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29 March 2017
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Deadline Looms for Second WiFi-on-Metros Contract in India
Bidders are currently sharpening their pencils as the deadline draws close for submissions to offer a Wi-Fi on trains service the Kochi Metro. Those interested in getting on board with the soon-to-be-launched 26km long service have until the 8 April to finalise their offers.

Chela Launch Mixed Acid Iron Stain Remover for Rolling Stock
Chela have announced a new product designed specifically for manually removing acidic iron stains from rolling stock.

MTM Power's New Representative for Switzerland
This year MTM Power wants to further increase its worldwide export business. The winning of Precimation AG as a new representative for Switzerland lays the necessary foundations for raising the export share of the turnover in 2017.

HUBER+SUHNER to Demonstrate Latest Connectivity Solutions for Trains at Smart Rail Europe 2017
HUBER+SUHNER has announced it will showcase its latest connectivity solutions for trains at Smart Rail Europe 2017, taking place April in Amsterdam.

Kitcher Risk Solutions Wins Second Award of the Year
The Best Risk Management Consultancy Award announced today gives Kitcher Risk Solutions its second accolade of 2017. This success adds to winning the Railway Employee Performance Consultant of the Year award in February.

White Papers

Modern Wheel Detection and Axle Counting
Growing conurbations, increasing car park prices and not least rising fuel prices are pushing trams and underground railways increasingly to the forefront of urban and suburban rail...

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...

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...

PointSense Portable Points Logger
PointSense improves network reliability by identifying and quantifying points machine conditions; enabling targeted, timely maintenance....

DC / DC Converters and Compatible Power Supplies
Polyamp mainly specialises in the design and production of DC / DC converters and some compatible power...


What’s in store for the UK’s big rail fare shake-up?
The Department for Transport recently announced far-reaching changes to UK rail fares in an attempt to make it easier for passengers to buy the cheapest tickets. Trials on selected routes are due to start in May and could lead to the most radical overhaul of the fares system in more than 30 years.

A digital railway: is it cyber secure?
Railways are becoming ‘connected’, as operators and infrastructure managers move forward with a number of digital projects, designed to bring the industry into the 21st century. However, does this leave rail exposed to cyber-attacks?

What can California learn from European HSR hubs?
San Francisco-based urban designer Luca Giaramidaro has travelled through many of Europe’s best high-speed rail hubs on a fact-finding mission to see what California can learn to support its own high-speed project.

Future Rail: Issue 48
In this issue: Onboard Japan’s luxury sleeper, China’s high-speed rail transfer policy and direct rail freight for the UK, the unlikely success of monorails, GE’s trainsets for India, Stuttgart’s new station, and more.

Liverpool to Hull via the world’s fastest tube?
The Northern Powerhouse could be served by 300mph Maglev underground trains in the future, according to a bold plan from Direct City Networks.


Naples-Bari High Speed Railway Project
The Napoli-Bari high-speed railway project is being undertaken to increase the competitiveness of rail transport and aid in the socio-economic development of Southern Italy. The project is part of a number of strategic infrastructure investments being made under the 'Unlock Italy' initiative launched by the Italian Government.

Ottawa Light Rail Transit (LRT) Stage 2, Ontario
Stage-2 Light Rail Transit (LRT) is a proposed light rail extension to the under-construction Confederation Line, which is the first stage of the new LRT system in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Mernda Rail Extension Project, Melbourne
The Mernda Rail Extension Project involves the development of a new 8km-long dual rail line to link the existing South Morang line with Mernda in Melbourne, Australia.

Helsinki-Tallinn Railway Tunnel, Gulf of Finland
Helsinki-Tallinn railway tunnel is a new undersea tunnel proposed to be built across the Gulf of Finland between Finland's capital Helsinki and Estonia's capital Tallinn.

U5 Tram Line Extension, Frankfurt
The U5 Line Extension project is a 2.7km extension to the exiting U5 Line, which operates between Preungesheim city and the main railway station in Frankfurt, Germany.

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