Topic: Passengers

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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Disinfecting trains with titanium dioxide

Disinfecting trains with titanium dioxide

Polish regional railway operator Koleje Śląskie is testing an innovative method in cleaning and disinfecting its trains. To this end, the company has started to use titanium dioxide that is regarded to be more effective...Read more
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UIC defines priorities until 2022

The International Union of Railways (UIC) has unveiled its Work Programme for 2020 – 2022. It defines five strategic priorities of the organisation in the coming years: promotion of railways internationally, development of specifications and...Read more
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Eurostar, Thalys and TGV trains at Brussel-Zuid station, source: Maarten Otto via Flickr

Coronavirus impact on railways: 18 March

RailTech continues to cover the influence of coronavirus on the European rail sector. Below you can find some highlights of Wednesday, 18 March. The updates from Tuesday, 17 March, are available here. Today’s key issue is...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Coronavirus impact on railways: 17 March

RailTech starts an everyday overview dedicated to the impact of coronavirus on the rail sector in Europe. We will inform about major developments in this area. On Monday, 16 March, the President of the European Commission...Read more
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Alstom Siemens trains, source: Siemens

European operators suspend international trains

The further spread of coronavirus in Europe force the governments to take more measures including the closure of borders. This directly impacts on the railway operators that are suspending their international trains. It is a...Read more
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Passengers board PKP Intercity train, source: PKP Intercity

How European railways react to coronavirus

While European airlines cancel their flights to Italy and other countries, railway operators try to keep up the work as normal as possible. However, the international train traffic to and from Italy has been suspended....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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LNG for passenger transportation on rails?

Polish regional railway operator Polregio is interested in using alternative energy solutions for passenger transportation. To this end, the company is examining the possibility to use the LNG-powered locomotives in its activities. The project is...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko