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    Easing the strain of working at height

    2019-12-13T10:42:00Z

    The Paexo Shoulder device was initially aimed at the automotive sector but is now seeing adoption in rail applications where regular overhead work is required. INTERNATIONAL: Medical technology company Ottobock is targeting the rail sector with its Paexo Shoulder exoskeleton tool. Developed under a ...

  • y Enefit Kaevandused and Latvian technology supplier DiGas have agreed to convert two TEM2 and TEM18 diesel shunting locomotives to diesel and LNG dual-fuel power
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    Shunting locomotives to be converted to dual-fuel

    2019-12-13T08:00:00Z

    ESTONIA: State-owned oil shale company Enefit Kaevandused and Latvian technology supplier DiGas have agreed to convert two TEM2 and TEM18 diesel shunting locomotives to diesel and LNG dual-fuel power by mid-2020. Based on testing with other types of shunting locomotive, DiGas estimates that retrofitting the locos ...

  • NS carried out its first trials of automatic train operation
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    NS tests automatic train operation

    2019-12-12T08:32:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: National operator NS carried out its first trials of automatic train operation on the night of December 10-11, when a CAF Sprinter New Generation electric multiple-unit ran under computer control on the Hanze Line. The experiment took place under Grade of Automation 2, with a ...

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    TransANT lightweight wagons for multiple bodies on test

    2019-12-10T06:00:00Z

    AUSTRIA: Testing is underway with TransANT modular wagons with exchangeable bodies which Rail Cargo Group has developed in conjunction with its customers. The wagons are available in lengths between 10 m and 21 m. The basic vehicle with no body can be used ...

  • Hübner Group has developed HFP 34
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    Components turn to foam to provide fire protection

    2019-12-06T08:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Hübner Group has developed HFP 34, a semi-rigid polyurethane-based material which can be used to make weather-resistant moulded parts for rolling stock which will turn to foam in the event of a fire, protecting passengers from smoke and flames until they can be evacuated. ...

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    Moment launches on-train entertainment platform

    2019-12-05T06:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Air and cruise infotainment technology supplier Moment is now offering its multimedia platform for train operators. The platform allows passengers to access a range of services from their electronic devices using wi-fi, without needing connectivity from the train. Operators can provide a custom range ...

  • PULS railway approved power supplies
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    Power supplies overcome hiccup problems

    2019-12-03T05:00:00Z

    SIGNALLING: PULS Power has obtained Network Rail certification for five of its PULS QS Series DIN-Rail power supplies to be used in signalling equipment in environments not exceeding 95% relative humidity. Three of these feature the PULS Hiccupplus overload protection mode, which the supplier said overcomes ...

  • Banedanmark has asked for help to automate the digitisation of more than 10 000 paper-based records of its electrical networks.
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    Banedanmark seeks ideas for digitising cable information

    2019-11-29T08:00:00Z

    DENMARK: Infrastructure manager Banedanmark has asked for help to automate the digitisation of more than 10 000 paper-based records of its electrical networks. The aim is to comply with legislation requiring electrical network owners to digitise their records, and to make it easier for contractors to ...

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    SNCF selects train connectivity technology supplier

    2019-11-27T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: SNCF has selected Klas Telecom and its local partner Seolane Innovation for a contract to provide LTE train-to-ground communications to support operational and passenger connectivity services. The first deployment of the supplier’s TRX R6 Connected Transportation Platform will support CCTV onboard regional trains, with passenger ...

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    Strukton updates asset monitoring platform

    2019-11-23T05:00:00Z

    NETHERLANDS: Strukton has released a ‘completely renewed’ version of its cloud-based POSS Online R7 condition monitoring platform, which uses big data, IoT and machine learning technology to provide rail asset owners with 24/7 performance insight. POSS Online R7 analyses and interprets the collected data and reports ...

  • Polarteknik
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    Polarteknik begins production of next-generation of train door control units

    2019-11-21T05:00:00Z

    FINLAND: Polarteknik has begun production of its latest design of control units for internal doors on trains. The D56 is designed with the flexibility to accommodate the varing passenger flow and functionality requirements of vestibules, saloon, catering vehicles, accessible toilets and gangway fire doors. As well ...

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    SBB awards ETCS maintenance contract

    2019-11-19T08:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways has awarded Alstom a €25m contract to maintain its ETCS onboard equipment for 10 years with an option for three more. This extends a contract which had been awarded when the equipment was fitted in 2003-08. It includes logistics management for repair ...

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    Opinsta develops custom apps for Virgin Trains

    2019-11-19T05:00:00Z

    UK: Opinsta has worked with Virgin Trains to develop a defect reporting app which front line staff can use to log any technical problems with the Alstom Pendolino and Bombardier Transportation Voyager trainsets for review by maintenance teams and asset management systems. The app also provides ...

  • CAF trainset for the Schönbuchbahn
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    Masats supplies doors for Schönbuchbahn light rail vehicles

    2019-11-16T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Masats is supplying sliding plug doors for the nine three-car lightweight electric trainsets which fellow Spanish company CAF is building as part of the project to modernise the 17 km Schönbuchbahn near Stuttgart as a light rail route. Masats will also support the maintenance of ...

  • Stadler Flirt H2 hydrogen fuel cell multiple-unit for San Bernadino County Transportation Authority
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    US hydrogen train contract awarded

    2019-11-14T09:39:00Z

    USA: Southern California’s San Bernardino County Transportation Authority has awarded Stadler a contract to supply a Flirt H2 hydrogen fuel cell powered multiple-unit to enter passenger service in 2024, with an option for a further four units. Stadler said the contract announced on November 14 was ...

  • Positive Train Control.
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    Short line specific PTC training

    2019-11-09T05:00:00Z

    USA: The American Short Line Regional Railroad Association has appointed Tech Mahindra to provide Positive Train Control training courses customised to meet the specific needs of short line operators. The courses will be provided through a subscription-based online platform, with interactive modules covering aspects ...

  • CRRC at MES expo
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    CRRC presents ETCS and CBTC technology to the global market

    2019-11-08T15:47:00Z

    GERMANY: CRRC Times Electric presented its SigThemis ETCS and tSafer-UC1000 communications-based train control platforms at Messe Berlin’s inaugural Mobility Electronics Suppliers trade fair in the German capital on November 6. CRRC said the two train control platforms would ‘add a new colour to the beautiful business ...

  • RENFE is to integrate Karhoo’s taxi booking platform into its ‘RENFE as a Service’ mobile app
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    Front door to destination with RENFE app

    2019-11-08T13:52:00Z

    SPAIN: National operator RENFE is to integrate Karhoo’s taxi booking platform into its ‘RENFE as a Service’ mobile app, which is being developed with the aim of enabling passengers to book an end-to-end journey across modes including rail, metro, taxi, private hire vehicle and scooter in a ...

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    CSX joins freight shipping data platform

    2019-11-06T17:10:00Z

    USA: CSX says it is the first North American railway to join the TradeLens, an open and neutral platform which has been developed by IBM and Maersk with the aim of overcoming supply chain data processing silos to provide improved transparency and shipment-status visibility. ‘Railroads are ...

  • Metro Maintenance & Renewals Skills Centre
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    Metro training centre to be fitted with depot protection system

    2019-11-05T04:00:00Z

    UK: Main contractor Galliford Try has awarded Zonegreen a contract to install its Depot Personnel Protection System at an £8·4m training and light maintenance facility which it is building for Tyne Wear Metro operator Nexus. Intended to provide a wide ...