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Drilling Deep: What’s working on the railroads during a pandemic?

On this week’s Drilling Deep podcast, host John Kingston welcomes Mike Baudensitel of FreightWaves to discuss whether the nation’s rail and intermodal sectors are getting any sort of lift from the trends that have helped the trucking markets since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Rail travel in London down by 95%, buses down by 85%

UK
Since the order to avoid going outside unless essential, and avoid travel, passengers numbers on London’s trains have plunged by 95 percent, while bus passengers are down by 85 percent.

Covid-19: Metra closes one train car for passengers

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Understanding FRMCS and how it can be the foundation for railway digitalisation

UK
Several railway operators are on the way to the digitalisation and automation of their railway operations and running special programmes like Smartrail 4.0, Digitale Schiene, DigiRail, etc.

Covid-19: West Midlands Railway to implement new railway timetable

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Budapest cross-city upgrading gathers pace

Europe
National development agency Nemzeti Infrastruktúra Fejlesztő has called tenders for the development of an interchange between main line and metro services at Népliget, as part of a major programme of capacity enhancements in the southern suburbs of Budapest.

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