General News


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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. http://www.railwaysconference.com/resources/updateable/pdf/Oral%20Programme_6Aug.pdf Our own contribution will be “Predicting wheels slides; traditional and future methods”. See you in Barcelona folks! #digitalrail #RAIL2018  


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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.


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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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Jun 2018

Lancaster University Management School Student Project

Digital Rail have recently completed a project working with a group of Business and Marketing students from Lancaster University’s Management School. Working closely with the students over a 6 month period, their project specification was to draw up a plan on how to bring one of Digital Rail’s products to market. The product was a workflow engine tool for analysis, certification and test that we...

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May 2018

Using artificial intelligence to identify non-compliance against engineering standards for railways

Get paid to do a Masters with the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation at Lancaster University (The Sunday Times’ University of the Year 2018) and Digital Rail Ltd.   The Project Transport is one of the fastest growing contributors to climate change. Rail travel produces lower carbon emissions than travelling by car and offers an efficient alternative for those looking to reduce their carbon footprint. This project...

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May 2018

We Assessed Shanghai’s New Driver-Less People Mover

Digital Rail partnered with CRITICAL Software to conduct the independence safety assessment of the vehicles, track system and interfaces of the Shanghai Metro Line 8 Phase III Automated People Mover. These vehicles will provide safe transportation in airports and dense urban areas all around the world. They are fully automated, able to cope with the bands of transporting millions of passengers each year. Our assessment...

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May 2018

Research, Development and Deployment at Digital Rail

Digital Rail have 3 main groups for research, development and deployment: Data Fusion Group, Autonomous Vision Group and Intelligent Systems Engineering Group. These research groups are generating world class research and platforms for data analytics. We have various licenses and patent applications which we are always looking to discuss and expand. Data Fusion Group (DFG) Big Data Analytics on railway data for safety and performance...

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