Metro and Urban

Game changing rail technology according to Pierre Mongin

Game changing rail technology was one of the topics that we have discussed with Pierre Mongin, the CEO of RATP at MetroRail last year. Watch this video to find out what types of rail technology he sees as a game changer in the rail industry within the next 5 – 10 years. Glimpse into the future, […]

Continue Reading

Watch an interview with Terry Morgan, Chairman at Crossrail

Watch an interview with Terry Morgan, Chairman at Crossrail

Crossrail project – who doesn’t want to know more about it? In this interview at MetroRail, Terry Morgan, Chairman at Crossrail, talks about the Crossrail project, the scale of it, the challenges and the solutions, the next steps and things he’s most proud of. Watch the video for a full insight into the biggest construction […]

Continue Reading

Investment

How to deliver the largest transit expansion in history

How to deliver the largest transit expansion in history

Transit expansion is a huge step and if anyone knows a thing or two about delivering the largest transit expansion in history of their region then it’s certainly Metrolinx. Bruce McCuaig, President & CEO of Metrolinx shared some insights last year at MetroRail about how they are planning to deliver the largest transit expansion in […]

Continue Reading

From planes to trains: Former Kenya Airlines CEO, Titus Naikuni, plans to take control of Rift Valley Railways’

From planes to trains: Former Kenya Airlines CEO, Titus Naikuni, plans to take control of Rift Valley Railways’

Written by on August 20, 2014 in Investment with 1 Comment

After retiring from Kenya Airlines, Titus Naikuni , has already set his sights on his next role; chairman of Rift Valley Railways’ board of directors, which will take place in November. Nine years ago, Rift Valley Railways’ (RVR)  were given a 25-year concession to operate the 2,350 kilometre line from the Port of Mombasa in […]

Continue Reading

Passenger Rail/Experience

Trenitalia’s Creation of Competitive Brands

Trenitalia’s Creation of Competitive Brands

Written by on October 15, 2014 in Featured on App, Passenger Rail/Experience with 0 Comments

With competition in the rail industry stiffer than ever, Trenitalia, the primary train operator in Italy, have recognised the importance of offering a higher level of service in order to increase passenger numbers. The modern passenger expects more and more from their journey whether it be shorter travel time, better on-board services or increased convenience. […]

Continue Reading

Creating a Modern Park and Ride for Rail

Creating a Modern Park and Ride for Rail

Written by on September 26, 2014 in Featured on App, Passenger Rail/Experience with 0 Comments

The car park is very often the first and last experience on your customer’s journey. Meaning that it has a great impact on how your customers feel as they begin and end their day. An efficient, modern Park and Ride service can add to passenger experience. Skidata are the worldwide leading providers of access solutions […]

Continue Reading

Signalling

SJ AB introduce TrAppen (The Traffic App) amongst drivers and on-board staff

SJ AB introduce TrAppen (The Traffic App) amongst drivers and on-board staff

SJ AB, the largest train operator in Sweden, introduced TrAppen (The Traffic App) to their drivers and on-board staff. SJ AB have recognised the growing demand for efficiency within their operations. As a result of this, the train operator have implemented a modern and effective technological system for their staff which is accessible via smartphones […]

Continue Reading

Lessons learned from Munich’s test setup of 3 different platform track intrusion detection systems

Lessons learned from Munich’s test setup of 3 different platform track intrusion detection systems

Our guest blogger, Kevin McNally, Director, Driven Transport Solutions, heard from Olaf Frobenius, MVG about the test setup of three different platform track intrusion detection systems in Munich. Munich’s unattended stations had meant that at many times, they didn’t know what was happening on their system and they were looking for a cost effective method to deal […]

Continue Reading

Freight

China to Europe rail service to go ahead

China to Europe rail service to go ahead

Written by on March 28, 2014 in Featured on App, Freight with 0 Comments

Rail freight forwarding services from China to Europe have been given the go ahead. Russia (RZD), Kazakhstan (KTZ) and Belarus (BC), the United Transport & Logistics Company Project Office (UTLC PO), and DHL Global Forwarding signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) this week. Steve Huang, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding China, who signed the MOU, said: […]

