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Audit criticises Danish signalling programme MANAGEMENT of Denmark’s national ERTMS rollout and the introduction of CBTC on the Copenhagen S-Train network has been strongly criticised in a report by the country’s National Audit Office, which was published on January 25.
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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...
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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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Rail vehicle applications such as public address or track fault monitoring systems require position information, which is often delivered by GPS. But GPS might not always be available, for example in tunnels or valleys. Televic...
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FORT Worth Transportation Authority (FWTA) has awarded a $US 97m signalling and communication services contract to Wabtec for the new Tex Rail commuter line in Texas. The 43.5km double-track line is expected open in 2018 and...
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TESTING of the ERSAT EAV satellite signalling system concluded on February 24, when the operation of the technology was demonstrated to guests including Mr Josef Doppelbauer, executive director of the EU Agency for Railways, Mr...

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