All Technology articles – Page 5

  • Vy train
    Urban news

    Cost, time, convenience and carbon emissions to be included in journey planner

    2020-01-28T06:00:00Z

    NORWAY: National train operator Vy Group has appointed SkedGo to build a multimodal journey planner covering Scandinavia. Users will be able to tailor their trips according to personal preferences, emphasising cost, time, convenience or lowest carbon emissions. It will be possible to make searches based on ...

  • Alstom iLint hydrogen fuel cell multiple-unit.
    News

    Akasol to supply batteries for hydrogen trains

    2020-01-26T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Alstom has awarded Akasol a contract to supply battery systems for the series-built versions of its Coradia iLint hydrogen fuel cell multiple-unit which have been ordered by the Niedersachsen (14 units) and Rhein-Main (27) transport authorities. The contract is valued ‘in the low double-digit million ...

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    News

    ERTMS roll-out timetable extended

    2020-01-15T10:00:00Z

    SWEDEN: The timetable for installation of ETCS Level 2 in southern Sweden has been extended by two years, Trafikverket announced on January 13.

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    News

    Shift2Rail invites 2020 research proposals

    2020-01-08T14:46:00Z

    EUROPE: Within the framework of its Annual Work Plan, the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking issued its 2020 call for proposals on January 7, covering research and innovation projects with a total value of €146·6m. Applications are due by April 21. The call covers 19 topics, of which ...

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    News

    ADIF orders three more infrastructure monitoring trains

    2020-01-08T09:39:00Z

    SPAIN: National infrastructure manager ADIF has selected Stadler and MerMec for a €74·5m contract to supply and commission three infrastructure monitoring trains and to undertake their maintenance for a period of five years.

  • The Open Transport Initiative has launched Open Transport API specifications designed to support the development of Mobility-as-a-Service initiatives (Photo: Hull Trains).
    Urban news

    Open standards launched to provide transport account interoperability

    2020-01-06T07:00:00Z

    UK: The Open Transport Initiative has launched Open Transport API specifications designed to support the development of Mobility-as-a-Service initiatives by enabling customers to access data held in separate accounts with multiple transport operators and agencies. The standards, which were formally launched on January 3, have been ...

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    Urban news

    PayPal travel payment now available in the Rhein-Main region

    2020-01-01T06:00:00Z

    GERMANY: Public transport users in Rhein-Main transport authority RMV’s ticketing region can now pay for travel using PayPal, which has been integrated into the RMV app and back office system supplied by Cubic Transportation Systems. Weekly and monthly passes can also now be purchased through a ...

  • Pingtan Bridge
    News

    Cross-sea rail and road bridge to open in 2020

    2019-12-31T12:00:00Z

    CHINA: The 16·3 km Pingtan Bridge carrying a railway and road across the Haitan Strait is expected to open during 2020, significantly reducing journey times between Fuzhou and Pingtan Island off the east coast of Fujian province. The fixed link which includes three cable-stayed bridges is ...

  • Iarnród Éireann train
    News

    Iarnród Éireann deploys integrated HaCon systems

    2019-12-29T06:00:00Z

    IRELAND: National rail operator Iarnród Éireann has become the first customer to adopt HaCon’s Train Planning System as well as its HAFAS journey planning software. Siemens subsidiary HaCon said this would be the first time that HAFAS and TPS would be fully integrated without any intermediate ...

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    News

    St Louis operator selects operational testing software

    2019-12-28T06:00:00Z

    USA: Class III operator Terminal Railroad Association of St Louis has selected CloudMoyo’s Operational Testing System for implementation across its network to ensure safety and regulatory compliance. The OTS is part of CloudMoyo’s Rail Transportation Management suite. It uses advanced analytics to create configurable master test ...

  • EMKA emergency hammer
    News

    Emergency window-breaking hammer updated

    2019-12-27T06:00:00Z

    HAMMER: EMKA has introduced an updated design of emergency hammer which passengers can use to break tempered and laminated glass if they need to escape through a train window. The hammer is made of glass fibre reinforced plastic with a hardened steel tip, and complies with ...

  • Mechan traverser at Holgate depot
    Rail Business UK

    Bespoke traverser installed at York depot

    2019-12-20T08:00:00Z

    UK: Specialist lifting equipment supplier Mechan has delivered a bespoke 130 tonne traverser to move vehicles between workshop roads at infrastructure manager Network Rail’s Holgate depot in York. The traverser was commissioned by Story Contracting to replace a 50-year old unit that was at the end ...

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    News

    Hitachi Rail STS wins LGV Sud-Est interlocking contract

    2019-12-19T12:12:00Z

    FRANCE: Infrastructure manager SNCF Réseau has selected Hitachi Rail STS to supply new interlockings for the modernisation of LGV Sud-Est between Paris and Lyon.

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    News

    Second ERTMS pilot line commissioned

    2019-12-17T15:52:00Z

    DENMARK: Commercial operation using ETCS Level 2 Baseline 3 has started on Banedanmark’s Roskilde – Køge line in Sjaelland, which forms the second Early Deployment Line for the national Signalling Programme. Alstom is installing ETCS on the eastern half of the national network under the Fjernbane ...

  • Recycled carbon fibre bogie
    News

    Lightweight bogie made from recycled carbon fibre

    2019-12-16T12:00:00Z

    UK: A prototype passenger vehicle bogie made from recycled carbon fibre was unveiled at the Railway Industry Association’s Unlocking Innovation event at the University of Huddersfield on December 10. The bogie is being developed through a two-year programme being undertaken by a consortium of fibre recycling ...

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    News

    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
    News

    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
    News

    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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    News

    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
    News

    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. ...