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ARTC selects Telstra for telecommunications contract THE Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has selected Telstra in a 10-year contract to provide continuing telecommunications services through its NextG network to support ARTC's National Train Communications System (NTCS) for the 8500km Australian freight railway network.
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THE Shift2Rail joint technology initiative published its first call for proposals on December 17, making an initial tranche of €170m in grant funding available for railway research projects in Europe. The first call is being funded...
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NORWEGIAN infrastructure manager Jernbaneverket has awarded a NKr 250m ($US 28.9m) signalling contract to Thales for the Follo Line project, Norway largest infrastructure project. The signalling system for the new 22km double-track line linking Oslo and...
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FOR the first time a train has operated under ETCS with cab signalling through central London marking six years of development by Network Rail (NR) for the Thameslink upgrading project. The successful test runs were conducted...
hollysys-to-supply-atp-for-chinese-high-speed-trains
CHINA Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) has awarded Hollysys Automation Technologies a Yuan 483.8m ($US 74.9m) contract to supply Automatic Train Protection (ATP) equipment for 179 high-speed trains being built for China Railway Corporation. Hollysys will...
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DEDICATED Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) has awarded two Hitachi-led consortia design-build contracts worth a total of Rs 23.9bn ($US 450.9m) to supply signalling and telecommunications systems for the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor...
cairo-awards-line-3-metro-equipment-contracts
EGYPT's National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) has awarded Alstom and its consortium partners contracts worth €187m to supply signalling, telecommunications and electromechanical equipment for the phase 3 extension of Cairo Metro's Line 3.Alstom, which is...
Testing is underway on a Paris metro line using LTE as a component of the automated signalling system. Angus Hammond outlines the objectives of the trial and the potential benefits of using LTE. ALCATEL-Lucent began testing...
south-african-control-centre-commissioned
A NEW control centre for the Gauteng area has been commissioned by Siemens for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) and will start to control trains in January.The Gauteng Nerve Centre (GNC) will...
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IRJ at Railway Interchange: Pintsch Tiefenbach, Germany, had a prototype SIL4 software-based axle counter on display in Minneapolis. The AZ2 will be able to monitor operations and report failures. It will also be designed for deployment...
adif-awards-high-speed-line-signalling-contract
SPAIN's infrastructure manager, Adif, has awarded a €164m contract to a consortium led by Bombardier and including Alstom and Indra to install signalling and provide maintenance for a new high-speed line under construction in the...