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Passenger Information Displays

DYSTEN designs, builds, delivers and installs passenger information displays for railway stations and bus and tram stops. The displays for dynamic passenger information are based on LED, LCD, TFT and E Ink technologies.

Future Rail: Issue 46

In this issue: Amtrak and Uber unite for the last mile, open access passenger services, HS2’s second stage, using drones for accident investigations, e-tickets in the Apple Wallet, passenger security, and more.

AVG selects IVU Traffic Technologies' software solutions

German company Albtal-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft (AVG) has signed an agreement to use software solutions from IVU Traffic Technologies for planning and managing vehicles and staff.

Abellio to sell 40% of Greater Anglia rail franchise to Japan’s Mitsui

Abellio UK has signed an agreement to sell 40% of its Greater Anglia rail franchise to Japanese company Mitsui.

Uber and Amtrak join forces to solve North Carolina’s ‘last mile’ problem

A three-month pilot program between the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and technology provider TransLoc aims to bring together Amtrak train stations, public transit and Uber through TransLoc’s Rider app. Can it help solve the are…

Alstom to supply metro system for Hanoi line 3 in Vietnam

Alstom has signed a contract with Hanoi Metropolitan Railway Management Board (MRB) for the supply of a metro system for Hanoi metro line 3 in Vietnam.

Queensland Government to approve upgrade of Sunshine Coast rail line

Australia's Queensland Government is reportedly set to approve a plan to upgrade Sunshine Coast railway line that connects Brisbane with the Sunshine Coast.

Key Techniques for Rail Fastening Systems

Rail fastening system is composed of rail fastenings. Rail fastenings are used to connect rail and railway sleeper. The main function of rail fastening system is fixing rail on the railway sleeper.

UK’s Network Rail to upgrade North Yorkshire's East Coast Main Line

UK Network Rail has announced details of improvements to the East Coast Main Line in North Yorkshire as part of its Railway Upgrade Plan.

SNC-Lavalin wins US rail contracts from SEPTA and PLTP in US

Canadian engineering and construction company SNC-Lavalin has secured two rail and transit contracts in the US.

AC and DC-Powered Air Conditioners

DC Airco has specialised in energy-efficient air conditioning since 1997, after many years of research and development.

Train inspector: turning locomotives into track monitors

The University of Huddersfield’s Institute of Railway Research is working with Siemens to develop a sensor system that could turn any rail vehicle into a track monitor that can inspect the condition of rails and the track bed. Rod James looks at how …

Binary I/O for Rail Applications on CompactPCI Serial

The new 3U CompactPCI Serial board G403 with 16 bidirectional digital I/O channels has been designed specifically for modern railway applications. The new board is suited for many different control functions, such as door-locking control and interior…

Construction of $1.5bn Lagos-Ibadan rail line in Nigeria to begin next month

The Nigerian Federal Government is reportedly set to begin the construction of a 156.65km standard gauge rail line from Lagos to Ibadan by next month.

Axiomtek Introduces 12.1in IP66 / IP69K Stainless Steel Panel PC with Intel® Core™ U-series Processor – GOT812L(H)-880

Axiomtek, one of the world's leading designers and manufacturers of innovative, high-performance and reliable PC-based industrial computer products, is pleased to introduce the GOT812L(H)-880, a fanless 12.1in stainless steel touch panel computer ide…

Bombardier delivers first Innovia APM 300 to Shanghai Shentong

Bombardier Transportation has delivered the first driverless Innovia automated people mover (APM) 300 vehicle to Shanghai Shentong Metro Group in China.

Carillion to electrify Shotts line for Holytown-Midcalder Junctions

Carillion Powerlines has won a £49m contract to deliver the electrification of UK Network Rail’s Shotts line between Holytown and Midcalder Junctions in Scotland.

Effing Graffiti

I want to rant a bit about graffiti. I saw two posts this weekend of vandalism that just made me mad: VIA Rail's Canadian and the Toys for Tots train. VIA's Canadian It's common to see freight cars with graffiti on them. I should say it's uncommon to see cars without graffiti. Show More Summary

Akiem gains electric and diesel locomotive maintenance provider mgw Service

French locomotive leasing company Akiem has acquired Germany-based mgw Service, a company involved in electric and diesel locomotive maintenance.

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