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Locations for Passenger Information Displays Develop

The development of railway stations as appealing places in which to shop, eat and drink as well as to catch trains is leading to wider use of passenger information displays designed and manufactured by Infotec.

Hamburg Port Authority implements new port railway IT system

The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) in Germany has deployed the new port railway IT system, transPORT rail, which marks an important step in the HPA's smartPORT IT strategy.

Putting the brakes on crude oil rail transport

In May the US Department of Transportation issued an Emergency Order requiring all railroads operating trains containing large amounts of Bakken crude oil to notify State Emergency Response Commissions (SERCS) of their every move. Frances Marcellin s…

Hydraulico at EuroBlech 2014

Just returned from a most successful InnoTrans in Berlin, Germany, Hydraulico continues to present its innovative products and solutions at EuroBlech.

HUBER+SUHNER Provides Low Profile MIMO Rooftop Antenna for Easy Upgrade to 4G/LTE

With a height of 40mm, the new SENCITY® Rail MIMO low profile antenna is ideally suited for trains running in tunnels with tight gauges and double-decker trains.

DB selects Mitsubishi Electric to upgrade ICE-2 train traction equipment

Japanese firm Mitsubishi Electric has been selected by Germany-based railway operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) to upgrade the traction equipment in 46 Intercity Express 2 (ICE-2) high-speed trains.

Nomad completes first installation phase of CBM solution for NSB Norway

Nomad Tech, a joint venture between Nomad Digital and EMEF, has completed installation of the first phase of a remote condition-based monitoring (CBM) solution for NSB Norway trains.

Book Review: Westbound by Mike Chandler

Review: Westbound: A Portfolio of Western Railroading by Mike Chandler.I stumbled across this book last week in a used book store. The cover grabbed my attention with VIA's train at Morant's Curve. I flipped through it briefly and bought it within minutes.As the author, Mike Chandler, says in the foreword, the book is "with minimal text". Show More Summary

London to have night tube service in time for Rugby World Cup in 2015

The London Underground (LU) will start weekend night tube services in the UK city from 12 September 2015, coinciding with the Rugby World Cup.

Future Rail: Issue 19

In this issue: California's high-speed saga continues, China's export ambitions, India's rail reforms, Japan's maglev proposal to the US, innovative technology for train traffic control and more.

Australia approves Adani’s North Galilee Basin Rail project

India-based Adani Enterprises has received approval from the Australian Government for the North Galilee Basin Rail project (NGBR).

Bombardier selects Nomad to install Wi-Fi service for Queensland Rail

Train manufacturer Bombardier has selected wireless services provider Nomad Digital to deploy a full end-to-end passenger Wi-Fi service in the southern hemisphere.

Alstom launches new predictive maintenance tool for trains

Alstom has launched a new predictive maintenance tool, HealthHub, to examine the health of trains, infrastructure and signalling assets using advanced data analytics.

Parsons to undertake preliminary design of phase 2 East West Rail scheme in UK

Network Rail has awarded a £8m design contract to engineering consultant Parsons Brinckerhoff for the second phase of the East West Rail scheme in England.

Knorr-Bremse to supply platform screen doors for Crossrail

UK's Crossrail has selected Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems to provide platform screen doors for deployment in various stations.

HUBER+SUHNER Supplies Inter-Vehicle Jumper Systems for Austrian Federal Railways

HUBER+SUHNER's RADOX® inter-vehicle jumper systems are now being used to equip Austria's new state-of-the-art local and regional trains.

Network Rail extends deployment of HaCon’s train planning system

The UK's railway infrastructure operator Network Rail will continue to use HaCon's train planning system (TPS), after extending its contract with the software solutions provider.

UK rail passengers dissatisfied with delay information

Nearly a third of rail passengers have expressed dissatisfaction with the way their train company manages disruption announcements, a survey carried out by the UK’s independent rail consumer organisation Passenger Focus has revealed...

Denmark's Port of Esbjerg invites bids to develop its new terminal

Denmark's Port of Esbjerg has issued an expression of interest for a private operator to run and develop its new combi terminal, located in the Sydhavn section of the port, from the first quarter of 2015 onwards.

RAIL.ONE at InnoTrans 2014

RAIL.ONE's focus for InnoTrans 2014, the international trade fair for transport technology, is firmly on light rail traffic. The company will present solutions and innovations that cities can profit from both economically and ecologically. In additio…

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