Shift2Rail Catalogue of Solutions

Shift2Rail and the International Union of Railways have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote co-operation to support the structured implementation of Shift2Rail’s innovations and to deliver a functional system approach that is suited to the operational needs of end users. ‘The objective is to boost the competitiveness of the railway sector by accelerating the market uptake of innovative solutions and enhancing the economic benefits’, explained Carlo Borghini, Executive Director of Shift2Rail.

Prose Group has sold its Testing division to TÜV Süd. ‘By selling the testing division, which we had previously located at our two sites in Winterthur and Berlin, we create optimal conditions for the further development of PROSE in our core business of engineering and consulting’, said CEO Jochen Helmlinger. Kevin Born, Head of the Testing division, said ‘with TÜV Süd as buyer, there are exciting opportunities for the employees and customers of the Testing division to perform comprehensive testing of rail vehicles from one source’.

Trainline now sells tickets for travel with SNCF’s Ouigo España low-cost high speed services between Madrid and Barcelona.

Byron Foster

Wabtec FLXdrive battery locomotive (2)

Byron Foster has been appointed to the Wabtec board. He is President of the Light Vehicle Drive Systems business of Dana Inc, and has senior commercial and operational roles at Johnson Controls and Adient.


AdaCore has extended the T3 qualification of its GNAT Pro Ada for PowerPC ELF toolchain to include the C compiler. The work was performed for Alstom and validated by CERTIFER. ‘As a supplier of qualified Ada tools we have supported Alstom on a variety of safety-critical railway programmes’, said Jamie Ayre, Commercial Director at AdaCore. ‘Since most systems these days are written in multiple languages, including C for a variety of functions, it made sense to qualify the C compiler in GNAT Pro at the same T3 classification as the Ada compiler. With both compilers now qualified under the most demanding tool qualification requirements of EN 50128, Alstom can have full confidence in the quality of the code that is generated, and in knowing that we will continue to provide top-tier support in response to any questions or issues.’

Gary Thomas, former President & Executive Director of Dallas Area Rapid Transit, has joined Jacobs as US Transit Market Leader.


The Australian Level Crossing Assessment Model committee has transferred support of the ALCAM assessment tool and LXM level crossing management system from VicTrack to the Rail Industry Safety & Standards Board. This means it is now supported centrally by a cross-industry body, and can benefit from RISSB’s extensive experience of industry collaboration.

Air-conditioning systems manufacturer Hispacold has obtained the recently-created IRIS Silver level quality assurance rating.

Siegmar Deuring has returned to ticketing, control and management software company Atron after six years with Trapeze, becoming Managing Director of Atron Systems and a member of the executive management of the Atron Group.