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  • SNCF hopes that satellite geolocation technology could help its research into autonomous train operation.
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    SNCF and Airbus to trial satellite geolocation technology

    2019-06-21T10:47:57Z

    FRANCE: SNCF and Airbus Defence & Space signed a co-operation accord at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget on June 19. The agreement last three years and covers the development and adaptation of satellite geolocation technology, based on the EU’s Galileo and European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Systems, for ...

  • An agreement for the development of diesel-battery hybrid shunting locomotives has been signed by Russian Railways, Transmashholding and lithium-ion battery manufacturer Rusnano.
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    Hybrid shunting locomotive agreement

    2019-06-19T08:17:26Z

    RUSSIA: An agreement for the development of diesel-battery hybrid shunting locomotives has been signed by Russian Railways, Transmashholding and lithium-ion battery manufacturer Rusnano. RZD has expressed interesting buying 131 hybrid shunters over six years, subject to approval of the prototype. These would be used at major stations and in depots. ...

  • Technology designed to automatically detect anomalous behaviour which could lead to train services being disrupted is to be tested at Berlin-Südkreuz station (Photo: Deutsche Bahn/Christian Bedeschinski).
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    DB tests CCTV analytics at Berlin station

    2019-06-18T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Technology designed to automatically detect anomalous behaviour which could lead to train services being disrupted is to be tested at Berlin-Südkreuz station from June 18. The project is being undertaken by Deutsche Bahn, the federal police and technology suppliers IBM Germany, a consortium of Hitachi, Conef and MIG, and ...

  • ScotRail and InterpreterNow have introduced an app designed to make it easier for railway staff to communicate with deaf people using British Sign Language.
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    Sign language app for deaf passengers

    2019-06-12T05:00:00Z

    UK: ScotRail and InterpreterNow have introduced an app designed to make it easier for railway staff to communicate with deaf people using British Sign Language. The app can be installed on staff or customer smartphones, and provides immediate access to online British Sign Language interpreting via a video call. Customers ...

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    Thales presents big data software at UITP

    2019-06-11T15:39:11Z

    THALES: Thales has presented two tools for big data analytics at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019. Thales’ NAIA software captures data on passenger flow, platform crowding, train occupancy and intervals between trains. It then analyses this to help operators to understand how passengers behave and respond appropriately. ...

  • The FV-E991 prototype is expected to start test running in the 2021 financial year.
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    JR East to trial fuel cell multiple-unit

    2019-06-07T09:15:00Z

    JAPAN: East Japan Railway has started work on a new generation of hydrogen fuel cell trainsets, a decade after early experiments with its prototype New Energy Train. The railway set an objective to ‘diversify energy’ as part of its ‘Move Up 2027’ 10-year vision adopted last year, and it hopes ...

  • SBB Cargo plans to trial automated brake tests for freight trains by the end of the year as it makes headway in its efforts to digitalise its wagonload business.
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    SBB Cargo makes progress in wagonload automation

    2019-06-05T10:12:23Z

    SWITZERLAND: SBB Cargo plans to trial automated brake tests for freight trains by the end of the year as it makes headway in its efforts to digitalise its wagonload business. The operator has been trialling autocouplers on 130 wagons used on dedicated intermodal shuttles for more than a year, Project ...

  • Toshiba Railway Europe unveiled a electric-diesel-battery hybrid traction technology demonstrator locomotive at the Transport Logistic trade show in München.
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    Toshiba unveils tri-mode locomotive demonstrator

    2019-06-04T09:21:35Z

    GERMANY: Toshiba Railway Europe unveiled a electric-diesel-battery hybrid traction technology demonstrator locomotive at the Transport Logistic trade show in München on June 4. The company has a contract to supply 50 diesel-battery centre cab locomotives to DB Cargo from 2021, TRE Managing Director Hinrich Krey told Railway Gazette. The demonstrator ...

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    Virgin Trains announces plans for cheapest fare app

    2019-06-04T05:00:00Z

    UK: Virgin Trains is developing a booking app which it says will guarantee that passengers obtain the cheapest walk-up fares by retrospectively looking at the trains used and recalculating the fare if a different ticket would have been cheaper than the one purchased. The system would ...

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    Ratchet-P clamp offers versatility and durability

    2019-06-02T05:00:00Z

    CLAMP: HellermannTyton has launched the Ratchet-P one-piece adjustable clamp for applications including securing pipes, hoses and cable bundles from 6 to 51 mm wide to rolling stock bogies. ‘Old fashioned P-clamps can be difficult to position, can twist and pinch wires during installation and, put frankly, can make complicated and ...

