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18 January 2019
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Railway Connectivity
Today's rail transport must be fast, efficient and safe. At the same time, it should also provide exceptional comfort and service to its passengers. Modern and complex systems are entering the market that enable train operators to fulfil these requirements.

Modern Wheel Detection and Axle Counting
Growing conurbations, increasing car park prices and not least rising fuel prices are pushing trams and underground railways increasingly to the forefront of urban and suburban rail transportation infrastructures.

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 radio infrastructure.

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.

Handheld AEI Tag Readers and Ruggedised Tablet PCs
With railroad host operating systems becoming more and more sophisticated, data acquisition has moved to a more mobile environment.

Press Releases

Bel Magnetic Releases USB 2.0 Combination MagJack® ICMs
Bel Magnetic Solutions has released a complete solution, combining an RJ45 Ethernet port with USB-A 2.0 connectors.

Harsco Rail Awarded Contract by Singapore LTA
The Land Transport Authority of Singapore (LTA) has expanded the 15-year relationship with Harsco Rail with the award of a contract.

TE Connectivity Expands M12 Series with Connectors for PCBs and Panels
TE Connectivity (TE) is expanding its range of M12 connectors.

Stewart Connector Releases Cat6 and Cat6A RJ45 Modular Plugs
Bel group company Stewart Connector has released its Cat6 and Cat6A RJ45 punch down Modular Plugs.

200W, Encapsulated Railway Converters with Pure Convection Cooling
ABSOPULSE Electronics has released the RWY 200-HSA-P2 series of fully encapsulated railway DC-DC converters with pure convection cooling.

Features

From seat cover to tote bag: upcycling initiatives in the rail industry
Over the past few months, a number of rail companies have launched upcycling and recycling initiatives aimed at tackling climate change and preserving the environment. With their minds set on preventing waste from ending up in landfill, they are saving used materials and repurposing them in creative ways.

Blue-sky thinking: could autonomous drones help save the HS2 project?
SenSat has used drone-captured data to map out Phase One of the UK’s High Speed 2 route. How was this milestone achieved, and what could it mean for the future of one of the world’s most controversial high-speed rail projects?

Mercitalia Fast: the world’s first high-speed rail freight service
In November, Italian state-owned railway operator Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane inaugurated the world’s first high-speed rail service dedicated to freight, which will run between the southern city of Caserta and Bologna. But despite initial appraisal, some are questioning its limits.

Connecting communities: the role of rail in tackling loneliness
The Department for Transport has recently recognised the role railways play in tackling social isolation and has rolled out a Community Rail Strategy that aims to improve the UK rail network to better serve communities.

c2c: sitting down with the UK’s Rail Operator of the year 2018
Running between Essex and London, UK-based rail franchise c2c boasts one of the highest customer satisfaction rates in the country and was recently crowned Rail Operator of the Year at the UK 2018 National Transport Awards. Managing director Julian Drury tells how c2c’s customer compensation package, its positive approach to digitalisation and its expansion plans have helped it achieve this milestone shortly after being acquired by Trenitalia.

Projects

Stockholm Metro Expansion
Stockholm metro rail network in Sweden is being expanded with 20km of new track and 11 new stations on four sections in the region.

Siemens ICE 4 High Speed Train
Siemens ICE 4 is a new-generation high-speed train offering flexibility and optimal availability for intercity and long-distance service operators.

Bayswater Station Upgrade, Perth
Bayswater Station located on the Midland Line in Perth, Western Australia, will undergo a major transformation as a part of the METRONET programme of the Western Australia Government.

Noida Metro
Noida Metro is a mass rapid transportation system being developed by Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) to link Noida and Greater Noida cities in Uttar Pradesh, India.

Washington-Wabash Loop Elevated Station, Chicago
Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) in the US constructed a new station at Washington / Wabash for Chicago Transit Authority's (CTA) loop-elevated rapid transit system that serves Chicago and a number of its surrounding suburbs.

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