New Features information at Railway Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Railway Technology Delivering increased capacity via the Stockholm City Line project Stockholm City Line, one of Sweden’s largest and most important construction projects, is set to open in July, doubling rail capacity throughout the city. We take a look at this €1.8bn project, which will take suburban trains away from the congested … Tue, 23 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Slotting in UK rail freight A two-year industry collaboration to determine the efficiency of the UK’s freight rail network has culminated in a massive timetable shakeup. How will the sector adapt to these changing times? Tue, 23 May 2017 08:00:00 GMT Biting the bullet: Is Texas ready to embrace high-speed rail? The Texas bullet train proposal is dividing opinion across the Lone Star State, but recent reports suggest that President Trump has earmarked it as one of the country’s key infrastructure projects. Could this be the boost the project needs, or simply… Sun, 21 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Future Rail: Issue 50 In this issue: India’s undersea bullet, Montréal’s transit through toxic waste, trouble with rolling stock in Queensland, declining freight, Night Tube noise, mapping trains in real-train, and more Tue, 16 May 2017 14:50:00 GMT More than a train: India invests in Japanese high-speed rail Construction of a highly ambitious bullet train in western India is slated to begin in 2018. With a loan from Japan, the $14.5bn project aims to replicate the world-famous Japanese Shinkansen technology and dramatically slash journey times across Ind… Mon, 15 May 2017 10:44:00 GMT Rail’s ‘adaptable carriage’: heading for trials In 2015, British firm 42 Technology was selected as one of three winners in the international ‘Tomorrow’s Train Design Today’ competition. The idea, of an adaptable carriage that can be used to transport passengers and freight, is now ready for indus… Thu, 11 May 2017 13:43:00 GMT Queensland’s new trains: testing times Criticism is growing in Queensland, Australia, after it emerged that new trains being built and delivered from India by the Qtectic consortium are plagued by issues. What has gone wrong and can this rolling stock delivery contract get back on track? Mon, 08 May 2017 08:00:00 GMT April's top stories: Canada's GO Transit Regional Express project and SNCB received €600m EIB loan Canada is set to invest more than $1.35bn in the GO Transit Regional Express rail project and Belgium's Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Belges (SNCB) secured a €600m loan from EIB to invest in modernising rolling-stock. wr… Wed, 03 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Will rail freight survive the end of the carbon era? Worldwide, rail freight registered negative growth in 2015 and the downward trend is expected to continue from 2016 to 2017, largely due to decreasing volumes of heavy goods, such as coal and petrol. How will the sector change as more and more people… Wed, 03 May 2017 08:00:00 GMT Montréal’s rapid transit project sparks environmental concerns Montréal’s plan to build the fourth-largest automated transportation system in the world right through the heart of the city has run into strong opposition, with doubts cast over its environmental impact and financial viability. Sun, 30 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Future Rail: Issue 49 In this issue: Learning from European HSR design, a corridor to the Baltic states, inner city rail construction, the Texas bullet, driver only trains, shaking up rail fares, and more Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:57:00 GMT Raildar’s interactive maps: a bird's eye view of UK rail networks By tapping into National Rail’s vast data resources, Raildar creates an interactive, live map of trains that passengers can follow for the most up-to-date information on their train, delays included. Founder of Raildar, Rob West, explains the platfor… Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT 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