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TGV, high speed train, SNCF

SNCF sets up consortia to develop driverless trains

The French national railway company SNCF, together with manufacturers Alstom, Thales and Bombardier and six other railway companies, has set up two consortia for the development of self-driving trains. One consortium focuses on freight trains and...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Alstom Pendolino PKP

Alstom to install Wi-Fi on PKP trains

Polish railway company Polskie Koleje Państwowe (PKP) signed a contract with Alstom for the installation of Wi-Fi in Express InterCity Premium (EIP) trains, which were originally built by Alstom as Pendolino trains. The first EIP...Read more
|Comment|author: Carlijn Kruidhof
First TransPennine Express at Lancaster railway station

Network Rail to start trials with 5G

Network Rail and the British government will soon start trials with a 5G network for passengers on the TransPennine Express connection between Leeds and Manchester. The aim is to improve the Wi-Fi connection in trains...Read more
|Comment|author: Marieke van Gompel
Drone employed to inspect overhead line equipment

Network Rail uses drone to survey railway

Network Rail performed its first drone survey last Friday on the southwestern rail route near Bournemouth, England. The drone made its first flight to survey a trespass hotspot, looking to record anyone risking their lives...Read more
|Comment|author: Carlijn Kruidhof