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2017 8 Feb

Government

Government backs the Digital Railway

In another positive statement about the Digital Railway, the Government has welcomed the recent report from the Transport Select Committee on rail technology. Last October, the influential House of Commons Transport Committee declared that “Substantial benefits can be realised by the intelligent deployment of signalling and traffic management technology on the rail network through the […]

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2017 25 Jan

Government

Digital Railway features in new Industrial Strategy

On Monday, the Prime Minister listed investment in transport infrastructure, including digital signalling, as a major priority for the Government’s new industrial strategy. The aim of the Industrial Strategy is to deliver a high-skilled post-Brexit economy that benefits people throughout the UK to ensure opportunities and growth are distributed across Britain. The plan was published […]

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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 23 Nov

Government

Chancellor announces £450m to trial digital signalling technology on Britain’s railways

In today’s Autumn Statement, Phillip Hammond the Chancellor announced £450 million to trial digital signalling technology on the rail network. Among other infrastructure projects, Phillip Hammond told the House of Commons that there will be funding made available of: “£450 million to trial digital signalling on our railways to achieve a step-change in reliability.”   […]

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2016 27 Oct

Government

MPs signal support for the Digital Railway programme

An influential group of MPs has today given its backing to the introduction of the digital railway. The Transport Select Committee’s report on Rail technology: signalling and traffic management, states that “Substantial benefits can be realised by the intelligent deployment of signalling and traffic management technology on the rail network through the Digital Railway programme”. […]

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