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Can the UK’s infrastructure cope with extreme weather?

As people across the country attempt to commute to work and school amid icy conditions, it will become increasingly difficult to ignore the realities of climate change. Here we discuss if the UK's infrastructure is prepared to face these difficulties.
fare caps

Norwich – Ely train passengers to be protected by fare caps

Train passengers travelling between Norwich and Ely will benefit from fare caps following a CMA investigation.
price increase, train fares

UK announces new price increase for trains

Today (14 August) the UK announced a further price increase for train fares, leading to some fares increasing by £100.
accessibility and compensation

ORR urges reforms on accessibility and compensation

Rail passengers will benefit from improved accessibility and compensation under new proposals submitted by the Office of Rail and Road.
improve transport performance

How ticketing innovation can delight customers and improve transport performance

Simon Pont, CEO at ECR Retail Systems explains how ticketing innovation can delight customers and improve transport performance.
disabled access, UK railways

Disabled access: What can be done to power UK railways forward?

Hilary Stephenson, Managing Director of Sigma explains what can be done to power UK railways forward when it comes to the issue of disabled access.
train stations

Future-gazing: what train stations will offer by 2030

Dave Ashton, CEO of Loco2, discusses what train stations will offer by 2030 thanks to technology and innovation
transportation infrastructure

From standstills to the fast lane: Using data-driven collaboration to streamline the UK’s transportation...

With the UK’s economic growth critically dependent on our transportation infrastructure, it has never been more important for organisations working in parallel to collaborate effectively if they are to maintain existing networks, implement improvements and deliver major projects and upgrades successfully
compensation

Rail passengers to benefit from ‘one-click’ compensation systems

New rules making it easier for rail passengers to claim compensation for delays and disruption have been announced today
Hydrogen-powered trains

Hydrogen-powered trains: The remaining challenges for innovators

Rosie Hardy and Frank Harner at Withers & Rogers explore the exciting world of hydrogen-powered trains and detail what the remaining challenges for innovators are in this area
railway track

New alliances to be formed as £5bn railway track work tender issued

Network Rail has issued a Prior Information Notice (PIN) via The Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) process for its tender exercise to let the next generation of railway track works contracts, valued up to £5bn over 10 years, starting 2019
Splott Road bridge

Second phase of upgrade work at Splott Road bridge completed

Engineers have completed the demolition of Splott Road bridge as work to modernise the South Wales Mainline continues
Liverpool Lime Street

Liverpool Lime Street completes £100,000 loo upgrade

Liverpool Lime Street customers are benefiting from smart new toilets thanks to a £100,00 overhaul by Network Rail as part of the Great North Rail Project
asset management in rail

Asset management in rail: cognitive computing

CEO of ZNAPZ, Marcel Van Velthoven provides a compelling perspective on how cognitive computing can assist asset management in rail
investment programme

Disruption for travellers as Network Rail begins investment programme

Travellers may be disrupted as Network Rail begins major Christmas investment programme this weekend Service restrictions will be in place from Saturday 23 December to 1 January while Network Rail begin improvement work at Sevenoaks Tunnel, Redhill Statio and London Bridge. Work will begin at Sevenoaks Tunnel between Tonbridge and Sevenoaks...
accessibility scheme

Step-free access plans approved for Carshalton Station

Sutton Councils gives green light for £2.5m accessibility scheme at Carshalton station Passengers can look forward to easier travel as National Rail will develop a accessibility scheme to improve step-free access between the station entrances and platforms with a view to starting work on the site in autumn 2018. Currently, passengers with...
railway swatches

Research project on railway switches and crossings: INTELLISWITCH

Professor Dorte Juul Jensen project leader of INTELLISWITCH provides insight into the world of railway switches and crossings in Denmark
transport in Denmark

Priorities for rail transport in Denmark

Ove Holm, from the Danish Transport and Logistics Association (DTL) reveals his opinion on the challenges around rail transport in Denmark, including ERTMS
European rail

Right on track – the future of European rail

Nicolas Furio from Unife explores the latest developments in the all-important European rail industry and what they mean for the future In April 2016, the European Parliament overwhelmingly approved the Council Common Position on the Technical Pillar of the Fourth Railway Package. Hailed as the single most significant achievement in...
northern powerhouse rail

Government pledges £300 million for Northern Powerhouse rail

Chancellor Phillip Hammond has announced an extra £300 million in funding for Northern Powerhouse rail projects, hoping to connect the North

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