All articles by Varsha Saraogi

Varsha Saraogi

Bombardier’s MITRAC: creating a legacy system for energy conservation

While Bombardier Transportation’s railway propulsion systems have been in use globally for more than a century, its latest MITRAC portfolio was redeveloped with the aim of helping railways to improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions.

Q&A: Can Hardt beat Virgin to launch the hyperloop train in Europe?

After the idea of a hyperloop train was revealed by Elon Musk in 2013, various companies have been working to make it a reality. Railway Technology spoke to Tim Houter, CEO of Hardt Hyperloop about whether it will lead the industry through its sustainable high-speed trains.

HS2 costs rise to £106bn: reaction from the industry

The high speed project linking London to the west midlands and the north of England has stirred much controversy since its inception, with the latest leaked review now revealing costs could swell to £106bn.

Q&A: Rail Europe on how technology is key to achieving sustainability

Rail Europe launched booking platform Easy Rail Access (ERA) in November last year to make the ticketing process easier for travellers. CEO and president Dau-Khoi Nguyen talks about the company’s future ambitions with a focus on sustainability.

OSR claims official rail passenger satisfaction statistics need improvement

National rail passenger statistics produced by Transport Focus do not fully reflect passengers’ experiences, the Office for Statistics Regulation’s (OSR) latest assessment report revealed last week.

Parliament was “misled” over true cost of HS2, new report reveals

The cost of HS2 is “out of control” and could cost more than £100bn, the former deputy chairman of the UK Government’s independent review into the project announced yesterday.

Uk rail fare rises: reaction from the industry

Rail fares in the UK have been escalating with a 2.7% hike this year causing fury among commuters and campaigners alike. How has the industry reacted to it?

Tech start-ups disrupting the rail industry in 2020

The railway sector is increasingly embracing modern technologies such as AI and machine learning, and more start-ups are mushrooming to solve the woes facing rail companies. Here are a few innovative start-ups to watch out for in 2020.

Delays and cancellations hit UK railways as new timetable comes into effect

British railways’ new timetable got off to a disappointing start on Monday, as delays and cancellations caused by staff shortages affected several parts of the network.

From Morocco to Montpellier: inside two award-winning train station designs

The Prix Versailles awarded two train stations special prizes in the passenger stations category for their design and architecture. The interior prize went to Montpellier Sud de France station while the exterior award was given to Kenitra high-speed rail station in Morocco. Varsha Saraogi explores the design elements of both the award-winning stations.