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29 September 2016
Industry News

JV team with Granite secures $875m design-build transit contract in Hawaii
A joint venture (JV) comprising Granite Construction Company, Shimmick Construction and Traylor Bros has been awarded the Airport Guideway and Stations Design-Build Contract by the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation of Hawaii.

Frauscher launches new distributed acoustic sensing technology for railways
Austrian company Frauscher Sensortechnik has expanded its rail detection technologies portfolio with a new distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) technology product range.

PANYNJ approves $400m project to overhaul PATH tunnels
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has approved a $400m project to repair two PATH tunnels E and F damaged by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

MTR receives first XRL train from CRRC Qingdao Sifang
Hong Kong-based MTR has received the first of nine new high-speed trains from CRRC Qingdao Sifang for the Guangzhou Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL) project.

Press Releases

Digital Solutions from ContiTech for the Mobility of Tomorrow
Digitalization is a pioneering trend, and not just for the passenger car industry. It is playing an increasingly important role in the development of new transportation concepts in the rail vehicle industry as well. "Digitalisation can make rail-bound mobility even more attractive and cost-effective for operators and passengers," says Olaf Philipp, head of rail business at ContiTech Air Spring Systems. "We can imagine that, with the right technology, accelerations and movements within the air spring can be measured, digitally recorded, and made available to the customer."

Arriva UK Trains is First to Launch Next-Generation Passenger Wi-Fi for Chiltern Railways
Chiltern Railways customers can now save time, data, and no longer have to worry about connecting to separate on train and station Wi-Fi thanks to collaboration between parent company, Arriva UK Trains, digital connectivity experts WiFi SPARK, Icomera and using EE's superfast 4G network.

Sulzer Expands its Range of High-Efficiency SMD Water Pumps
The SMD pump range is ideal for a wide range of high-volume flow applications where raw, clean, brackish or sea water is pumped. Such applications are water abstraction, treatment, transport, desalination, supply, and distribution. The pumps can also be used for firefighting, drainage, or distribution of heating and cooling media in residential and industrial systems.

ContiTech Products Enhance Safety in Railway Transport
Whether in the bogie of the locomotives or carriages, in heating or air-conditioning systems, or in the interior trim, ContiTech develops solutions that not only are durable and robust but also ensure maximum safety through compliance with specifications, such as European fire protection standard EN 45545.

Artesyn Expands ControlSafe™ SIL4 COTS Rail Computing Platform to Address More Train Control and Rail Signalling Applications
At InnoTrans 2016, Artesyn Embedded Technologies unveiled the ControlSafe™ Expansion Box Platform a COTS computing system designed to be certified to SIL4, which can substantially accelerate time-to-market for the deployment of new and upgrades to train control and rail signaling systems.

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

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...

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...

Service Solutions for the Rail Industry
Sulzer is recognised worldwide for its experience servicing AC and DC traction motors, braking systems, bogies, gearboxes, generators, and other transportation equipment and...

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