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NORWAY: National operator Vy has appointed Vobling to develop a virtual reality fire fighting simulator for staff training.
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
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.
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.
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.
DENMARK: Infrastructure manager Banedanmark has awarded Fugro a four-year framework agreement for lidar scanning of its 3 100 track-km network.