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2017 20 Jul

Industry Supply Chain Technology

Technology leaders bring a fresh perspective to enhance Britain’s Digital Railway programme

Over 100 individuals from industry and government today attended the release of the second report from the Early Contractor Involvement Programme. The report brought together ‘non-traditional’ technology suppliers from outside the rail industry, building upon their own skills and experiences. Across nine different workstreams, major themes of data, people, commercial relationships and communications systems emerged […]

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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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2017 13 Apr

Supply Chain

Early Contractor Involvement Programme enters new phase

Stage one of our Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) programme was successfully completed in December 2016, with nine companies from our supply chain coming together across seven key workstreams. These groups were tasked with recommending changes in a number of areas to the way the industry works and to identifying savings that could be made to […]

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2017 9 Feb

Supply Chain

Suppliers agree ECI will save money and increase innovation

At a recent conference, global suppliers presented their detailed findings which contributed to the Digital Railway Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) programme report. They stated that by making changes to the way projects are currently initiated, and having a more collaborative approach between supplier, client and other stakeholders will have huge significant benefits for Britain’s rail […]

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2016 7 Dec

Digital Railway Programme Industry Supply Chain

Report from supply industry highlights potential for digital technology cost savings

The Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) programme has published a summary report of its initial work looking at how the rail industry interacts with the supply chain. Their report suggests that revolutionising the way the industry works with the supply chain, could deliver big savings in the cost of digital technology. You can download a copy […]

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