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    Bombardier Transportation to 3D print rolling stock parts

    2019-05-28T08:00:00Z

    ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: Bombardier Transportation is to install a Stratasys F900 3D printer at its Hennigsdorf plant. Purchased through Stratasys’ regional distributor Alphacam, the printer will use ULTEM 9085 resin to produce components previously made from glass fibre or tin. Bombardier intends to use the printer to produce ...

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    600 km/h maglev prototype unveiled

    2019-05-24T08:33:40Z

    CHINA: Two prototype vehicles intended to support research into a 600 km/h maglev system were unveiled by CRRC Qingdao Sifang on May 23. The 53 m long locally-developed prototype comprises a driving car and an intermediate vehicle. It has been built as part of a five-year maglev development programme announced ...

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    ČD Cargo equipping locos with ETCS

    2019-05-23T04:00:00Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Following re-tendering, ČD Cargo has awarded AŽD Praha and ČD-Telematik a €29·9m contract to fit two classes of electric locomotives with Alstom and ČMŽO-Elektronika onboard ETCS equipment by late 2020. The project covers 47 Class 363 and 31 Class 163 locomotives, 18 of which are to be modified ...

  • An Alstom Class 180 Adelante DMU is to be converted to run on a combination of diesel and liquefied natural gas in a dual-fuel technology demonstration project.
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    Grand Central DMU to be used for dual-fuel trial

    2019-05-22T15:16:51Z

    UK: An Alstom Class 180 Adelante diesel-hydraulic multiple-unit is to be converted to run on a combination of diesel and liquefied natural gas in a dual-fuel technology demonstration project. One car of the DMU which Arriva-owned open access inter-city operator Grand Central leases from Angel Trains is to be equipped ...

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    Depot equipment demonstrations at Railtex

    2019-05-22T08:30:00Z

    MECHAN: Sheffield-based lifting and handling system manufacturer Mechan offered visitors to its Railtex stand a chance to see some of its products in action. A full size demonstration jack was displayed, along with a working model of a wheel press from Mechan’s French sister company Sogema Engineering. ...

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    ‘Intelligent’ bogie manufacturing workshop

    2019-05-22T08:00:00Z

    CHINA: CRRC Zhuzhou has begun production at what it describes as ‘the world's first intelligent bogie manufacturing workshop’. The manufacturer said this provides ‘30·1% more production efficiency’ with 50% fewer staff and a 35% shorter R&D time compared to traditional manual operation. Automated guided vehicles retrieve and transport materials ...

  • Montreux-Oberland Bahn is on course to launch its long-planned through-service between Montreux and Interlaken on December 13 2020
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    MOB’s gauge-changing bogies pass test

    2019-05-21T08:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Montreux-Oberland Bahn is on course to launch its long-planned through-service between Montreux and Interlaken on December 13 2020, following the completion of tests with specially-developed dual-gauge bogies and a gauge-changing facility at the break of gauge in Zweisimmen. Announcing the success of the trials during a demonstration of ...

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    Wabtec invests in additive manufacturing

    2019-05-20T11:00:00Z

    3D PRINTING: Wabtec has purchased an H2 binder jet printer from GE Additive that is to be used to 3D print components for the group’s locomotive, transit, engine and mining products. The printer uses metal binder jetting with stainless steel 316, and Wabtec says that use with other materials ...

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    Shift2Rail study backs fuel cell train development

    2019-05-20T09:42:00Z

    EUROPE: Fuel cell and hydrogen trains ‘are well positioned to help Europe reach its greenhouse gas, air contaminant and noise reduction goals as a versatile zero-emission technology’, according to a report commissioned by the EU-funded Shift2Rail and Fuel Cells Hydrogen joint undertakings. Published in conjunction with a ...

  • Anti-vibration specialist Trelleborg and Bombardier Transportation have  developed a hydraulic axle guide element  for Bomabardier’s Flexx family of bogies.
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    Boosting bogie performance

    2019-05-18T05:00:00Z

    BOGIES: Anti-vibration specialist Trelleborg and Bombardier Transportation have developed a hydraulic axle guide element for Bombardier’s Flexx family of bogies which provides frequency-dependent longitudinal stiffness. This reduces wheel and track wear, energy consumption and curve squeal noise. Flexx Curve can be installed in all past and planned Flexx Compact bogies. ...