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  • Gold and uranium producer Navoi Mining & Metallurgical Co has taken delivery of a range of track maintenance vehicles supplied by Russian company Sinara Transport Machines.
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    Gold and uranium producer takes delivery of track maintenance fleet

    2021-09-24T11:04:00Z

    UZBEKISTAN: Gold and uranium producer Navoi Mining & Metallurgical Co has taken delivery of a range of track maintenance vehicles supplied by Russian company Sinara Transport Machines. The order includes 12 PM-820 USO flat wagons with removable equipment and attachments for transporting track panels between 12∙5 ...

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    DAC programme selects Scharfenberg digital coupler

    2021-09-22T08:30:00Z

    EUROPE: Following extensive testing with various prototypes, a Scharfenberg latch design has been selected as the basis for the future European Digital Automatic Coupler. Meeting on September 21, the supervisory board of the European DAC Delivery Programme adopted a recommendation from the ...

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    Autonomous hydrogen trains planned in Sakhalin

    2021-09-10T13:37:00Z

    RUSSIA: Two multilateral agreements have been signed to explore the potential for autonomous operation of hydrogen-powered trains in Sakhalin oblast.

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    Rail Business UK

    Gauge survey automation technology approved

    2021-09-10T10:00:00Z

    UK: Network Rail has approved the use of automation technology from Maestrano subsidiary Cordel for use in clearance gauging across the network. This is expected to help speed-up the work involved in introducing new trains or undertaking infrastructure works. The Cordel Workbench is an AI-powered automated ...

  • Icomera Glimpse analytics trial
    Rail Business UK

    Passenger occupancy analytics partnership follows successful trial

    2021-09-08T05:00:00Z

    ANALYTICS: Icomera and Glimpse Analytics are to co-operate to offer ‘robust’ video analytics software for the real-time monitoring of passenger loadings, enabling operators and passengers to make more informed decisions based on train occupancy. The partnership agreement follows successful trials on South Western Railway services from ...

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    Five-train platoons to operate with virtual coupling

    2021-09-07T10:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Russian Railways is planning to use platooning technology to operate flights of up to five freight trains next year using radio data exchange between locomotives to create a virtual coupling. The aims to reduce headways from 12 to 6 to 8 min, increasing capacity on ...

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    State Railway of Thailand awards locomotive ETCS contract

    2021-08-31T06:00:00Z

    THAILAND: State Railway of Thailand has awarded Progress Rail’s ECM subsidiary and its local partner GLI Grandline Innovation a contract to design, supply and install onboard equipment on 70 locomotives to support ETCS Level 1 operation. Italian company ECM develops and manufactures HMR9 microprocessor interlockings and ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Battery powered rail handling machine developed for zero-emission operation

    2021-08-31T05:00:00Z

    UK: Unipart Rail and McCulloch Group have launched a prototype zero-emissions version of the Trac Rail Transposer rail handling machine, which can be used to remove and install bullhead, flat bottom and conductor rail in lengths from 6 m to 425 m, as well as switches ...

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    Union Pacific ups biodiesel blend

    2021-08-28T05:00:00Z

    USA: Progress Rail has approved the use of up to 20% biodiesel blend across its range of 645 and 710 series engines. This follows testing with high-horsepower locomotives to monitor fuel consumption and the impact on engine oil and fuel filters. Approval will enable Union Pacific ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Composite mast aims to make electrification cheaper, greener and smarter

    2021-08-25T04:00:00Z

    UK: A prototype composite Innovative Mast for Green Electrification is being developed with the aim of reducing the energy required to install overhead electrification, reduce costs and provide smart data to support maintenance planning. The IMAGE project is being undertaken by electrification engineering firm Furrer+Frey, Prodrive ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Augmented reality headsets to digitalise workflows

    2021-08-24T04:00:00Z

    UK: The use of RealWear head-mounted displays to help digitalise workflows during track renewal works is being tested by automation company Intoware and the Central Railway Systems Alliance of Network Rail, Balfour Beatty, Atkins and TSO. The project aims to help standardise ...

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    KTZ Tetra trial

    2021-08-14T05:00:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: National railway KTZ is testing a Tetra radio based train control system which has been installed on 12 locomotives based at Almaty for trials. The system is designed to ensure safe and on-time running on heavily used routes, providing the driver with information on ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Machine learning deployed to support train operations decision-making

    2021-08-11T06:00:00Z

    UK: South Western Railway and the University of Portsmouth have co-operated to develop machine learning software which analyses real-time train running data to automatically identify services at risk of delay and assist controllers with selecting and implementing the most appropriate contingency plan. The creation of a ...

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    Rail infrastructure laser scanning system launched

    2021-08-07T05:00:00Z

    SCANNING: Trimble has launched the GEDO GX50 kinematic laser scanning system, which is designed to operate with its GEDO track measurement technology to support clearance analysis and asset data collection. The GEDO GX50 features new Trimble-designed profiling lasers for high-accuracy data collection, and is available ...

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    ETCS Level 2 goes live on Roskilde – Køge – Næstved line

    2021-08-04T14:46:00Z

    DENMARK: All trains on the Roskilde – Køge – Næstved line in Sjælland began operating using ETCS Level 2 with effect from August 3, after infrastructure manager Banedanmark commissioned the next phase of its national Signalling Programme.

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    Metro Report International

    CBTC to use BlackBerry software

    2021-08-03T05:00:00Z

    SOUTH KOREA: sTraffic is to use BlackBerry’s QNX OS for Safety software in its communications-based train control systems. ‘Both BlackBerry and its QNX OS for Safety have an unparalleled reputation and proven safety pedigree’, said sTraffic Project Manager KH Kim. ‘Thanks to the company’s ...

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    Rail specification temperature sensor

    2021-08-01T05:00:00Z

    SENSOR: Variohm EuroSensor has launched a variant of its ETP21 series temperature sensor that meets the demanding specifications required by the rail industry. Based on the established PT100 measurement element and with 17-4PH stainless steel wetted components, the EPT21R has been tested for compliance with ...

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    CRRC rolls out completed 600 km/h maglev trainset

    2021-07-21T15:30:00Z

    CHINA: The first complete five-car maglev trainset designed for 600 km/h operation was formally rolled out by CRRC Qingdao Sifang on July 20. Described by the manufacturer as ‘another important milestone’ in the five-year research and development programme backed by the Chinese government, ...

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    Talgo and Repsol to develop fuel cell trains powered by renewable hydrogen

    2021-07-19T16:18:00Z

    SPAIN: Rolling stock builder Talgo and petrochemical group Repsol signed an accord on July 19 to develop fuel cell trainsets powered by hydrogen generated from renewable sources.

  • The wagon-mounted XLOAD sensors automatically measure, monitor and track hazardous commodities as they are loaded, shipped and unloaded.
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    Rail freight monitoring technology partnership launched

    2021-07-18T05:00:00Z

    NORTH AMERICA: Supply chain data analytics company Nexxiot and cargo monitoring technology specialist TransRail Innovation Group have announced a partnership to integrate TRIG’s sensors into Nexxiot’s modular hardware and cloud data network. TRIG’s digital sensors evaluate liquid cargo levels in real-time, monitor whether wagon handbrakes ...