All Technology articles – Page 8

  • UIC head office
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    UIC to promote open source projects

    2019-09-26T08:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The International Union of Railways has launched OpenRail as a brand to gather and promote open source projects in the rail sector, and to foster proofs of concept and software development. Announcing OpenRail on September 20, UIC said the programme would facilitate the identification of ...

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    eTrack rail-lifting clamp designed to improve safety

    2019-09-26T05:00:00Z

    SPAIN: Elebia has developed eTrack, a 2 000 kg capacity remote-controlled clamp to enhance safety when handling rails. ‘We were approached by a European company that was searching for a solution to the safety and security issues associated with alternative rail handling methods’, explained Elebia founder ...

  • Velaro D high speed trains.
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    Alstom to equip international ICE3 fleet with ETCS

    2019-09-24T14:08:00Z

    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn has awarded Alstom a €30m contract to retrofit its Atlas ETCS onboard equipment to 17 Class 407 Velaro D ICE3 high speed trainsets used on international services. Approval will be progressively obtained for the ETCS Baseline 3 Release 2 equipment to be used ...

  • KiwiRail has selected Lankhorst Engineered Products as the winner of a contract to supply polymer sleepers over at least three years.
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    KiwiRail selects polymer sleeper supplier

    2019-09-24T10:24:00Z

    NEW ZEALAND: KiwiRail has selected Lankhorst Engineered Products as the winner of a contract to supply polymer sleepers over at least three years. The Dutch company said this was a significant breakthrough for its KLP hybrid polymer sleeper design, which it launched internationally in 2014 after ...

  • KUSEC 15-25 kV edited
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    Section insulator approved

    2019-09-18T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: The Federal Office for Transport has provisionally approved a new design of overhead line section insulator from catenary specialist Kummler + Matter. This follows extensive field testing at locations in Switzerland and Finland. First presented at InnoTrans 2018, the KUSEC range includes a rail version ...

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    Vy orders virtual reality fire fighting simulator

    2019-09-15T06:00:00Z

    NORWAY: National operator Vy has appointed Vobling to develop a virtual reality fire fighting simulator for staff training. It will use HTC Vive Pro Eye technology, with a more platform-agnostic approach planned which would include stand-alone VR headsets, 2D screens, augmented reality and other media. ...

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    Brakes and HVAC ordered for next-generation TGV

    2019-09-11T08:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Alstom has awarded Knorr-Bremse a contract to supply the braking systems and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning for SNCF’s next generation of high speed trainsets In 2015 SNCF and Alstom formed a taskforce with preferred suppliers including Knorr-Bremse to develop the double-deck Avelia Horizon trainsets under ...

  • Railway track
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    Voith and CRRC to expand strategic alliance

    2019-09-11T06:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Voith and CRRC have agreed to strengthen their co-operation in the rail and industrial sectors, as part of a framework agreement signed in Beijing on September 6, during a visit to China by Chancellor Angela Merkel. Earlier this year Voith Turbo China and CRRC Beijing ...

  • Stadler Flirt EMU for Greater Anglia’s Stansted Express service between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport (Photo: Greater Anglia/Nick Strugnell).
    Rail Business UK

    ‘Digital twin’ to support more robust timetable planning

    2019-09-10T09:05:00Z

    Greater Anglia UK: Greater Anglia has worked with Toshiba to create a ‘digital twin’ of its network to assist with the development of new timetables, which can then be tested for robustness using artificial intelligence. Toshiba Digital Consulting Corp consolidated data previously stored ...

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    ​Automated freight loco poised to start trials

    2019-09-09T10:52:00Z

    FRANCE: A four-axle Prima freight locomotive has been delivered to Alstom’s Belfort manufacturing site to be modified for testing as part of SNCF’s Train Autonome research programme.

