In this issue: Trouble for Tokyo’s commuters, implementing positive train control, the UK...
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Two decades since the privatisation of the UK rail network and passenger numbers are higher than ever, but average ticket prices remain unjustifiably expensive. Could increasing competition bring down fares, as has happened in other parts of Europe?
At the start of this year, French multinational company Alstom revealed its next generation of Citadis trams, the X05. Touted as the most innovative in the world, we take a look at these trams which will be equipped with the Citadis Ecopack, a new technology that allows the vehicles to be charged while stopped at the station.
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.
Indian Railways is reportedly taking a leap down the digital track by developing more than 200 mobile phone applications aimed at tourists, travellers, and staff.
The first-ever government study into rush hour train delays for services in the Greater Tokyo region has revealed issues that don’t match up with the image of Japanese punctuality. So what are the issues facing commuter rail in and around Japan’s capital?
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.
The UK Government has announced that diesel-only trains will be phased out by 2040. Currently, 29% of the UK’s fleet is diesel and the move has been received positively by campaigners. But what does the phase-out involve?
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