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 Deals this week: BAM Nuttall, DFCCIL, Siemens http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-bam-nuttall-dfccil-siemens-5769977 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsdeals-this-week-bam-nuttall-dfccil-siemens-5769977 Stadler Rail Services has awarded a £20m contract to UK-based civil engineering company BAM Nuttall for construction of a train depot in Kirkdale, Liverpool. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Axalta to provide power coating for Metro Line 17 in Shanghai, China http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsaxalta-to-provide-power-coating-for-metro-line-17-in-shanghai-china-5771043 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsaxalta-to-provide-power-coating-for-metro-line-17-in-shanghai-china-5771043 Axalta-Huajia Coatings is set to join forces with engineering company Shazc Group to coat the sound barriers installed on new Metro Line 17 in Shanghai, China. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT China Railway to build 64 railcars for Metro http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newschina-railway-to-build-64-new-rail-cars-for-metro-5771061 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newschina-railway-to-build-64-new-rail-cars-for-metro-5771061 China Railway Rolling Stock has secured a $647m contract to build 64 new railcars for the US Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (Metro) Red and Purple lines. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT IO and Metrolinx seek parties for Lakeshore East-East Corridor Expansion http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsio-and-metrolinx-seek-parties-for-lakeshore-east---east-corridor-expansion-project-5770758 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsio-and-metrolinx-seek-parties-for-lakeshore-east---east-corridor-expansion-project-5770758 Canada's Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) inviting interested parties to build and finance the Lakeshore East-East Corridor Expansion project. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Mernda Rail Extension Project, Melbourne http://www.railway-technology.com/projects/mernda-rail-extension-project-melbourne/ http://www.railway-technology.com/projects/mernda-rail-extension-project-melbourne/ The Mernda Rail Extension Project involves the development of a new 8km-long dual rail line to link the existing South Morang line with Mernda in Melbourne, Australia. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT A digital railway: is it cyber secure? http://www.railway-technology.com/features/featurea-digital-railway-is-it-cyber-secure-5770312/ http://www.railway-technology.com/features/featurea-digital-railway-is-it-cyber-secure-5770312/ Railways are becoming ‘connected’, as operators and infrastructure managers move forward with a number of digital projects, designed to bring the industry into the 21st century. However, does this leave rail exposed to cyber-attacks? Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:14:00 GMT Modern Wheel Detection and Axle Counting http://www.railway-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/signal/wheel-detection-axle-counting/ http://www.railway-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/signal/wheel-detection-axle-counting/ Growing conurbations, increasing car park prices and not least rising fuel prices are pushing trams and underground railways increasingly to the forefront of urban and suburban rail transportation infrastructures. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:48:00 GMT CBTC Connectivity Solutions http://www.railway-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/cables/cbtc-connectivity-solutions/ http://www.railway-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/cables/cbtc-connectivity-solutions/ The overall performance of a rail rapid transit system depends largely on the performance of the automatic train control (ATC) system employed. A communication-based train control (CBTC) system is devised by adding modern communication technologies t… Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:46:00 GMT TetraFlex for Rail and Metro Communications http://www.railway-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/signal/tetraflex-rail-metro/ http://www.railway-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/signal/tetraflex-rail-metro/ Simplifying advanced communications for Public Transport. Meet the increased demands on safety and operational efficiency within large public transport systems with the TetraFlex TETRA radio infrastructure. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:44:00 GMT Kitcher Risk Solutions Wins Second Award of the Year http://www.railway-technology.com/contractors/risk-assessment/kitcher-risk-solutions/presssecond-award-kitcher.html http://www.railway-technology.com/contractors/risk-assessment/kitcher-risk-solutions/presssecond-award-kitcher.html The Best Risk Management Consultancy Award announced today gives Kitcher Risk Solutions its second accolade of 2017. This success adds to winning the Railway Employee Performance Consultant of the Year award in February. