Glow shortlisted for TWO International Transport Awards at SmartRail Europe, Amsterdam

4 Apr 2017

Posted by Phil Blything

Following on from recent national awards shortlistings for Glow at UK Rail Industry Awards (UKRIA) and National Technology Awards, Glow has been shortlisted in two categories at the SmartRail Europe awards in Amsterdam.

The mobile app developer and web design agency which has offices in London and Liverpool has been shortlisted for its Rail Commander application and also for its My Train Journey application.

Rail Commander is a Train Staff Mobile App, combined with a Command Dashboard which allows rail teams to communicate better for increased safety and efficiency. The product arose from a successful InnovateUK & RSSB research project under the Innovation In Rail programme.

My Train Journey is a UK First, allowing train passengers to look up the historic performance for any train. The project arose from a national competition held by Rail Delivery Group, which saw Glow win the pitch against 11 developers to create the system.

Category 1:

Smartrail Europe Operational Performance Innovation of the year with Rail Commander

Category 2

SmartRail Europe Public Transport App of the Year, with My Train Journey

Smartrail Europe 2017 focuses on “Building the Digital Railway of the Future” and will take place at Passenger Terminal Amsterdam on 5th and 6th April.

The prestigious event welcomes rail industry professionals and rail operators from around the globe where they exchange best practice and learn about the latest innovations.

Phil Blything, Managing Director of Glow New Media said:

“Glow are absolutely thrilled to be shortlisted for two separate projects in these international awards. The team have been delivering some great transport innovations so this and the two other national awards are a real vindication and credit to their hard work. Innovation in Transport Systems is crucial to keeping our transport networks effective in today’s changing, challenging world and we’re so proud to play a small part in that”

About Glow new Media:

Glow New Media is an award-winning web design and digital marketing agency. Founded by Phil Blything and Thom Shannon in 2007, it has a portfolio of clients that stretches from Norway to Australia.

Glow specialises in innovative transport systems and custom-designed mobile apps which can bring together passenger apps, staff apps, middleware, web systems, CIS screens, IoT sensors, data integrations, social media dashboards and more.

Glow won Best Application of Mobile category at the Big Chip Awards 2015 for the Merseyrail app which they designed and developed. It was the first time that Merseyrail had been associated with a digital award. The app was also shortlisted for the Best User Experience award.

About the Awards

The SmartRail Europe Innovation Awards, Amsterdam promote and reward innovation.

Phil Blything
Posted by Phil Blything

Managing Director at Glow New Media. Digital since 1997. Built my first ecommerce website in 1998. I've worked in research, agency side, client side and set up Glow in 2007. We're known for pioneering work in Apps, Digital Marketing & Transport Systems.

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