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ATO commissioned on Paris RER Line A The introduction of Automatic Train Operation (ATO) on Paris RER Line A reached a milestone on April 27, when a double-deck MI09 EMU began operating under ATO on the core section of the line.
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MONTENEGRO’s rail infrastructure manager ZICG has awarded AŽD Praha a €6.1m contract to resignal the main station in the capital Podgorica. AŽD Praha will supply its ESA 44 electronic interlocking system together with three PZZ-J level...
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BRITAIN’s infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) has awarded a £29m contract to Atkins to resignal 42km of lines linking Norwich, Yarmouth and Lowestoft in eastern England.Atkins will be responsible for design, engineering, construction, testing and...
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THE deployment of the ETCS train control element of ERTMS in Europe has been painfully slow, with only 4500km of lines either equipped or in the process of being installed, and virtually no cross-border lines...
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NETWORK Rail (NR) has announced a series of “sweeping reforms,” which will enable the private sector to play a more active role in delivering major infrastructure projects. The measures are being put forward in response to...
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GLOBAL mining company Rio Tinto says automation of its Western Australia Pilbara iron ore heavy-haul rail network (Autohaul) is progressing well, with around 20% of all train kilometres now operating in autonomous mode, albeit with...
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THE government of the Australian state of Victoria announced on July 18 that CPB Contractors and Bombardier Transportation will deliver the $A 1bn ($US 790m) Rail Systems Alliance (RSA), which it says includes the first...
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THE European Commission (EC) announced on July 11 that it has approved a Danish scheme to help rail freight operators fund the installation of ETCS equipment on their locomotives. The DKr 55m ($US 8.45m) grant funding...
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THALES has been awarded a signalling contract by a joint venture of Gülermak and Kolin for the modernisation of the 36km Sincan - Kayaş line in Ankara. The upgrade is part of the Başkentray project, which...
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BRITISH infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) and train operators CrossCountry and East Midlands Trains have announced that the £200m remodelling of track and signalling in the area around Derby station will be upgraded during 79-days...
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SWISS Port Railway (HBSAG), which operates two River Rhine ports in Basle, one of the most important junctions on the Rotterdam - Genoa TEN-T rail corridor, opened a new railway control centre in Kleinhünigen on...

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