Train tech firm unveils intelligent system that adjusts glass pane transparency

Photo: Continental.Forget curtains and blinds, one company exhibiting at InnoTrans has unveiled an intelligent technology that shuts out light from train carriages in a futuristic fashion.
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InnoTrans opens with a record number of exhibitors

Photo: InnoTrans.Around 130,000 guests are expected over the course of four days, with 3,062 companies and institutions from 61 different countries showcasing new or improved products and services.
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Bidders for new Tyne and Wear Metro fleet revealed

The winning bidder for the £362 million contract will be announced in 2019, with the new fleet introduced in stages from the end of 2021 as the existing stock is phased out.
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World’s first hydrogen fuel-cell trains enter service in Lower Saxony

Photo: Alstom.Built nearby in Salzgitter, the trains are equipped with fuel cells which convert hydrogen and oxygen into electricity, eliminating pollutant emissions related to propulsion.
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Sydney’s first Waratah Series 2 double-deck EMU enters service

Photo: Downer.The new trains will be progressively introduced into service, with the entire fleet delivered by early 2019.
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The search for Melbourne Airport Rail Link partners is on

Photo: Government of Victoria.Current rail links connect Sydney and Brisbane airports to their respective cities and a rail link is currently under construction in Perth.
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Hacking InnoTrans

The hackathon is being supported by Network Rail, Deutsche Bahn, Siemens, Silver Rail, Fujitsu, ORM, SBB and the UK's Department for Transport.
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Greater Anglia shows off first Aventra carriages

Bombardier is to begin testing its new fleet of Class 720 Aventra units for Greater Anglia after unveiling one of the first completed trains at its factory in Derby.
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Northern’s new CAF units begin network tests

Northern's new CAF-built electric and diesel trains are to begin the next phase of testing on the rail network around the North West.
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SNCF launches driverless train programme

Photo: olrat.SNCF has set itself the target of introducing driverless passenger trains onto the French rail network by 2023.
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Naivety, over-optimism and mismanagement contributed to East Coast franchise failure

Photo: Stephen Craven.That is according to the UK's Transport Committee, which has published a new report into what went wrong.
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Bombardier unveils new battery-operated train

Photo: Bombardier.Bombardier Transportation has presented its new battery-operated train, which it describes as being the first of its kind to enter passenger operation in Europe in more than 60 years.
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