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Rail technology map project launches in Australia

The Rail Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) has partnered with the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) and Deakin University (Victoria) to develop a ‘Smart Rail Route Map’, a project that aims to identify a plan for technology in the rail industry for the next 30 years.

Stadler inaugurates new production facility in Switzerland

Swiss train manufacturer Stadler Rail has held the traditional ground-breaking ceremony to inaugurate its new production facility in St. Margrethen, Switzerland

SNCF Réseau launches initiative to develop signal interlockings

French infrastructure manager SNCF Réseau has launched a partnership with several companies, including Alstom, Ansaldo STS, Siemens and Thales, in a bid to design the next generation of signal interlockings.

 

Around the world: 1,000 km of fully automated metros

The popularity of driverless metro lines has grown exponentially since the first one was inaugurated in 1981, in Kobe, Japan. Metros built since have had enviable records in safety, flexibility, punctuality, cost efficiency and overall passenger satisfaction, and no city that welcomed an automated metro line has ever reverted back to a conventional system

 

Report reveals high-speed EU railways perform below expectations

The European Union’s efforts to build efficient high-speed railway projects across the continent are bringing ‘low added value’ and the services are failing to perform at their potential best, a study by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has revealed.

DC/DC Converters With Contact-Cooling (BPC Technology) for Rolling Stock

With the series PCMDNI300, MTM Power introduces a new generation of DC/DC converters without galvanic isolation which can be installed as decentralised power supplies in vehicles and for supplying closed sub-systems in rolling stock.

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