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23 January 2017
Industry News

TfGM awards contract to KeolisAmey to operate Metrolink light-rail network
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) in the UK has awarded a contract to KeolisAmey to operate and maintain the city’s Metrolink light-rail network.

FS Italiane to acquire Trainose from HRDAF
Italy's state railway group Ferrovie Dello Stato Italiane (FS Italiane) has signed an agreement to acquire rail company Trainose from Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRDAF) in a deal valued at €45m ($48.1m).

Deals this week: Hanoi MRB, SNC-Lavalin, and Network Rail
Hanoi Metropolitan Railway Management Board (MRB) has appointed an Alstom-lead consortium to supply a new metro system for the under-construction Hanoi Metro Line-3 in Vietnam.

Global companies launch Hydrogen Council to address climate goals
A Hydrogen Council has been established by 13 major energy, transport and industry companies in Davos, Switzerland, to help tackle climate issues.

Press Releases

Siemens Mobility and Siemens Convergence Creators Introduce Solutions to Frankfurt Urban Rail Services
In cooperation with Siemens Mobility division, Siemens Convergence Creators has retrofitted a VGF (Stadtwerke Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt municipal utilities) tramway, which is currently in a passenger operations trial in the German metropolitan city of Frankfurt am Main.

Artesyn and Hyukshin Collaborate on SIL4 Rail Signalling Solutions
Artesyn Embedded Technologies today announced a collaboration with Hyukshin Engineering a leading rail integrator in South Korea, for the development of rail signalling solutions based on Artesyn's ControlSafe™ Platform. The two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for broad cooperation on the development of safety integrity level 4 (SIL4) commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) systems for train control and rail signalling.

ABSOPULSE Introduces 600VDC Input (450V to 800V Range) DC-AC Sine Wave Inverters
ABSOPULSE Electronics has released the CSH-400-F6 series of heavy-duty, high-input voltage DC-AC sine wave inverters. The units use microprocessor controlled, high frequency PWM technology to deliver 400VA pure sinewave output voltage. They convert 600VDC input voltage (450V to 800V operating range) to an isolated sine wave output of 115VAC continuous at 60Hz or 400Hz, or 230VAC continuous at 50Hz.

Key Techniques for Rail Fastening Systems
Rail fastening system is composed of rail fastenings. Rail fastenings are used to connect rail and railway sleeper. The main function of rail fastening system is fixing rail on the railway sleeper.

WiFi SPARK Shortlisted in UK Rail Industry Awards
Together with Chiltern Railways and Icomera, WiFi SPARK has been shortlisted for the prestigious UK Rail Industry awards in the Design Innovation category for their recent launch of the 'Continuously Connected Passenger Journey' across the Chiltern Railways estate.

White Papers

Continuous Wi-Fi Solution for Chiltern Railways
WiFi SPARK is a leading specialist in public wireless solutions. The company is the owner and developer of the unique SPARK® platform which delivers the most flexible, feature rich and...

Railway Infrastructure Solutions
STECONFER is a global railway construction company with an experienced workforce and plant equipment fleet for track works, overhead line (catenary), railway signalling and other rail-based systems....

ABS on the Rails
High-speed trains are an essential part of efficient transport infrastructure in any modern industrialised country. But train travel speeds of up to 250 km/h and more place enormous demands...

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...

Overcoming the Challenges of 4G LTE and MIMO for In-Tunnel Wireless Connectivity
As mobile wireless continues to make the transition to data and video-dominated broadband, unprecedented demands are being placed on operator...

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