Total Rail

Dear N.K,

What we’re talking about this week:

  • Government funds make UK train stations more accessible
  • Urban expansion and interoperability in Canada
  • The future of contactless payments for rail in London 
  • General Electric and Siemens in bidding war for Alstom’s Energy sector 
  • Infographic: A brief history of British train travel
Disabled access

Government funds make UK train stations more accessible

In a bid to make train stations  more accessible for the disabled and elderly, the government have financially boosted the Access For All Fund with 100 million pounds.

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Urban expansion and interoperability in Canada

Urban expansion and interoperability in Canada

 Our guest blogger, Kevin McNally, Director, Driven Transport Solutions, heard from Metrolinx’s Bruce McCuaig about urban expansion and interoperability in Toronto, Canada.

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The future of contactless payments for rail in London

The future of contactless payments for rail in London

Mike Tuckett discussed TfL�s plans for the future of contactless payments for rail in London at Metro Rail 2014.

Oyster has been a huge success and has enhanced the experience of TfL�s (Transport for London�s) customers in London. 

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Alstom

General Electric and Siemens in bidding war for Alstom’s Energy sector

 General Electric and Siemens in bidding war for Alstom’s Energy sector, but what will influence the final outcome?

French industrial group, Alstom, have confirmed that General Electric have offered them 12.4bn in a bid to take over their energy sector. 

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British rail

Infographic: A brief history of British train travel

We take a look back at the history of British train travel and the significant changes it has undergone.

Two hundred and one years ago, British railway passengers would embark their journeys on Puffing Billy, a locomotive, which travelled at an average speed of 2 mph. With the latest ongoing talks regarding the HS2, which can travel at an average of 250 mph, it is important we look back at the history of the Great British railway, and its astounding development.

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