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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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ALSTOM and Airbus have concluded a cybersecurity cooperation agreement, which was signed by Mr Marc Fontaine, the digital transformation officer at Airbus, and Mr Pascal Cléré, the senior vice president of Alstom’s digital mobility division,...
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ALSTOM and Paris Transport Authority (RATP) have successfully completed an experiment concerning the autonomous stabling of a tram at RATP’s line T7 depot in Vitry-sur-Seine. The project took six months to complete, including three at the...
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SIEMENS has announced that it will launch a new digital rail service in the United States, which will use sensors and software platforms to put intelligence behind billions of data points created on the country’s...
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While passenger Wi-Fi and remote monitoring of rolling stock systems are now commonly used by train operators, a convergence is underway which promises to unlock the full potential of onboard connectivity. Nomad Digital CEO Reece...
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Russian Railways is engaged in a wide-reaching programme of “digitising” its railway network in areas ranging from operations to asset management. Efim Rozenberg, first deputy director general of the railway’s research institute, NIIAS, and Alexey...

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Soon-man Hong was appointed CEO of Korail in May 2016, and is currently overseeing the expansion of services ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics and in response to a new direct competitor. Hong is also...
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FRANCE’s Institute of Technological Research (IRT) SystemX, together with French National Railways (SNCF) and Alstom, has launched a two-year project to automate the observation functions of train drivers.The Safe Autonomous Land Transport (TAS) project will...
This year’s International Railway Summit staged by IRJ focussed on some of the subjects of key concern to the railway industry namely the huge changes taking place in the European passenger rail market, research and...
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SNCF president Guillaume Pepy revealed to the International Railway Summit in Paris how the company is positioning itself as a leading transport provider in a new transport market defined by shared mobility and underpinned by...
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NETHERLANDS Railways (NS) and Prorail have successfully completed a joint research initiative that looked at the use of smartwatches by conductors, with the aim of increasing punctual departures. The smartwatches aim to increase efficiency by providing...

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