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:10:00 GMT What can California learn from European HSR hubs? http://www.railway-technology.com/features/featurewhat-can-california-learn-from-european-hsr-hubs-5769235/ http://www.railway-technology.com/features/featurewhat-can-california-learn-from-european-hsr-hubs-5769235/ San Francisco-based urban designer Luca Giaramidaro has travelled through many of Europe’s best high-speed rail hubs on a fact-finding mission to see what California can learn to support its own high-speed project. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:00:00 GMT UK’s TfWM to take over Midland Metro trams operations http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsuks-tfwm-to-take-over-midland-metro-trams-operations-5769916 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsuks-tfwm-to-take-over-midland-metro-trams-operations-5769916 The UK's Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) is set to take over day-to-day operations of its Midland Metro trams when the existing concession held by National Express expires next year. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Alstom delivers Smartlock 400 interlocking technology to Serbian Railway http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsalstom-delivers-smartlock-400-interlocking-technology-to-serbian-railway-5769894 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsalstom-delivers-smartlock-400-interlocking-technology-to-serbian-railway-5769894 Alstom has delivered its new Smartlock 400 signalling interlocking technology to the Serbian Railway Company in collaboration with the Serbian Mihajlo Pupin Institute. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT US ConnDOT to upgrade Noroton Heights Railroad Station platforms http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsus-conndot-to-replace-the-noroton-heights-railroad-station-platforms-5769868 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsus-conndot-to-replace-the-noroton-heights-railroad-station-platforms-5769868 The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) in the US has announced plans to replace the Noroton Heights Railroad Station platforms in Darien. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT COMLAB to Provide BOS Tunnel Radio System for Bielefeld City Train Tunnel http://www.railway-technology.com/contractors/signal/comlab-rail/pressbielefeld-city-train-tunnel.html http://www.railway-technology.com/contractors/signal/comlab-rail/pressbielefeld-city-train-tunnel.html COMLAB will equip the Bielefeld city train tunnel with a BOS tunnel radio system. So, the company received an order worth €1.63m which is promoted by the public authorities. The Bielefeld tunnel has a total length of 10km and passes through seven und… Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:27:00 GMT PointSense Portable Points Logger http://www.railway-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/signal/pointsense/ http://www.railway-technology.com/downloads/whitepapers/signal/pointsense/ PointSense improves network reliability by identifying and quantifying points machine conditions; enabling targeted, timely maintenance. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:54:00 GMT Vecow Launches the First Four-Port 10 GigE Workstation-Grade Embedded System on the Market http://www.railway-technology.com/contractors/computer/vecow/pressfour-port-10-gige-workstation-grade-embedded-system.html http://www.railway-technology.com/contractors/computer/vecow/pressfour-port-10-gige-workstation-grade-embedded-system.html Vecow launches the first embedded box PC featuring four-port independent 10 GigE RJ45/SFP+ connections in the market, ECS-9755/9771 Series Embedded System. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:48:00 GMT Chela Launches Non-Hazardous Graffiti Remover that Eliminates Spray Paint, Marker Pen and Dye-Type Graffiti http://www.railway-technology.com/contractors/yard/chela/pressnon-hazardous-graffiti-remover.html http://www.railway-technology.com/contractors/yard/chela/pressnon-hazardous-graffiti-remover.html Chela, the international business, has launched a new pack for its well tried and tested liquid graffiti remover Eraze, now in wipe format. The pre-wetted ERAZE GRAFFITI WIPE removes paint and leather dye from a number of surfaces, including plastic,… Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:36:00 GMT RMT to hold strikes on UK rail networks http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsrmt-to-launch-strike-on-rail-networks-across-uk-5768890 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsrmt-to-launch-strike-on-rail-networks-across-uk-5768890 UK rail workers union RMT has announced that its members plan to launch strikes on networks over plans to cut train guards on certain services. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT BAM wins train depot construction contract from Stadler http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsbam-wins-train-depot-construction-contract-from-stadler-5768857 http://www.railway-technology.com/news/newsbam-wins-train-depot-construction-contract-from-stadler-5768857 UK-based civil engineering company BAM Nuttall has secured a contract from Stadler Rail Services UK to build a train depot in Kirkdale, Liverpool. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT