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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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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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EUROPE’s Shift2Rail research and development initiative has published its 2017 call for proposals together with its annual work plan for 2017.This new round of calls for proposals is for Shift2Rail members and non-members. Shift2Rail has...
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GERMAN Rail (DB) announced on November 15 that it has established a new wholly-owned subsidiary to intensify co-operation with tech startups and develop data-driven business models. DB says the creation of DB Digital Ventures will simplify...
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HACKTRAIN’s third annual hackathon, which seeks to solve issues within the rail industry through innovation, took place from November 4-6 on two separate journeys, one across Britain and another across Europe. The hackathon initiative is supported...
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THE Shift2Rail joint undertaking announced on November 8 that the final agreement relating to the 2015-16 call for proposals had been signed. Shift2Rail awarded 27 grants following two open calls for proposals earlier this year, and...
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The rail sector continues to lead the way as a sustainable transport mode, but it must do more to encourage further modal shift and to meet its ambitious targets for reducing emissions and energy consumption,...