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BAI in Rail Professional UK: Mobile connectivity offers potential rail industry boost

A BAI Communications survey of 1,000 UK rail users discovered that passengers only have ‘usable mobile signal’ for 56% of their journey and less than 10% of passengers experience usable mobile signal for their entire journey. If passengers haven’t downloaded anything to read, watch or do in advance – just under half fall into this […]

Will connected trains be safer trains?

Operating heavy trains travelling at high speeds, and transporting thousands of people every day, ensuring the safety of staff and passengers is the highest priority for rail operators across the UK. Increasingly, the application of innovative new digital technologies is helping to drive higher safety standards than ever before. And as we begin to see next-generation […]

New BAI research pinpoints UK railway connectivity as key to boosting productivity

A recent BAI Communications survey(1) of 1000 UK rail users has revealed that consistent and quality wireless connectivity on trains could be the key to boosting individual and collective productivity in the UK. Moreover, it would also drive operational efficiency across the rail sector. Connectivity = productivity For passengers, the provision of consistent mobile connectivity […]

Reflections from the party conferences – digital at the front of the transport revolution

The past few weeks have seen politics and the media focus on party conference season, especially the Brexit debate. However, beneath the headline grabbing stories I find it a useful opportunity to test out what issues in the transport and digital sectors are most popular with politicians and our partners. This is especially important for […]

Unifying the smart city with transport connectivity

Smart city initiatives are now commonplace, with many ongoing projects in urban environments around the globe. Comprising a broad range of digitally enabled services, the overall goal is to optimise civic functions to improve quality of life and drive economic growth. As the lifeblood of any urban environment, transport is often a key element of […]

The power of innovation and collaboration: boosting accessibility and inclusion on the rail network

Innovation in the transport sector provides endless opportunities to improve the passenger experience, boost productivity and even stimulate economic growth. It also has the potential to transform lives – particularly for the 14m people in the UK with disabilities, by helping them access transport services. Whilst a simple part of life that many of us […]

Building skills for modern railways

One constant in the history of rail has been the necessity for the industry to build its skills in line with technological evolution. From steam to diesel to electric, innovation demands organisations upskill in step with the latest advancements in order to remain competitive. Today, digital transformation is presenting the sector with a new set […]

Five challenges of delivering wireless communications in metro rail environments

In a series of blog posts earlier this year, BAI Communications looked at the roll-out of wireless communications in metro rail environments like New York, Toronto and Hong Kong. Here are the top five challenges BAI faced when deploying communications networks underground and the lessons learnt: 1 – Dealing with dust Underground railways are hostile […]

Building the UK transport networks of tomorrow

Today’s transport organisations need a broader set of competencies than ever before. Ongoing digital transformation of the industry is exciting, promising to improve customer experiences and transport management for the better. It also means working with an incredibly diverse array of technologies, ranging from 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) to Artificial Intelligence (AI) […]

BAI in Global Railway Review: A railway connectivity revolution could solve the UK’s productivity problem

Whether you are in government trying to boost GDP, a business wanting to improve bottom line or an individual working through a daily to-do list, productivity is something that is important to us all. Its significance was succinctly summed up by economist Paul Krugman, with the quote: “Productivity isn’t everything, but, in the long run, […]