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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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Cross-industry cooperation on multimodal mobility platforms is critical for success but is proving a challenge. Francois Lanquetot, partner, and Frank Nosbers, senior consultant at BearingPoint, Germany, reveal the results of a market study into the...
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Network Rail has developed a new desktop-based asset viewing application, which is providing users with an enhanced view of railway infrastructure while aiding decision making and project planning. Kevin Smith got a behind-the-scenes look at...
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Bernard Tabary, international CEO of Keolis Group, talks to Keith Barrow. IN the space of less than a decade the smartphone has completely changed how humans interact with the urban environment, providing access to a huge...
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Automatic Train Operation has been widely used on metro lines for decades, but the technology is now starting to unlock benefits in more challenging main line environments. Keith Barrow reports from Vienna on how the...
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A new-generation Plasser & Theurer hybrid infrastructure maintenance machine has visited the Rail Tec Arsenal (RTA) climatic chamber in Vienna for extreme temperature testing. The HTW 100 E³ electrification vehicle is equipped with three battery modules,...

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GERMAN Rail (DB) has outlined plans for the deployment of ETCS across its rail network, including the full rollout of the technology on the 1450km TEN-T Rhine-Alpine corridor and more than half of its cross-border...
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BASELLAND Transport (BLT), the Swiss tram operator serving the greater Basel area, has launched trials with a collision warning system with a view to equipping its entire fleet of Tango trams with the technology. The project...
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DUTCH infrastructure manager ProRail and rail freight operator Rotterdam Rail Feeding (RRF) have signed an agreement with Alstom to start testing automatic train operation (ATO) on a section of the Betuweroute freight line this year. The...
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TELEVIC Rail, Belgium, is participating in a research project which is aiming to identify new ways of mining data retrieved from sensors installed onboard trains with the objective of developing a predictive maintenance tool. With up...
Pierre Verzat, CEO, Systra,talks to Keith Barrow.JUST as the Fourth Industrial Revolution is unleashing a whole new world of possibilities for the operation of infrastructure, artificial intelligence, Big Data and the Internet of Things are...

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