backs Russian rail, Europe’s uniform signalling, transforming Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor, on-board infotainment, Network Rail and the Shaw report, operational excellence, and more. Fri, 18 Nov 2016 15:05:00 GMT Taking it to the cloud with Trainline It’s been a busy few months at Trainline as the travel website has recently moved its systems to the cloud and launched a dedicated business platform. How will this change the passenger experience, as the company seeks to consolidate its position as … Wed, 09 Nov 2016 09:00:00 GMT The path to a new era of signalling across Europe Across Europe, countries are pushing ahead with plans to adopt the European Rail Traffic Management System, which will spell the end for railway signalling as we know it. How is implementation progressing and what are the challenges? Tue, 08 Nov 2016 09:00:00 GMT From rails to trails: turning rail corridors into public spaces A number of cities have taken the initiative to transform abandoned railway corridors into public city parks. Taking in New York, Chicago, Melbourne, Toronto and Vancouver, Eva Grey looks at some of the most impressive current and future projects bre… Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT October's top stories: Chicago’s Red Line Extension, Bombardier to cut 7,500 jobs The Chicago Transit Authority will advance the $2.3bn Red Line Extension Project, Bombardier announced plans to cut 7,500 jobs globally, Expolink consortium signed €2.6bn Dubai's Red metro line contract. wraps-up the key headli… Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT Network Rail CEO Mark Carne discusses the Shaw Report In response to a feature in Railway Technology on the impact of the Shaw Report, Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne talks to Julian Turner about decentralisation, greater regional devolution for Great Britain’s railways, the future sale of non-c… Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT 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 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 10:52:00 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