Future Rail: Issue 52
In this issue: Displacing communities with modern rail, driverless trains in Germany, reopening a disused London station, the Great Lakes Basin project, a Siemens-Bombardier merger, a look in the lost and found, and more
Is a Siemens-Bombardier joint venture a real possibility?
Siemens and Bombardier are reportedly in talks to merge their rail operations to compete more effectively with Chinese state-backed giant CRRC. The challenges and implications, however, should not be understated.
Paris’ Arts and Civilisations train takes passengers on a culture trip
Passengers on Paris’ metro line E can immerse themselves in the arts and culture of five different continents, thanks to an on-board exhibition displaying works of art, paintings and historical objects from the capital’s Musée du quai Branly.
Lost and found: how is technology changing lost property?
From the mundane, such as umbrellas, coats and other everyday objects, to the somewhat baffling – a microwave or widescreen television: lost property is an unavoidable occurrence on any railway network. Now, third-party start-ups are trying to take the lost and found process online.
June's top stories: Victoria receives $1.14bn for regional network, Astaldi wins Polish rail upgrade contract
Victoria in Australia has secured funds worth nearly $1.14bn for a regional rail network overhaul project, and a JV between Astaldi Group and CLF has received a €82m contract to upgrade a section of the E-59 Warsaw-Poznan railway line. Railway-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from June.