HaCon has introduced a proximity search function to the HAFAS journey planner, enabling passengers to search by travel time rather than location, for example when seeking inspiration for leisure trips.

ZTR Control Systems’ Locomotive Battery Saver has a contactor simulating the main battery disconnect switch. It opens automatically after a pre-set delay when the loco is shut down, disconnecting non-essential circuits to extend battery life.

Customised features are included in the RC900 GSM-R cab radios and DMI900 control consoles which NEC is to supply to Finnish operator VR. An event log stores the last communication made, with remote access to alarms test results and keys pressed. There will be the possibility of ‘Over The Air’ software upgrading to reduce the amount of time trains are stopped for maintenance.