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29 May 2017
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MEDCOM and the Warsaw University of Technology Launch New Power Electronics Postgraduate Major
The Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology is launching a new postgraduate major, Power Electronics, in cooperation with the MEDCOM company. The enrolment process begins shortly and the first classes start as soon as October this year.

Xplore Completes Follow-On Order for Rugged Tablets from Major Automotive Manufacturer
Xplore Technologies is pleased to reveal that one of the world's major automotive manufacturers has equipped personnel at one of its latest US-based body shops with Xplore's XC6 rugged tablet PCs as part of a multi-million-dollar, multi-year mobility scheme.

MTM Power Offers 30W DIN Rail DC / DC Converters
MTM Power, the specialist for individual power supplies, offers with the series HSD primary switched DIN rail modules with DC input voltage.

Weighwell Provides Full Car Weighing system for 'Chocolate' and 'Cheese' Trains in Switzerland
Weighwell recently installed a Full Car Weighing System that provides our Switzerland-based customer Compagnie Du Chemin De Fer Montreux Oberland Bernois SA (MOB) with the ability to weigh their various trainsets.

Bel Power Solutions & Protection Announces Next-Generation 500Mbps HomePlug® AV Powerline Embedded Module
Bel Power Solutions & Protection, a Bel group company (NASDAQ: BELFA and BELFB) and premier global manufacturer of power management devices, announces the 500MBps HomePlug® AV, RGMII Bus open-frame embedded module. This is the next generation powerline communication solution which increases PHY bit rate up to 500Mbps.

White Papers

Laser Wheel Profilometer
RIFTEK has released a new white paper, which includes information on its laser wheel profilometer. Scientific and production company RIFTEK specialises in the development and fabrication...

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...

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...

Profile Measurement Devices
CALIPRI contactless profile measurement devices meet the demands of the rail sector with a reproducible and simple measurement method for the complete wheel-rail...


Delivering increased capacity via the Stockholm City Line project
Stockholm City Line, one of Sweden’s largest and most important construction projects, is set to open in July, doubling rail capacity throughout the city. We take a look at this €1.8bn project, which will take suburban trains away from the congested double-track line between Stockholm Central and Stockholm South, where suburban trains currently account for around 60% of traffic.

Slotting in UK rail freight
A two-year industry collaboration to determine the efficiency of the UK’s freight rail network has culminated in a massive timetable shakeup. How will the sector adapt to these changing times?

Biting the bullet: Is Texas ready to embrace high-speed rail?
The Texas bullet train proposal is dividing opinion across the Lone Star State, but recent reports suggest that President Trump has earmarked it as one of the country’s key infrastructure projects. Could this be the boost the project needs, or simply hot air? Ross Davies looks at the arguments.

Future Rail: Issue 50
In this issue: India’s undersea bullet, Montréal’s transit through toxic waste, trouble with rolling stock in Queensland, declining freight, Night Tube noise, mapping trains in real-train, and more

More than a train: India invests in Japanese high-speed rail
Construction of a highly ambitious bullet train in western India is slated to begin in 2018. With a loan from Japan, the $14.5bn project aims to replicate the world-famous Japanese Shinkansen technology and dramatically slash journey times across India’s territory. Philip Kleinfeld analyses the prospects and the expectations for this huge project.


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.

Odense Tramway, Odense
The Odense Tramway is a double-track light rail transit (LRT) system planned to be developed in the city of Odense, Funen Island, Denmark.

Light Rail Transit Line 3 (LRT 3)
The 37km Light Rail Transit 3 (LRT3) is the third light rail line planned to be developed in Malaysia. The line, which includes a 35km viaduct and a 2km underground tunnel, will link Bandar Utama with Johan Setia in Klang.

Die Kombilosung Hybrid Tram-Train System, Karlsruhe
Die Kombilösung is a state-of-the-art hybrid tram-train system being developed in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Jakarta Mass Rapid Rail Transport
The government of Jakarta, Indonesia, commenced construction of its first mass rapid rail transport system in October 2013.

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