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Israel Railways to equip network with GSM-R ISRAEL Railways has invited bids by November 11 for a five-year contract, extendable up to 10 years, to design, install and maintain a GSM-R telecommunications system on its 800km network.
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IRJ at the UIC World Conference on Rail Transport Telecoms, Paris: Key European rail bodies have stressed that the industry will need to make a clear and robust case for its future radio spectrum requirements...
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ACCORDING to a global study of railway infrastructure suppliers by SCI Verkehr, while Siemens and Voestalpine are still the market leaders, Chinese manufacturers are catching up, which SCI says is due to advancing digitalisation in...
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LUXEMBOURG National Railways (CFL) has issued a call for tender for the supply of a fleet of 25kV ac EMUs for operation within Luxembourg and on cross-border service to France and Belgium.CFL requires around 22...
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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...
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THE German rail industry achieved a 5.2% increase in exports in 2016 to €6.1bn taking exports to 52% of total sales of €11.8bn. However, domestic sales fell by 12% to €5.7bn compared with 2015.The results...
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STATE Railway of Thailand (SRT) has awarded a Baht 32.4bn ($US 942m) turnkey contract to a Japanese consortium of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Hitachi, and Sumitomo to equip two extensions to the Red Line commuter-rail line...
Work is underway to lay the framework for a new standardised railway telecommunications network to replace GSM-R beginning in 2021 or 2022. But as Kevin Smith discovers, a great deal of uncertainty persists over the...
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BRUSSELS Transport (Stib) has awarded a consultancy contract to a consortium of Systra, Geste and Tractebel to assist with the introduction of communications-based train control (CBTC) on metro lines 1 and 5. The six-year contract covers...
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CONSTRUCTION of the $US 3.8bn 472km Mombasa - Nairobi standard-gauge railway (SGR) is due to be completed in March by China Railway and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), which has a 10-year concession to operate the line,...
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SIEMENS has won a €40m contract to install communications-based train control (CBTC) on the initial two lines of the Nagpur metro in India.Using its Trainguard MT system, Siemens will install CBTC on the two lines...

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