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Smart Cities And The Future Of Rail

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  • Professional services firm Arup have put together a very interesting piece around the future of rail as it pertains to the smart cities of tomorrow.
  • In a future where 75% of people live in cities, the world’s population stands at 9.5 billion and there are advances in technology that can only be dreamed about today, the Future of Rail 2050 takes a user’s perspective and explores how rail travel might change for passengers and freight.
  • Rail services will focus on the total journey, as passengers seek out the trip that offers the most efficient means of getting from A to B.
  • Automated and driverless trains will increasingly provide efficient and reliable solutions to freight and passenger transport.
  • For freight rail, improved transit times and consistent reliability are key to the viability of the rail industry in the long term.

Smart Cities And The Future Of Rail

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Professional services firm Arup have put together a very interesting piece around the future of rail as it pertains to the smart cities of tomorrow.

Even if you’re not a rail enthusiast, the report contains a lot of good information for those who are also interested in Smart Cities, identifying some mega trends and challenges that have the potential to affect us all over the next couple of decades, as well as a number of case studies and real-life examples of innovation already in action in this area.

In a future where 75% of people live in cities, the world’s population stands at 9.5 billion and there are advances in technology that can only be dreamed about today, the Future of Rail 2050 takes a user’s perspective and explores how rail travel might change for passengers and freight.

It also identifies a number of themes, many that link to a broader, and more seamless, Smart City eco-system:

Passengers expectations that a service includes level access, no waiting, smart ticketing, personal security, and effortless planning.

Rail services will focus on the total journey, as passengers seek out the trip that offers the most efficient means of getting from A to B.

For freight rail, improved transit times and consistent reliability are key to the viability of the rail industry in the long term.

You can find the report here (PDF), or head over to Arup’s website for more.

Smart Cities And The Future Of Rail

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