Although our railway carries twice as many passengers as it did just two decades ago, demand is still set to rise dramatically in the years ahead. One of the major initiatives to address the inevitable capacity constraints is to digitalise the railway. This will enable more trains to run on existing tracks - safer, faster and more economically - complementing the additional capacity increases from new railways such as Crossrail and HS2.
To address the issue of digitalisation and bring the UK to the forefront of digital development, we will be focussing on two key areas:
Experts in their fields will explain where we are now, what future developments are planned, when it will be implemented and how it will affect everyone involved in the railway today, from train operators and infrastructure owners to passengers and contractors. If you want to know what the future will look like, you need to be there.
The Digital Rail Summit will take place in London on 26th April 2017.