Continue Reading

African Railways- Project report

African Railways- Project report

A must have guide for anyone looking to access the African Rail industry Africa has allocated billions of dollars to various railway projects over the next decade, which will result in railway tracks throughout the region. The following market report has been compiled using data collected and a series of interviews with regional rail executives. […]

Continue Reading

High Speed Rail

ExPretio’s Appia Revenue Optimization System

ExPretio’s Appia Revenue Optimization System

Written by on October 21, 2014 in Featured on App, High speed rail, Whitepapers with 0 Comments

ExPretio’s Appia Revenue Optimization system is an aggregate demand customer choice model that, based on historical booking patterns and the offer available when each booking was made, forecasts the choices customers are likely to make when offered any given set of options. The last few years have seen the development of several new high-speed services around the world. High-speed […]

Continue Reading

Low-Cost High Speed Rail Services: An Insight from Ouigo

Low-Cost High Speed Rail Services: An Insight from Ouigo

Written by on October 15, 2014 in Featured on App, High speed rail with 0 Comments

Low-cost businesses have become milestones for consumers, with low-cost airlines weighting 38% of all European inland traffic. Following in air travel’s footsteps, SNCF were faced with the challenge of creating the first low-cost high speed service. Ouigo, the French low-cost train service and subsidiary of SNCF, gave a presentation last year in which they explored […]

Continue Reading

Ticketing & Payment

Getting On Board with Smart Ticketing

Getting On Board with Smart Ticketing

Go-Ahead, one of the UK’s leading providers of passenger transport, have been embracing technology and smart ticketing in order to make travel easier for their passengers. ITSO are a smart ticketing provider that aims to eventually integrate different operators’ smartcards together in order to create a seamless end-to-end journey for customers. With this in mind, […]

Continue Reading

Top 10 Ticketing Innovations: Present and Future

Top 10 Ticketing Innovations: Present and Future

Europe’s passenger rail market is seeing a huge growth in competition, and as a result, ticketing innovations are reaching new heights. We’ve put together an E-Book of some of the top innovations that are changing the way customers are able to purchase their tickets. Rail users currently have busier lifestyles than ever before and convenience […]

Continue Reading

Infrastructure

Alstom take steps in expanding France’s tram network

Alstom take steps in expanding France’s tram network

Written by on September 2, 2014 in Infrastructure with 0 Comments

The French train manufacturer, Alstom, have opened a new tram line in Le Mans, France. The new line, which will increase the tram network from from 15.4 km to 19 km, will be the second Citadis tram line placed by Alstom, in a bid to continue increasing the network. Director for Alstom Transport Key accounts and […]

Continue Reading

Turkey: High-speed rail increases the demand on train stations

Turkey: High-speed rail increases the demand on train stations

Written by on August 20, 2014 in Infrastructure with 0 Comments

Turkey have recently launched a high-speed rail link between Istanbul and Ankara, which has halved the normal seven hour journey time. This construction marks the first steps in transforming the Turkish rail industry. Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, declared that big changes will transform the Turkish transport system: ‘We made a promise. We worked […]

Continue Reading

Other Recent Posts

Higher volumes but higher subsidies

Higher volumes but higher subsidies

Written by on October 3, 2014 in High speed rail with 0 Comments

Time for clear policies and objectives for railways in the UK.  Not strategies – they are only the means of achieving objectives.   We need long term objectives for UK rail.  For example building HS2 is a strategy not a policy with a clearly thought through objective.  HS2 is blindly suggested as a solution to various […]

Continue Reading

Renfe’s Enhancement of User Experience via Mobile Channel

Renfe, the state owned passenger and freight rail transport operator overseen by the Ministerio de Fomento, launched their mobile channel as a means of enhancing customer experience. They perceived the demand from customers for a Renfe smartphone app to purchase, perform agile changes and get real time schedules. The initiative targets included: User experience enhancement […]

Continue Reading

Top 5 Rail Customer Engagement Strategies

Customer engagement is becoming increasingly important within the rail industry as competition grows and passengers are faced with more options than ever. As competitors become an increasing threat to railway operators, differentiation becomes highly important. The world’s railways are beginning to view their passengers as customers, and are therefore searching for new ways to engage […]

Continue Reading

Top
Geolocation