The OnTrac Blog

Insights and articles from across the rail industry

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National Apprenticeship Week: The Interview
Vicki Hayward
It’s National Apprenticeship Week! It’s no lie that we are huge supporters of the apprenticeship scheme here at OnTrac.
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Japanese Government to hack its own citizens
Vicki Hayward
The Japanese Government has recently improved a law amendment to hack into Internet of Things Connected devices, to raise awareness
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Big Tech Round Up: September’s Apple Event
Vicki Hayward
With the abrupt changes in weather; Storm Ali battering our previously sun-kissed faces, followed closely by her pal, Storm Bronagh
Williams Review takes a comprehensive look at the UK rail industry and the improvements that need to be made
The Williams Review
Vicki Hayward
The government has launched a comprehensive review of the UK rail industry, with reforms planned to be implemented in 2020.
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Beyond Rail: The Capacity Challenge [White Paper]
David Smith
It is not just the rail industry that must address the growing capacity challenge. This article will explore the trends
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What can the Tyne and Wear Metro Service learn from the UK rail industry?
Vicki Hayward
The Tyne and Wear Metro Service is undergoing a massive transformation. The Metro: all change modernisation programme will see £350
OnTrac Ltd and Transport for London sign five-year Elizabeth line deal.
OnTrac and TfL in five-year Elizabeth line deal
Vicki Hayward
Rail software company, OnTrac Ltd, will be providing Transport for London (TfL) their rail safety products to enable greater efficiency
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Rail safety: top priority for Canadian Government
Vicki Hayward
The Canadian Government has invested $20.7 million (CAD) to improve rail safety for both the Canadian rail workforce and its
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OnTrac Interviews… David Smith
Vicki Hayward
August marks 10 years since OnTrac first opened its doors and began supporting the UK rail industry, as it moved
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What role do smartphones play in rail safety?
Vicki Hayward
In an industry as heavily regulated as rail, the concept of risk, operative health and rail safety needs to be
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RIoT: Rail Internet of Things
Vicki Hayward
Rail travel has been a core method of public transport since the 19th Century. Once a technological marvel, the railways
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Split ticketing across the rail industry
Vicki Hayward
Rather a curious question to ask, given our area of expertise, we know. However, given recent news regarding the rail
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What is mobility as a service and how could it benefit the UK rail network?
Vicki Hayward
The capacity crunch is not a UK-centric problem; nor is it an issue specific to the UK rail network. Globally,
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The Future of the UK rail network
Vicki Hayward
The UK rail network finds itself in the throes of revolution, with digital change shaping the future of the rail
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Meet the Apprentices
Vicki Hayward
If you follow OnTrac’s Twitter or LinkedIn feeds, you’ll know that we’ve been raising awareness of National Apprenticeship Week by
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The History of Women in Rail
Vicki Hayward
In 2012, the Women in Rail initiative was established to bridge the skills gap in rail, and to improve the
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Big data & the Digital Railway
Vicki Hayward
The pace of innovation has accelerated exponentially in recent times. As a result, a period of transformational change has started
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Digital rail: the evolution of the UK’s rail industry
Vicki Hayward
The UK rail industry is steeped in an incredibly rich history. Its profound evolution enabled the fundamental transformation behind the
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OnTrac launch 2017’s Christmas Appeal
Vicki Hayward
With December just around the corner, preparations for our annual Christmas appeal are already in full swing here at OnTrac.
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Rail safety in the digital age
Vicki Hayward
Rail safety is paramount in rail, and deeply ingrained into the core of the industry’s culture – evidenced in its
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RailHub 3.0: 019 Issue 9 roll out
Vicki Hayward
We have made the decision to go live with RailHub Version 3 on Monday 18 September at 9am. The reason
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Be More Rail
Vicki Hayward
The UK has the most heavily congested railway in Europe. Having doubled in the past 20 years, there’s another doubling
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OnTrac 019 Standard additional release announcement
Vicki Hayward
On 14 June, Network Rail announced to the industry that a ‘transition period’ will be introduced, with respect to the
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OnTrac align with Network Rail’s 019 Standard period of transition
Vicki Hayward
Today, OnTrac launch ‘Go Live’ to align with Network Rail’s period of transition, leading up to the renewed 019 Standard
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OnTrac launch GoLive: Early Access
Vicki Hayward
OnTrac to launch GoLive: Early Access in light of Network Rail's revised 019 Standard compliance date
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Future of rail: modernisation & transparency
Vicki Hayward
Paul Maynard MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport wrote a piece in Transport Times this week; a topic OnTrac also covered
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Accelerating digital is key to enabling a world-class rail service
Vicki Hayward
Modern social demographic changes have set about a paradigm shift in the UK, affecting how we consider and connect with