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    Banedanmark awards lidar scanning contract

    2019-09-09T09:00:00Z

    DENMARK: Infrastructure manager Banedanmark has awarded Fugro a four-year framework agreement for lidar scanning of its 3 100 track-km network. Fugro said its ‘unique’ RILA train-borne survey technology would be used to simultaneously acquire lidar data and imagery of the track and surrounding environment to create ...

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    Icomera wins GO Transit wi-fi contract

    2019-09-07T06:00:00Z

    CANADA: Transport authority Metrolinx has selected Icomera to roll-out wi-fi and an entertainment system across the GO Transit fleet of 943 rail vehicles and 532 buses in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas. Installation is scheduled to begin later this year, with the first wi-fi expected ...

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    RTRI tests fuel cell multiple unit

    2019-09-06T09:29:00Z

    JAPAN: Railway Technical Research Institute has started test running with a prototype multiple-unit which can work as a conventional or battery EMU or using a fuel cell powerpack. Converted from an older 1·5 kV DC EMU, the test train comprises a 34 tonne motor car and ...

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    Rail Business UK

    Riding Sunbeams deploys solar array

    2019-09-06T06:00:00Z

    UK: Riding Sunbeams Ltd has installed a 30 kWp solar test unit with around 100 panels near Aldershot which is directly supplying electricity to power signalling and lighting on Network Rail’s Wessex Route. This will enable data to be gathered to assess how much larger solar ...

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    ETCS over Tetra certified

    2019-09-05T08:28:00Z

    KAZAKHSTAN: National railway KTZ has certified the use of Bombardier Transportation ETCS over a Teltronic Tetra voice and data communications network on the 300 km route from Zhetigen to Altynkol on the Chinese border. Teltronic said this provided ‘irrefutable proof’ of the viability of ETCS over ...

  • SBB Cargo has begun using a cloud-hosted version of IVU Traffic Technologies’ IVU.rail software to plan the deployment of around 320 locomotives and 2 200 employees each day.
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    SBB Cargo plans in the cloud

    2019-09-04T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: SBB Cargo has begun using a cloud-hosted version of IVU Traffic Technologies’ IVU.rail software to plan the deployment of around 320 locomotives and 2 200 employees each day. The supplier said its IVU.cloud package offered the operator scalability, with a secure connection enabling up to 150 people work ...

  • Manuli Hydraulics has launched its SafeMaster range of hydraulic hoses for rolling stock applications.
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    Manuli Hydraulics launches rolling stock hoses

    2019-08-31T05:00:00Z

    HOSES: Manuli Hydraulics has launched its SafeMaster range of hydraulic hoses for rolling stock applications. Designed to meet EN 45545 requirements, the hoses are made from materials that limit fire development and produce low levels of smoke and toxic fumes in the event of a fire The hoses ...

  • CAF is to install its LeadMind real-time remote monitoring and condition-based maintenance technology on the six trainsets it supplied to Saudi Railway Co.
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    Condition-based maintenance in the desert

    2019-08-28T15:00:00Z

    CAF is to install its LeadMind real-time remote monitoring and condition-based maintenance technology on the six trainsets it supplied to Saudi Railway Co. SAUDI ARABIA: CAF is to install its LeadMind real-time remote monitoring and condition-based maintenance technology on the six trainsets it supplied to Saudi ...

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    Automated train operation demonstrated

    2019-08-28T14:50:00Z

    RUSSIA: ‘This is truly a step into the future’, said Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov when automated operation of an electric multiple-unit was demonstrated at the Pro//Motion.Expo trade fair at the Shcherbinka test centre near Moscow on August 28. ‘It was made by Russian engineers, in our ...

  • A total of 34 000 wagons, or half of DB Cargo’s fleet, have now been equipped with telematics and smart sensors.
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    DB Cargo wagons are getting smarter

    2019-08-28T05:00:00Z

    GERMANY: A total of 34 000 wagons, or half of DB Cargo’s fleet, have now been equipped with telematics and smart sensors, the operator announced on August 27. All 68 000 wagons are scheduled to be equipped by 2020. The retrofitting programme is being carried out at Seelze near ...