Metro and Urban

Discover advanced traffic management from Hitachi

Discover advanced traffic management from Hitachi

Written by on December 15, 2014 in Europe, Intelligent Transport Systems, Metro and Urban with 0 Comments

  Learn about advanced traffic management from this presentation by Andy Barr, Hitachi. Download the presentation here> Andy was speaking at last year’s MetroRail in London and here’s an overview of what you will find in his presentation: Hitachi Rail Europe Success Stories Traffic Management Systems Pedigree European Market Trend Advanced Traffic Management Summary Download […]

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Top tips on reducing risks for metro operators

Top tips on reducing risks for metro operators

Written by on December 2, 2014 in Europe, Featured on App, Metro, Metro and Urban, Whitepapers with 0 Comments

Discover top tips on reducing risks for metro operators from this presentation by Thomas Siegemund, CTO; Head of Platform Metros at Bombardier. Download the presentation here > Thomas spoke at last year’s MetroRail conference and here’s what you will learn about from his presentation: Possible Risks for Operators Change of buying criteria Principle ways of metro train […]

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Investment

Top 5 challenges in gaining public funding for big infrastructure projects

Top 5 challenges in gaining public funding for big infrastructure projects

Written by on December 2, 2014 in Europe, Featured on App, Infrastructure, Investment with 0 Comments

Is gaining public funding a challenge for huge infrastructure projects? Find out what some of the biggest names in the industry think about that. Download the eBook here to see what the top 5 challenges are > In a series of interviews at last year’s MetrorRail conference we gathered some very interesting insights from attendees […]

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Top Five Tips: An Effective Rail Revenue Management System

Top Five Tips: An Effective Rail Revenue Management System

Written by on November 25, 2014 in Europe, Investment, Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Rail Revenue 2014 was a roaring success, and a highlight for many was the round-tables. They allowed guests to tackle issues, share ideas and pose thoughts with speakers and delegates in a more engaging and direct format. In the last decade, TrenItalia, have implemented a new Revenue Management system which is currently raising competition in its ex-monopolistic […]

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Passenger Rail/Experience

Rethinking your Rail IT strategy

Rethinking your Rail IT strategy

Written by on December 3, 2014 in Passenger Rail/Experience with 0 Comments

At this year’s highly anticipated Rail Revenue Europe event, Thomas Drexler, Director of Amadeus Rail and Ground Travel, stood in front of a packed room and presented a keynote discussion on ‘Rethinking Your Rail IT Strategy’. In focusing on the company’s partnership with BeNe Rail, Drexler announced that in the next few years Amadeus Total […]

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Ask The Experts: What Will Have The Biggest Impact In Rail Technology?

Ask The Experts: What Will Have The Biggest Impact In Rail Technology?

Written by on December 3, 2014 in Europe, Passenger Rail/Experience with 0 Comments

At this year’s Rail Revenue Europe, we asked the rail experts that attended the conference to give us their low down on what will have the biggest impact within rail technology in the next five to ten years. Join us at our next huge rail event –  Metro Rail 2015 – To discover and discuss […]

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Signalling

Deploying TETRA for Rail Signalling and Transport Communications

Deploying TETRA for Rail Signalling and Transport Communications

Deploying TETRA for Rail Signalling and Transport Communications Discover how to integrate different applications and networks integrate to create a unified network and cut costs. Download the full presentation now > Amanda Esteban from Teltronic was a speaker at last year’s MetroRail in London and in her presentation covers the following topics: Railway operators challenges […]

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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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Freight

China to Europe rail service to go ahead

China to Europe rail service to go ahead

Written by on March 28, 2014 in Asia, 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 Europe, 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 Europe, 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

India’s Mumbai Metro Line To Continue In Its Expansion

India’s Mumbai Metro Line To Continue In Its Expansion

Written by on November 26, 2014 in Infrastructure, Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Two Mumbai metro lines will now go ahead within the city, after Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority approved the new construction. In their recent report, The Times Of India, stated that the news is all part of a huge bid to boost Mumbai’s transport infrastructure. Both new projects will cost an estimated Rs 256bn ($US […]

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Why is the launch of Dubai’s world exclusive tram so important?

Why is the launch of Dubai’s world exclusive tram so important?

Written by on November 26, 2014 in Infrastructure, Middle East with 0 Comments

(Picture: DXBMediaOffice) This month saw the launch of the Dubai tram, the first of its kind outside of Europe. The tram, which Alstom has supplied for, in its initial phase, is also a world first in what it offers its passengers. Firstly, it is the first tram in the world to offer air-conditioned stations, and different cabin […]

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Other Recent Posts

How Rail Companies Are Boosting Passenger Experience

How are rail companies looking to boost the passenger experience? This is the question I put to representatives from rail operators in the know… Click next to find out their answers.   Dan Olofsson | Head of Drivers, SJ AB Danny Gonzalez | Head of Marketing, Virgin Trains Ltd Emanuele Carando | Marketing Director, Trenitalia Spa […]

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

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

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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