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See Japan’s new 500km/h maglev train at full speed

See Japan’s new 500km/h maglev train at full speed

By 17 November 2014

Japan, ever at the forefront of technological developments, has just sent a new magnetic levitation train along at speeds of over 500km/h which is about 310mph. The Central Japan Railway Company is currently running eight days of testing for the maglev... >>

'I'm sorry, I'm on the train': Railways found to be mobile blackspots

'I'm sorry, I'm on the train': Railways found to be mobile blackspots

By 17 October 2014

If you spend a lot of time on commuter trains around London, you'll know the frustrations you face when trying to use your mobile devices. Now, thanks to research by Global Wireless Solutions, we can put a figure on just how bad cellular connections are... >>

New driverless Tube trains announced by Transport for London, due from 2020

New driverless Tube trains announced by Transport for London, due from 2020

By 9 October 2014

Transport for London has announced its driverless Tube service, and released mocked-up images. The trains, that run automatically, are due to begin coming into service around mid-2020. Tfl has announced that there will be 250 new Tube trains for the Bakerloo,... >>

Ten times faster internet on trains due, government dishing out fines to keep works on track

Ten times faster internet on trains due, government dishing out fines to keep works on track

By 9 July 2014

The British government may fine National Rail £70 million for not improving Wi-Fi at the rate it had promised. Ten times faster internet is wanted within three to four years. While fining National Rail might seem like a bad move as it tries to spend... >>

Superfast satellite internet coming to UK trains, planes and boats

Superfast satellite internet coming to UK trains, planes and boats

By 21 January 2014

Ofcom has just announced that it's going to free up satellite bandwidth to allow superfast internet access on trains, boats and aircraft in the UK. The new broadband speeds should deliver 10 times faster connections than are currently available while... >>

APP OF THE DAY: National Rail Enquiries review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: National Rail Enquiries review (Android)

By 10 May 2012

We all remember putting through those calls: "Hello, when is the last train from Waterloo…?". Timetables are one thing, but being able to talk to a human being who can answer your simple questions was one of the charming things about phoning National... >>

Google Maps teams up with thetrainline for UK travel info

Google Maps teams up with thetrainline for UK travel info

By 19 January 2012

Back in July last year Google Maps added public transport directions to its repertoire, meaning Googlers were able to check out what Underground line to jump on and now, in partnership with thetrainline, the travel information has been extended across... >>

Google offers virtual trip on Trans Siberian Railway

Google offers virtual trip on Trans Siberian Railway

By 18 February 2010

Google Russia has collaborated with the Russian Trans Siberian Railway to create a virtual experience of the epic journey across two continents, 12 regions. 87 cities and 9226km. In a series of videos, the ride is documented and accompanied with stories,... >>

Thetrainline.com offers free iPhone app

Thetrainline.com offers free iPhone app

By 21 October 2009

Kizoom and online rail ticket retailer, thetrainline.com, has launched a new UK train journey planning iPhone app with the added bonus being that it is free, unlike the National Rail option that'll cost you a fiver.  Covering the entire UK rail network,... >>

Comment: Emails from America: Riding on the subway

Comment: Emails from America: Riding on the subway

By 3 July 2009

So this week I’ve been mostly eating... no really the food here is a whole different subject for a later date. This week I’ve found myself riding the New York subway quiet a bit, as I jot between meetings, filming Tech Week In View for Megawhat and... >>