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Netherlands Railways (NS) is trialling a new congestion indicator app aimed at  enabling intending passengers – especially those with... continue
Categories: Rail, Technology, Other, Europe
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Rail News
Discounted tickets are fuelling first class rail travel in Britain. Just over 11 million first class trips were made in 2012, up from 6.7 million in... continue
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Rail News
The percentage of people who commute to work in England and Wales by car or van fell between 2001 and 2011, according to Census data published by the... continue
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Rail News Lead Story
Network Rail studies into future long-distance rail demand in Britain are forecasting significant growth based on national economic and social trends... continue
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Technology News
FirstGroup says it hopes to have the first of its much-delayed contactless bankcard ticketing (EMV) systems installed on its buses in the UK before... continue
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Technology News
Public transport users will soon be able to top-up their smartcard tickets at retailers, under a deal between smart ticketing company, Ecebs, and... continue
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Technology News
Eleven organisations have come together to put the case for more electrification of public transport, bringing together all the modes from rail to... continue
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Bus News Lead Story
The potential use of existing public transport electricity supply infrastructure for future multimodal electric urban mobility schemes has been... continue
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Viewpoint
Derogatory phrases such as “Beeching the Butcher”, or “Beeching’s axe”  tend to appear in Britain whenever there... continue
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Feature
Kenneth Lin
According to National Rail’s Journey Planner, a simple trip in the Greater London area from Watford Junction to Woking requires two mainline... continue
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Feature
Dan Wright
Delivering major city rail schemes is so expensive, complicated and integral to city economies that it is hard to believe that a purely private... continue
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Feature
D espite having historically one of the most comprehensive of the world’s urban and commuter rail systems, London has been playing catch up to... continue
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Feature
Dan Wright
Biting the bullet on expensive, transformational, railway schemes is something that mainland European governments have been good at, as exemplified... continue
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Feature
Though Paris and London have attracted attention by developing their regional heavy rail networks to supplement existing tube/metro lines through new... continue
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Feature
Plans for strategic rail network development in London and Paris tell a tale of two cities facing similar challenges. Both have realised that radial... continue
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Cover Story
Peter Stonham and Dan Wright
The majority of the world’s population now live in urban areas. That point was reached in 2008, according to official UN statistics, as the... continue
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Rail News
T There’s little disagreement that electrification is the best power system for most railways. But what should be done about branch lines where... continue
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Technology News
More confidence and experience in  using social media within the passenger transport sector is leading to more sophisticated approaches. A... continue
Categories: Rail, Technology, UITP, Other, Europe
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Rail News
A new model for rail service provision in China is being put in place to address a financial overhang at the now-defunct Railways Ministry. A newely... continue
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Rail News
The UK government has made a priority of putting back the East Coast rail franchise into the private sector in 2015, and has also revealed plans to... continue
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