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‘Adaptable Carriage’ concept accommodates freight on passenger trains A new system which enables passenger train interiors to be reconfigured to carry freight is ready for trials, according to its developer.

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TELEVIC Rail, Belgium, is participating in a research project which is aiming to identify new ways of mining data retrieved from sensors installed onboard trains with the objective of developing a predictive maintenance tool. With up...
Pierre Verzat, CEO, Systra,talks to Keith Barrow.JUST as the Fourth Industrial Revolution is unleashing a whole new world of possibilities for the operation of infrastructure, artificial intelligence, Big Data and the Internet of Things are...
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A flurry of orders in late 2017 for rolling stock powered by alternative fuels are indicative of a trend that is set to continue in 2018. Kevin Smith looks at Alstom's contribution to this field. ADVANCES...
A flurry of orders in late 2017 for rolling stock powered by alternative fuels are indicative of a trend that is set to continue in 2018. Kevin Smith looks at Ballard Power Systems’ contribution to...
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Kaj Pyyhtiä, co-founder of MaaS Global, talks to Keith Barrow.NEW legislation comes into effect in Finland this month, which sets an international precedent for the availability of data on transport services. Through its Act on...

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Rolf Härdi, chief technology officer of German Rail (DB), talks to Kevin Smith.PERSONALISED passenger information, predictive and condition-based maintenance, and automated operations are all hailed as game-changing technologies which are transforming the railway sector. For a...
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BARCELONA metro operator TMB has signed an agreement with a group of Korean companies and technological institutions to carry out trials with vertically-opening platform screen doors at one of its stations. The Vertical Platform Screen Door...
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AS we take our annual look at the year ahead, it is hard to avoid the “D” word. Digitalisation is starting to take hold in the minds of railway managers and engineers around the world...
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Frauscher Sensor Technology has developed a system based on Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) which has the ability to track trains, remotely monitor assets and secure infrastructure.RESEARCH conducted by Frauscher Sensor Technology into fibre sensing technologies...
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HELSINKI Regional Transport (HSL) is claiming a world first with the launch of an open retail platform which enables anyone anywhere to purchase tickets for retail sale. HSL says it is inviting all transport operators both...

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