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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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Frauscher Sensor Technology has developed a system based on Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) which has the ability to track trains, remotely monitor assets and secure infrastructure.RESEARCH conducted by Frauscher Sensor Technology into fibre sensing technologies...
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HELSINKI Regional Transport (HSL) is claiming a world first with the launch of an open retail platform which enables anyone anywhere to purchase tickets for retail sale. HSL says it is inviting all transport operators both...
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SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) and Stadler have been testing a new digital train driver assistance system on the Bern - Olten high-speed line and, for the first time in Switzerland, a double-deck train has been...
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THE quest to reduce the emission of greenhouse and noxious gases from diesel engines appears to have taken on a new sense of urgency judging by the recent flurry of announcements about pilot projects for...
Railways are increasingly embracing new and smart methods to maintain their assets, which is placing new demands on suppliers. Members of Voestalpine’s management team explain to Kevin Smith how the company is responding by redefining...

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A new wagon tracking system is promising to revolutionise VTG’s European wagon fleet operations management, and its business offering. Kevin Smith spoke with VTG and the inventor of the system, Nexiot.THE next time you see...
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Alex Froom, director with Zipabout, Britain, explains why it is vital for railways to enhance their communication skills with passengers if they want to improve customer satisfaction and remain competitive. WE live in the age of...
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With India’s railway network suffering from overcapacity, the railway is exploring methods to improve efficiency, as Abhay Sharma, with Indian Railways Traffic Service (IRTS), explains.INDIAN Railways (IR) is the lifeline of the national economy, transporting...
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DB Regio and Bavarian Railway Company (BEG) presented a one-to-one double-deck mock-up of their Idea Train in Nuremberg on November 7 showing innovative product and service concepts for regional services. DB Regio’s Southeast Bavarian Railway (SOB)...
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KEOLIS, a subsidiary of French National Railways (SNCF), has signed a five-year deal with Canada’s Institute for Data Valorisation (Ivado) to share and analyse Big Data to help develop innovative mobility solutions.The deal was signed...

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