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Intelligent train
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With the advent of connectivity and intelligent onboard data collection, the aerospace sector’s servitisation model looks set to transform performance in the rail sector. JUSTIN SOUTHCOMBE shares his views

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Root cause
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To solve rolling stock reliability issues and prevent the reoccurrence of premature bearing failures, operators need to track down their root causes, says STEVE WAKELAM, senior applications engineer at SKF

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Bluetooth
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In modern society where the latest technology is embedded everywhere, how can on-board security be left to chance? SIMON WILLIAMSON explores the options for securing rail passenger belongings with bluetooth access control

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Connectivity
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INGO FLÖMER, talks about the scale of the challenge ahead as rail operators square up to the demands for on-board connectivity across the rail network

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Countdown to railtex
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As the NEC prepares to welcome Railtex 2017, Railway Strategies takes a look behind the scenes to find out what the event offers for the visitor

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Giles Clifford
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At the close of last year, Chris Grayling announced further changes for the rail sector. GILES CLIFFORD of law firm Gowling WLG examines the proposals and the challenges, and asks is this enough to set Britain’s railways on track for the future?

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Mark Phillips RSSB
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The RSSB is in the process of evolving. CEO Mark Phillips talks to Gay Sutton about the industry-wide consultation and his plans for making the organisation more relevant, financially sustainable and well regarded

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Storm Clouds
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In November last year Storm Angus caused havoc on the railways. NICK HAWKINS examines how modern critical communications systems could not only improve passenger experience during disruption but also boost the speed, efficiency and safety of industry’s response In November 2016, large parts of the UK were subject to the

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Intelligent Maintenance
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Under intense pressure to maximise fleet availability? New condition monitoring technologies managed in the cloud are creating a paradigm shift in maintenance efficiency and rolling stock reliability. STEVEN DICKSON explains

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Patent of the month
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Patent attorney ROSIE HARDY explains the thinking behind a newly patented braking system that delivers safety improvements and more

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