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PKP Intercity’s first wi-fi enabled Pendolino to launch in late 2018

Pilot wi-fi tests were successfully carried out in August, meaning installation can begin in September.

Bombardier opens train technology testing hub in Germany

Around 40 employees will work at the €1 million testing hub, which was opened on August 23.

CRRC pens 10-year strategic agreement with Talgo

Talgo has signed a 10-year deal with CRRC Sifang to make the Chinese manufacturer its primarily supplier of passenger information systems.

Hydrogen passenger train granted approval for service in Germany

Following approval by EBA, prototype Coradia iLints will now enter pilot operation on the Elbe-Weser network. Passenger service is scheduled for late summer. 

Norway claims new world record for mobile connectivity in a tunnel

Working with Scandinavian mobile phone operators Telia and Telenor, Bane Nor says it achieved transmission rates of 580mbps during tests.

Plans for £100m rail test facility in Wales

The Welsh Government has revealed plans to build a world-class rail testing facility in Wales.

What next for bi-mode trains?

Hitachi Rail’s head of engineering, Koji Agatsuma, writes about designing the next generation of intercity trains

Thales buys Danish rail tech firm Cubris

Thales has strengthened its traffic management division with the acquisition of Cubris for an undisclosed amount.

Rio Tinto receives regulatory approval for autonomous trains operation in Australia

The mining corporation said that the AutoHaul project, which is focused on automating trains transporting iron ore to its port facilities in Pilbara, continues to progress and is on schedule to be completed at the end of 2018.

Hyperloop: Prospects and Challenges

The much-vaunted Hyperloop, sometimes described by its proponents as the ‘fifth mode of transport’, uses the premise of pods travelling through evacuated tubes to offer high-speed inter-city transport.
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First train for Shanghai Metro line 14 completed

The first driverless metro train for Shanghai Metro’s Line 14 has rolled off the assembly line in CRRC Nanjing Puzhen.

The role of apprenticeships in filling the skills gap

Rail Forum Midlands talks about the skills gap and what its doing to bridge it

New train protection system for Irish Rail

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Stuart Calvert to be new Digital Railway head

Stuart Calvert, director of programme technical services and supply chain at Network Rail’s Group Digital Railway (GDR), has been announced as its new managing...