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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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IRISH Rail (IE) published a contract notice in the Official Journal of the European Union on September 19 for the design, supply and safety validation of trackside equipment for its new Train Protection System (TPS). In...
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DANISH infrastructure manager Banedanmark says a DKr 55m ($US 8.8m) grant funding programme to help rail freight operators fund the installation of onboard ETCS equipment on their locomotives will come into effect on October 1. The...
amtrak’s-diesel-fleet-to-meet-ptc-deadline
AMTRAK has confirmed that it will equip approximately 310 diesel-electric locomotives with Positive Train Control (PTC) technology by the December 31 2018 federal deadline. To achieve this objective, Amtrak has signed an agreement with Rockwell Collins...
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POSE, Argentina, has awarded a €10m sub-contract to Alstom to supply signalling equipment for a project to resignal four stations on the Merlo - Lobos branch of the Sarmiento Line in Buenos Aires for Argentinean...
ažd-praha-wins-montenegrin-resignaling-contract
MONTENEGRO’s rail infrastructure manager ZICG has awarded AŽD Praha a €6.1m contract to resignal the main station in the capital Podgorica. AŽD Praha will supply its ESA 44 electronic interlocking system together with three PZZ-J level...
atkins-wins-anglia-resignalling-contract
BRITAIN’s infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) has awarded a £29m contract to Atkins to resignal 42km of lines linking Norwich, Yarmouth and Lowestoft in eastern England.Atkins will be responsible for design, engineering, construction, testing and...
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THE deployment of the ETCS train control element of ERTMS in Europe has been painfully slow, with only 4500km of lines either equipped or in the process of being installed, and virtually no cross-border lines...
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NETWORK Rail (NR) has announced a series of “sweeping reforms,” which will enable the private sector to play a more active role in delivering major infrastructure projects. The measures are being put forward in response to...
rio-tinto-moves-forward-with-driverless-heavy-haul-project
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...

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