Network Rail says widespread use of smartphone and tablet technology is transforming railway maintenance.
In the past four years it has issued more than 25,000 iPads and iPhones to staff, with access to more than 60 applications developed in-house by the company. The company says the rollout of such technology will help create efficiencies worth £700 million in the next ten years.
The technology provides staff with access to information and technical data, with location information and streamlined reporting.
- For more on this, read RAIL 788, published on November 25.