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.
But digitalising the network will have a far greater impact on the industry than just improved capacity.
The Digital Rail Summit will address these questions and examine the whole topic of the future digital railway. Experts in their fields will explain what is being 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 8th September 2016.