Polish rail sector intends to reduce the energy consumption by 1.2 terawatt-hours in the next 10 years. Three main steps will be implemented in this regard: the increase in using the braking energy, eco-driving and installation of the photovoltaic solar panels. This month the new project related to the braking energy has started on the lines of the Polish regional...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Network Rail focuses on partnership with SMEs

UK’s infrastructure manager Network Rail will focus on a more effective cooperation with small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The company intends to increase its annual expenditure to be spent via SMEs to 33 per cent...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Finnish Railways collects data on turnouts

VR FleetCare and the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency have started a new pilot project. It is devoted to the closer examination of 80 railway turnouts. The obtained data will help both participants to better understand...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

ÖBB launches two night trains to Brussels

Austrian national railway operator ÖBB has launched a new night train service. It links the cities of Vienna and Innsbruck to Brussels. Two new connections between Austria and Belgium are available for passengers twice a...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Russian Railways will develop 130 softbots

Russian Railways (RZD) is running a pilot project for introducing Robotic Process Automation (RPA). It is being tested by the company’s main computer centre. In 2020 RZD plans to implement 130 software robots (softbots) in...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Romans at Chester train station

Magic circle of rail franchise in UK

It’s a month since the UK’s newborn and veteran train operators have declared their inspiring plans for the future. Some companies even managed to report fewer quick wins. On the other hand, at least six...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko