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ATO commissioned on Paris RER Line A The introduction of Automatic Train Operation (ATO) on Paris RER Line A reached a milestone on April 27, when a double-deck MI09 EMU began operating under ATO on the core section of the line.
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GLOBAL mining company Rio Tinto says automation of its Western Australia Pilbara iron ore heavy-haul rail network (Autohaul) is progressing well, with around 20% of all train kilometres now operating in autonomous mode, albeit with...
melbourne-metro-high-capacity-signalling-contract-awarded
THE government of the Australian state of Victoria announced on July 18 that CPB Contractors and Bombardier Transportation will deliver the $A 1bn ($US 790m) Rail Systems Alliance (RSA), which it says includes the first...
ec-approves-state-aid-for-danish-rail-freight-etcs-support-scheme
THE European Commission (EC) announced on July 11 that it has approved a Danish scheme to help rail freight operators fund the installation of ETCS equipment on their locomotives. The DKr 55m ($US 8.45m) grant funding...
thales-wins-turkish-signalling-contract
THALES has been awarded a signalling contract by a joint venture of Gülermak and Kolin for the modernisation of the 36km Sincan - Kayaş line in Ankara. The upgrade is part of the Başkentray project, which...
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BRITISH infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) and train operators CrossCountry and East Midlands Trains have announced that the £200m remodelling of track and signalling in the area around Derby station will be upgraded during 79-days...
new-basle-port-train-control-centre-opens
SWISS Port Railway (HBSAG), which operates two River Rhine ports in Basle, one of the most important junctions on the Rotterdam - Genoa TEN-T rail corridor, opened a new railway control centre in Kleinhünigen on...
sbb-joins-eulynx-signalling-initiative
SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) has become the 11th member of Europe’s Eulynx Initiative which was formed in 2014 by railways and infrastructure managers to standardise signalling architecture and interfaces.Eulynx says standardising signalling interfaces is crucial...
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ITALIAN Rail Network (RFI) has awarded Ansaldo STS a two-year €100m technical assistance and maintenance contract for its train control solutions installed across the Italian main line and high-speed network. The contract comprises technical services, maintenance...
sob-to-trial-automatic-train-operation
SWITZERLAND’s Southeastern Railway (SOB), has announced it is planning a pilot project to study the viability of automatic train operation (ATO) on a mixed traffic line, the first application of such technology on a Swiss...
atkins-to-upgrade-west-cornwall’s-signalling
BRITAIN’s infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) has awarded a £9m contract to Atkins to upgrade signalling on a section of the Cornish Main Line. Atkins will be responsible for upgrading signalling between Truro and St Erth...

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