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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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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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GERMAN Rail (DB) is using Building Information Modelling (BIM) to digitally design new railway stations, and the first is being piloted in Hösel, Ratingen, in North-Rhine Westphalia. DB is now using the BIM method to plan...
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With recent advances in energy storage technology, urban rail operators are harnessing the ability to reduce traction power consumption. Venky Krishnan director of business development and special projects with Calbetux, United States and vice-president of...
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German Rail (DB) is hailing the transformational impact of digitalisation on rail transport. But how is it preparing its staff for these radical changes in its business practices and everyday operations? Kevin Smith looks at...
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RESEARCHERS at the University of Huddersfield have developed a new software tool which harnesses big data to reduce the risk of Signals Passed at Danger (Spad) incidents. The Red Aspect Approach to Signals (Raats) has been...

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ANSALDO has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Copenhagen metro operator Metroselskabet to develop a proof of concept for a new Dynamic Headway Solution, which will be designed using Ansaldo’s train control systems and Hitachi’s...
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POLISH regional operator Masovian Railways (KM), Poland, has equipped 69 vehicles with Dilax passenger counting systems, which are compatible with counting systems already installed on the vehicles, or those that will be installed in the...
One of the recurring themes of Railtex 2017 was the ‘digital railway’, which emphasises using historical data and analytics to unlock a wide range of benefits ranging from predictive maintenance to driver advisory systems. Dan...
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IRJ at IAF 2017, Münster: Italian lifting equipment company Platform Basket is premiering its RR 14 EVO 3 aerial working platform, which is designed for operations on road and rail with a 14m working height,...
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DB Cargo’s British subsidiary, DB Cargo UK, is now offering digital route learning for its drivers in collaboration with Track Access Services (TAS). The freight operator has created an online route-learning programme, which drivers can access...

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