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Weekly Round Up
05 December 2016
Latest Companies

Zhongbo Railway Fastening - Elastic Rail Clips and Rail Fastenings

Apidor Abrasive Products - Reinforced Cutting Wheels for the Rail Industry

Specialist Mechanical Engineers - Custom HVAC and Filtration Systems for the Rail Industry

Consilium - Fire Detection, Suppression and Extinguishing Systems

TransCore - Rail and Intermodal Automatic Equipment Identification

Press Releases

Train Collision Warning System Wins Award at Digicon 2016
The inaugural Munich Digital World Convention (Digicon 2016) presented awards to sustainable innovative ideas for their contributions to the digital world of the future.

Semi-Automated Ultrasonic Inspections for Hollow Rail Wheel Axles
Semi portable equipment was developed by NDT Technologies Inc. to inspect ultrasonically hollow rail wheel axles as required by AAR S-659 standard.

Axiomtek's eBOX670-891-FL: High-Performance Fanless Embedded System with Flexible Expansion
Axiomtek, a world-renowned leader relentlessly devoted in the research, development and manufacture of series of innovative and reliable industrial computer products of high efficiency, is announcing the eBOX670-891-FL, a fanless embedded system supporting the sixth generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 and Celeron® processors (formally codename: Skylake) with flexible I/O configurations.

Sulzer in Exclusive Discussions to Acquire Pump Manufacturer Ensival Moret
On 25 November 2016, Sulzer entered into exclusive discussions with Moret Industries to acquire its subsidiary Ensival Moret (EM). The enterprise value for the proposed transaction is €80m (Sfr85m).

Vecow Launches Embedded Workstation Systems with Independent NVIDIA GEFORCE® GTX 950 Graphics Engine
Powered by Intel® Xeon®/Core™ i7 (Skylake-H) processor running with NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 950 graphics engine, up to seven independent HD displays, -40°C to 60°C operating temperature, all-in-one integrated features, multiple I/O connection, outstanding workstation-grade system performance, excellent mobile availability, smart manageability, wide range power input, surge protection, ignition power control, isolated DIO, EN50155 and industrial-grade reliability, Vecow ECS-9700/ 9600 GTX950 Series GPU Computing System is your great solution for any graphics performance driven Industry 4.0 embedded applications.

White Papers

Asset Performance Management Assessment
OXplus optimises your asset performance management (APM). APM is the methodology to analyse risks of assets, mitigate these risks and establish a controlled process to optimise...

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...

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...

High‐Speed Railway Intelligent Transportation System
According to a report conducted by ARUP, around 75% of the world's population will live in cities by the year 2050. Mass transportation megatrends will have a global impact in terms of mobility...

IPS Railway Parts and Solutions Catalogue
From the tools our company designs to lay and maintain track to the parts that keep locomotives and freight cars operating, IPS is here to help you get the job...


The Digital Train, as imagined by Hyperloop and Deutsche Bahn
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies is working on making Elon Musk’s Hyperloop dream a reality. One day, perhaps, people will be able to travel from San Francisco to LA in half an hour as opposed to the six hours it currently takes to drive. Through the ‘Innovation Train’ project, it is sharing some of its other innovative ideas with Deutsche Bahn. Rod James takes a look.

Securing stations: a responsibility shared by all
Station security is one of the rail industry’s biggest concerns today. Kevin Murgatroyd, transport director at Interserve, looks at what the sector needs to do to ensure that all employees in the station environment, from operators and station managers to retailers and the supply chain, can help keep passengers safe.

Moscow-Kazan rail project advances hopes for Eurasian connectivity
An ambitious high-speed rail project between Moscow and Kazan recently received a financing boost from China. The agreement struck by the two superpowers plans to bring next-generation trains to Russia’s high-speed network, but it also marks the first step towards a much grander vision to link Moscow and Beijing by rail.

Future Rail: Issue 44
In this issue: The major cities reclaiming disused tracks, China backs Russian rail, Europe’s uniform signalling, transforming Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor, on-board infotainment, Network Rail and the Shaw report, operational excellence, and more.

Taking it to the cloud with Trainline
It’s been a busy few months at Trainline as the travel website has recently moved its systems to the cloud and launched a dedicated business platform. How will this change the passenger experience, as the company seeks to consolidate its position as Europe’s premier destination for buying tickets?


West Link Rail Project (Vastlanken)
The West Link, also known as Västlänken, is an 8km-long commuter train connection through central Gothenburg, Sweden, 6.6km of which will be carried in a double-track railway tunnel.

Walsall to Rugeley Electrification
Network Rail began the electrification of the railway segment between Rugeley Trent Valley and Walsall on the Chase suburban railway line in West Midlands region in the UK in November 2013.

Brisbane Central Station Upgrade
The Central railway station is a major transport hub in the Brisbane central business district (CBD) on the North Coast line in Queensland, Australia. The station is owned and operated by Queensland Rail.

Midland Main Line (MML) Upgrade
Midland Main Line (MML) runs between London St Pancras and Sheffield, bypassing Luton, Bedford, Corby, Leicester, East Midlands Parkway, Derby, Nottingham and Chesterfield in the UK.

Chittagong-Cox's Bazar Railway Line
Chittagong-Cox's Bazar railway line is a proposed 120km dual-gauge passenger line from Dohazari village in south-east Bangladesh to Cox's Bazar, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

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