The world’s busiest urban rail network is preparing to handle more than 650 000 extra users per day during the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, with the government encouraging regular commuters to work from home. Benjámin Zelki reports from Tokyo.
Complete replacement of existing signalling with ETCS forms a key element in Norway’s digital railway initiative, as part of a massive investment in rail to reduce the country’s carbon footprint. Chris Jackson reports from Oslo.
French start-up Traxens has developed a digital brake testing procedure to reduce the time needed for pre-departure checks on freight trains. It could be the first step towards the creation of an IoT ecosystem to support rail freight operations. Nick Kingsley reports.
Combining Edge and Cloud computing with an onboard IoT platform enables railway operators to consolidate and analyse multiple data streams, including visual intelligence and AI, potentially paving the way for automated train operation.