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Request stop rail stations go hi-tech

30 November 2020
 

The rail industry is to trial technology to reduce the cost and time associated with trains stopping at ‘request stop’ railway stations. Passengers waiting to board a train will press a button on the platform, informing the train driver via the signalling system to stop. Frank Roach, partnership manager at the Highlands and Islands transport partnership (Hitrans), told councillors: “The rational for this is to allow trains to pass through at linespeed when no stop is required,...

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