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2017 9 Feb

Industry

Tackling network challenges to deliver passenger benefits

We are working with the managers of five key rail routes to analyse how digital technology can increase capacity and improve performance. Route Steering Boards have been established in each case to bring together a range of stakeholders, including train operators and senior planners. Their task is to prepare an Outline Business Case for each […]

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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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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

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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