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2017 13 Jul

Digital Railway Programme Future plans Supply Chain Technology

British technology innovation set to deliver a more punctual railway

A new delay-busting Traffic Management system on the Great Western Railway will boost performance on train journeys between London Paddington and Bristol Parkway. The Digital Railway Programme has teamed up with Network Rail’s Western Route and the British signalling and train control specialists, Resonate, to trial the ‘Luminate’ Traffic Management System that could see reactionary […]

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2016 7 Dec

Future plans Government Industry

Driving towards Digital Railway Deployment – Establishing Investment Route by Route

Our previous business case work showed that there is a strong case for accelerating the targeted deployment of Digital Railway on Britain’s rail network, based on renewal and capacity need. The Digital Railway programme is now leading or supporting the development of targeted business cases on eight of the busiest sections on Britain’s rail network. […]

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2016 25 Jul

Future plans

Digital Railway pilot revised to focus on route issues

Passenger demand is growing and it is vital that alongside new rail infrastructure we use digital technology to respond to this challenge. It will help improve capacity and reliability. As a programme, Digital Railway is focussed on addressing critical issues on the network to deliver benefits for users of the railway. This must be part […]

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2015 17 Dec

Future plans

Success for first ETCS-controlled test train

A Network Rail test train has run through central London completely under the control of the European Train Control System (ETCS) over two weekends of testing. This marks the culmination of six years of development work by the Thameslink Programme and the first time a train on the national rail network has run under the […]

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