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23 January 2017
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Siemens Mobility and Siemens Convergence Creators Introduce Solutions to Frankfurt Urban Rail Services
In cooperation with Siemens Mobility division, Siemens Convergence Creators has retrofitted a VGF (Stadtwerke Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt municipal utilities) tramway, which is currently in a passenger operations trial in the German metropolitan city of Frankfurt am Main.

Artesyn and Hyukshin Collaborate on SIL4 Rail Signalling Solutions
Artesyn Embedded Technologies today announced a collaboration with Hyukshin Engineering a leading rail integrator in South Korea, for the development of rail signalling solutions based on Artesyn's ControlSafe™ Platform. The two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for broad cooperation on the development of safety integrity level 4 (SIL4) commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) systems for train control and rail signalling.

ABSOPULSE Introduces 600VDC Input (450V to 800V Range) DC-AC Sine Wave Inverters
ABSOPULSE Electronics has released the CSH-400-F6 series of heavy-duty, high-input voltage DC-AC sine wave inverters. The units use microprocessor controlled, high frequency PWM technology to deliver 400VA pure sinewave output voltage. They convert 600VDC input voltage (450V to 800V operating range) to an isolated sine wave output of 115VAC continuous at 60Hz or 400Hz, or 230VAC continuous at 50Hz.

Key Techniques for Rail Fastening Systems
Rail fastening system is composed of rail fastenings. Rail fastenings are used to connect rail and railway sleeper. The main function of rail fastening system is fixing rail on the railway sleeper.

WiFi SPARK Shortlisted in UK Rail Industry Awards
Together with Chiltern Railways and Icomera, WiFi SPARK has been shortlisted for the prestigious UK Rail Industry awards in the Design Innovation category for their recent launch of the 'Continuously Connected Passenger Journey' across the Chiltern Railways estate.

White Papers

Continuous Wi-Fi Solution for Chiltern Railways
WiFi SPARK is a leading specialist in public wireless solutions. The company is the owner and developer of the unique SPARK® platform which delivers the most flexible, feature rich and...

Railway Infrastructure Solutions
STECONFER is a global railway construction company with an experienced workforce and plant equipment fleet for track works, overhead line (catenary), railway signalling and other rail-based systems....

ABS on the Rails
High-speed trains are an essential part of efficient transport infrastructure in any modern industrialised country. But train travel speeds of up to 250 km/h and more place enormous demands...

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 Availability of Modern Train Detection Systems using Intelligent Functions
Research and development in the field of signalling is faced with the challenge of providing cost-effective solutions for high availability of safety-relevant systems....


Future Rail: Issue 46
In this issue: Amtrak and Uber unite for the last mile, open access passenger services, HS2’s second stage, using drones for accident investigations, e-tickets in the Apple Wallet, passenger security, and more.

Uber and Amtrak join forces to solve North Carolina’s ‘last mile’ problem
A three-month pilot program between the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and technology provider TransLoc aims to bring together Amtrak train stations, public transit and Uber through TransLoc’s Rider app. Can it help solve the area’s notorious 'last-mile' problem and does it demonstrate the benefits of public-private collaboration? Patrick Kingsland spoke to Paul Worley, Director of NCDOT’s Rail Division.

Train inspector: turning locomotives into track monitors
The University of Huddersfield’s Institute of Railway Research is working with Siemens to develop a sensor system that could turn any rail vehicle into a track monitor that can inspect the condition of rails and the track bed. Rod James looks at how things are progressing and at the growing role of computer science in railway research and development.

Using tech to transform the traveller experience
Organisations looking to thrive in the 21st century are beginning to make the delivery of a superlative customer experience a priority. Train operating companies are not immune to this imperative and need to understand the expectations of the modern, connected traveller as Rebecca Crook, business development director at The BIO Agency explains.

Integrating drones into rail accident investigation
Drones are breaking ground on UK’s railways when it comes to accident investigation. Both Network Rail and the Rail Accident Investigation Branch have been using them over the past two years, while researchers at Cranfield University are testing the new generation of autonomous drones for enhanced methods of evidence collection.


Ouargla Tramway
Ouargla Tramway, under construction in the city of Ouargla in Algeria, is a 9.6km-long tramway that will connect the old town of El Ksar with the new town of Hai Nasr through downtown Ouargla. It will be operated by Enterprise Métro d'Alger (EMA).

East Perth Station Upgrade
The East Perth railway station is located next to the Public Transport Centre on the Midland Line in Perth, Western Australia.

Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) Line
The Sungai Buloh-Kajang (SBK) Line is a 51km railway that will connect Sungai Buloh, north-west of Kuala Lumpur, with Kajang in the south-east, while passing through the densely populated centre of the federal capital.

Shanghai-Kunming High-Speed Rail Line
The Shanghai-Kunming railway project involved the construction of a new 2,252km-long high-speed rail line in the People's Republic of China.

Gilbert Road Light Rail Extension Project, Mesa, Arizona
The Gilbert Road light rail extension project is a 1.9-mile (3.05km) extension of the Gilbert Road light railway in Mesa, Arizona, US.

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