Archive for category: S & T

Transport for London successfully tests new Tube signalling

A new signalling system on the London Underground has been successfully tested for the first time. 
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HIMA signs “strategically significant” deal in Indonesia

Under the €1.8 million deal HIMA will upgrade safety technology at 25 stations in the Southeast Asian country - HIMA's biggest contract in the Asia-Pacific area to date.
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Saudi Arabia maintenance contract for Thales

Thales has signed a two-year deal with the Saudi Railway Company to maintain signalling and telecommunication systems for the North-South line.
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ERTMS deadline at risk because of “patchwork” deployment

Plans to rollout ERTMS across Europe by 2030 are in doubt because of a reluctance to invest in new signalling technologies, according to a special report by the European Court of Auditors.
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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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