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19 August 2017
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Press Releases

Bel Power Solutions Announces Ultra-Low Profile 40W ABC41 and MBC41 Series of AC-DC Power Supplies
Bel Power Solutions and Protection, a Bel group company (NASDAQ: BELFA and BELFB) and premier global manufacturer of power management devices, announces the expansion of their ABC Series open-frame, AC-DC power supply portfolio to include the ultra-low profile ABC41 (industrial) and MBC41 (medical) Series, with an industry leading footprint of 3in x 2in x 0.75in (19 mm).

Continental Products Improve Safety in Railway Transportation
In the Italian rail vehicle industry, special importance is attached to fire protection in rail vehicles. In the current original equipment manufacturer projects in the area of subway and regional trains, fulfillment of European standard EN 45545 is mandatory to the very highest level.

Dr. Steven Chrismer Joins ENSCO as Senior Project Engineer for Rail
ENSCO, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Steven Chrismer, Ph.D., to its applied technology and engineering division staff.

RM Selects Axinom to Build Digital Platform for the Sapsan High-Speed Train
RM LLC, one of the leading Russian transport infotainment system providers has selected Axinom to build a new digital platform for the Russian Railways´ high speed train Sapsan. The platform will serve all Sapsan high-speed trains commuting between St. Petersburg and Moscow.

Xplore Announces Successful First Quarter for Fiscal 2018
Xplore Technologies is pleased to announce a successful first quarter for fiscal 2018, ending on 30 June 2017.

White Papers

Internet of Things Solutions for Railways
While railway technology has evolved slowly over the last 200 years, the next few years could bring greater transformation to the railways, and at a greater pace than we have seen in the past...

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...

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....

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...

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...

Features

All aboard the Mail Rail: London’s lost underground railway, reborn
This summer, a new museum celebrating the UK Post Office opened its doors to the public. As part of this, an abandoned and forgotten underground railway that transported post under the streets of London from 1927 to 2003, has been reopened.

The rail market proves a tough nut to crack as start-ups struggle
German open access operator Locomore recently filed for insolvency only six months after its debut as a low-cost and eco-friendly alternative to Deutsche Bahn, the country’s biggest rail operator. For many, Locomore’s struggle to stay afloat brought to light the many barriers faced by newcomers when trying to enter the monopoly-dominated European rail market.

The Chinese firms hot on the heels of Europe’s rail infrastructure giants
According to a study of railway infrastructure suppliers, Chinese manufacturers are catching up with their European counterparts. Siemens and Voestalpine remain the market leaders, but can they maintain such a position in the face of fierce competition?

July's top stories: Hitachi trains pass DfT tests, Siemens to install IGBT for Indian Railways
Hitachi's new intercity trains have passed the UK DfT tests for integration with its digital technology, and Siemens has received a contract to install Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBT) for Indian Railways. Railway-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from July 2017.

Fixing New York’s subway
Riders of New York’s underground system have had to cope with increasingly frequent breakdowns and unreliable service for years. Now, the Metropolitan Transit Authority has embarked on an ambitious, multi-pronged plan intended to make up for years of underinvestment that have caused the overstretched system to buckle under the pressure.

Projects

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.

Thessaloniki Metro Extension
The Thessaloniki metro rapid transit system is being extended by 4.78km to Kalamaria, which is located approximately 7km from Thessaloniki, Greece.

Bombardier OMNEO (Regio 2N) Double-Deck Train
Bombardier OMNEO is a new electric multiple unit (EMU) double-deck train, that was unveiled in September 2013 by SNCF. The train is marketed as Regio 2N in France.

Los Teques Metro
The Los Teques Metro is a suburban mass-transit system under development in the city of Los Teques, Venezuela.

MRTA Pink Line, Bangkok
The Pink Line monorail project is a 34.5km mass transit system being developed between Khae Rai and Min Buri in Bangkok, Thailand.

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