The author: Frederic Kalinke


Written by Frederic Kalinke

Bringing rail into the 21st century

SilverRail, the transformational technology business dedicated to giving travellers access to global rail content, has developed an Infographic to highlight the five standards that it believes the industry must follow to enable rail to realise its full potential.

Rail travel data is fragmented, siloed, duplicated, inconvenient and disorganised. SilverRail’s infographic brings this to life, highlighting just some of the complexities consumers face when booking rail. Whilst also revealing the steps they believe the industry needs to take in order to unlock rail’s true potential, and bring it into the 21st century.

The five standards to bring rail into the 21st century include:

  • One language protocol for all;
  • Streamlined journey planning;
  • A global rail portfolio;
  • Live online booking anytime, anyplace and anywhere;
  • One ticket to rule them all

Will Phillipson, Founder & President at SilverRail Technologies, said:

“At SilverRail we see and understand rail’s potential. Until now it has missed out on necessary technological advances that have transformed other forms of transport such as air; however, this is beginning to change. Our mission is to bring rail into the 21st century, and we have identified five key standards with which this can be achieved. Rail has a customer experience problem – it is complex, siloed and fragmented. This infographic shows the extent of that complexity and what steps the industry needs to take to unlock and power rail’s renaissance.”
Will Phillipson


For further information, please contact:
Belinda Hallworth/Archie Pottinger – Flagship Consulting 020 7680 7114/7113
Sophy Norris – Flagship Consulting 01392 248 934.

SilverRail Technologies (
Silver Rail Technologies is a transformative technology business with one mission – to foster the renaissance of rail travel by making global rail content more easily available, accessible and affordable.
SilverRail is currently processing over 1 billion online rail searches per year. Over 35 rail carriers are connected via the company’s ‘SilverCore’ distribution platform – the world’s first unified platform for global rail. More than 20 million bookings are made on SilverRail’s various systems each year. SilverRail is currently serving over 1,500 Transit Operators worldwide.