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Absolutely Dustproof: DIN Rail 30W DC/DC Converters

MTM Power GmbH, the specialist for individual power supplies, is the producer of the series HSD30 primary switched DIN rail modules, with DC input voltage. The devices offer an input voltage range of 20V to 72V DC, and allow efficient solutions for d…

Rail passengers on South West Trains to benefit from £50m improvements

The UK Department for Transport (DfT) has signed an agreement with Stagecoach, in a bid to deliver a £50m package of improvements on South West Trains.

China launches first new hydrogen-powered tramcar

China has launched the world's first hydrogen-powered tramcar, as part of the country's efforts to tackle pollution.

Hitachi Rail Europe's facility connected to rail network

Rail infrastructure services Story Contracting has completed the installation of a final track component at Merchant Park in UK, connecting Hitachi Rail's manufacturing plant with the rail network for the first time.

Cermak-McCormick Place Station, Chicago, Illinois

The Cermak-McCormick Place station on the Green Line of Chicago ‘L’ rapid transit system was officially opened in February 2015.

Jacobs Engineering to support proposed Western Rail Access to Heathrow

US-based Jacobs Engineering has been contracted by the UK's Network Rail to support its proposed new rail link from the west of England to London Heathrow Airport.

Brookville Equipment delivers first streetcar for DART

Brookville Equipment has delivered the first of two off-wire capable Liberty Modern Streetcars for Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) in the US.

Russia unveils plan for new high-speed transport corridor

Russia has unveiled plans for a new high-speed transport corridor, which includes a construction of a high-speed rail network to connect Asia with Europe and a mega road.

Blind Rivet Nuts

Using one-piece blind rivet nuts (BRN), load-bearing threads can be inserted into thin sheet metal elements and hollow materials.

Efficient Fastening of even the Thinnest Components

When KA Swanstrom founded Penn Engineering & Manufacturing Corp in 1942, he did so with a revolutionary new product: an easy-to-install, self-clinching fastener that provides load-carrying threads in metal sheets too thin to be tapp...

Five Tips to Scout a New City

Suppose you plan to go to a city you've never been to, and you're wondering what railfan opportunities might be there. How do you find out? In my job I travel now and then, to places I've been before as well as new places. I'm always on the lookout for railfan opportunities in the evenings and I've developed some techniques I want to share with you. Show More Summary

High Input Voltage DC-DC Converters with IP66-Rated Protection Suit Extreme Environments

ABSOPULSE Electronics' HVI 500-D3G series of high input voltage, ultra-rugged, IP66-rated DC-DC converters are designed for applications that require a waterproof, dustproof, sand-proof, oil-proof or explosion-proof solution. The units are suitable f…

China Telecom selects Gemalto's solution to secure NFC transport services in China

China Telecom has selected digital security provider Gemalto's UpTeq Multi-tenant NFC SIMs to deploy secure NFC transport services in Shanghai and Beijing.

CAF to deliver eight high-speed trains for Norway's Flytoget

Spanish train manufacturer CAF has secured a €120m contract from Norway's Flytoget to deliver eight Oaris high-speed trains, associated spare parts and technical support.

Future Rail: Issue 24

In this issue: Tackling overcrowding with smart ticketing data, China’s emerging rolling stock giant, the many hurdles to India’s rail modernisation plan, London Underground’s innovative procurement model, how findings from the SafeRail study can be …

UK Government updates plans to safeguard proposed route for Crossrail 2

The UK Government has published updated plans to protect the proposed route for Crossrail 2 from conflicting developments, marking a major step forward for the country's £20bn rail project.

Chaleur Video Available!

I am pleased to announce that I have a video available, The Chaleur: Canada's Passenger Train to the Gaspé Peninsula. Here's a preview of the contents: The video is available in two lengths: Full length (65 minutes), over 20 locations Highlights (32 minutes) The Chaleur is/was a train that runs between Montreal and Gaspé, Quebec via Matapédia. Show More Summary

Unnecessary and expensive: Lords Committee throws out economic case for HS2

Critics of the hotly debated High Speed 2 line will welcome a new report which shines light on serious shortcomings right at the heart of the project. Eva Grey looks at the damning revelations which prompted the House of Lords Economic Affairs Commit…

Importance of Computing Health Management in Transportation Systems

The market for transportation systems is forecast to continue its rapid expansion, according to a report by Transparency Market Research, which predicts double-digit growth from 2013 to reach $30.2 billion by 2019.

Protecting passengers on India's next-gen network

Whether by derailments, collisions or level crossing incidents, around 15,000 people die every year on India's creaking railways. But with stretched resources, organisational incoherence and 65,000km of ageing track to make safe, does the country's n…

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