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12 October 2018
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White Papers

Connected Mobility – Broadband Railway Communication Infrastructures
As systems become ever more sophisticated and passenger comfort and entertainment become key drivers in increasing the attractiveness of rail travel, the worlds of communication and railway need to be brought closer together.

State-of-the-Art in Wheel Detection
Frauscher Sensortechnik understands the challenge of developing inductive wheel sensors that can guarantee fail-safe, reliable wheel detection. However, while wheel detection systems are in use worldwide, the technology could still be improved.

DAMM’s Professional Radio Communications
DAMM is a world leading provider of scalable, flexible, user-friendly and cost-effective TETRA infrastructure products to industrial, commercial and public safety customers.

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.

Asset Lifecycle Management Solutions for Railways
Passenger and freight rolling stock operators are aware of the implications of asset failures.

Press Releases

Urban Light Rail Conductance Measurements
TSO, RENOFER and ETF selected Eurailtest to carry out conductance measurements for urban light rail systems.

Signal Transformer Releases High Current Toroidal Inductor Design Kit
Bel group company Signal Transformer has released its latest High Current Toroidal Inductor (HCTI) Design Kit.

Transurb Installed TRANSTU Light Rail Training Simulation in Tunis
Tunisian transportation company TRANSTU has chosen Transurb to refurbish their two full-cab light rail simulators, as well as their instructor and observation stations.

Dysten Integrates Tourist Information and Parking Guidance System
Szczyrk Mountain Resort is one of the biggest ski resorts in Poland. With 40km of ski trails, Szczyrk unquestionably sets the Polish record for the longest slopes. The intensive expansion of ski trails and chairlifts attracted a growing number of skiers and snowboarders, leading to an increasing amount of complaints pertaining to traffic congestion. 

WYJ2 Bearing Press-Fitting Machine
WY J2 Bearing Press-Fitting Machine is mainly used for non-axle box rolling bearing press fitting of railway EMU, passenger cars, light rails and metros.

Features

On-sight with Crossrail: travelling with a sight impairment on the Elizabeth line
Glynda Davison, a severely sight-impaired pensioner from Romford, UK, recently joined a group of passengers with a range of disabilities to try out the new Class 345 trains on Crossrail’s upcoming Elizabeth line.

Door-to-door ticketing: the solution to the UK’s outdated rail fares system?
With 55 million different fares currently available in the UK, industry bodies are urging ministers to simplify ticketing and end anomalies like split ticketing. Could a door-to-door system be the solution the industry is looking for?

Could an Alstom-Siemens merger kill off competition?
An investigation has been opened into the proposed merger of rail equipment giants Siemens and Alstom, after serious doubts were cast over the potential impact on market competition in the UK.

Understanding the impact of railway drones with Thales
Drones are changing key aspects of railway monitoring and surveillance, but questions remain over regulatory pitfalls and where the accountability lies when things go wrong. Here, Joel Grundy, head of strategic growth opportunities at Thales Group, explains why the rail industry needs to work closely with drone operators to fully reap the rewards of this versatile technology.

From London’s Deep Tube to Moskva Metro: the world’s most modern trains
Between Brussels’ autonomous fleets, New York’s passenger-centric design and London’s top-notch signalling, which countries are leading by example and delivering some of the world’s most modern, efficient and reliable metro systems?

Projects

HyperloopTT Hyperloop System
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) is developing a new hyperloop system, which is designed to offer emission and noise-free operation at a maximum speed of 1,223km/h.

Desiro ML Cityjet eco Passenger Train
Desiro ML Cityjet eco is a new battery-powered passenger train being developed by Siemens Mobility.

Coradia iLint Regional Train
Coradia iLint, the latest in the Coradia range of modular trains manufactured by Alstom Transport, is the world’s first passenger train to use hydrogen fuel cells for traction power.

Riyadh Metro
Part of the Riyadh Public Transport Project (RPTP), the Riyadh metro is a rapid transit system under construction in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Rhine-Ruhr Express (RRX)
The Rhine-Ruhr Express is a major transportation project being developed in North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany.

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