Metro and Urban

Rome’s new metro line takes a turn for the worse

Rome’s new metro line takes a turn for the worse

Written by on November 12, 2014 in Metro and Urban with 0 Comments

The official opening of the first section of Line C, the Italian’s capital’s third metro line,  took place on Sunday. Mr Ignazio Marino, the mayor of Rome, carried out the unveiling of the new line, which will connect Parco Centocelle east to Monte Compatri-Pantano. However, although Rome’s new metro line had taken 20 years to […]

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Record breaking train strike in Germany, as drivers declare they want a pay rise

Record breaking train strike in Germany, as drivers declare they want a pay rise

Written by on November 5, 2014 in Metro and Urban with 0 Comments

Germany’s GDL train drivers’ union have called a 4 day strike, which will take place from today until 0300 GMT on Monday. The dispute has arisen over pay and negotiation rights, and if the walkout goes ahead as planned, it will be the longest train strike in the history of the Deutsche Bahn. GDL have […]

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Investment

Interview: Pierre Mongin On Game changing rail technology

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, […]

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Interview: Terry Morgan, Chairman at Crossrail

Interview: 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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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: […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Infrastructure

Saudi Arabia: The ‘Largest Rail Project In The World’ Faces a ‘Race Against Time’

Saudi Arabia: The ‘Largest Rail Project In The World’ Faces a ‘Race Against Time’

Written by on November 19, 2014 in Infrastructure with 0 Comments

On Total Rail last year, we wrote about how the Middle East’s biggest rail project is currently taking place in Saudi Arabia. It’s congested capital, Riyadh,  has had to wait almost 40 years before adding to its rail industry, which has meant that it has suddenly been forced to propel itself into action. And the […]

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London underground sets new passenger record

London underground sets new passenger record

Written by on November 12, 2014 in Infrastructure with 0 Comments

For anyone who travels on the London Underground during rush hour, the news that it is continuing to break passenger records, might not come as any great surprise, but what does that mean for the rail industry? Transport for London announced that it carried 1, 236. 6 million people last year, which averages at 24.3 […]

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Other Recent Posts

Video: The new tube for London

Video: The new tube for London

Written by on November 5, 2014 in Infrastructure with 0 Comments

Last month, London Underground launched their new designs for the driverless tube. And on Monday, they  also announced that the Transport For London staff will also need to wear a brand new uniform. This all comes as part of  a new project, which aims to modernise the underground.   The new TfL uniform – (Transport […]

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“New” Alstom achieves record order intake, and predicts a prosperous future

The French company Alstom, has seen a recorder order intake, after first-half orders doubled. This is a good sign for their future growth, and Alstom predicts that their sales in the current year, ending March 31 will grow at a ‘high single-digit rate’, exceeding the operating profit margin rate by 5 per cent. After selling […]

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Energy Efficiency and Sustainability: De Lijn’s Solutions

In today’s industry, where safety and performance are of paramount importance, major rail operators are becoming increasingly concerned about energy efficiency. Railway infrastructure companies are keen to exploit the latest innovations on how to design, plan and build more energy efficient networks. Patrick Debeuf of De Lijn, the Flemish government’s public transportation service, has provided […]

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