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    Rail Business UK

    Crowdsourcing train loadings to support social distancing

    2020-07-02T00:02:00Z

    Trainline UK: Independent ticket retailer Trainline has launched a function on its app which is designed to help passengers alert other people if they find that it is not possible to socially distance in particular areas of specific trains. Passengers using the ...

  • Egyptian National Railways has awarded Thales a three-year contract to modernise signalling and telecoms.
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    Specialist cables developed for Egyptian resignalling project

    2020-06-29T09:00:00Z

    EGYPT: Nexans has supplied 1 700 km of cables specially developed to an Egyptian National Railways and Alstom specification for use on the project to upgrade signalling systems on the 240 km Beni Suef – Asyut section of ENR’s main line along the River Nile south ...

  • SNCF Réseau is to use Trimble’s Quadri and Connect platforms to share information and streamline data workflows within its Enterprise Common Data Environment.
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    SNCF Réseau selects Trimble data sharing platform

    2020-06-28T05:00:00Z

    Source: C Masse FRANCE: Infrastructure manager SNCF Réseau is to use Trimble’s Quadri and Connect platforms to share information and streamline data workflows within its Enterprise Common Data Environment. An initial implementation phase expected to last 18 months aims to test many use cases covering ...

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    Dynamic trials start with 600 km/h maglev prototype

    2020-06-26T07:00:00Z

    CHINA: The first of five ultra-high-speed maglev prototype vehicles has completed its maiden test run on a 1∙5 km guideway at Tonghi University in Shanghai.

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    ETR700 HVAC maintenance contract

    2020-06-21T05:00:00Z

    ITALY: Liebherr-Transportation Systems is to overhaul and maintain the 39 cab cooling and 157 saloon air-conditioning systems it supplied for the 19 ETR700 high speed trainsets. The former Fyra fleet is now operated by Trenitalia on the Milano – Bologna – Ancona – Lecce corridor. ...

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    First approval for AngelStar’s Guardia onboard ETCS

    2020-06-19T11:23:00Z

    POLAND: The AngelStar joint venture of Stadler and MerMec has obtained type approval for its Guardia onboard ETCS equipment for the first time. Stadler Flirt electric multiple-units for Koleje Mazowieckie have been fitted with Guardia ETCS baseline 3.4.0 equipment which supports ...

  • A walk-through facial biometric verification system is to be tested which would enable Eurostar passengers to complete ticket checks and border exit processes at London’s St Pancras International station without contact with people or hardware.
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    Eurostar to test facial biometrics for ‘walk-through’ check-in

    2020-06-19T07:00:00Z

    EUROPE: A walk-through facial biometric verification system is to be tested which would enable Eurostar passengers to complete ticket checks and border exit processes at London’s St Pancras International station without contact with people or hardware. Passengers opting the use the accelerated pre-boarding option would ...

  • Iarnród Éireann has awarded Indra a €32m contract to supply a highly automated traffic management system which will allow the majority of its 2 400 km network to be controlled from Dublin
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    Iarnród Éireann awards national traffic management system contract

    2020-06-18T09:38:00Z

    IRELAND: National railway Iarnród Éireann has awarded Indra a €32m contract to supply a highly automated traffic management system which will allow the majority of its 2 400 km network to be controlled from Dublin. The contract announced on June 18 covers design, supply and commissioning ...

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    Rail Business UK

    First of a Kind funding awarded for 25 rail innovation projects

    2020-06-17T11:55:00Z

    UK: The Department for Transport and Innovate UK have announced the 25 projects which are to share £9·4m of funding under the 2020 round of the First of a Kind rail industry innovation programme.

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    Talgo orders ECx onboard systems

    2020-06-14T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Talgo has awarded EKE-Electronics a contract to supply its Trainnet train communication management system for the ECx trainsets ordered by Deutsche Bahn. The €550m DB order finalised in February 2019 covers the supply of 23 17-car loco-hauled ECx 230 km/h push-pull trainsets to ...

  • New robotics at Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant
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    Robotic welding at Tikhvin wagon factory

    2020-06-09T08:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co has installed a robot for welding open wagon components at its Tikhvin plant, ensuring high quality welds by minimising human variability. The company said the robot would release highly-skilled specialist electric gas welders to undertake other work which requires semiautomatic welding. ...

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    Knorr-Bremse begins production of low-noise brake blocks for new wagons

    2020-06-07T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Knorr-Bremse’s Pamplona plant has begun volume production of Problock J816M low-noise composite brake blocks for new-build wagons, adding to the low-noise brake blocks which the company supplies for retrofitting to existing vehicles. ‘This product represents a key strategic addition to our portfolio’, said Dr. Nicolas ...

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    Wabtec launches BlueFilter air filters for trains

    2020-06-02T05:00:00Z

    FILTER: Wabtec Corp has launched BlueFilter, a filter designed to be retrofitted to current passenger train HVAC systems to ensure the provision of clean air on board. The company says it can remove contaminants that are .01 to 1 000 μm size, smaller than current standard ...

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    Freight innovation funding applications invited

    2020-05-28T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: The Federal Ministry for Transport Digital Infrastructure has invited applications for funding of projects designed to improve the economics and efficiency of rail freight. Proposals should relate to digitalisation, automation and vehicle technology, and applications should be made via the Federal Railway Office ...

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    Automatic operation of regional passenger trains to be tested

    2020-05-27T11:03:00Z

    GERMANY: The automatic operation of regional trains in passenger service is to be tested in a ‘regulatory sandbox’ in Niedersachsen, the project partners announced on May 27. Due to launch in 2021, the project brings together Alstom, aerospace research centre DLR, the Technical University of Berlin, ...

  • CFL has awarded Alstom a €360m contract to supply 34 Coradia regional high-capacity double-deck EMUs (Image: Alstom).
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    Teleste to equip Luxembourg Coradias with passenger information systems

    2020-05-23T05:00:00Z

    LUXEMBOURG: Teleste is to supply onboard public address, passenger information and CCTV equipment for 34 high-capacity double-deck electric multiple-units which national railway CFL has ordered from Alstom. Teleste said its technology would support the easy delivery and management of real-time travel data on moving trains, with ...

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    KiwiRail orders lifting jacks

    2020-05-21T09:52:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: KiwiRail has ordered eight 30-tonne lifting jacks from Mechan for installation at its Wellington and Dunedin depots. Mechan worked with KiwiRail to customise one of its standard designs. The companies have a longstanding relationship, Mechan having supplied an initial set of jacks to ...

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    Launch customer for Zagro’s powerful E-MAXI XXL battery shunting vehicle

    2020-05-21T05:00:00Z

    SHUNTER: Zagro has extended its range of battery-powered road-rail shunting vehicles with the E-MAXI XXL, the largest in the series. The launch follows the unveiling of a prototype at InnoTrans 2018, and subsequent development to meet specific customer requirements. The first three are being supplied to ...

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    Electronic Ticket Control Database enters service

    2020-05-19T11:52:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: A centralised system for the real-time exchange of ticket control information has been launched to enable rail ticket issuers and carriers around the world to increase their electronic ticketing capabilities and prevent fraud. The Electronic Ticket Control Database has been developed by not-for-profit European rail ...

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    Partnership to offer mission-critical IoT radio communications in the rail market

    2020-05-15T11:06:00Z

    NORTH AMERICA: Siemens Mobility and private licensed wireless data network developer Ondas Networks have announced an exclusive partnership to offer a Siemens-branded portfolio of radio communications in the North American rail market. This will feature dual-mode equipment that is interoperable with Siemens Mobility’s extensive installed base ...