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20 April 2018
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VCE: Specialist Engineering and Technical Services
The company is a consulting firm with 300 staff members offering a wide range of specialist engineering and technical services.

Embedded Railway Systems
MPL provides high-quality rugged, fanless electronics, and embedded systems for the railway industry.

Heat Transfer and Air Movement Solutions
Air Radiators provides manufacturing, logistics, engineering, and training services, as well as aluminium casting and fabrication of heat transfer and air movement solutions.

MTM Power Fire Safety Designs
Fire safety on railway vehicles used for railway transportation presents a particular challenge for manufacturers and suppliers in this market segment.

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.

Press Releases

Digital Railway and Resonate to Modernise Western UK Railway Route
Digital Railway and Resonate have unveiled plans to modernise the western route of the UK rail network by installing a digital platform that will deliver greater capacity for passengers while reducing delays and enhancing customer experience.

Rival Tech Giants Prepare Bids of $500m for On-Train Wi-Fi in China
The gloves are well and truly off in the battle for supremacy in the world’s largest market for Wi-Fi on trains.

TE Connectivity Releases Cross-Linked Ruggedised Cat5e Rail Data Cable
TE Connectivity has released the Category 5e (Cat53) data cable for rolling stock and network railway applications.

Renova to Transfer Ownership of Five Million Sulzer Shares
Renova has agreed to transfer ownership of five million Sulzer shares to the company as Sulzer aims to minimise business disruption.

TE Connectivity to Provide Stadler with High-Voltage Roofline Equipment
Stadler has chosen TE Connectivity (TE) to provide its SMILE high-speed train fleet with high-voltage electrical roofline equipment.


Future Rail – Issue 61
In this issue: Trouble for Tokyo’s commuters, implementing positive train control, the UK diesel phase-out, Alstom’s station-charging tram, the case for free transit, cross-country tickets, and more.

How a more competitive UK rail industry could lower ticket prices
Two decades since the privatisation of the UK rail network and passenger numbers are higher than ever, but average ticket prices remain unjustifiably expensive. Could increasing competition bring down fares, as has happened in other parts of Europe?

PwC VR experience showcases disruptive technologies to businesses
Professional services firm PwC has unveiled its virtual reality (VR) experience, which it claims gives companies a better understanding of technologies that could have a disruptive effect on their sector.

Rush hour delays: why Tokyo’s commuter railways are feeling the strain
The first-ever government study into rush hour train delays for services in the Greater Tokyo region has revealed issues that don’t match up with the image of Japanese punctuality. So what are the issues facing commuter rail in and around Japan’s capital?

Seatfrog: the new app that lets passengers bid for rail tickets
A new app in the UK called Seatfrog allows rail passengers to bid for upgrades to otherwise empty first class seats for as little as £5. According to the company, the app will open up first class travel by allowing passengers to join auctions on their smartphone up to 30 minutes before departure. So how does it work? Patrick Kingsland spoke to Seatfrog chief executive Iain Griffin to find out.


Siemens Desiro HC
The Desiro HC electric multiple unit (EMU) trains are being manufactured by Siemens to meet the high capacity requirements of metropolitan regions.

Shepparton Line Upgrade
The Victorian Government initiated an upgrade to the existing Shepparton railway line, as part of a massive ongoing revival of public transport system in Victoria.

Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP)
The Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP) involves the electrification of approximately 82km of track between the Fourth and King Street Station in San Francisco and the Tamien Caltrain Station in San Jose.

New York City Subway
New York City in the US led the way with mass transit systems and started operating its first metro line as long ago as 1904. In 1953, control of the system was assumed by the New York City Transit Authority, which also took over the management of all metropolitan bus services.

Wales Upgrade Project
The Wales Upgrade project involves a series of targeted upgrades to the railway network across South Wales.

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