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Altran brings Big Data analytics expertise to support Digital Railway’s Degraded Mode Working System

Altran is pleased to announce its selection by Network Rail for the next phase of Digital Railway’s COMPASS project for Degraded Mode Working. COMPASS (DMWS) has the potential to revolutionise the customer experience on Britain’s railways, by making signalling-related delays a thing of the past. As a true ‘hot standby’ that is physically and technologically […]

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Why Innovation in Rail is Broken and What You Can Do About It – Introducing The Railway Innovation Champions Program

Innovation in the railways is broken. Why? Because the industry is set up in a way that disincentivises innovation. Short-term franchise awards stop operators and financiers from investing in the technology that can ultimately reduce their costs and increase passenger satisfaction. Short-term franchise awards encourage them to focus on the short-term ROI of operations and […]

Hyperloop One Reveals First Images of Nevada Desert Development Site (‘DevLoop’) at Middle East Rail

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 7, 2017 — Hyperloop One, the global leader in developing the world’s first operational Hyperloop, released never-before-seen images of its development site (‘DevLoop’) in the Nevada desert at Middle East Rail, held in Dubai. Providing the international keynote address at the 11th annual conference, CEO of Hyperloop One, Rob Lloyd, […]

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Trimble Partners with the Railhead Corporation to Bring Field-Proven Real-Time Remote Diagnostics System to North American Rail Markets

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 9, 2017—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it is partnering with Illinois-based Railhead Corporation to integrate real-time remote monitoring, diagnostics and on-board video to maximize locomotive asset utilization and productivity for railway operators. This combination will provide a complete picture of rail asset status to improve tracking, safety and operations. As part […]

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French Operator SNCF to implement IBM Watson Internet of Things tech

IBM have announced that French operator SNCF will use the IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) technology to enhance safety, security, and fleet availability. SNCF manage scheduling, operations, and maintenance for a network with 30,000 km of track, 15,000 trains, 3,000 stations, and 13.5 million passengers per day. The cloud-based Watson IoT platform will enable […]

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Mechan Acquired by Major French Rail Group

Rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, is joining France’s CIM Group – one of the industry’s most ambitious international suppliers of integrated solutions. Sheffield-based manufacturer, Mechan, will be retaining its name, management and personnel, but will benefit from the support of CIM’s export expertise and industry contacts. The firm will be adding its extensive range of […]

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Frauscher becomes a member of Alstom Alliance

Frauscher and Alstom deepen their relationship in a long-term leading supplier agreement. Frauscher has joined the Alstom Alliance, the strategic partnership program of Alstom. The charter was signed by Olivier Baril, CPO Alstom, and Michael Thiel, CEO Frauscher Sensor Technology. Alstom Alliance acknowledges approx. 30 companies who work closely with Alstom in terms of business […]

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Thales Wins first Transportation Contract in Vietnam for Hanoi Metro

HANOI, Vietnam, Feb. 21, 2017 — In its first transportation project in Vietnam, Thales has signed a contract to provide a complete telecommunications system for Line 3 of the Hanoi metro, the first of five lines planned for the Vietnamese capital. A French consortium including Alstom (leader), Colas Rail and Thales signed the contract, valued […]

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How to slash rail maintenance costs by 22% with drones

What’s the business case for drone-based solutions in rail? The drone industry is growing rapidly, and a lot of hype surrounds this futuristic technology. But what tangible benefits do drones present to operators, rail businesses, and maintenance teams? Our new white paper shows how SNCF, BNSF, Deutsche Bahn and other industry leaders have implemented drone-based […]