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Singapore: Bombardier to Install Real-Time Passenger Load Display on Downtown Line

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.

Alstom to introduce hydrogen trains to UK

French rolling stock manufacturer Alstom has announced plans to introduce hydrogen-powered trains to the UK to support the government’s plan to withdraw diesel locomotives by 2040.

Network Rail embarks on digital overhaul

UK rail operator Network Rail has launched its Digital Railway Strategy in a bid to ensure that all new trains and signalling become digital or digital-ready from next year.

Run2Rail: bringing 3D printing to rail design

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.

Shift2Rail Presents Ideas at the Transport Research Arena and Ten-T Days

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.

Stadler begins testing of Greater Anglia’s bi-mode trains

Rolling stock manufacturer Stadler has started testing the first unit of the new regional bi-mode train fleet that will be delivered to UK rail operator Greater Anglia.

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