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Hamburg S-Bahn looks to driverless future

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is to work with Siemens to automate one of Hamburg's S-Bahn lines as part of a wider programme of digitisation across the German rail network.

Huawei-UGL awarded $136m digital radio systems contract in Perth

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Taoyuan Metro awards rolling stock deal to Hyundai Rotem

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SNCF to deploy ETCS test train

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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.

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