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Signalling project complete between Seymour and Wodonga, Victoria

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) report they have put the finishing touches on the final stage of the North East Rail Gauge Standardisation Project, bringing all the new signalling of the East and West lines between Seymour and...

Wabtec’s Xorail unit signs $165m contract to design & install train control for MRS In Brazil

Xorail Inc., a subsidiary of Wabtec Corporation,has signed a $165 million contract to design and install Communications-Based Train Control for MRS Logistica, which operates the Southeastern Federal Railroad Network in Brazil. Under the contract, Xorail will provide turnkey project management; design...

Thales telecoms project gets passengers from A to B

Thales has recently completed a key telecommunications project in Scotland for Network Rail, following contract awards from Invensys Rail in 2007. The project, along the central Scotland corridor, has provided a new passenger link from Airdrie to Bathgate. The...

A year in the life of the May Gurney signalling team

The rail signalling team at May Gurney had a busy and successful 2010 with a number of projects either completed or in progress; and others are just starting out. The year ended with no one seriously hurt and only...

Invensys Rail: Building on tradition

The manufacturing unit at Invensys Rail has a hugely impressive heritage, with production at the company’s Chippenham site dating back to the early 1900s when it first manufactured relays for the UK’s railways. Although the facility is still based...

Newly resignalled Jubilee Line

Capacity increased by 33% and journey times reduced by 22% - figures that would make any train operator’s mouth water. However, these are the statistics claimed by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, for the newly resignalled Jubilee Line. The Jubilee...

Signal sighting: A new view

Signalling design is going through many changes and one of the overriding aspects of this is the integration and expansion of software tools. Desktop signal sighting is one area that Gioconda has been developing over the past five years;...

A prerequisite for remodelling – Reading Station Signalling Enabling Works

Much has already been written on the impending track work at Reading Station, eliminating flat junctions and permitting more flexible operation. All this will mean significant changes to the signalling system which has to be progressed as a series...

East Coast becomes first to use new GSM-R system

East Coast has become the first train operator in Britain to begin using a new digital radio system which engineers say will deliver enhanced train performance, improved passenger information and a safer railway. The new GSM-R digital radio system was...

Alstom awarded signalling contract for Beijing Metro

Alstom and its two Chinese joint ventures have been awarded two contracts by Beijing MTR Construction Administration Corp., totalling €140 million, to provide both advanced traction and signalling systems for the new Line 6 of the Beijing metro. Beijing Line...

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Upgraded signalling leads to shorter waiting times at level crossings in East Suffolk

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Trespassers at risk near Whitby, North Yorkshire

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Fugro to conduct RILA survey of Network Rail’s Western route

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Welsh railways to receive up to £65 million to help keep services running

The Welsh Government has announced that it will spend up to £65 million over the next six months to ensure train services...