The Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) has commissioned Bombardier Transportation, which has worked on several previous projects in the country, to upgrade the Train Control Monitoring System (TCS) on the Downtown Line (DTL), by the installation of its Passenger Load Display.
A new European project is looking at using carbon fibres and 3D printing techniques to design lighter, more reliable and quieter trains. Professor Simon Iwnicki, director of the Institute of Railway Research at the University of Huddersfield, talks about the project’s aims and the challenges of creating change in a risk-adverse industry.
April was a busy month for Shift2Rail (S2R) and its relations with other stakeholders across Europe’s rail network. Representatives from it, including its Executive Director, Carlo Borghini, were joined by the EU Commissioner for Mobility and Transport, Violeta Bulc. Together they attended two major international conferences on the future of rail: the Transport Research Arena (TRA) and Ten-T Days.