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22 September 2017
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Industry News

Virgin Trains to auction empty First Class train seats through new app
UK-based Virgin Trains has introduced a new service on its East Coast operations to auction unsold First Class tickets to its passengers through the new Seatfrog smartphone app.

Deals this week: SMRT Trains, Siemens, Cowi and Multiconsult JV, Strukton Rail
SMRT Trains has secured a S$1.7bn ($1.26bn) contract from the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to operate the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) in Singapore for an initial period of nine years starting from 2019.

Aecom to invest in Heathrow Airport rail link project
Global infrastructure firm Aecom has agreed to invest in the Heathrow Southern Railway (HSRL), a private sector venture formed to improve rail access to London’s Heathrow Airport.

Siemens to supply trains for Bangkok Blue Line extension
Bangkok Expressway and Metro Public Company (BEM) and CH Karnchang Public Company have awarded a contract to a consortium of Siemens and ST Electronics (Thailand) to deliver metro trains and associated equipment for extending Bangkok’s Blue Line Metro.

Press Releases

ISC Applied Systems to Exhibit at APTA EXPO in Atlanta, US
ISC Applied Systems will be exhibiting at APTA EXPO, taking place from 9-11 October 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia, US.

Blaschke Umwelttechnik is Exhibiting at the APTA Expo 2017 Event in Atlanta, US
Blaschke are first time exhibitors at APTA Expo within the German Pavilion and look forward to catching up with colleagues old and new this year, to bring them up to date with their latest innovations.

Piled Embankments Provide Stability to First Link of Moroccan High-Speed Train Line
The high-speed train railway connecting Kenitra to Tanger in northern Morocco has a length of 200km. It forms the first link in a significant rail line improvement project under construction to provide the country by 2030 with 1,500km of high-speed railway lines.

Bel Power Solutions Announces New SLDM Tunable Loop™ Non-Isolated DC-DC Converter
Bel Power Solutions, a Bel group company (NASDAQ: BELFA and BELFB) and premier global manufacturer of power management devices, announces the new SLDM Tunable Loop™ SLDM-06D1Ax and SLDM-12D1Ax modules, which are ultra-low profile, non-isolated DC-DC converters that deliver up to 6A and 12A with maximum flexibility of being mounted on the top side or bottom side of the host PCB.

ScotRail to Trial 'Fastest On-Train Wi-Fi Service in the World'
Passengers on the Edinburgh-Glasgow train route will soon be able to experience "Super-fast" on-board WiFi. According to reports in The Scotsman newspaper, Cisco is spearheading a project that will boost wireless connection speeds by a factor of ten to 300Mbps. This step-up in speed is being enabled by adding new wireless masts and technology supplied by Fluidmesh along the route.

White Papers

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...

On-Board Service for Railway Maintenance Machines
Over the years, m2 railgroup has developed an evolutionary process of growth focusing on the guiding principles established since the foundation of the company, which are: impartiality,...

Railway Power Resistors
A list of products available from Fairfild, including their application areas and main characteristics....

ERTMS and CBTC Side By Side: A Comparison of State-of-the-art Rail Traffic Management Systems
There is a well-defined separation between the systems that are being used in Mass Transit networks and the ones being used for Mainline. However, each of these systems has the necessary...

High Availability of Modern Train Detection Systems using Intelligent Functions
Research and development in the field of signalling is faced with the challenge of providing cost-effective solutions for high availability of safety-relevant systems....

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