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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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The European Railway Industry Association (Unife) published a position paper on railway digitalisation last month, which highlights the steps which need to be taken for the railway industry to keep pace with disruptive technologies and...
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SIEMENS has made what it describes as a “strategic equity investment” in predictive locomotive maintenance specialist Wi-Tronix, United States. While both companies have agreed not to release details of the transaction, Wi-Tronix will remain a...
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INDIAN Railways (IR) plans to build a hydrogen fuel cell and battery powered 300kW broad-gauge locomotive, and Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi has invited tenders by November 22 for components for the project.The locomotive will have...
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THE Belgian city of Antwerp has announced plans to pilot Mobility as a Service (MaaS), which brings public transport, taxis, bike hire, and car sharing together in a single subscription-based service to provide a convenient...
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GLOBAL mining company Rio Tinto announced on October 2 that it has successfully completed its the first fully-autonomous trip on its heavy-haul rail network in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Rio Tinto is introducing driverless...

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TECHNOLOGY is advancing at a faster rate than ever before, and the pace of change is impacting many areas of business and industry, with some of the innovators firmly intent on disrupting the status quo.For...
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DUTCH infrastructure manager Prorail has awarded machine-to-machine technology company Dual Inventive a contract to supply 1500 wireless sensors to remotely monitor the health of points and crossings at key locations across the network. Following a successful...
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IRJ at Trako 12th International Railway Fair, Gdansk, Poland: WARSAW Commuter Railway (WKD) has completed the rollout of a new passenger information system from IVU Traffic Technologies on its 33km line from Warsaw Śródmieście to...
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VIRGIN Trains East Coast has launched a new smartphone app which enables passengers to bid for last-minute upgrades for first-class seats. The Seatfrog app creates a live, dynamic bidding system for first-class seats, enabling the operator...
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SIEMENS announced on August 9 that it is establishing a new locomotive service hub at New Castle, Delaware, to remotely monitor the operation of Siemens locomotives across the United States. Siemens Digital Rail Services staff based...

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