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EC adopts new ERTMS deployment plan THE European Commission adopted an implementing regulation on January 5 for the new ERTMS European Deployment plan (ERTMS EDP), which sets a target of equipping 50% of Core Network Corridors by 2023.
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CHINA Steel Corporation (CSC) has awarded Thales a contract to supply signalling systems for the light rail Circular Line in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The current line has 14 stations and the extension will add another 23. The...
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THE European Commission adopted an implementing regulation on January 5 for the new ERTMS European Deployment plan (ERTMS EDP), which sets a target of equipping 50% of Core Network Corridors by 2023. The new plan has...
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BRITISH infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) successfully completed £100m of infrastructure upgrade work comprising 200 projects over the Christmas period, with a team of 24,000 accumulating 600,000 hours of work over the 10 days. Among the...
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INDIAN Railways (IR) inaugurated ETCS Level 1 on the 68km Basin Bridge - Arakkonam suburban line in Chennai on December 21, the first deployment of ETCS by Thales in India.   Known locally as Train Protection Warning...
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SCI Verkehr’s latest poll of around 100 representative companies from the global railway industry indicates cautious optimism for the rail market for the next six months. David Briginshaw explains.THE latest SCI Rail Business Index, a...
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SIEMENS announced on December 6 that it successfully conducted driving tests with its Trainguard 200 ETCS equipment in Sweden over a two-week period in November. The test results mean that ERTMS is now validated in Scandinavia,...
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BOMBARDIER announced on December 6 that it won its first contract in China as part of the Bombardier and New United Group Signalling Solutions (BNS) joint venture. The $US 33m contract is from Changzhou Metro to...
THE 39-year-old DB Networks signalman, who was on duty when two Meridian trains collided head on near Bad Aibling, Germany, on February 9, has been convicted of negligence and sentenced to 3 years 6 months...
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WITH just weeks to go before the start of full commercial operations, Switzerland’s Federal Transport Office (BAV) has approved the use of Bombardier Traxx locomotives in the Gotthard Base Tunnel following the installation of an...
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AHEAD of the German national elections in 2017, the German Railway Industry Association (VDB) and seven other railway associations have put forward three policy initiatives designed to boost rail traffic. The first initiative, Deutschland-Takt, calls for...