Northern franchise termination was the only option, says Transport for the North

Industry sources have expressed some unease at the decision to terminate Arriva’s franchise rather than agree to its proposals for stabilisation.
UK

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Odakyu Electric Railway tests AI-based level crossing monitoring

Asian Rail News
Odakyu Electric Railway is testing the use of Nokia’s SpaceTime scene analytics to provide real-time warnings of obstructions at level crossings.

KeTech creates and introduces situationally aware C-DAS

Europe
Full ETCS implementation will take many years to completely deploy, however, KeTech prides itself on forward-thinking and driving innovation in the rail industry.

ATO tested on JR West’s Osaka Loop Line

Asian Rail News
West Japan Railway has successfully tested automated train operation on a section of the Osaka Loop Line, as a precursor to introducing ATO on its busiest routes in the Osaka region.

Network Rail tackles plastic pollution at UK’s busiest stations

UK
Following the launch of the campaign in 2018, Network Rail’s free water fountain initiative has led to passengers travelling through the UK’s biggest and busiest stations helping to save the equivalent of three million plastic bottles* from being sent to landfill.

MTA issues request for proposals for up to 949 new metro cars

USA
The new fleet, which will operate on the 1-7 lines and the 42nd street shuttle, will be designed to improve passenger flow to decrease dwell times at stations and increase capacity.

SBB ICB fleet set for SFr 400m upgrade

Europe
The project, which SBB says is the largest vehicle modernisation in the history of its long-distance service, will include a completely new interior design to improve mobile phone reception and a new passenger information system.

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