The development of suburban infrastructure depends on political, technical and financial priorities. A train derailment in an Italian suburb has highlighted the need to retrofit infrastructure.
A clock designed to work for 10 millennia is being built – but what is the point of it?
The real challenge is finding appropriate ways to invest in public transport that will not only take pressure off the system but also support improved travel on all modes, including cars.
The British government may reverse a 50-year-old railway policy.
As the Lac Mégantic rail disaster trial begins, here’s how technology can help prevent a repeat of the tragedy that killed 47 people.
Ada, 7, wants to know why things close to the train windows zoom by really fast, while things further away seem to go by much slower.
Hey big spender – what will your project actually do for the public?
With 35 new inter-city routes shortlisted for testing, it's time to start taking hyperloop seriously.
Travelling to work can require as much water as you use at home.
The New Jersey Transit train that crashed in Hoboken didn't have a mandated auto-stopping safety system. Why not?
The government knows the system is a shambles – but refuses to admit that rail privatisation has failed.
With a fast-growing population, London needs a mayor with a clear vision for public transport. Will it get one?
A fast rail link between Sydney and Melbourne was first proposed in 1984. So why haven't we done it yet?
Investigators will be probing what caused a train collision in Germany and while 'human error' will be a key line of enquiry, having humans in the system is a good thing.
Building more rail shouldn't be reliant on the public purse.
We must place the responsibility for preventing assault firmly on men's shoulders.
How does positive train control – safety technology that could have prevented this week's deadly Amtrak derailment – work and why is it still not on US rails?