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‘Adaptable Carriage’ concept accommodates freight on passenger trains A new system which enables passenger train interiors to be reconfigured to carry freight is ready for trials, according to its developer.

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SIEMENS announced on August 9 that it is establishing a new locomotive service hub at New Castle, Delaware, to remotely monitor the operation of Siemens locomotives across the United States. Siemens Digital Rail Services staff based...
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NOMAD Digital, Airbus Defence and Space (ADS), FirstGroup and TTG Transportation Technology are working together to support the development of real-time train location data sources to be used to locate trains at any given time. The...
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GERMAN Rail (DB) has begun testing a new app-based fare verification system which eliminates the need for onboard ticket checks. The so-called Comfort Check-in allows passengers with a seat reservation to check in after boarding using...
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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...
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SPANISH companies involved in the development and certification of the OGI automatic gauge-changing system have completed the first phase of dynamic testing. The OGI bogies are designed for use on freight routes crossing the Spanish-French...

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BRITAIN’s Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), the rail supply industry and a consortium of eight universities have secured £92m of funding to establish Britain as a global centre of rail excellence. The partnership, which is...
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New developments in wagon technology and a growing awareness of the need for digitalisation should help rail freight operators become more competitive, as Anitra Green discovered at the recent Transport Logistics exhibition in Munich.THE introduction...
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A new draft ERTMS Deployment Action Plan was presented at the EU Agency for Railways’ Single European Railway Area (Sera) conference in Brussels on June 20, and will now go out to consultation. The final plan...
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KAZAKHSTAN Railways (KTZ) has signed a memorandum of understanding with GE Transportation to use digital technologies, with the aim of reducing fuel consumption, optimise power distribution, enhancing operational safety, and improving utilisation. The framework includes the...
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BRITAIN’s infrastructure manager Network Rail has appointed Arcadis as a programme partner to support the implementation of its Digital Railway programme. Arcadis will provide technical leadership, engineering management, project management, stakeholder engagement, risk management, business change,...

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