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Mapping the customer journey of rail passengers in CEE: online and on board

Mapping the customer journey of rail passengers in CEE. On line and on board

Companies in the travel, transportation, and hospitality industry are dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s in IoT, being among the main investors in connecting people, smart devices and systems, with the aim of delivering value to customers by providing them with even more personalised experiences. Within this industry, the …

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EUR 1m Shift2Rail funded project on rail interoperability launches

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A new project funded by a €1M grant, after successfully answering to an Open Call of Shift2Rail (S2R-OC-IP4-02-2016), was launched in November with the aim of harmonising the language and data formats used by many railway operators across Europe. ST4RT (Semantic Transformations for Rail Transportation) is the result of an …

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Russian researchers develop new heat treatment method for increasing freight cars resistance

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A team of Russia’s National University of Science and Technology MISiS (NUST MISIS) researchers have developed a unique technology for preventing solebars in freight car trucks from breaking. Their invention is expected to increase the fatigue limit and fatigue strength of solebars by 50 percent, and reduce the number of elements that break down in the course of operation. The conditions in which trains are …

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European Union Agency for Railways publishes report on co-existence of GSM-R system with future LTE system

European Union Agency for Railways publishes report on co-existence of GSM-R system with future LTE system

The European Union Agency for Railways has recently published a report by LS telcom on the possibility of using the ER/R-GSM spectrum (frequency bands “876-880 / 921-925 MHz” and “873-876 / 918-921 MHz”) by other radio communication systems for railways in coexistence with the existing GSM-R system operated in that …

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Comtest Wireless develops new ERTMS and GSM-R active testing solutions

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Comtest Wireless, independent experts in the field of GSM-R and ERTMS network test and monitoring solutions announce the development of a new range of unattended active testing solutions, that can be easily installed on test or passenger trains. Since the announcement of the first ETCS-controlled test trains running as part …

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EU-funded EATS project develops new positioning system assisting better implementation of ETCS

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The EU-funded EATS project has developed a novel positioning system that will assist European railways to better implement the European Train Control System (ETCS). The ETCS aims to introduce a single harmonised system of signalling, control and train protection that would replace the many incompatible safety systems that currently exist …

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Russian Railways to present concept for vacuum-levitation high speed train by end of 2016

Russian Railways launches 2016 - 2020 Innovative Development Programme

Russian Railways and Railway Research Institute (VNIIZhT) research team aim to present the concept for the vacuum – levitation high speed train by the end of 2016, stated Boris Lapidus, Chairman of the Joint Scientific Council of Russian Railways at the Council’s February meeting.  As part of the vacuum-levitation transport system (VLTS) project, Prof. Dr. Vasily M. Fomin has …

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Lightweight materials provide opportunities for rolling stock

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The transportation industry has for a long time been engaged in the application of new lightweight materials for primary structural design. In aeronautics, where the weight of an aircraft is a crucial factor for fuel consumption, composite materials are now replacing metallic materials in both structural and non-structural parts. The …

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Revolutionary railway track switch enters next stage of development

Revolutionary railway track switch enters next stage of development

Breakthrough railway technology masterminded by Loughborough University engineers has entered into the next stage of development with industry backing. Repoint is a robust and reliable points concept which breaks with 200 years of tradition to offer a change in design that will increase reliability, reduce maintenance costs and boost capacity on …

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Belarusian inventors create new material for rails

Researchers at the Belarusian Transport University have created a new material for rails, named Monicu. According to Professor Leonid Sosnovsky, who is one of the inventors, the parameters of the new material place it between cast iron and steel. The name Monicu is a combination of the first letters of the three …

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