Archive for category: Technology

CRRC concern over additional US trade tariffs

CRRC is manufacturing new vehicles for Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Orange Line. Photo: CRRC.The Office of the United States Trade Representative, which is responsible for developing US trade policy, said that the proposed tariffs are part of a response to "China's unfair trade practices".
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WhatsApp to help keep Germany’s railway stations clean

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is to give customers around the country the opportunity to report dirty stations to cleaning crews through WhatsApp.
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Plans submitted to make Dudley a worldwide leader in very light rail

The town of Dudley in the UK's West Midlands could set to become the worldwide centre for the development of "very light rail".
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Hydrail comes of age

Hydrail, the term coined for hydrogen-powered trains, started to become well known when the first annual international hydrail conference was held in North Carolina in 2005. While the first conference was largely an academic affair, by the time the 2017 hydrail conference was held in Graz, Austria, most of the speakers were from hydrail related […]
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Investigators release initial report into Washington train derailment

Notably, it has indicated that had positive train control – an advanced train control system – been implemented, the train’s brakes would have been applied in line with the speed restrictions.
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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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