RED 47 - Technology Special

Technology is changing our lives at an unprecedented rate; it’s also changing the railways


This special edition of RED looks at the expanding role of technology on our railways, and how it affects roles and safety. We look at some exciting new developments, and how this links to the way railways have evolved over time. We hear about Digital Railway, and find out about what is considered by technology designers. 

Technology can also have its drawback, and we end on a cautionary note about the risks that technology can lead to. 



The programme includes:

  • Digital Railway
  • Human Factors
  • Monitoring and Maintenance
  • Bad Aibling collision

Find out how technology is affecting the operational railway, and the opportunities and risks it can bring.


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