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21 July 2017
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Intesens - Autonomous and Connected Solutions for Monitoring Rail Assets

Abetong - Concrete Ties and Railway Sleepers

Knox Kershaw - Improving the Productivity of Railway Track Maintenance

Aura Graphics - Self-Adhesive Vinyl Film for Full or Part-Train Wraps

Consilium - Fire Detection, Suppression and Extinguishing Systems

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Press Releases

Kontron Offers New i.MX7-Based SMARC 2.0 Module for Smart Devices
Kontron, a leading global provider of embedded computing technology (ECT), has introduced a new, extremely energy-efficient SMARC 2.0 module.

Vecow PCI Express Frame Grabbers and Mini PCIe Expansion Modules Make Embedded Solutions More Flexible
Vecow has launched her latest offering, the PCI Express and Mini PCIe expansion modules, SE-1000, PE-3000, PMX-100, UMX-100 and SMX-200.

Xplore Solutions Now Certified by Microsoft for IoT
US-based rugged tablet provider Xplore Technologies has revealed it has joined Microsoft Azure Certified for Internet of Things (IoT).

Lamifil Receives ISO14001 Certificate
Lamifil and its employees are proud to announce that we have obtained the ISO14001:2004 certificate. This certificate reassures our customers and employees that environmental impact is being measured and constantly improved.

Continental Becomes Member of Association of the European Rail Industry (UNIFE)
International technology company Continental is increasing its activities in the rail transport sector and has become a member of the Association of the European Rail Industry (UNIFE). The association officially accepted Continental's membership at its annual general meeting in Barcelona.

White Papers

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...

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...

Free Public WiFi at Cardiff Central Railway Station
Travellers expect Wi-Fi connection at every stage of their journey. Arriva Trains wanted to further improve what Cardiff Station offered by installing a free Wi-Fi service so that travellers...

Rolling Stock Maintenance Equipment
INNDES is a young company that believes in technology as a solution, not as a problem for the peaceful development of world....

Features

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.

Projects

Future Bern Station
The Future Bern Station (FBS) project includes the expansion of the Bern railway station, the second biggest station in Switzerland. The project encompasses the construction of a new underground station, an underpass, and supporting outdoor expansion works.

Inland Rail
Inland Rail is a proposed freight rail corridor between Melbourne and Brisbane that will further connect south-east Queensland by rail with Adelaide and Perth in Australia.

East West Metro Underground Twin Tunnels, Kolkata
A 10.8km-long underground twin metro rail tunnels, one east-bound and one west-bound, are being constructed as part of East-West Metro project in Kolkata, India.

Northern Sydney Freight Corridor Upgrade, New South Wales
The Northern Sydney Freight Corridor (NSFC) programme upgraded the interstate rail network between Sydney and Newcastle.

Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail
Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) is a proposed high-speed railway line between Malaysia’s capital city Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

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