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Internet of trains

Marcel Van Velthoven, CEO at Znapz talks about how the internet of things can bring value to the rail industry... I borrowed the title to this piece from Hessel Dikkers, Chief Information Officer of NS (Dutch Rail), who gave a very interesting presentation at the beginning of the European Rail...

On the way to a future-oriented railway system

Wim Fabries, European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) Programme Director at the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment in the Netherlands, explains how a system could improve railways in the country  The Netherlands has one of the busiest railway networks in the world. The quality and safety of its railways are...
East Coast franchise rail awarded

East Coast franchise rail awarded

The government has announced a consortium consisting of transport companies Stagecoach and Virgin have won the East Coast rail franchise. The East Coast mainline rail route is to be run by Stagecoach and Virgin, it has been announced. The route, which runs between London and Edinburgh, has been publicly-owned since...
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Asset management in the rail industry

Benefits of adopting the new ISO 55000 standard For many years the Rail Industry has been relatively stable with progressive evolution and development, however more recently significant changes have been seen. The recent development and technological advancements have resulted in numerous efficiencies with more transportation being undertaken on the rail...
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Rail infrastructure – a lasting legacy

Stephen Hammond, Minister for Rail at the Department for Transport details how investment in rail is growing and its positive impact on the nation’s economy. Rail travel in Britain is soaring. Over the past 20 years, passenger demand has doubled, and on intercity routes it has grown even faster. Although...

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