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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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SOUTH Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) has awarded Wabtec a contract worth around $US 40m to design, install and commission Positive Train Control (PTC) on the 114km Tri-Rail commuter line from Mangonia Park to West...
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ACCORDING to a global study of railway infrastructure suppliers by SCI Verkehr, while Siemens and Voestalpine are still the market leaders, Chinese manufacturers are catching up, which SCI says is due to advancing digitalisation in...
ato-commissioned-on-paris-rer-line-a
The introduction of Automatic Train Operation (ATO) on Paris RER Line A reached a milestone on April 27, when a double-deck MI09 EMU began operating under ATO on the core section of the line. In January...
bombardier-siemens-rail-business-merger-mooted
BOMBARDIER and Siemens are discussing a possible merger between their two railway equipment manufacturing division, Bombardier Transportation and Siemens Mobility, according to a report by Bloomberg.The main objective would be to create a much larger...
french-launch-train-driver-automation-project
FRANCE’s Institute of Technological Research (IRT) SystemX, together with French National Railways (SNCF) and Alstom, has launched a two-year project to automate the observation functions of train drivers.The Safe Autonomous Land Transport (TAS) project will...
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THE German rail industry achieved a 5.2% increase in exports in 2016 to €6.1bn taking exports to 52% of total sales of €11.8bn. However, domestic sales fell by 12% to €5.7bn compared with 2015.The results...
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STATE Railway of Thailand (SRT) has awarded a Baht 32.4bn ($US 942m) turnkey contract to a Japanese consortium of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Hitachi, and Sumitomo to equip two extensions to the Red Line commuter-rail line...
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ROMANIAN infrastructure manager CFR has awarded a consortium of Astaldi, FCC Construction, Salcef, and Thales a Lei 1.76bn ($US 420m) contract to upgrade the 36.1km Bârzava - Ilteu section of the Curtici - Simeria line,...
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TENDERS have been invited for a €23m project to electrify the 49km Viana do Castelo - Valença section of Portugal’s Minho line which runs north from Nine via Viana do Castelo to Valença on the...
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FRANCE’s infrastructure manager, SNCF Network, put into service a new control centre for Paris Gare de Lyon during the weekend of March 18-19. The first train departed the terminal at 05.01 on March 20. Around 700...

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