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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 19 Jul

Digital Railway Programme

Our Next Steps

Programme Director, Michael Flynn, looks ahead to some of the programme’s next key challenges Having made substantial progress over the last twelve months, it is also a perfect opportunity to look briefly at some of the key programme challenges that will be facing us over the coming year. A huge amount of work has already […]

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2017 19 Jul

Digital Railway Programme Industry

Impact on the Workforce

The development of a fully integrated and inclusive People Strategy is at the heart of the Digital Railway Programme, with an engaged, informed and educated workforce critical to its successful implementation. The last twelve months have seen significant progress in this area of the programme, with Paul Sutherland, the DRP’s Head of Operations and Maintenance, […]

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2017 19 Jul

Digital Railway Programme

A Network Rail Route Perspective

In an increasingly devolved Network Rail, individual Routes are preparing their own plans to tackle specific local performance and capacity challenges. In light of the recently completed Strategic Outline Business Cases, Richard Schofield and Rob McIntosh, the Route Managing Directors for Greater Anglia and LNE respectively, discuss the vital role that digital signalling and train […]

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2017 19 Jul

Industry

A Rail Operator’s View

Stagecoach hold three major rail franchises and operate 2,300 train services which carry 278 million passengers a year. Tim Shoveller, the Managing Director of Stagecoach Rail Division, explains why digital modernisation of the network is essential and why only an integrated transformation will deliver the changes needed. “A quiet digital railway revolution has been underway […]

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