From seat cover to tote bag: upcycling initiatives in the rail industry
Over the past few months, a number of rail companies have launched upcycling and recycling initiatives aimed at tackling climate change and preserving the environment. With their minds set on preventing waste from ending up in landfill, they are saving used materials and repurposing them in creative ways.
Blue-sky thinking: could autonomous drones help save the HS2 project?
SenSat has used drone-captured data to map out Phase One of the UK’s High Speed 2 route. How was this milestone achieved, and what could it mean for the future of one of the world’s most controversial high-speed rail projects?
Mercitalia Fast: the world’s first high-speed rail freight service
In November, Italian state-owned railway operator Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane inaugurated the world’s first high-speed rail service dedicated to freight, which will run between the southern city of Caserta and Bologna. But despite initial appraisal, some are questioning its limits.
Connecting communities: the role of rail in tackling loneliness
The Department for Transport has recently recognised the role railways play in tackling social isolation and has rolled out a Community Rail Strategy that aims to improve the UK rail network to better serve communities.
c2c: sitting down with the UK’s Rail Operator of the year 2018
Running between Essex and London, UK-based rail franchise c2c boasts one of the highest customer satisfaction rates in the country and was recently crowned Rail Operator of the Year at the UK 2018 National Transport Awards. Managing director Julian Drury tells how c2c’s customer compensation package, its positive approach to digitalisation and its expansion plans have helped it achieve this milestone shortly after being acquired by Trenitalia.