LB Foster has opened a bonded insulated rail joint factory at Juiz de Fora

LB Foster has opened a bonded insulated rail joint factory at Juiz de Fora to serve the Brazilian market, where it says it is seeing increasing demand.

Thales has selected L&T Technology Services and Qualcomm Technologies to supply 5G ‘Internet of Smart Metros’ connectivity for urban railway operators. ‘As the transport industry becomes more data-driven, 5G-enabled internet of things deployments will provide new ways to monitor metros and infrastructure and deliver the best possible user experience’, said Ziad Rizk, Chief Operating Officer at Thales Urban Rail Signalling on February 23.

Wabtec has announced leadership changes with effect from April 3. Pascal Schweitzer is to become President of Wabtec Transit, Lilian Leroux will become Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer and Alicia Hammersmith has been named President of Global Freight Services.

Finch West light rail line

TÜV Rheinland has received ISO/IEC 17020:2012 Independent Safety Assessor accreditation from the Standards Council of Canada, enabling it to perform safety assessments on all types of rail and transport projects. Its current Canadian projects include the Finch West LRT, the Hurontario LRT, Vancouver Broadway Subway project and working with the Toronto ONxpress consortium.

dk DSB Siemens Vectron

Danish national operator DSB has awarded Cognizant a multi-year contract to provide IT consulting services to expand its data analytics, IoT and software development capabilities. The aim is to better manage and plan availability of trains, have a better understanding of peak demand for services, gain insights into passenger sentiments and enable predictive maintenance.

Rail Europe has appointed Klaus Kreher as Head of Carriers Management, managing the ticket retailing technology company’s relationships with European train operators, identifying new opportunities with existing carriers and adding new partners. He has previously worked for Deutsche Bahn, Travelport and Trainline.