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Train seating concepts offer peak capacity boost BRITISH design agency PriestmanGoode has unveiled two train seating concepts which seek to maximise capacity and comfort for passengers on services which frequently suffer from overcrowding.

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SIEMENS has won a €40m contract to install communications-based train control (CBTC) on the initial two lines of the Nagpur metro in India.Using its Trainguard MT system, Siemens will install CBTC on the two lines...
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SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) has launched a new strategy which aims to combine its existing strengths with new technology to enable it to increase capacity, offer door-to-door journeys, and develop digital stations and smart freight...
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SCIENTISTS at the University of Birmingham, Britain, have developed application which enables passengers to measure ride comfort using their smart phones. Data collected through the app will give operators instant feedback from passengers about bumps and...
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BRITISH digital services company Worldline announced on February 13 that it has been awarded a four-year contract by Transport for London (TfL) to provide passenger information across 22 stations on the Elizabeth Line. Worldline will be...
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A four-month trial using sensors mounted on trams to monitor air pollution has begun in the French city of Grenoble. The GreenZenTag project involves mounting 10 micro sensors on the roofs of trams which measure and...

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ELBIT Systems, alongside its French partner Corys, announced on January 12 that it has won a tender to build simulators to train Israel Railways’ (IR) drivers. The tender was issued in December 2015, and the companies...
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SILICONE Engineering, a supplier of silicone rubber for mass transit applications, has developed a new sponge material which is flame resistant and emits low levels of smoke.   kSil V-O is suitable for use in interior applications,...
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ALSTOM has signed a purchase agreement to acquire Nomad Digital, Britain, a supplier of passenger and fleet connectivity solutions. The deal was reached with Nomad Holdings, which is held by Amadeus Capital Partners, SEB Venture Capital...
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HUBER and Suhner announced on November 21 that it is extending its portfolio of roof-top antennas with the new five-port Sencity Rail multiple input, multiple output (Mimo) antenna. The solution should enable system integrators and rail...
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SPEAKING at the Shift2Rail Lighthouse mid-term event in Brussels on November 17, Mr Michael Baldwin, who was appointed in July as deputy director general of the European Commission’s DG Move, said: “Our ambitions are bold...

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