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2016 17 Jun

Government Industry

Rail Industry Backs Modernisation

Senior representatives from train operators and the freight industry have told an influential Committee of MPs that digital modernisation would expand capacity on the most congested parts of the network and support the rail freight sector. As part of the Transport Select Committee’s Inquiry into rail technology MPs questioned the leaders of Arriva, South West […]

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2016 31 May

Government Industry

Digital Railway in the news

At the end of last week, which began with Mark Carne and Andrew Simmonds giving evidence to MPs at the Transport Committee inquiry into railway technology, both the BBC and The Observer picked up on the potential of digital railway to help provide the capacity to meet rising demand for travel on GB railways.   […]

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2016 27 May


RTM: Digital Railway cheapest option but ‘will require extra funding in CP5’

Rail Technology Magazine: “Delivering the Digital Railway will be the cheapest option for increasing capacity in the railway by up to 40%, the chief executive of Network Rail admitted ahead of the programme’s finalised business plan, expected towards the end of the year….” Following the appearance of Mark Carne (Chief Executive, Network Rail), Andrew Simmons […]

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2016 24 May


Hearing the case for Digital Railway: Mark Carne gives supporting evidence to the Transport Select Committee

Mark Carne, chief executive, gave evidence to the Transport Select Committee on Monday (23 May) to explain the case for the Digital Railway programme, as part of its inquiry into rail technology. He was joined by Andrew Simmons, chief systems engineer, Digital Railway, and Alistair Gordon, technology and operations, Rail Delivery Group. The committee inquiry […]

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