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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...
internet of trains

The Internet of Trains: For safety, efficiency and comfort

Particularly for bogies with flattened wheels, the Internet of Trains can bring all-round benefits, writes ZNAPZ CEO Marcel Van Velthoven.
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
railway

Plans for Britain’s first digital intercity railway

The UK government is developing plans for Britain’s first digital intercity railway in the north, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced today
asset management

Asset management must be a consideration for the rail sector

During holiday season asset management is very important to the rail industry. Here, Marcel Van Velthoven, CEO of ZNAPZ explains why

Commuters to be hit by rise in rail fares in January

From January 2018, millions of rail users in the UK will see a 3.6% increase in regulated rail fares
rail passengers

More seats for rail passengers in West Midlands with £1bn investment

Rail passengers in the West Midlands are to get a boost from a £1 billion investment in services across the network
HS2

HS2 takes a major step forward

Phase one of HS2 has made major strides this week with the first formal signing of contracts for the UK’s new high speed railway

The evolution of the European rail industry

UNIFE – The European Rail Industry discusses how rail has evolved to become more attractive to customers and investors through technology and innovation
ZNAPZ

Railway stations – The Railway World

ZNAPZ discuss the crucial role of railway stations in the functionality of rail networks. We have been writing about Asset Management in the Railway Industry, the Infrastructure and the Trains (Rolling Stock). However there is one important aspect that we haven’t highlighted yet: The Railway Stations. Stations play a crucial role...
great western railway electrification

Great Western failings cause concern for future rail projects

A report says the government must learn from serious failings in the design, planning and cost-estimating of the Great Western railway modernisation project Significant failings in the management of the Great Western railway’s modernisation raise concerns about the Department for Transport and Network Rail’s ability to manage similar projects in...
HS2 train builders required

Hunt for HS2 train builders begins

Chris Grayling, Transport Secretary, has kicked off the process to award the contract for HS2 train builders, with 60 high-spec trains required The hunt is officially on for a company to design, build and maintain a fleet of high-speed trains for Britain’s HS2 network. Up to 60 high specification trains...
England's railway network

Changes to England’s railway network announced

An overhaul of England’s railway network announced by Transport Minister Chris Grayling aims to put passengers at the heart of delivery Grayling aims to bring track and train operations closer together, as well as delivering better and more reliable services to passengers. As part of the new railway network plans, the...
leeds station on full hs2 route

Full HS2 route will be a game-changer, says Grayling

Revealing plans for the full HS2 route today, the Transport Secretary has said compensation offered will go over and above legal requirements The government has today set out its preferred option for the full HS2 route, from Crewe to Manchester and the West Midlands to Leeds, confirming once again its...

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