Archive for category: Technology

Japan’s entry into Britain’s rail franchising

Mitsui and the East Japan Railway Company arrive on the UK franchise scene with different backgrounds but both hope to carve out a reputation on one of the world's busiest railways.
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Solar power could make up “significant share” of railway’s energy demand

Solar panels could be used to power a sizeable chunk of Britain's DC electric rail network, a new report has suggested.
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Bombardier joins French rail research partnership

Bombardier has been welcomed as an official member of the Railenium Technical Research Institute (TRI).
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CN Rail introduces facial recognition ID system at its Montreal HQ

Canadian national railway operator CN Rail has installed a new identification system that gives authorised users access to the site using facial recognition and behaviour analytics.
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ERA backing for train path booking app

A new app that allows train operators to request train paths online has been certified as compliant by the European Railways Association (ERA).
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Siemens working on fuel cell-powered Mireo train

Siemens is partnering up with Canadian manufacturer Ballard Power Systems to develop a fuel cell engine for its new Mireo train platform.
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Vegetable oil fuel trains to run in the Netherlands ahead of battery conversion

Arriva has ordered vegetable oil hybrid diesel trains to operate its Northern Lines services in the Netherlands.
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World’s first solar-powered train arrives on Australia’s east coast

A heritage rail operator in New South Wales is planning to launch the world's first solar-powered train before Christmas in the coastal town of Byron Bay.
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World’s first hydrogen-powered tram runs in China

Rolling stock manufacturer CRRC has announced that the world's first hydrogen-powered tram has been put into passenger operation in China.
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French and Korean operators strengthen ties

Passenger operators SNCF and Korail have expanded a 15-year partnership.
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Kenya Railways acquires crane to rescue trains up to 160 tonnes

Kenya Railways has taken delivery of a telescopic boom crane to recover failed or derailed vehicles on its standard gauge railway.
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