Archive for category: S & T

India’s railway minister announces wave of “transformative” decisions

India's new railway minister Piyush Goyal has announced a wave of decisions to transform the railways into "the engine that fuels the development journey towards New India."
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What next for Siemens Alstom in the UK?

It will probably take many months before regulatory permission is obtained, and then it will be interesting to observe which products become dominant.
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Transpennine route to become UK’s first ‘digital’ railway

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced plans to install a traffic management system on the Transpennine route, creating what would be the UK's first digitally controlled intercity rail corridor.
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DB and Bombardier complete Wuppertal signalling upgrade

Bombardier Transportation and Deutsche Bahn (DB) are celebrating the commissioning of a major signalling upgrade scheme around Wuppertal's main railway station.
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Alstom to carry out Sarmiento line resignalling

Alstom has won an international tender to resignal a section of the Sarmiento line in Buenos Aires.
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Irish Rail to begin installation of advanced train protection system by end of the year

Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail) has said it hopes to begin installing a new advanced train protection system on the network by the end of the year.
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Hitachi’s Class 800 pass Department for Transport’s ETCS tests

Hitachi’s fleet of new intercity trains has passed tests to run European Train Control Systems (ETCS) in the UK. The UK-built Class 800s are due to enter passenger service this autumn on the Great Western main line and on the East Coast main line from 2018. In a bid to accelerate the modernisation of the […]
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Bombardier and CPB Contractors win $1bn contract for Melbourne Metro Tunnel signalling

The Government of Victoria, Australia, has awarded Bombardier and CPB Contractors a $1 billion contract to install 55km of high-capacity signalling (HCS) in the Metro Tunnel. The Metro Tunnel, which will run from North Melbourne to South Yarra, will connect the existing Sunbury and Cranebourne/Pakenham lines. By doing so, it will remove traffic from the […]
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Alstom to develop new traffic management system for French rail network

Alstom is to deploy its traffic management technology across the French rail network under a contract awarded by SNCF Réseau. SNCF said it was part of an “ambitious” programme to upgrade the network’s traffic management systems. Alstom will initially install its Iconis system on lines between Paris, Lyon and Marseille. This is due to be completed […]
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Project partners appointed to Digital Railway programme

Arcadis and Ramboll have won a contract which will see them partner with Network Rail on the development of the Digital Railway. The two companies will become programme partners and will help to create the Digital Railway Toolkit which will guide the programme’s roll-out. Arcadis and Ramboll will also lead the creation of a Digital […]
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New traffic control centre for Argentina

Argentina is hoping a new traffic control centre will reduce the risk of accidents and derailments on a major part of its freight railway network. State-owned Trenes Argentinos Cargas has built the centre to monitor the position and speed of trains in real time across 9,000km of its track. By installing technology developed by Brazilian […]
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