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Railtex 2023 to focus on the rail industry of tomorrow


UK: The next Railtex is to take place at the NEC in Birmingham from May 9-11 2023, with the exhibition including live demonstrations and an extensive seminar programme focusing on the rail industry of tomorrow.


Rail innovation cluster launched by the University of Birmingham


UK: A BCRRE Rail Innovation Cluster to support businesses looking to deliver to deliver greater value and innovation into the rail supply sector has been announced by the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Railway Research & Education during InnoTrans.

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Network Rail maintains good stakeholder engagement, ORR finds


UK: The Office of Rail & Road says its annual assessment of how Network Rail engages with its stakeholders shows a strong performance in the past year, although overall satisfaction has dipped slightly.


Network Rail approves wearable geofencing technology


UK: After two years of R&D and testing in live environments, Tended has obtained Network Rail product acceptance for its wearable technology which is designed to improve the safety of trackside workers by enabling them to map out safe and unsafe zones using geofencing.