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27 April 2017
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Industry News

Bombardier's Chinese JV to build 40 train cars for Nanning Railway Bureau
Bombardier Transportation's Chinese joint venture (JV) known as Bombardier Sifang (Qingdao) Transportation (BST) has secured a contract from China Railway (CRC) to build 40 high speed train cars.

Stagecoach and Virgin to partner with SNCF for West Coast Partnership bid
UK rail operators Stagecoach and Virgin are set to partner with French company SNCF to jointly bid for the West Coast Partnership rail franchise.

ADB to provide $80m loan for Uzbekistan railway electrification
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is set to provide an $80m loan towards the electrification of 145km of railway in Uzbekistan that connects Pap, Namangan and Andijan cities.

Construction starts on Mernda rail line in Melbourne, Victoria
Construction on a new rail line to Mernda near Melbourne in Victoria, Australia, has commenced, in order to address the increasing demand for train services in the wider Victoria area.

Press Releases

Two Full-Mission Driving Cab Simulators for Abellio East Anglia's Flirt Trains
Transurb has been appointed as supplier for the two full-mission driving cab simulators dedicated to the training of Abellio East Anglia drivers by STADLER Bussnang last week.

HUBER+SUHNER to Bring Comprehensive Connected Mobility Solutions to Railtex 2017
Global connectivity supplier HUBER+SUHNER will be exhibiting its extensive portfolio of technology and solutions for the rail industry at Railtex 2017, taking place in Birmingham, UK, from 9-11 May.

Bel Power Solutions Introduced Compact, Ruggedised Melcher™ HP Series
Bel Power Solutions announces the release of its MELCHER™ HP Series DC-DC converter (4TE) with an input voltage range greater than 10:1. The converters deliver up to 192W with typical efficiency up to 93% over input and load range with no derating over the operating ambient temperature range of -40° to 70°C.

Turbo Power Systems (TPS) Collaborate on Project to Supply Solar Power to UK Trains
TPS will be working with Imperial College London, 10:10, Network Rail and many other partners to investigate the use of track-side solar panels to power trains.

Xplore Technologies to Present at Joseph Gunnar Pioneers 2017 Conference on May 2
Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR), a global leader in rugged computing announced today that Tom Wilkinson, CFO, will present at the Joseph Gunnar & Co. Pioneers 2017 Conference on Tuesday 2 May 2017, at 1:00 pm Eastern Time. The event will be held at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York.

White Papers

Structural Weight Optimisation
Topology optimisation is a method to find the most efficient material allocation for a given design space. Regarding important boundary conditions, such as load cases, attached structures...

State of the Art in Wheel Detection
Frauscher Sensortechnik understands the challenge of developing inductive wheel sensors that can guarantee fail-safe, reliable wheel detection. However, while wheel detection systems are in...

TetraFlex for Rail and Metro Communications
Simplifying advanced communications for Public Transport. Meet the increased demands on safety and operational efficiency within large public transport systems with the TetraFlex TETRA...

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...

Hydraulic Systems for Faster, Safer Tilting Trains
Eaton's hydraulically operated tilting train system delivers a safe and reliable route to reduced journey times, while ensuring passengers enjoy the most comfortable...

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