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Weekly Round Up
23 October 2016
Latest Companies

Weighwell Engineering Ltd - Train Weighing Systems

SAB Bröckskes - Customised Railway Cable Solutions

Polarteknik - Fire Barrier Gangway Door Systems for Rail Vehicles

Vortok International - Track Maintenance, Signalling and Stressing Management

KRUCH - Signalling and Catenary Solutions

Press Releases

Eastcom and Sepura Renew Partnership For Chinese Market
Sepura and Eastcom recently celebrated five years of collaboration by renewing their distribution and joint development agreement for Sepura products in the Chinese market.

HUBER+SUHNER Lightens the Load for Swiss Rail Operator
Significant space savings and a weight reduction of several hundred kilos per train have made HUBER+SUHNER's lightweight, thin-walled RADOX® Tenuis-TW cables the first choice for Swiss manufacturer Stadler's large-scale contract with SBB.

Bombardier Contributes to Increased Connectivity Across Bangkok
Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation's state-of-the-art BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 communications-based train control (CBTC) technology has started operation on Bangkok's new Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Purple Line.

Grau Elektronik Presents its DDB Converters for Railway Applications
Grau Elektronik's DDB DC / DC converters offer a complete power solution, with no additional electronic (such as filters, transient protection or y-caps) or mechanical parts (such as heatsinks) required.

MTM Power Launches New Catalogues And Website
MTM Power has launched a new website design and catalogues showcasing its products and services.

White Papers

Cables for Rail Technology
We at SAB Bröckskes see ourselves as manufacturer and service provider - in the sense of real partnership and customer-oriented work. The quality of our products is known in more than 40...

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...

Digitally Gauging the Future Railway
Dr David Johnson, technical director of DGauge, evaluates recent developments in gauging and explains his concept of digital gauging, which is now being applied to a range of gauging...

RADIAFLEX®: The Optimal Confined-Coverage Solution - UPDATE 2
RADIAFLEX® is the world's leading, leaking feeder cable solution. Designed to provide, contoured RF indoor coverage, RFS RADIAFLEX® cable provides a scaleable and practical means of tailoring...

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...


Future Rail: Issue 43
In this issue: Privately owned US rail, Crossrail’s Bentley software, Jakarta’s mass rapid transit system, the digital train inspired by Hyperloop, body camera on trial for rail security, the National Training Academy for Rail one year on, and more

Roger Matthews discusses the future of on-board entertainment
Just a year after launching, on-board infotainment provider GoMedia has already secured lucrative contracts with Virgin Trains and Eurostar. With more expansion plans on the agenda, GoMedia managing director Roger Matthews talks about upcoming services and how the company plans to change the future of railway travel.

One year on: catching up with the UK’s National Training Academy for Rail
Last October, the National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR) opened its doors for the first time. With an ageing workforce making its way for the door, the academy is a significant part of efforts to train the next generation of rail engineers. Rod James examines what the NTAR has achieved one year on, and analyses its plans for the future.

September's top stories: NTV to get Alstom high-speed trains, Astaldi JV €1bn deal
Alstom received a contract to provide four Pendolino trains and related maintenance services to Italian open-access operator Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV); a joint venture (JV) comprising Astaldi, Ghella, Oberosler, Cogeis and PAC secured a €1bn contract to build the Italian stretch of the Brenner Railway Tunnel. Railway-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from September.

How digital technology can help railway staff
Railway staff are increasingly using creative and sometimes futuristic gadgets to improve workflow and efficiency in every department, from the customer service frontline to crucial maintenance and repair work behind the scenes. We see how some of these innovations are transforming daily tasks in rail operations.


Ethiopia-Djibouti Railway Line Modernisation
The 752.7km Ethiopia-Djibouti railway modernisation project, also known as Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway, is the first modern electrified railway line in Africa.

Mid-Coast Trolley Project, San Diego, California
The Mid-Coast Trolley project is a proposed 17.7km-long extension to the existing Blue Line, which is a light rail system in the San Diego Trolley system.

Danhai Light Rail Transit (LRT), Taipei
Danhai light rail transit project (LRT), a proposed light rail line in the Danshui district of New Taipei City, will connect Hongshulin MRT Station to Danhai New Town. Construction on phase one of the line began in 2014, while services are scheduled to begin in 2018.

Melbourne Metro Rail Project
The Melbourne Metro Rail Project will involve building a nine kilometres long tunnel within Melbourne, connecting the Sunbury and Dandenong railway route.

Otahuhu Station Upgrade
Located at the Salesyard road site near the Eastern and Southern Lines of the Auckland rail network, the Ōtāhuhu railway station was first established in 1870.

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