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27 May 2018
Industry News

Etihad Rail partners with Egis to develop Emirates rail network
Etihad Rail has partnered with engineering, project structuring and operations services firm Egis for the development of the United Arab Emirates's national railway network.

Thales to supply ETCS to Bangkok’s suburban train network
Thales has secured a contract to deliver the European Train Control System (ETCS) on two sections of the Bangkok Red Line network in Thailand.

M&As this week: Hitachi, Wabtec Corporation, Transtech
Japanese multinational firm Hitachi intends to acquire the remaining 49.23% stake in Ansaldo STS, an Italian railway transportation services provider.

Deals this week: JV Rail, Metro, Ethiopian Railways
The JV Rail joint venture of Fulton Hogan and John Holland Australia has secured an NZ$49m ($34.05m) contract from KiwiRail to upgrade the overhead electric line system of the Hutt Line.

Press Releases

ICON Multimedia’s 25th Anniversary in Railway Sector
ICON Multimedia is celebrating its 25th anniversary, gathering with more than 100 business partners, entrepreneurs and employees at its headquarters in Palencia, Spain.

Steven Nixon Joins ENSCO Board of Directors
ENSCO is pleased to announce the addition of Steven Nixon as a member of its board of directors.

First Spring Test Press NST E Goes to Transnet Engineering South Africa
The first spring test press of the NST E generation will be supplied to Transnet Engineering South Africa.

Ultra•Seal® Heavy Duty Charge Air Coolers
The advanced Ultra•Seal® design improves performance and reduces early charge air cooler failures and the original silicone grommet system delivers leak-free operation.

ENSCO Rail Releases Predictive Rail Temperature Safety System
ENSCO Rail has launched the latest Predictive Rail Temperature System, showcasing the safety product at the Railway Systems Suppliers Inc (RSSI) C&S Exhibition.

White Papers

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 parts.

ARTC V/TI Monitor Trial Results and Analysis
A growing method for evaluation of track conditions is to use autonomous measurement systems. This allows for "train path free" measurement, meaning that a standard revenue vehicle is used to obtain the measurement. This is greatly preferred to using a non-revenue vehicle which consumes track time.

Analysis of Instabilities in Railway Vehicles Employing Operational Modal Analysis
The application of Operational Modal Analysis (OMA) in the railway sector opens a broad field of opportunities. The validation of the numerical model employed in the design phase is usually performed employing data obtained in static tests.

Rail Ends for High-Speed Rail Traffic Switches
The development of an all-new concept for forging of rails for high-speed railways involved a lot of cross-disciplinary thinking and re-thinking among Hydraulico's engineers and technicians, spurring several all-new inventions and solutions.

ERTMS and CBTC Side By Side: A Comparison of State-of-the-art Rail Traffic Management Systems
There is a well-defined separation between the systems that are being used in Mass Transit networks and the ones being used for Mainline. However, each of these systems has the necessary maturity to step forward to an integrated solution that comprises the best of both worlds: European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) and Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) system.

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