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Press Releases

SmartRail Europe Aims to Help Create the Digital Railway of the Future
SmartRail Europe is the annual show this April in Amsterdam for railway infrastructure managers, train operating companies, system and data integrators and technology suppliers to come together and create the digital railway of the future.

Wi-Fi On-Board Trains: Key Considerations for Rail and Metro Operators
Our world is becoming 100% connected, with continuous connectivity a basic commodity. Connectivity 'dark spots' are becoming fewer and smaller, and as such they stand out to customers as poor user experience. One of the major remaining dark spot environments is the transportation industry, specifically rail and metro.

IBASE Introduces EN50155-Certified Multi-Purpose Rolling Stock System
IBASE Technology has announced its latest EN50155 certified fanless rolling stock system powered by a 2.6GHz 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-6600U processor.

Kitcher Risk Solutions Extends Systems Review and Assurance Services
After three years of service provision to the Australian, European and North American rail market Kitcher Risk Solutions is extending its service offering to rail operator and engineering services provider customers.

NetModule Delivers Cost-Effective Scalable Wi-Fi Solutions for Transport Company in Stuttgart
Passengers on two suburban railway ('S-Bahn') lines in the Stuttgart region can now enjoy free WLAN and a dedicated S-Bahn portal. This testing phase was launched in January for a period of six months, after which a decision will be taken as to whether to roll out the Wi-Fi portal to all 160 S-Bahn trains.

White Papers

Industrial Ethernet Switches and Wireless Communications
Founded in 2003 in Walnut, CA, US, Henrich has been helping, customers across the globe to manage their industrial systems with rugged and secured Ethernet networking products in...

FiberinMotion®: Train-to-Ground Wireless Broadband Solution for Rail and Metro
RADWIN's FiberinMotion® train-to-ground communications solution ensures continuous high-speed wireless connectivity between trains or metros and network control and data...

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...

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...

HUBER+SUHNER Rail Products Brochure
The HUBER+SUHNER Group is a leading international manufacturer of electrical and optical interconnectivitycomponents and systems. Our main markets are communication, transport and industry....

Features

Automatic train operation: the future of UK mainline railways?
There’s plenty of speculation as to the future of how trains will get from one station to another. Is automation a necessity? How might it be integrated? And how will unions respond if their members are pushed out of traditional train driver jobs?

East Wind: a new era of freight between the UK and China
China has launched a direct rail freight service to London, as part of its drive to develop trade and investment ties with Europe through the New Silk Road. What will this mean for rail freight between the UK and Asia’s superpower?

Future Rail: Issue 47
In this issue: Exporting Japan’s bullet train, what it takes to drive Virgin Trains’ new Azuma, Sydney Metro’s growth spurt, solar-powered trains, engines of tomorrow, combating fake tickets, and more.

Storm Angus: lessons for the UK rail industry
In November 2016, large parts of the UK railway network were brought to a standstill as Storm Angus rolled in, bringing with it gale-force winds and flash flooding. But could the chaos have been better handled? Nick Hawkins, managing director EMEA at Everbridge explains how critical communications platforms and technology could be used to deploy resources and protect passengers.

Sydney Metro: connecting Australia’s biggest city
The Sydney Metro is Australia’s biggest public transport development, almost doubling the capacity of the current suburban network. How will this change travel in the country’s most populace metropolis?

Projects

Amsterdam Metro / Light Rail Network
The largest single order for new-generation light rail vehicles was placed by the city of Amsterdam, Netherlands, as part of a major exercise to replace its antiquated fleet of 234 trams, which have become increasingly unreliable.

Bolaños Rail Tunnel
The Bolaños twin-tube rail tunnel is being built on the Madrid-Galicia high-speed line in Spain. The 6.7km-long tunnel is located in the municipality of Castrelo Do Val, approximately 70km away from Orense.

Guadalajara Light Rail System
Guadalajara Light Rail System, officially known as Urban Electric Rail System, is an electric light rail system that serves the municipalities of Zapopan and Tlaquepaque, as well as the metropolitan area of Guadalajara, the capital of Jalisco and the second biggest city in Mexico.

Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan Intercity Railway
The Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan intercity railway is a two-lane high-speed rail line under construction in Hunan Province in central China. The 95.5km-long railway line will link the provincial capital Changsha with Zhuzhou and Xiangtan.

Second Avenue Subway, New York
Second Avenue Subway is a new subway system being constructed in New York, US. The two-track line will run 8.5mi (13.67km) underground from 125th Street to Hanover Square in Manhattan.

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