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 Major Challenges Facing Rail Operators, Maintainers, Owners and the Role of ICT http://www.railway-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/operation/major-challenges-facing-rail-operators/ http://www.railway-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/operation/major-challenges-facing-rail-operators/ The challenge is clear: today, more than ever, rail operators are expected to operate more efficiently, maintain safety and service quality, meet ever-demanding passenger needs and achieve more with shrinking budgets. Fri, 23 Jun 2017 09:35:00 GMT Deals this week: SNCF Reseau, Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori, GE http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-sncf-reseau-nuovo-trasporto-viaggiatori-ge-5850227 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-sncf-reseau-nuovo-trasporto-viaggiatori-ge-5850227 French rail infrastructure management company SNCF Reseau, formerly known as Reseau Ferre de France, has announced a public offering of international bonds to raise Skr440m ($50.47m). Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT First Elizabeth line train enters passenger service http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsfirst-elizabeth-line-train-enters-passenger-service-5852210 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsfirst-elizabeth-line-train-enters-passenger-service-5852210 The first Elizabeth line train has started passenger service between Liverpool Street and Shenfield on the TfL Rail route, following extensive testing and preparations. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT CIMIC Group secures $2.12bn Sydney Harbour rail tunnel contract http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newscimic-group-secures-212bn-sydney-harbour-rail-tunnel-contract-5851857 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newscimic-group-secures-212bn-sydney-harbour-rail-tunnel-contract-5851857 CIMIC Group company CPB Contractors has secured a contract to build a new metro railway crossing under the Sydney Harbour at New South Wales, Australia, in collaboration with its joint venture (JV) partners. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Alstom to renovate 23 locomotives for Akiem http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsalstom-to-renovate-23-locomotives-for-akiem-5851830 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsalstom-to-renovate-23-locomotives-for-akiem-5851830 French multinational company Alstom has secured a contract from Akiem to carry out the mid-life overhaul of 23 BB 36000 locomotives to improve their longevity and reliability. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Chela Launches New High-Performance Additive for Toilets and CETs in Rolling Stock Environments http://www.railway-technology.com/contractors/yard/chela/presstoilets-cets-rolling-stock-environment.html http://www.railway-technology.com/contractors/yard/chela/presstoilets-cets-rolling-stock-environment.html The International chemical cleaning company Chela announced today the launching of their product, BIOGEL 250. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:57:00 GMT Ensival Moret Becomes Part of Sulzer http://www.railway-technology.com/contractors/overhaul/sulzer-rt/presssulzer-moret-company.html http://www.railway-technology.com/contractors/overhaul/sulzer-rt/presssulzer-moret-company.html Sulzer is pleased to reveal it has completed its acquisition of Ensival Moret, an industrial pumping solutions company. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:52:00 GMT Otis to provide elevators and escalators for Wuhan Metro Lines in China http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsotis-to-provide-elevators-escalators-for-wuhan-metro-lines-in-china-5850618 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsotis-to-provide-elevators-escalators-for-wuhan-metro-lines-in-china-5850618 United Technologies unit Otis Electric Elevator is set to provide more than 230 elevators and escalators for Wuhan Metro Lines 11 and 21 in Hubei, China. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Arcadis to assist Network Rail's digital programme http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsarcadis-to-assist-network-rails-digital-programme-5850364 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsarcadis-to-assist-network-rails-digital-programme-5850364 Engineering and management consulting company Arcadis has been appointed by the UK's Network Rail as a Programme Partner (Systems) in its Digital Railway team under a new 12 month contract. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT TfWM submits plans for £200m extension of Midland Metro, England http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newstfwm-submits-plans-for-200m-extension-of-midland-metro-5850590 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newstfwm-submits-plans-for-200m-extension-of-midland-metro-5850590 Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) has submitted plans for the £200m extension of the Midland Metro from Wednesbury to the new DY5 Enterprise Zone at Brierley Hill. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT The driverless freight train: as imagined in Germany http://www.railway-technology.com/features/featurethe-driverless-freight-train-as-imagined-in-germany-5848101/ http://www.railway-technology.com/features/featurethe-driverless-freight-train-as-imagined-in-germany-5848101/ 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 Bombardier secures £895m rail contract in UK http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsbombardier-secures-895m-rail-contract-in-the-uk-5849298 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsbombardier-secures-895m-rail-contract-in-the-uk-5849298 Bombardier Transportation has received a contract from FirstGroup and MTR to supply and maintain 750 Bombardier AVENTRA vehicles, which are set to operate on the UK's South Western franchise. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT MTA reopens two stations in Brooklyn after renovation http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsmta-reopens-two-stations-in-brooklyn-after-renovation-5849485 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsmta-reopens-two-stations-in-brooklyn-after-renovation-5849485 The US-based Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) of New York has reopened two stations for service in both directions on the 3 Subway line in Brooklyn, following the completion of major renovation works. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT United Wagon Company to open railcar service centre in Estonia http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsunited-wagon-company-to-open-railcar-service-centre-in-estonia-5849273 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsunited-wagon-company-to-open-railcar-service-centre-in-estonia-5849273 Research and Production Corporation United Wagon Company (RPC UWC) is planning to open a service centre in Estonia under its warranty and post-warranty service provision for its new generation of railcars. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT Future Rail: Issue 51 http://www.railway-technology.com/features/featurefuture-rail-issue-51-5844437/ http://www.railway-technology.com/features/featurefuture-rail-issue-51-5844437/ 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 Xplore to Run Workforce Mobilisation Project with Major Telecommunications Provider http://www.railway-technology.com/contractors/computer/xplore-technologies/pressworkforce-mobilisation-project-major-telecommunications-provider.html http://www.railway-technology.com/contractors/computer/xplore-technologies/pressworkforce-mobilisation-project-major-telecommunications-provider.html Xplore Technologies is pleased to reveal that it has received the first orders of a mobile workforce technology refresh deal, which is projected to exceed a value of $16m over the next two years. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:46:00 GMT Proto-Vest-Energy-Efficient Drying Systems for Trains http://www.railway-technology.com/contractors/yard/proto-vest/ http://www.railway-technology.com/contractors/yard/proto-vest/ Proto-Vest specialises in the engineering, development and manufacturing of drying systems. As a leading manufacturer of car wash and fluid removal drying solutions, Proto-Vest holds more than 40 patents on various products with a diverse range of mo… Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:23:00 GMT Avignon Tramway, Provence http://www.railway-technology.com/projects/avignon-tramway-provence/ http://www.railway-technology.com/projects/avignon-tramway-provence/ The Community of Greater Avignon (Communauté d’Agglomération du Grand Avignon) began construction on a tramway project in Avignon, a commune in Provence region in south-east France, in October 2016. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT India's Kochi metro starts service with Alstom-made trains http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsindias-kochi-metro-starts-service-with-alstom-made-trains-5847866 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsindias-kochi-metro-starts-service-with-alstom-made-trains-5847866 French company Alstom has announced the inauguration of the first phase of Kochi Metro by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi in Kerala, India. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:00:00 GMT GE signs $575m deal to supply 100 locomotives to Egyptian railways http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsge-signs-575m-deal-to-supply-100-locomotives-to-egyptian-railways-5847885 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsge-signs-575m-deal-to-supply-100-locomotives-to-egyptian-railways-5847885 GE has signed a letter of intent (LoI) worth $575m with the Ministry of Transportation (MoT) and Egyptian National Railways (ENR) to supply 100 GE ES30ACi Light Passenger Evolution Series Locomotives. 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