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    Rail Business UK

    TravelSpace app aims to help get passengers back on the trains


    UK: Beta test partners are being sought for live trials of the TravelSpace app, which aims to use up-to-date passenger loading data to help passengers find the least busy trains and assist operators in managing capacity to facilitate social distancing. The app can also be ...

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    In depth

    Interview: Digital becomes tangible


    There is a window of opportunity to combine increased public funding with the demonstrable operational benefits of digital technology in order to drive modal shift to rail after the pandemic, Knorr-Bremse’s Board Member for Rail Systems Dr Jürgen Wilder explains to Nick Kingsley.

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    Rail-specific cybersecurity platform


    SECURITY: RazorSecure has launched a new Security Gateway which has been developed specifically to mitigate the risk of cyber attacks on railway infrastructure or rolling stock data networks. Compliant with the EN62443 and TS50701 standards for rail cybersecurity, the Security Gateway can separate critical networks ...

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    Digitalising railway maintenance in Mallorca


    SPAIN: Software for managing railway infrastructure maintenance activities in Mallorca and generating information to support a move towards predictive maintenance has been developed and deployed by contractor Azvi, technology start up MainRail Solutions, the CEIT technology institute and software specialist Inycom. The MainRail software is ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Using QR codes to provide bespoke real-time journey information


    UK: Passenger entertainment and contact technology company Whoosh is working with train operators to test a Real-Time Journey Dashboard designed to enhance the provision of bespoke live information throughout a rail journey. Passengers scan a unique at-seat QR code to access the dashboard which provides ...

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    Rail-specific staff scheduling software developed


    USA: Cargotec Corp’s rail freight planning, scheduling and analytics software business Navis has developed a module for the optimisation and management of train crew scheduling. As part of its cloud-based Navis Rail Planning Suite, the module provides tools to manage short-term changes to timetables and ...

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    A ticketing platform so passengers don’t need to think


    LITHUANIA: National passenger operator LTG Link has awarded Estonian company Turnit a €7m contract to migrate its ticket sales to the Turnit Ride cloud-based platform by the end of this year. This will include the roll-out of a mobile app for ticket purchases. The aim ...

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    Rail Business UK

    On-train cameras to spot third rail faults


    UK: One Big Circle has been awarded a contract to detect conductor rail and electrical cables faults on third rail electrified routes by combining its Automated Intelligent Video Review on-train technology with thermal cameras to detect hot spots of more than 80ºC. The cameras will ...

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    Back-up batteries for Serbian signalling


    SERBIA: Colas Rail has awarded Saft and local distributor Goltech a contract to provide almost 800 batteries to provide backup power for trackside signalling, safety and communication equipment along a 58 km section of Corridor X. Colas Rail is modernising the route in partnership with ...

  • Siemens Mobility and wagon leasing company VTG Rail Europe are jointly undertaking a one-year trial of a Brake Monitoring System

    Freight train brake monitoring system on test


    EUROPE: Siemens Mobility and wagon leasing company VTG Rail Europe are jointly undertaking a one-year trial of a Brake Monitoring System which is being developed to support the automated testing of freight train brakes. The companies say they see great potential for the technology in the ...

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    Metra to install enhanced air filters on Chicago commuter fleet


    USA: Chicago commuter operator Metra has selected Transitair Systems for a $6·6m contract to provide new air filtration and purification systems for nearly 700 coaches which are not due to be replaced by the Alstom cars which it has recently ordered. The equipment is designed ...

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    Rail Business UK

    D/Gauge announces Rift software to make rail gauging assessment faster and easier


    UK: Specialist gauging consultancy D/Gauge has announced the planned release of its Rift software, which is designed to make clearance assessments easier and safer while also saving time. ‘The incumbent application used in the industry requires an elevated level of technical understanding and can take ...

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    Tests suggest 30% cost saving using distributed power with LTE


    EUROPE: Initial results have confirmed the feasibility of operating long freight trains with distributed power using LTE technology, and the potential for significant cost savings.

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    Four start-ups chosen in Rumo’s Fuse safety innovation programme


    BRAZIL: Ideas and concepts to improve safety at level crossings are to be developed and tested under plans announced by freight concessionaire Rumo. Four proposals have been selected for development under the Fuse programme to identify and implement safety improvements, which was launched by the operator ...

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    Amsted Digital Solutions acquires GeoMetrix Rail Logistics


    NORTH AMERICA: US telematics company Amsted Digital Solutions has acquired Calgary-based fleet management software developer GeoMetrix Rail Logistics, as a ‘first milestone’ towards expanding its digital footprint. ‘Our vision is to create a seamless and single platform experience for our customers’, said ADS Chief Operations ...

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    Fuel cells ordered for Canadian Pacific hydrogen locomotive


    CANADA: Ballard Power Systems is to supply the fuel cells for Canadian Pacific’s hydrogen locomotive programme, which aims to develop North America’s first hydrogen-powered main line freight locomotive by retrofitting fuel cells and a battery storage system to an existing diesel loco.

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    Lithuanian passenger operator to digitalise its paperwork


    LITHUANIA: Passenger operator LTG Link has awarded IVU Traffic Technologies a €2·6m renewable five-year contract to supply and support an integrated resource planning and real-time management system under what CEO Linas Baužys said is one of the operator’s most important digitalisation initiatives. ‘We will use ...

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    Interlocking roll-out completed


    TURKEY: Infrastructure manager TCDD has completed a programme to install new interlockings on the 328 km Eskişehir – Kutahya – Balıkesir main line and bring the route under centralised control. The largely single-track line is one of TCDD’s principal access routes to the Izmir region from ...

  • Transwaggon Group is to install Savvy Telematic Systems devices on a further 7 000 wagons

    Transwaggon to install Savvy telematics equipment on entire fleet


    EUROPE: Swiss wagon leasing company Transwaggon Group is to install Savvy Telematic Systems devices on a further 7 000 wagons over the next three years, completing the roll-out across its entire fleet of 13 500 vehicles. The rugged devices which are designed to operate even ...

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    Concern over digital agenda as Jeschke quits DB board


    GERMANY: Currently Board Member for Digitalisation Technology at Deutsche Bahn, Professor Sabina Jeschke is to step down in the next few months, the national railway confirmed on February 18. Jeschke was recruited to the DB management board in November 2017 at the behest ...