BTP forensic scientist receives award for SmartWater skills

A British Transport Police Scientific Support Unit (SSU) staff member has been given a top award by the SmartWater Foundation for her expertise in the forensic handling of their high-tech crime reduction systems. Sarah King...

Port Metro Vancouver and Canadian Pacific announce productivity and performance agreement

North American railroad Canadian Pacific  and Port Metro Vancouver today announced a collaboration agreement to improve productivity and performance through Canada's Pacific Gateway. The Port and CP believe that greater collaboration and accountability among supply...

New lightweight, modular bridge design launched

Arup and Mabey have launched a new modular, glass-fibre-reinforced polymer bridge that they believe will revolutionise the installation of pedestrian footbridges on challenging railway work sites. The development of the Pedesta post-tensioned bridge design has...

National Rail Enquiries ranked top on Twitter

National Rail Enquiries has been named as one of the UK’s top brands for its use of Twitter in this year’s Social Brands 100 report, published by social agency Headstream. The report ranked UK brands...

Facial recognition technology to be trialled at Berlin railway station

Germany's Ministry of the Interior has announced a pilot project to employ facial recognition technology at Berlin Südkreuz station. The six-month trial will overlay facial recognition software over the station's existing video surveillance system and will...

BNSF launches mobile apps to manage shipments

BNSF Railway has released 4 new mobile applications that enable customers to manage their BNSF shipments on their smart phones. The new applications - Unit Trace, Switch and Release, Coal Train Tracing and Display Lot...

National Express gets on track to help the Railway Children

National Express East Anglia (NXEA) is supporting the Railway Children charity with a donation following the company’s annual employee survey, where a contribution is made to a charity on behalf of the staff participating...

First incline lifts to be installed at UK rail stations

Crossrail and Transport for London (TfL) have awarded a major contract to Kone for around 50 incline lifts for the new Crossrail stations. The contract, which also includes five lifts for Bank, Greenford and Hammersmith...

Nomad Digital selected as Wi-Fi provider for Amtrak

Nomad Digital’s best in class technology has been selected by Amtrak for the nationwide deployment of their AmtrakConnect® Wi-Fi service. Amtrak has set the stage for further expansion of its popular on board free Wi-Fi...

Fuel for thought

Fuel use is ever topical. Fuel economy is perhaps less so. Our Leaders’ advice, in the face of the hint of industrial action by tanker drivers, was to exhort us to top up our tanks – in effect to use even more. Nobody suggested that doing fewer miles might help or that the more efficient [...]

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