Technology

Ansaldo STS signs contract for the new Copenhagen Metro worth EUR 700 million

In Copenhagen, Ansaldo STS (STS.MI), a Finmeccanica Group company, signed a contract worth a total of EUR 700 million to build the technological system of city’s new metro, Cityringen. The new line, which will run entirely underground, will be a...

Train driver Simon rewarded for charity work

Simon Holdsworth, a train driver for CrossCountry in Newcastle, has been rewarded for his work in raising money for a cancer charity in the north east. Simon, who lives in Rowlands Gill, won a Platinum Arriva Community ...

Train company helps with festive charity donation

Kind-hearted train company CrossCountry has entered the Christmas spirit early this year and donated £1,500 to children’s charity Chicks (Country Holidays for Inner City Kids). The money was raised by CrossCountry staff through events and collections for...

NextSense’s Calipri Wheel system review

Whatever you might read in the papers, the rail industry has a first-rate reputation for safety. According to the Rail Safety & Standards Board, it is “1,500 times safer than motorcycling, over 500 times safer than walking and 30...

Communication Control

Most European railways provided track-to-train radio systems during the latter part of the 20th century. Many were based upon the UIC (Union Internationale Chemin de Fers) Spec 751-3, prepared as an intended standard for all train radio systems across...

OTN Systems wins multi-million contract with Chinese metro lines

OTN Systems, the global market leader for fibre optic-based telecommunications backbone systems in metros, has been awarded several multi-million Euro contracts from various Chinese metro lines. The newest OTN Systems flagship product OTN-X3M, with a transport capacity...

Russian Railways’ environmental protection work in 2010

Russian Railways invested 1.4 billion rubles in the construction and reconstruction of environmental protection facilities during 2010, as part of its Environmental Strategy. Under the programme, 110,000 tons of industrial and consumer waste were recycled and...

IBM reveals five innovations that will change our lives in the next five years

IBM have formally unveiled the fifth annual "Next Five in Five" – a list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, live and play over the next five years: • You'll beam up...

ABB’s $55 million order from Stadler Rail

ABB, the power and automation technology group, has won orders worth about $55 million from Swiss train manufacturer Stadler Rail for equipment that will help to maximize the reliability and energy efficiency of rolling stock for two Swiss rail...

Heathrow Express offers more Help for Heroes

Heathrow Express has increased their Armed Forces discount to 50% off. The HM Forces discount has risen by 16% for adult express class tickets and 10% of these sales will be donated to the Help for Heroes charity. Richard...
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Gian Paolo Gotelli to head up TX Logistik

Rail logistics group TX Logistik has appointed Gian Paolo Gotelli as its new CEO. TX...
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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

Above - CPC commercial manager John Mogridge and Egis systems integration lead François Pignard looking at the in-cab display for the...

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...