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Press Releases

Chela Launches New High-Performance Additive for Toilets and CETs in Rolling Stock Environments
The International chemical cleaning company Chela announced today the launching of their product, BIOGEL 250.

Ensival Moret Becomes Part of Sulzer
Sulzer is pleased to reveal it has completed its acquisition of Ensival Moret, an industrial pumping solutions company.

Xplore to Run Workforce Mobilisation Project with Major Telecommunications Provider
Xplore Technologies is pleased to reveal that it has received the first orders of a mobile workforce technology refresh deal, which is projected to exceed a value of $16m over the next two years.

Transurb Launches TrainLab, an Interactive Tablet-Based Training Tool
Motivated by the will to offer decentralised training tools in tune with current technological development, Transurb has launched into the development of a cutting-edge application for tablets.

Goldschmidt Thermit Group Acquires Polish Measurement Technology Specialist GRAW
The Goldschmidt Thermit Group based in Leipzig continues to pursue its expansion strategy and has further extended its product range through acquisitions.

White Papers

Major Challenges Facing Rail Operators, Maintainers, Owners and the Role of ICT
The challenge is clear: today, more than ever, rail operators are expected to operate more efficiently, maintain safety and service quality, meet ever-demanding passenger needs and achieve...

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,...

Construction, Repair and Maintenance of Railway Tracks
The companies of the Goldschmidt Thermit Group and their partners offer a unique range of products and services for the construction, repair, maintenance and renovation of railway...

State of the Art in Axle Counting
Axle counting systems are used in many countries around the world as a replacement for track vacancy detection systems. They are also used in signalling equipment systems to build a more...

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...

Features

The driverless freight train: as imagined in Germany
Researchers from the German Aerospace Centre have developed concepts for what they are calling the freight trains of the future. What makes these trains different to current models?

Future Rail: Issue 51
In this issue: Doubling down on Stockholm rail, positive train control, Ontario express is a GO, sustainable rail tourism, rebuilding Riga station, UK freight’s timetable, and more

The fight to reopen Camberwell Railway
A resident-led campaign is seeking the reopening of Camberwell, a disused London railway station abandoned since WWI, to relieve some of the pressure on the overworked local public transport network. But what will it take to turn the historical remains into a modern transport hub for the capital?

Connecting the region: Canada’s express rail project
The Canadian Government has announced funding of up to $C1.8bn for the GO Transit Regional Express Rail project in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Area of southern Ontario. The scheme will see 150km of new track installed, as well as electrification of lines, new trains, and new and upgraded stations.

May's top stories: Sound Transit to buy 30 LRVs, Astaldi JV secures new railway contract
Sound Transit contracted Siemens to supply 30 additional S70-type light rail vehicles (LRVs), and Astaldi Group secured a €171m contract to upgrade a section of the N-7 Warsaw Wschodnia Osobowa-Dorohusk railway line as part of a JV arrangement. Railway-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from May 2017.

Projects

Avignon Tramway, Provence
The Community of Greater Avignon (Communauté d’Agglomération du Grand Avignon) began construction on a tramway project in Avignon, a commune in Provence region in south-east France, in October 2016.

New Shinagawa Railway Station, Tokyo
The new Shinagawa railway station (tentatively named Shinagawa Shin-Eki) is being developed at the 200,000m² rail yard located in the Konan district of Minato, Japan.

Perth Stadium Station, Burswood
Perth Stadium Station is a new station being built as part of a $358m smart transport solution for the under-construction Perth Stadium.

M-1 Rail Woodward Avenue Streetcar Project, Detroit
The M-1 Rail Woodward Avenue Streetcar Project, also known as QLine Streetcar project, is a 3.3-mile (5.3km) streetcar route developed along the Woodward Avenue in Detroit, Michigan, US.

Oklahoma City Streetcar (OKC Street Car), Oklahoma
Oklahoma City Streetcar, also known as OKC Streetcar project, is part of the $777m MAPS 3 public transit system being developed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US.

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