This year at TRAKO

Where: AmberExpo Exhibition and Congress Center, Gdańsk. When: 24–27 September 2019 23 Sep (Pre-TRAKO Day): 10am–6pm: technical conferences & seminars requiring pre-registration 24 Sep: 10am–5pm: open hours 11am–12:30pm: opening ceremony 3pm–3:30pm: Stadler presentation of its FLIRT for Poland; location: TZ 06 25 Sep: 10am–5pm: open hours 3pm–5pm: feature event: ‘State of Railway Safety’ debate; location: room 1A 26 Sep: 10am–5pm: open hours 11am–noon: feature event: ‘Digitalisation in

CAF Wins LeadMind Solution Contract in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia: CAF has signed a contract with Saudi Railway Company (SAR) for its LeadMind solution. Specifically, the system permits real-time remote monitoring and condition-based maintenance. As part of the contract CAF will deliver real-time and advanced analytics functionalities for the trains on the Riyadh-Qurayyat line. Riyadh-Qurayyat Line The Riyadh-Qurayyat line runs

DB invests in mobile data analytics company

SWITZERLAND: A company which uses mobile phone data to obtain information on travel demand has raised US$17·5m in a funding round with participants including Deutsche Bahn’s technology investment fund DB Digital Ventures, Robert Bosch Venture Capital, Innogy Ventures, LBBW Venture Capital, Liil Ventures and existing investors Atomico and Lakestar. Teralytics was

DB to Analyse Passenger Behaviour Using Big Data

The branch of Deutsche Bahn dealing with new digital business models, DB Digital Ventures, is teaming up with Teralytics. This Swiss start-up performs mobility analyses using big data, something DB believes holds far-reaching potential for a customer-oriented development of its services. Using data obtained from mobile phones Teralytics supplies reliable information

Feature articles in the August 2019 issue of Railway Gazette International

Feature articles in the latest issue of Railway Gazette International, the leading business journal for railway operators and suppliers, read in 140 countries. Subscribe to Railway Gazette International today. Comment Jumping on the night train News Main Line Urban Rail Market Industry Innovations Pointers Analysis Safety crisis prompts reform in Taiwan, ERA’s cross-authorisation of rolling

DB Starts 3D Printing Heavy Metal Components

Deutsche Bahn has begun producing heavy components made of metal in a 3D printer. This will reduce wait times during vehicle maintenance works.  Deutsche Bahn can now use 3D printing for heavy metal components for its ICE trains © DB AG The Berlin-based company GEFERTEC has developed an innovative process that allows Deutsche

Beyond the Digital Buzzwords

The New European Rail Supply Industry’s Vision on Digitalisation By Tommaso Spanevello, Public Affairs Manager, UNIFE In recent years, digitalisation has been advancing at increasing speed across all industrial sectors, public entities and society at large; and the rail sector is no exception. While sometimes perceived as being conservative, the truth is that rail

German Centre for Rail Transport Research Opens

The German Centre for Rail Transport Research (Deutsches Zentrum für Schienenverkehrsforschung, DZSF) has officially opened in two locations – Dresden and Bonn.  The German Centre for Rail Transport Research is located at the EBA, Bonn © Sir James under licenceThe centre will act as a scientific consultant to the Federal Ministry for

Germany Hosts Rail Summit | Focus on Digitalisation

On 7 May the German Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) hosted a rail summit where it presented an interim report on the ‘Zukunftsbündnis Schiene’ – the partnership between government, business and associations to promote rail. The key topics of the event were digitalisation and the Deutschland-Takt –

Rostock – Hamburg direct award

GERMANY: The Land of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has decided to directly award incumbent DB Regio Nordost a contract to continue to operate Ostseeküste-West regional passenger services for a further two years from the end of its current contract in December 2019. Announcing the decision on April 30, the Land’s Ministry of Energy, Infrastructure &

Countdown to Return of Rail Industry’s Leading Showcase

Railtex 2019, the complete showcase of railway equipment, systems and services, is now less than one month away, and professionals from around the world are preparing to come together for the highlight of this year’s industry calendar. Taking place at Birmingham’s NEC, Railtex will welcome more than 420 exhibitors from 22

Siemens Rail Manufacturing Facility Reaches Milestone

United Kingdom: In 2018 Siemens Mobility unveiled its plans for a rail manufacturing facility in Goole, East Yorkshire. The project has now passed a major milestone. Siemens Mobility has submitted its outline planning application. Artist impression of new Siemens rail manufacturing facility in Goole © Wil Wilson, Managing Director, Rolling Stock,

Siemens Mobility submits plans for Goole rolling stock plant

UK: Siemens Mobility has submitted an outline planning application for a £200m rolling stock plant at Goole in East Yorkshire which would manufacture and commission vehicles for the UK market. This follows the signing last of November of a £1·5bn contract to supply 94 Inspiro London trainsets for London Underground’s Piccadilly Line.

Rolling Railway Maintenance to a Digital Destination

In the rail industry time is valuable currency. SKF’s latest digital innovation is proven to extend maintenance levels and keep rolling stock rolling as much as possible. Condition-based maintenance (CBM), which involves measuring and monitoring parameters such as vibration and temperature to spot anomalies at an early stage, has been applied for

Hupac looks to automate route planning

SWITZERLAND: Intermodal freight operator Hupac is to automate its route planning and traffic management processes using sensor data and analytics provided by ETH Zürich spin-off company Nexiot. Hupac has previously equipped wagons with Nexiot sensors which provide information on their location, impact events, border crossings and mileage every 5 min. Nexiot’s

World rail market – March 2019

Europe: The European Commission has appointed HaCon and Circle to study options for evolving TAF TSI telematics standards to align with digitalisation initiatives in the logistics sector. Israel: Corys and Elbit Systems are to supply two full and six desktop simulators for the training centre which ISR is building in