Amtrak: An Improved Booking Experience on the Move

29 May 2018 | Infrastructure Amtrak Installs Mamava Lactation Suites in Five Major Statio... Amtrak has announced that it will install five Mamava Lactation Suites in Five of its Major Train Stations: Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago and... source= https://railway-news.com/amtrak-improved-booking-experience/

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

Entire DB Cargo Fleet to Go Digital by 2020

DB Cargo says it will equip its entire fleet of freight cars with intelligent sensors and telematics by 2020. In total, DB Cargo has a fleet of around 68,000 cars. The company has now reached the half-way milestone: the 34,000th freight car has been equipped with modern telematics and intelligent

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

HS2 to Trial Augmented Reality Training

United Kingdom: HS2 is using augmented reality to train staff who will work at Old Oak Common station. Once built, it will be one of the busiest train stations in the country. HS2 Ltd is collaborating with SME Pauley, the National College for High Speed Rail and Inventya to create augmented

New Infrared Technology to Reduce Dwell Times in Sydney

Downer has partnered with the University of Technology Sydney, in collaboration with the Rail Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre, to develop Dwell Track. This technology is an infrared digital imaging system that aims to optimise customer flow and safety on platforms. Wynyard Station was the first to get the new technology. The

Industry Insider Week 28 – 10 Must-Read Rail Stories

All the important rail news of the week, summed up for you in one place: our Railway-News Industry Insider Week 28 for 08–12 July 2019: Jazz train for Trenitalia © Railway-News Rolling Stock British Rail Class 720 Aventra EMU for Abellio Greater Anglia © Bombardier Greater Anglia’s Bombardier Fleet Begins Testing The first of the

Alstom Training at Ajman University a Success

UAE: In February this year Ajman University (AU) and Alstom signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to foster mutual exchange. As part of the agreement Alstom said it would provide technical training to students. Alstom has now provided an update, saying it has delivered training to 15 students to date. Applied skills:

UK: Cutting-Edge Experimental Rail Facility Gets Funding

The British government has confirmed funding for a research facility covering conventional and high-speed rail in Leeds.  The University of Leeds’ Institute for High Speed Rail and System Integration has set itself the goal of revolutionising how railway systems are invented, developed and put into service in the UK and globally.

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

Uber Transit Gives Denver Residents Integrated Mobility

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) in Denver has partnered with Uber and software developer Masabi to create Uber Transit, allowing passengers in the US city to use the Uber app to plan, book and pay for end-to-end transportation, including public transit.  Uber Transit in Denver gives passengers integrated ticketing © RTD What

Industry Insider Week 24 – 7 Must-Read Rail Stories

All the important rail news of the week, summed up for you in one place: our Railway-News Industry Insider Week 24 for 10–14 June 2019: Bombardier MITRAC solution © Bombardier Transportation Policy ICE 4 train in Germany © Deutsche Bahn AG / Georg Wagner ERA Set to Become the THE Railway Authority in Europe Following the

Bombardier Launches Updated MITRAC Solutions

Bombardier launched its latest version of its MITRAC solution at UITP in Stockholm.  Bombardier’s TALENT 3 Battery Electric Train © Bombardier The mobility provider has updated its MITRAC solution to reduce life-cycle costs. This reduces both investment and running costs for operators. Further, the new solution will have a smaller negative impact

Bombardier Presents Light Rail Vehicle Safety System

Sweden – Bombardier Transportation unveiled its COMPAS light rail vehicle safety system at UITP 2019 today.  Bombardier’s COMPAS system © Bombardier Transportation COMPAS: Collision and Overspeed Monitoring and Prevention Assistance System Bombardier Transportation chose the UITP Global Public Transport Summit taking place in Stockholm 9–12 June to unveil its new safety system for

Industry Insider Week 20 – 12 Must-Read Rail Stories

All the important rail news of the week, summed up for you in one place: our Railway-News Industry Insider Week 20 for 13–17 May 2019: Rendering of Siemens Mobility’s Velaro Novo high-speed train © www.siemens.com/press Rolling Stock Alstom Coradia Polyvalent in France © Markus Eigenheer under licence Five Additional Coradia Polyvalent Trains for Région

SBB Cargo Launches Autocouplers

SBB Cargo says some of its trains have been operating with autocouplers since the beginning of May. It converted around 100 freight wagons and 25 locomotives for multimodal travel to this end last year. The company says this is a first, important step towards the partial automation of last-mile operations.

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