Railway Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the www.railway-technology.com web site http://www.railway-technology.com/ en-us http://www.railway-technology.com/ Railway Technology-Updates http://www.railway-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Saliva Detection Devices for Railway Employers http://www.railway-technology.com/contractors/medical/pathtech/presssaliva-detection-devices-rail.html http://www.railway-technology.com/contractors/medical/pathtech/presssaliva-detection-devices-rail.html Deciding to implement a workplace drug and alcohol testing programme is only the beginning of the process. Once the need for a formal testing regime has been identified, there are a series of flow-on decisions that need to be made. What type of testi… Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:03:00 GMT Port Freeport starts construction of rail project in US http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsport-freeport-starts-construction-of-rail-project-in-us-5907573 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsport-freeport-starts-construction-of-rail-project-in-us-5907573 Port Freeport in the US has begun construction on the first phase of the Parcel 14 Rail Development, which is intended to improve landside accessibilities and supply chain efficiencies for users of the port. Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Moscow-Kazan High-Speed Rail Line http://www.railway-technology.com/projects/moscow-kazan-high-speed-rail-line/ http://www.railway-technology.com/projects/moscow-kazan-high-speed-rail-line/ The 770km-long Moscow-Kazan high-speed rail line will connect the two large Russian cities of Moscow and Kazan. Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT UK's Ely-Peterborough line reopens following repair works http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsely-peterborough-line-in-uk-reopens-following-repair-work-5907549 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsely-peterborough-line-in-uk-reopens-following-repair-work-5907549 The rail network between Ely and Peterborough in the UK has reopened after the completion of repair works, following an incident last week that saw a freight train become derailed on the line. Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT China set to increase bullet train speed after six years http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newschina-set-to-increase-bullet-train-speed-after-six-years-5907809 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newschina-set-to-increase-bullet-train-speed-after-six-years-5907809 China's seven pairs of 'Fuxing' bullet trains are set to return to running at 350km per hour from next month, marking the end of a six-year period of speed restriction. Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Future Rail: Issue 53 http://www.railway-technology.com/features/featurefuture-rail-issue-53-5906577/ http://www.railway-technology.com/features/featurefuture-rail-issue-53-5906577/ In this issue: Problems with the New York subway, Chinese manufacturing, Europe’s night services, third-generation trains, the barriers against start-ups, level crossings dangers, and more Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:11:00 GMT Maccaferri's Innovative 'ParaMesh' Used for a Major 42m-High Reinforced Soil Structure at the Monte Ceneri Tunnel, Switzerland http://www.railway-technology.com/contractors/engineering/maccaferri/pressparamesh-ceneri-tunnel.html http://www.railway-technology.com/contractors/engineering/maccaferri/pressparamesh-ceneri-tunnel.html The New Railway Link through the Alps (AlpTransit), is a Swiss federal project focused on building faster North-South rail links across the Swiss Alps by constructing base tunnels several hundred meters below the level of the current tunnels. Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:57:00 GMT Four officials suspended after train derailment kills 24 people in UP, India http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsfour-officials-suspended-after-train-derailment-kills-24-people-in-up-india-5906285 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsfour-officials-suspended-after-train-derailment-kills-24-people-in-up-india-5906285 Four railway officials were suspended and three others were sent on leave following a rail accident in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh (UP), which resulted in the deaths of 24 people and injured several others. Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT First Delivery for Ceneri Base Tunnel http://www.railway-technology.com/contractors/rail/sonneville/pressceneri-base-tunnel.html http://www.railway-technology.com/contractors/rail/sonneville/pressceneri-base-tunnel.html Sonneville's European LVT licensee Vigier Rail supplied the first 600 LVT Standard supports for the Ceneri Base Tunnel project for a test installation prior to the start of the track installation in May 2017. Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Victoria to introduce port-rail shuttle project http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsvictoria-to-introduce-port-rail-shuttle-project-5906024 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsvictoria-to-introduce-port-rail-shuttle-project-5906024 The Government of Victoria in Australia, in collaboration with the federal government, is set to introduce a port-rail shuttle project to improve rail connectivity between the Port of Melbourne and major freight hubs by utilising existing rail infras… Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Xplore Receives New $2.7m Android™ Rugged Tablet Order from Top Telecommunications Provider to Support Workforce Expansion within Construction Division http://www.railway-technology.com/contractors/computer/xplore-technologies/pressnew-27m-android-rugged-tablet-rt.html http://www.railway-technology.com/contractors/computer/xplore-technologies/pressnew-27m-android-rugged-tablet-rt.html Xplore Technologies today announced that one of the largest broadband and wireless telecommunications companies in the US has ordered $2.7m worth of Android™ powered 'mobile office' bundles to support the growth of its field-based workforce. Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT EURAILTEST-A World Leader in Rail Testing and Consulting http://www.railway-technology.com/contractors/testing/eurailtest/ http://www.railway-technology.com/contractors/testing/eurailtest/ Whether you are a rail operator, a rail manufacturer, a transport authority or an engineering company, EURAILTEST can help. Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Virgin debuts new high-speed Azuma train in Scotland http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsvirgins-new-high-speed-azuma-train-debuts-in-scotland-5906004 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsvirgins-new-high-speed-azuma-train-debuts-in-scotland-5906004 UK-based train operating company Virgin Trains' new ‘Azuma’ locomotive has travelled for the first time to Scotland as part of a rail connectivity improvement programme between Edinburgh and London. Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Goldschmidt Thermit Group-Rail Joining, Rail Services, Measurement, Tools and Machines, and Equipment http://www.railway-technology.com/contractors/track/goldschmidt-thermit-group/ http://www.railway-technology.com/contractors/track/goldschmidt-thermit-group/ Goldschmidt Thermit Group is an international, family-run group, comprising 23 medium-sized companies. With expertise spanning 100 years, we are a world-renowned supplier of products and services for the construction, renovation, maintenance and mode… Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Bombardier wins contracts for Chengdu and Chongqing metro lines in China http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsbombardier-wins-contract-for-chengdu-and-chongqing-metro-lines-in-china-5904813 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsbombardier-wins-contract-for-chengdu-and-chongqing-metro-lines-in-china-5904813 Bombardier NUG Propulsion System (BNP) has secured two contracts worth approximately CNY531m ($79m) from Chinese New United Group (NUG) to provide MITRAC propulsion and control equipment for the Chengdu Metro Line 6 and Chongqing Metro Line 4 project… Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx issue RFP for LRT project in Ontario http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsinfrastructure-ontario-metrolinx-issue-rfp-for-lrt-project-in-ontario-5904825 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsinfrastructure-ontario-metrolinx-issue-rfp-for-lrt-project-in-ontario-5904825 Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a request for proposals (RFP) to three shortlisted teams in relation to the design, construction, financing, operations and maintenance of the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project in Ontari… Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT City of Houston and Texas Central sign deal to develop high-speed train http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newscity-of-houston-texas-central-sign-deal-to-develop-high-speed-train-5905115 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newscity-of-houston-texas-central-sign-deal-to-develop-high-speed-train-5905115 The City of Houston and railroad company Texas Central have signed an agreement to develop a new bullet train system. Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:00:00 GMT Internet of Things Solutions for Railways http://www.railway-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/computer/internet-of-things-ibase/ http://www.railway-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/computer/internet-of-things-ibase/ While railway technology has evolved slowly over the last 200 years, the next few years could bring greater transformation to the railways, and at a greater pace than we have seen in the past as railway operators begin to adopt internet of things tec… Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:13:00 GMT Bel Power Solutions Announces Ultra-Low Profile 40W ABC41 and MBC41 Series of AC-DC Power Supplies http://www.railway-technology.com/contractors/electrification/bel-power-solutions/press40-watt-abc41-mbc41.html http://www.railway-technology.com/contractors/electrification/bel-power-solutions/press40-watt-abc41-mbc41.html Bel Power Solutions and Protection, a Bel group company (NASDAQ: BELFA and BELFB) and premier global manufacturer of power management devices, announces the expansion of their ABC Series open-frame, AC-DC power supply portfolio to include the ultra-l… Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:34:00 GMT State of the Art in Axle Counting http://www.railway-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/signal/axle-counting/ http://www.railway-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/signal/axle-counting/ Axle counting systems are used in many countries around the world as a replacement for track vacancy detection systems. They are also used in signalling equipment systems to build a more complete picture of what is happening on a particular stretch o… Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:46:00 GMT