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Future Rail: Issue 53

In this issue: Problems with the New York subway, Chinese manufacturing, Europe’s night services, third-generation trains, the barriers against start-ups, level crossings dangers, and more

Xplore Receives New $2.7m Android™ Rugged Tablet Order from Top Telecommunications Provider to Support Workforce Expansion within Construction Division

Xplore Technologies today announced that one of the largest broadband and wireless telecommunications companies in the US has ordered $2.7m worth of Android™ powered 'mobile office' bundles to support the growth of its field-based workforce.

First Delivery for Ceneri Base Tunnel

Sonneville's European LVT licensee Vigier Rail supplied the first 600 LVT Standard supports for the Ceneri Base Tunnel project for a test installation prior to the start of the track installation in May 2017.

Four officials suspended after train derailment kills 24 people in UP, India

Four railway officials were suspended and three others were sent on leave following a rail accident in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh (UP), which resulted in the deaths of 24 people and injured several others.

Victoria to introduce port-rail shuttle project

The Government of Victoria in Australia, in collaboration with the federal government, is set to introduce a port-rail shuttle project to improve rail connectivity between the Port of Melbourne and major freight hubs by utilising existing rail infras…

Virgin debuts new high-speed Azuma train in Scotland

UK-based train operating company Virgin Trains' new ‘Azuma’ locomotive has travelled for the first time to Scotland as part of a rail connectivity improvement programme between Edinburgh and London.

Maccaferri's Innovative 'ParaMesh' Used for a Major 42m-High Reinforced Soil Structure at the Monte Ceneri Tunnel, Switzerland

The New Railway Link through the Alps (AlpTransit), is a Swiss federal project focused on building faster North-South rail links across the Swiss Alps by constructing base tunnels several hundred meters below the level of the current tunnels.

City of Houston and Texas Central sign deal to develop high-speed train

The City of Houston and railroad company Texas Central have signed an agreement to develop a new bullet train system.

Bombardier wins contracts for Chengdu and Chongqing metro lines in China

Bombardier NUG Propulsion System (BNP) has secured two contracts worth approximately CNY531m ($79m) from Chinese New United Group (NUG) to provide MITRAC propulsion and control equipment for the Chengdu Metro Line 6 and Chongqing Metro Line 4 project…

Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx issue RFP for LRT project in Ontario

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a request for proposals (RFP) to three shortlisted teams in relation to the design, construction, financing, operations and maintenance of the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project in Ontari…

The Canada 150 Train Comes to Winnipeg

CP 1401 in Winnipeg The Canadian Pacific "Canada 150" train came to Winnipeg - and what a gorgeous train it was!You may recall I was planning the shoot a while ago. The train was scheduled to be on display in Winnipeg on August 4th from...Show More Summary

Internet of Things Solutions for Railways

While railway technology has evolved slowly over the last 200 years, the next few years could bring greater transformation to the railways, and at a greater pace than we have seen in the past as railway operators begin to adopt internet of things tec…

Stadler names new EMU as SMILE

Swiss rolling stock manufacturer Stadler has named its new line of electric multiple units (EMU), formerly known as Stadler EC250, as SMILE.

Union Cabinet of India approves new metro rail policy

The Government of India's Union Council of Ministers has approved a new policy regarding the expansion and regulation of metro rail services.

FlixBus and Leo Express re-launch Locomore services

Mobility platform FlixBus and private rail company Leo Express have collaborated to revive the services of the insolvent railway startup Locomore.

Deals this week: Jacobs Engineering Group, Sweco, Atkins

Jacobs Engineering Group has been selected as the reference design consultant (RDC) for the 350km-long Kuala Lumpur - Singapore High-Speed Rail project (KL-SG HSR), which is currently under construction.

Bel Power Solutions Announces Ultra-Low Profile 40W ABC41 and MBC41 Series of AC-DC Power Supplies

Bel Power Solutions and Protection, a Bel group company (NASDAQ: BELFA and BELFB) and premier global manufacturer of power management devices, announces the expansion of their ABC Series open-frame, AC-DC power supply portfolio to include the ultra-l…

Atkins wins East Anglia resignalling contract from Network Rail in UK

Engineering company Atkins has secured a £29m contract from Network Rail to carry out resignalling works along the 42km route from Norwich to Lowestoft via Great Yarmouth in East Anglia, UK.

Continental Products Improve Safety in Railway Transportation

In the Italian rail vehicle industry, special importance is attached to fire protection in rail vehicles. In the current original equipment manufacturer projects in the area of subway and regional trains, fulfillment of European standard EN 45545 is …

Jacobs Engineering wins role in Kuala Lumpur to Singapore high-speed rail project

US-based Jacobs Engineering Group has secured the Reference Design Consultant (RDC) role for the Kuala Lumpur - Singapore High Speed Rail project (KL-SG HSR), which is currently under construction.

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