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Britain is shopping for trams

The United Kingdom’s biggest tram network is about to meet the country’s biggest shopping centre. Well, almost. Manchester’s Trafford Centre is the third biggest retail mall in the UK, but there’s no ambiguity about the...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Airports outpace railways in implementing ATO

Aviation is moving faster in implementing Automatic Train Operation (ATO) compared to the rail sector. Over 50 airports in the world have their own automated guided transit systems. With their help, the airport operators are...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Sun-powered trains closer than you think

Even in rainy Britain, the railway can be solar-powered. It sounds like science fiction, but it is very much fact. A modest solar farm has been installed at Aldershot in the south of England to...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
Female railworkers, source: Women in Rail

European rail sector requires more female employees

To address the lack of staff, the European rail sector should recruit more female employees. Therefore, Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER), representing railway sector employers, and European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF), representing...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Hitachi's train station of future, source: Hitachi Rail

Hitachi unveils concept of train station of future

Japanese technology company Hitachi Rail has unveiled its own vision of how train stations will look in the future. The concept is focused on introducing robots and digital solutions to serve passengers and implementing environmentally-friendly...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Eurostar, Thalys and TGV trains at Brussel-Zuid station, source: Maarten Otto via Flickr

Thalys and Eurostar may merge into one entity

European cross-border high-speed railway operators Thalys and Eurostar may merge into one entity. By 2030, the combined company will serve 30 million passengers a year and make a significant contribution to the EU’s ‘shift to...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
ScotRail train close to Tay Bridge, source: ScotRail

High Speed Train to Highlands

They may be almost fifty years old, but the fastest ever production diesels have a new lease on life serving some iconic destinations. Often credited with saving British Rail, when the former publicly owned network was...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton
CAF-designed prototype for HS2 project, source: CAF

Britain’s high speed rail five years late

The biggest infrastructure project in Europe is on hold, and that’s official. Britain’s controversial HS2 – the high speed rail line between London and Birmingham – is already under government review, and is now at...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton