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How iPads and iPhones are used to manage the railway

A video has been released highlighting the way smart phones and tablets have transformed the way Network Rail manages the railway.

Smart technology firm Apple featured the film on its website.

Network Rail has rolled out more than 25,000 iOS devices – both iPad and iPhone – to its workforce over the past four years.,

Susan Cooklin, chief information officer at the rail infrastructure firm, said: “Over the last four years we’ve carried out a major programme to put digital technology at the heart of our frontline operations. 

“Providing mobile devices with bespoke apps for our people fixing, maintaining and improving our railway aids quicker and safer decision making. It enables them to do the right work, in the right place, at the right time, and is helping cut the cost of the railway.”

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