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World rail market October 2012

21 Oct 2012

Brazil: Ortics is using Barix IP-based audio and control technology as part of a new on-train passenger information system for the São Paulo metro.

Canada: Labrador Iron Mines has appointed Canarail to optimise rail transport at its mines.

Sweden: Trafikverket has ordered more EPC Gen 2 compliant XT-3HD long-range RFID readers from Tagmaster for its wagon tracking system. To enable the detection of untagged wagons, axle-counters are being interfaced directly to the XT-3HD reader.

Uganda: Rift Valley Railways has awarded Roko Construction a US$410 000 contract to rebuild the Nalukulongo workshops.

UK: Siemens has awarded Unipart Rail a 10-year contract covering logistics for the train builder’s maintenance services.