New Features information at Railway Technology New and updated information from Features listed on en-us New Features information at Railway Technology Future Rail: Issue 52 In this issue: Displacing communities with modern rail, driverless trains in Germany, reopening a disused London station, the Great Lakes Basin project, a Siemens-Bombardier merger, a look in the lost and found, and more Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:06:00 GMT Is a Siemens-Bombardier joint venture a real possibility? Siemens and Bombardier are reportedly in talks to merge their rail operations to compete more effectively with Chinese state-backed giant CRRC. The challenges and implications, however, should not be understated. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:53:00 GMT Paris’ Arts and Civilisations train takes passengers on a culture trip Passengers on Paris’ metro line E can immerse themselves in the arts and culture of five different continents, thanks to an on-board exhibition displaying works of art, paintings and historical objects from the capital’s Musée du quai Branly. Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:34:00 GMT Lost and found: how is technology changing lost property? From the mundane, such as umbrellas, coats and other everyday objects, to the somewhat baffling – a microwave or widescreen television: lost property is an unavoidable occurrence on any railway network. Now, third-party start-ups are trying to take t… Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT June's top stories: Victoria receives $1.14bn for regional network, Astaldi wins Polish rail upgrade contract Victoria in Australia has secured funds worth nearly $1.14bn for a regional rail network overhaul project, and a JV between Astaldi Group and CLF has received a €82m contract to upgrade a section of the E-59 Warsaw-Poznan railway line. Railway-techno… Wed, 05 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT Change and the modern railway: how new lines shift communities When it comes to urban conglomerates, property values are increasingly determined by their proximity to public transportation. Despite their advantages to the community, new railways tend to contribute to rapid gentrification and can displace lower i… Sun, 02 Jul 2017 23:00:00 GMT TopRail: promoting sustainable rail tourism Can rail travel be re-visited as a means of sustainable tourism? The International Union of Railways has launched TopRail to raise awareness of cruise and heritage railways, and scenic train routes around the world. With a series of workshops underwa… Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT ‘Audacious’ private freight line hopes to end Chicago’s gridlock A private group of investors has proposed a new freight rail line that bypasses Chicago as a solution to the city’s longstanding gridlock. But the project has brought criticism over its potential environmental impact on thousands of acres of farmland… Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:06:00 GMT The driverless freight train: as imagined in Germany Researchers from the German Aerospace Centre have developed concepts for what they are calling the freight trains of the future. What makes these trains different to current models? Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:00:00 GMT Future Rail: Issue 51 In this issue: Doubling down on Stockholm rail, positive train control, Ontario express is a GO, sustainable rail tourism, rebuilding Riga station, UK freight’s timetable, and more Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:15:00 GMT The fight to reopen Camberwell Railway A resident-led campaign is seeking the reopening of Camberwell, a disused London railway station abandoned since WWI, to relieve some of the pressure on the overworked local public transport network. But what will it take to turn the historical remai… Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:52:00 GMT Connecting the region: Canada’s express rail project The Canadian Government has announced funding of up to $C1.8bn for the GO Transit Regional Express Rail project in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area of southern Ontario. The scheme will see 150km of new track installed, as well as electrification of … Wed, 07 Jun 2017 08:00:00 GMT May's top stories: Sound Transit to buy 30 LRVs, Astaldi JV secures new railway contract Sound Transit contracted Siemens to supply 30 additional S70-type light rail vehicles (LRVs), and Astaldi Group secured a €171m contract to upgrade a section of the N-7 Warsaw Wschodnia Osobowa-Dorohusk railway line as part of a JV arrangement. Railw… Mon, 05 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Positive train control: is the US on track? The implementation of Positive Train Control across the US has hit numerous barriers, with rail operators extending their deadlines by three to five years past the initial target. A new report suggests the industry is making progress, but are things … Sun, 04 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Rebuilding Riga for Rail Baltica After a long deliberation process, two architecture firms have won an international competition to design the new Central Station in Riga, a key link in the Rail Baltica project, which ultimately hopes to link the Baltic States and central Europe. So… Mon, 29 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Delivering increased capacity via the Stockholm City Line project Stockholm City Line, one of Sweden’s largest and most important construction projects, is set to open in July, doubling rail capacity throughout the city. We take a look at this €1.8bn project, which will take suburban trains away from the congested … Tue, 23 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Slotting in UK rail freight A two-year industry collaboration to determine the efficiency of the UK’s freight rail network has culminated in a massive timetable shakeup. How will the sector adapt to these changing times? Tue, 23 May 2017 08:00:00 GMT Biting the bullet: Is Texas ready to embrace high-speed rail? The Texas bullet train proposal is dividing opinion across the Lone Star State, but recent reports suggest that President Trump has earmarked it as one of the country’s key infrastructure projects. Could this be the boost the project needs, or simply… Sun, 21 May 2017 23:00:00 GMT Future Rail: Issue 50 In this issue: India’s undersea bullet, Montréal’s transit through toxic waste, trouble with rolling stock in Queensland, declining freight, Night Tube noise, mapping trains in real-train, and more Tue, 16 May 2017 14:50:00 GMT More than a train: India invests in Japanese high-speed rail Construction of a highly ambitious bullet train in western India is slated to begin in 2018. With a loan from Japan, the $14.5bn project aims to replicate the world-famous Japanese Shinkansen technology and dramatically slash journey times across Ind… Mon, 15 May 2017 10:44:00 GMT