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Going forward from mechanical levers

We have come a long way since the era of Victorian signallers pulling heavy metal levers to provide safe passage for trains rolling into and out of stations.

 Advances in technology mean we no longer have to arduously log each train movement by hand – or use hand-held signal lamps to usher trains past in the dead of night, through tunnels or falling snow.

 Now it’s our turn to be transport pioneers, building on our great traditions to deliver a railway that is fit for the future.

 I am proud as Rail Minister to be working on an ambitious programme to modernise the railways, which includes introducing digital signalling across the rail network in Great Britain, a cutting-edge technology for the oldest passenger rail network in the world.

Just last month we announced £1.2 million of new funding to accelerate development work for digital signalling on vital sections of the West Coast Main Line, Midland Main Line and East Anglia route.

If you'd like to hear more from the Rail Minister, click here or below. 

Rail Technology Magazine latest edition Jun/Jul 22

RTM JUN/JUL 22

Elizabeth Line: Stations and Their Innovations

The anticipated June/July edition of RTM is now up and running, loaded with insights and analysis of upcoming rail projects, innovations and ambitions across the UK sector. We invite you to dive in to hear from the likes of Christian Irwin OBE, Rail Investment Centre of Excellence Director at Network Rail, as he outlines the developments within the SPEED project and Jackie Townsend, the Managing Director at Tram Operations Ltd, as she discusses innovative new technology to enhance safety standards and protocols within the industry. These are just a few of the great stories that we have to offer, so dig in and enjoy the informative fun. 

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This series of events supports and informs the whole of the rail industry and connects suppliers with buyers, specifiers, leaders and decision-makers looking to procure a wide variety of innovative products and services for their region.

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