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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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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...
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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,...
nagpur-metro-awards-cbtc-contract-to-siemens
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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SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) has launched a new strategy which aims to combine its existing strengths with new technology to enable it to increase capacity, offer door-to-door journeys, and develop digital stations and smart freight...
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CANADIAN National Railway (CN) says 64% of its $C 2.5bn ($US 1.9bn) capital investment budget in 2017 will be used to upgrade track and structures. CN’s 2017 infrastructure spending is expected to total $C 1.6bn. This...
db-regio-to-offer-passenger-wifi-via-wlan
GERMAN Rail (DB) has developed a concept to provide all passengers on DB Regio services with internet access via a wireless local area network (WLAN), as a solution to the lack of network coverage provided...

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