Every day, Cape Town’s activity is brought to a frustrating standstill due to...
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Every day, Cape Town’s activity is brought to a frustrating standstill due to excruciating delays on its public rail network. Metrorail’s subpar performance has imperilled the viability of entire businesses, while commuters live in constant fear of redundancy due to lengthy, repeated late starts to their day. Now, a local councillor has come up with a daring new plan to save the struggling service.
Formerly a blind spot, London’s night time economy is emerging as a new opportunity of tremendous financial value for the capital – and a safe public transport network is instrumental in delivering its promise. With demand for the Night Tube far exceeding expectations, is there more to be done to improve passengers’ safety and comfort when travelling at night?
As systems become ever more sophisticated and passenger comfort and entertainment become key drivers in increasing the attractiveness of rail travel, the worlds of communication and railway need to be brought closer together.
Applications such as on-board internet, communication-based train control and passenger information or entertainment systems require the reliable transmission of ever greater data volumes in trains.
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 and optimisation of signalling systems at some of the country’s biggest stations. Ross Davies investigates.
The Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority has begun work on the $1.5bn Foothill Gold Line light-rail extension from Glendora to Montclair at Citrus College in Glendora, Los Angeles.
The overall performance of a rail rapid transit system depends largely on the performance of the automatic train control (ATC) system employed. A communication-based train control (CBTC) system is devised by adding modern communication technologies to the ATC concept.
As the public transport operator in Marseille and its urban area, the RTM relies on automatic passenger counting to adjust the transport service to the customers’ needs.
Today's rail transport must be fast, efficient and safe. At the same time, it should also provide exceptional comfort and service to its passengers. Modern and complex systems are entering the market that enable train operators to fulfil these requirements.
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