Jul 2019

Innovation from Digital Rail Ltd helps make railways safer

Britain’s railway passengers will be used to the familiar request from staff to stand behind the yellow line, which now appears on most UK train stations. The line is there for good reason – every year there are incidents caused by people ignoring this advice, resulting in injury and even fatalities. There are CCTV cameras on carriages to monitor this, and the train drivers and...

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Mar 2019

Digital Rail wins Innovate UK funding competition

Digital Rail and it’s collaborators have been awarded £348,000 as part of the Innovate UK funding competition First of a Kind: Demonstrating tomorrow’s stations and a greener railway. Working in a collaboration with DW Windsor, Urban Control and the University of Nottingham, Digital Rail are going to create ‘Personalised Accessibility and Wayfinding at Stations’ (PAWS). The team will develop and integrate dynamic lighting technology with...

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Jan 2019

Using AI in Railway Systems Engineering

Digital Rail has just begun a new project in applying AI in systems engineering. Johnny Beardsmore will be working with Digital Rail and Lancaster University for the next two years undertaking a Master by Research. He will be supervised by Dr Paul Rayson, an NLP expert at Lancaster University. The project is being part sponsored by the European Union through the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation....

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Dec 2018

Quality certification for Digital Rail

ISO 9001 is recognised worldwide as the international benchmark for quality within an organisation. By achieving our ISO 9001 certification, Digital Rail are able to demonstrate to customers and suppliers that the systems we have in place meet the high standards set out by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). To gain the ISO 9001 certification, Digital Rail had to demonstrate our dedication and commitment...

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Nov 2018

Digital Rail featured in the Economist

  An intelligent vision system currently being developed by Digital Rail was featured in the Economist this week. Digital Rail has been working with Lancaster University for the last two years on an smart video analytics system to reduce train delays and increase passenger safety. The article focuses on the how the system can reduce train delays by using CCTV cameras to accurately predict the...

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Oct 2018

An Intelligent Vision System for the Platform Train Interface

Last week, Digital Rail Limited hosted a demonstration afternoon at Lancaster University to launch their Intelligent Vision System for the Platform Train Interface. The Intelligent Vision System is designed to both improve passenger safety and increase efficiency of trains. The passenger safety system quickly alerts train staff to dangerous scenarios at doors, mitigating potential injuries.  The passenger experience system “nudges” passengers awaiting trains towards the less...

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Aug 2018

Fourth International Conference on Railway Technology

I’m excited to announce that I will be running a special session next week, on Thursday 6th September in Barcelona- SS20 – Using Big Data to Increase Railway Resilience. This is part of the Fourth International Conference on Railway Technology, Railways 2018. Our own contribution will be “Predicting wheels slides; traditional and future methods”. See you in Barcelona folks! #digitalrail #RAIL2018  


Aug 2018

Two New Appointments for Digital Rail®

Digital Rail Ltd are delighted to announce the  appointments of: Dr Rhian Davies We are pleased to say that Dr Rhian Davies has joined Digital Rail Ltd, as a Data Scientist . Rhian has worked as a data scientist for the last 3 years having graduated with a PhD in Statistics from Lancaster University from where she also obtained a first class degree Maths and...

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Jul 2018

Natural Language Search Analytics

Using Natural Language Processing to Empower Data Democratization •Enables non-technical users with the freedom to create reports and dashboards by their own. •Increases productivity and the time spent on creating reports and dashboards. •Empowers users with data-driven decision.


Jul 2018

Streamlining Safety Case document production on large projects

Digital Rail are responsible for producing Safety Cases for the Manchester Metrolink Tram Management System (TMS).  With almost 30 sites to cover, we opted to use Microsoft Office tools to streamline the production of the site Safety Cases – each of which has an identical document structure based on EN50129, The tool was developed in Excel + Word + VBA. We created a template in...

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