In the next issue
A recent report from Swiss investment bank UBS claimed that the Covid-19 pandemic could accelerate the shift of passengers from air to rail. Next time, we ask: will the rail industry be poised to take centre stage in international travel after the crisis?
Also in our July edition, we round up the good deeds undertaken by rail companies during the pandemic, and find out whether emptier schedules have given US railroads a boost in their quest to implement positive control safety systems onboard locomotives.
Exploring onboard connectivity, we ask where 5G technology will benefit the railways now and in the future, and speak to software company Netskrt about how cloud analytics can enable high-quality video streaming services on trains. We also examine the spread of maglev technology after Hitachi began trialling its latest iteration of a maglev train in May, and ask how real-time, in-cab signalling tech could help Network Rail create the UK’s first ‘intercity digital railway’.
Finally, we discover the extraordinary story of the Canfranc International Railway Station in the Spanish Pyrenees. Retired after years of faithful service throughout the 19th century, could a new line being planned by the local Spanish Government breathe new life into the hub?
Joe Baker, editor
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