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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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Santanu Sur, consulting partner - energy and resources at Tata Consultancy Services’ energy unit, outlines plans for a series of IoT-based apps to improve the safety of the increasing volumes of crude oil being transported...
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NORWAY’s Railway Directorate has submitted a plan for improved mobile phone coverage to the Ministry of Transport and Communications, which shows that the price of improving in-train network connection around and between the four largest...
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British operator CrossCounty is deploying a new communications suite, which is set to provide onboard staff with a bespoke and easy-to-use source of live network and service information. Kevin Smith met with the developer Nexus...
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Active since January 2017, P&T Connected is providing fresh impetus in the development of new software and data science for Plasser & Theurer’s track maintenance machines. Kevin Smith spoke with Bernhard Maier, COO of P&T...
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Digitalisation of rail freight was one of the hot topics under discussion at the UIC’s Global Rail Freight Conference in Genoa, Italy, in June. Digitalisation has the potential to improve efficiency and competitiveness, but will...

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BRITISH passenger operators have agreed to publish more real-time information to enable tech firms to develop better travel apps under new plans announced on August 8 by rail minister, Mr Jo Johnson, and Rail Delivery...
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FOLLOWING a successful pilot, City Transport (HKL) has awarded Transrail, Sweden, and Welado, Finland, a contract to implement a Connected Driver Advisory System (C-DAS) on the city’s metro network. HKL aims to reduce energy consumption by...
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MENTION Artificial Intelligence (AI) and it’s difficult not to picture scenes of biorobotic androids clashing with their human creators. While the reality of AI in 2018 is rather less dystopian than the Los Angeles of...
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Railways are harvesting increasing volumes of data on the performance of their assets, but converting raw data into meaningful insights remains a challenge for many organisations in the industry. Keith Barrow reports from Munich on...
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GERMAN Rail (DB), Siemens and the city of Hamburg have signed an agreement to develop a fully automated S-Bahn line in Hamburg by 2021, in time for the World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)...

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