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  • Crossing Borders: Rail Travel Within the EU

    Historically the unique geo-political landscape of Europe forced many national railways to develop in isolation. The lack of interoperability has left a lasting legacy, but as Phil Thane finds out,...

  • Railway Software for Hard Decisions

    Unforeseen delays or costly investments can seriously pull the tracks up from under a railway project. We delve into risk analysis software to find about a new tool designed to...

  • 21st Century Ticketing

    Metro and light rail systems all over the world are using technology to replace paper tickets with a smarter solution. Chris Lo talks to communications and IT firm Indra about...

  • New Tracks: International Emerging Railways

    Developing countries across the world are investing in significant new rail projects. Frances Cook finds out how a few ambitious projects are relieving congestion, connecting trade centres and revitalising economies.

  • Raising the Alarm on Cable Theft

    Trackside cable theft is a growing issue both in the UK and internationally. Dr Gareth Evans reports on a growing issue and examines the technology touted to stop operators, networks...

  • Modern Rail Door Systems: An Open and Shut Case

    Whether electric, pneumatic or manual, rail door systems must combine reliability and cost efficiency to be successful. Chris Lo asks Norgren's Mark Densley about the challenges and opportunities in this...

  • Connected Tracks: WiFi on the Rails

    The expansion of onboard WiFi and connectivity on trains is bringing rail travel into the 21st century. We discover how the technologies work and examine prime examples of WiFi's positive...

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