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SNC-Lavalin awarded two UK design contracts

MONTREAL, April 12, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) is pleased to announce the award of two design contracts for London Underground (LU). The services provided by SNC-Lavalin’s Rail & Transit team will assist LU in improving rail vehicle accessibility for persons with reduced mobility and visual impairments. The contracts cover the 72TS fleet […]

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See Vivarail’s innovative battery-powered train in action for the first time [video]

Vivarail have released a video showing their battery-powered test train in action for the first time. The Vivarail D-train or Class 230 is converted from London Underground D78 stock – an innovative example of ‘upcycling’ that saves on waste, energy consumption, money, and time. A battery-powered version of the D-train means that the trains will […]

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How will NEM Solutions’ new app make rail better?

Maintenance technology company NEM Solutions has released a new app that enables maintenance managers to receive real-time updates about the health of railway vehicles directly to their mobile. The availability of train fleet data has been a problem for many decades in the attempt to shift to digitalised rail maintenance. If data is not available […]

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3 ways that drones could change the railway industry

The power of drones is being harnessed across new industries every day. As drones become more affordable, we are seeing them used in industries from agriculture, to mail delivery, to insurance. Moreover, the number of industries utilising drone technology is set to rocket. Consulting group PwC predicted that by 2020 the global market for drone […]

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and Deutsche Bahn collaborate on ‘augmented reality’ windows and more

The Innovation Train Project Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc. and Deutsche Bahn have partnered to implement cutting edge technology that has been developed by HTT engineers in the new ‘Innovation Train’ project. The technologies that have so far been announced as part of the Innovation Train project are not, however strictly do with the famous Hyperloop […]

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The top innovations of InnoTrans 2016 – RailwayInnovation.com report

Through technology and innovation we create an ever safer, more efficient, and more effective railway industry. It is with this in mind that the RailwayInnovation.com team headed to InnoTrans in Berlin, in search of the most innovative and ground-breaking developments that are set shape the future of the railways. We spoke to hundreds of companies […]

How Austria’s biggest rail operator is transforming passenger experience with high-speed Wi-Fi

Austria boasts one of the most advanced railway systems in the world. ÖBB, who operate the majority of Austria’s railways, work to consistently high standards to ensure passenger comfort and satisfaction. This means that when faced with the challenge of connectivity, a solution that provides consistent and reliable high-speed Wi-Fi is paramount. Today, people expect […]

Microwave technology being developed to clear leaves from tracks

Every autumn, railway operators have to deal with the problem of fallen leaves on tracks. Leaves that fall on tracks and get compressed by heavy passing trains form a thin film on the track, which impacts braking and acceleration. The need for more gradual braking and slower acceleration ultimately delays services. The Rail Safety Standards […]

Find out about KONUX’s smart condition monitoring systems at InnoTrans

THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY is the slogan of this year’s InnoTrans exhibition. Our partners, KONUX, are part of this future. They provide condition monitoring systems for railway infrastructure to one of the most advanced rail networks in the world, Deutsche Bahn, who are using the solution to reduce their maintenance costs by 25%. KONUX would […]

How is Deutsche Bahn using smart sensor technology to avoid infrastructure failure?

With infrastructure constantly growing – as well as ageing – condition monitoring of assets is essential to drive efficiency savings (maintenance optimisation), and to reduce the risk of infrastructure failure in the long term. As renewals and maintenance account for almost half of infrastructure managers’ expenditure, smart maintenance planning and spending has become paramount. A […]