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Hungarian track inspection train revealed IRJ at InnoTrans 2016: HUNGARIAN State Railways (MÁV) presented its new FMK-008 track condition measurement train at InnoTrans, the first time it has been publicly displayed outside Hungary.
sncf-launches-iot-based-train-and-track-remote-monitoring
FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) is starting to use IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) on IBM Cloud to monitor train and infrastructure performance in real-time.SNCF’s scheduling, train operation and maintenance activities are being equipped with...
sbb-launches-2020-strategy-to-harness-new-technology
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...
feeling-the-strain-rail-steel-performance-under-the-spotlight
Technology Transportation Technology Center Inc’s (TTCI) Facility for Accelerated Service Testing (Fast) is currently engaged in various research programmes for components and technologies, including comparing the performance of rail types provided by different suppliers, as...
cn-to-invest-$c-25bn-this-year
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...
east-african-standard-gauge-network-takes-shape
THE quest to bring standard-gauge rail to Africa has gained traction following an announcement from the Tanzanian government that it is seeking bidders for the construction of the final portion of the new line that...
digital-technologies-shape-the-future-of-track-maintenance
THE digitisation of the railways has been the major topic for some time now. This was clearly evident at InnoTrans last September, where the potential for digitising the railway system was defined and presented. In...
network-rail-completes-£100m-of-upgrades-over-christmas
BRITISH infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) successfully completed £100m of infrastructure upgrade work comprising 200 projects over the Christmas period, with a team of 24,000 accumulating 600,000 hours of work over the 10 days. Among the...
evraz-sets-up-100m-rail-production
EVRAZ announced on December 20 that it has set up production of European 60 E1 100m-long raw or head-hardened rails. The 60 E1 rails can be used for both passenger and freight lines, and, according to...
vossloh-to-acquire-rocla-concrete-tie
VOSSLOH announced on December 5 that it has signed an agreement to acquire North American rail infrastructure company Rocla Concrete Tie for $US 117.2m at the beginning of 2017 subject to merger control clearances. Rocla generated...
bolivia-opens-concrete-sleeper-plant
PRODUCTION of pre-stressed concrete sleepers has started at a new plant built in Bolivia by Bolivian Cement Company (Soboce) and equipped, set up and tested by Wegh Group, Italy.The new plant can produce more than...

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