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Plasser hands over track recording train IRJ at InnoTrans 2014: PLASSER & THEURER formally handed over a two-car GMTZ track recording train to German infrastructure manager DB Networks at InnoTrans on September 24.
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A NEW engineering report assessing the damage caused to the Amtrak-owned Hudson River and East River tunnels in New York City by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012 recommends a phased process of maintenance works, which...
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THE DUTCH government has allocated to €2.4bn to maintain and improve the country's railway network as part of its 2015 budget, which was announced on September 16. Half of the funds will be used to maintain...
zetica-rail-reveals-track-measurement-pod
IRJ at InnoTrans 2014: Zetica Rail, Britain, has unveiled a new infrastructure measuring pod at InnoTrans which enables track and structure monitoring equipment to be mounted on almost any rail or road-rail vehicle. The Railway Asset...
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IRJ at InnoTrans 2014: PLASSER & THEURER formally handed over a two-car GMTZ track recording train to German infrastructure manager DB Networks at InnoTrans on September 24. The two-car train is equipped to monitor catenary and...
IRJ at InnoTrans 2014: IN addition to exhibiting its latest premium rail products, Voestalpine has revealed plans to open a rail welding technology competence centre at it headquarters in Leoben, Austria, at InnoTrans in Berlin. Heat...
vdb-calls-for-more-investment-in-german-rail-infrastructure
IRJ at InnoTrans 2014: The CEO of the German Railway Industry Association, Prof Dr Ronald Pörner, has called for a major increase in investment in railway infrastructure in Germany. "The slow rate of investment in...
next-stop-berlin
It's September in an even-numbered year, which means only one thing for the railway industry: InnoTrans. Kevin Smith presents IRJ's comprehensive preview of the biggest railway show on earth, which is set to return to...
sncf-infra-rolls-out-cable-theft-detection-device
FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) infrastructure division SNCF Infra has rolled out a new anti-wire theft device across its network. Developed by WiN MS, France, the device offers real-time monitoring of cable breaks, helping the infrastructure...
tanzania-seeks-advisor-for-ppp-rail-upgrade
TANZANIA is in the process of securing an advisor for a $US 1bn public-private partnership (PPP) scheme to upgrade Tanzania Railways' (TR) 970km metre-gauge line linking Dar es Salaam with Dodoma, Tabora and Isaka."The government...
optimising-maintenance-efficiency-in-limited-possession-times
Railway owners, operators and maintainers are facing increasing pressure to further reduce maintenance windows and maximize operational time, but at some point there is an absolute minimum window time for which an activity is cost...