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Vy orders virtual reality fire fighting simulator


NORWAY: National operator Vy has appointed Vobling to develop a virtual reality fire fighting simulator for staff training.


Brakes and HVAC ordered for next-generation TGV


FRANCE: Alstom has awarded Knorr-Bremse a contract to supply the braking systems and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning for SNCF’s next generation of high speed trainsets

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Voith and CRRC to expand strategic alliance


INTERNATIONAL: Voith and CRRC have agreed to strengthen their co-operation in the rail and industrial sectors, as part of a framework agreement signed in Beijing on September 6, during a visit to China by Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Stadler Flirt EMU for Greater Anglia’s Stansted Express service between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport (Photo: Greater Anglia/Nick Strugnell).

‘Digital twin’ to support more robust timetable planning


UK: Greater Anglia has worked with Toshiba to create a ‘digital twin’ of its network to assist with the development of new timetables, which can then be tested for robustness using artificial intelligence.


​Automated freight loco poised to start trials


FRANCE: A four-axle Prima freight locomotive has been delivered to Alstom’s Belfort manufacturing site to be modified for testing as part of SNCF’s Train Autonome research programme.

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Banedanmark awards lidar scanning contract


DENMARK: Infrastructure manager Banedanmark has awarded Fugro a four-year framework agreement for lidar scanning of its 3 100 track-km network.

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Robust cyber-security plans keep trains running on time


SPONSORED CONTENT: As primary movers of people and goods, railways play a central role in the economic and social life of most countries, writes Karsten Oberle, Head of the Global Railway Practice at communications group Nokia. Railways have also become an attractive target for potential cyber attacks, due in large part to the enormous economic and societal impacts that can result from cutting off rail service — just a few hours disruption can wreak havoc on most cities.