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Arriva UK Trains, Govia Thameslink Railway and First Great Western selected for RSSB’s Train Operator Competition 2015

RSSB last week announced brief details of three projects selected to go to the second stage of its Train Operator Competition 2015 (TOC’15), launched in March to help co-fund strategic...

RSSB announces winners of its 2014 Rail Operator Challenge potential to deliver considerable benefits to the railway system

In response to the Future Railway programme’s April 2014 Rail Operator Competition Challenge (ROCC) - under which RSSB and the Department for Transport offered to fund innovative proposals...

Ricardo discussing use of its flywheel hybrid technology for legacy diesel fleets following its DDFlyTrain Accelerating Innovation in Rail project

Ricardo yesterday announced that its research conducted with Artemis Intelligent Power and Bombardier Transportation has confirmed the potential for 10% real-life fuel savings for integrating...

Open consultation on Mobile communications for UK rail passengers

The Department of Transport, together with the Department of culture media and sport, is conducting a consultation exercise requesting views on improving mobile communications for UK rail...

Omnicom Engineering wins the 2015 RIA/Future Railway Innovation Award

Omnicom Engineering , the York-based rail systems company, announced it was awarded the 2015 Future Railway Innovation Award for its proposed RailNavigator product, a low cost advanced...

RSSB announces funding for three academic research projects on new materials which aim to reduce the whole-life costs of railway assets

A panel of representatives from The Association of Train Operating Companies , Railway Industry Association and Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) has selected three projects to be...

Train Operator Competition 2015 offering £6m to co-fund compelling operator innovation strategies

RSSB and the Department for Transport have, on 17 March, launched the Train Operator Competition 2015 (TOC’15), as part of the Future Railway programme, that will offer £6m to co-fund...

Rail data apps in a weekend - all aboard the Hacktrain

Today Virgin Trains announced it is replacing traditional seats with exercise bikes, cross trainers and running machines to create the world’s first ever on-board travelling gym on its fleet...

SMEs demo co-innovation on Cisco's Stations as Service Enabling the Digital Railway project

On Friday 20 March Cisco hosted a demo day for the winning SMEs selected last October for its StaaS (Stations as a Service) Connected Transport Challenge . StaaS is a two-year, £2...

KTN consortia building for AIR3 - an emotional journey to Enhanced Customer Experience in Rail Travel

When the authoritative account of the development of the smooth-running, modern, customer-friendly rail system comes to be written, the KTN organised consortia building event for the Enhancing...
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