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Metrolink to Pilot Earthquake Early Warning System

Metrolink to Pilot Earthquake Early Warning System

Metrolink will pilot a new technology designed to ensure the safe and rapid slowing and stopping of trains in the event of an earthquake.

Network Rail to Trial Fibre Optic Acoustic Sensing Technology

Network Rail to Trial Fibre Optic Acoustic Sensing Technology

Network Rail has chosen Thales Ground Transportation to develop and trial fibre-optic acoustic sensing technology.

National Rail Enquiries Launches ‘Alert Me by WhatsApp’

National Rail Enquiries Launches ‘Alert Me by WhatsApp&#821...

National Rail has launched Alert Me by WhatsApp, which gives passengers real-time personalised travel information via the messaging app.

University of Portsmouth Researchers Develop Algorithm to Reduce Rail Delays

University of Portsmouth Researchers Develop Algorithm to Reduce ...

Researchers at the University of Portsmouth have developed an algorithm that can cut train delays, allowing services to recover faster.

Unlimited Free WiFi Now Available to Passengers at Liverpool Lime Street Station

Unlimited Free WiFi Now Available to Passengers at Liverpool Lime...

Passengers at Liverpool Lime Street station can now get free, unlimited WiFi that’s fast enough to support video calls and streaming. 

DB Partners with Google Maps on Journey Planning

DB Partners with Google Maps on Journey Planning

Deutsche Bahn (DB) and Google are working together to make it even easier to plan and book rail travel using Google Maps.

Alstom to Upgrade Miami’s Metromover APM System

Alstom to Upgrade Miami’s Metromover APM System

Alstom has been selected to provide its Cityflo 650 CBTC solution for the Miami-Dade Metromover automated people mover system.

Automatic Marshalling – DB Cargo Launches Germany’s First Digital Goods Yard

Automatic Marshalling – DB Cargo Launches Germany’s Firs...

Germany launches its first digital marshalling yard in Munich. DB Cargo is testing numerous technologies to automate marshalling activities.

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