Digitalisation

Robot Pepper at London St Pacnras station, source: Robots of London

Robots assist railways

The spread of coronavirus around the world and particularly in Europe has made the use of unmanned technologies more vital. In this regard, robots could be a solution for cleaning and disinfecting trains or stations....Read more
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New antenna to improve Wi-Fi in British trains

To improve the Wi-Fi connection in the British trains, the research team of Scotland’s Heriot-Watt University has developed a new antenna. It will address the issue of notspots during train journeys with the help of...Read more
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Internet of Things for safer railways

Dutch technology company Dual Inventive will get an Internet of Things (IoT) network. It will be provided by Vodafone Business in the next five years. Dual Inventive, in its turn, will use the IoT network...Read more
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DB Regio digitises planning and dispatching

DB Regio, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, is moving further in digitalising its operations. This time the company has introduced the digital solution for planning and dispatching its services. The new system is applicable for...Read more
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Stadler GTW diesel train of Arriva Netherlands, source: Stadler Rail

First ATO trip with passengers in Netherlands

Arriva Netherlands is moving further in examining the Automatic Train Operation (ATO) technology. The company’s diesel-electric GTW train has performed the unmanned trip in the Groningen area with the passengers on board. It is the...Read more
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First autonomous tram tested in Poland

The first Polish autonomous tram has made its trial ride in the city of Kraków. It ran a distance of over 3.4 kilometres without a driver. The main goal of the experiment was to review...Read more
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Smoother ERTMS deployment in southern Sweden

Sweden’s rail infrastructure manager Trafikverket has corrected a time frame of its ERTMS programme. The deployment of the new signalling solution in the southern regions will start in 2023 as it had been scheduled earlier....Read more
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Adif implements Erex solution for energy measuring

Spanish rail infrastructure manager Adif has implemented the Erex software solution. It provides more accurate calculations of the electricity consumed by the rail sector. Spain became the eighth European country to use this solution. According to...Read more
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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