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.
Built nearby in Salzgitter, the trains are equipped with fuel cells which convert hydrogen and oxygen into electricity, eliminating pollutant emissions related to propulsion.
The hackathon is being supported by Network Rail, Deutsche Bahn, Siemens, Silver Rail, Fujitsu, ORM, SBB and the UK's Department for Transport.
Pilot wi-fi tests were successfully carried out in August, meaning installation can begin in September.
Around 40 employees will work at the €1 million testing hub, which was opened on August 23.
Talgo has signed a 10-year deal with CRRC Sifang to make the Chinese manufacturer its primarily supplier of passenger information systems.
Following approval by EBA, prototype Coradia iLints will now enter pilot operation on the Elbe-Weser network. Passenger service is scheduled for late summer.
Working with Scandinavian mobile phone operators Telia and Telenor, Bane Nor says it achieved transmission rates of 580mbps during tests.
The Welsh Government has revealed plans to build a world-class rail testing facility in Wales.
Hitachi Rail’s head of engineering, Koji Agatsuma, writes about designing the next generation of intercity trains