The Future of Transportation

Safety First Arguably the most eagerly anticipated development in the transportation industry is the self-driving or connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) which, despite perception, is set to increase passenger safety across multiple transportation modalities. Trains could very well be first out of the gate as fully autonomous forms of transportation. And

Update on Sale of British Steel

Jingye Group, a leading Chinese steelmaker, is pleased to announce that it has exchanged contracts and reached an agreement to acquire certain assets of British Steel. The Official Receiver and Special Managers from EY, Sam Woodward, Hunter Kelly and Alan Hudson, can confirm that contracts have been entered into with Jingye Steel (UK)

24/7 Maintenance Cover for Safety and Control Systems

Rail Industry Examples Notable examples within the rail industry include 24/7 maintenance currently in place for Bombardier at their Ilford depot on their Depot Protection System. This covers both the 2 Road Paintshop Facility and the 6 Road Maintenance Shed. We have also assisted 1stinRail with Locally Operated Points Systems (LOPS) Hardware

Polarteknik Launches Next Generation Door Control Unit

The new D56 door control unit is designed and built to purpose of controlling electrical internal doors in trains. The door control unit is designed for flexibility in controlling the train passenger flow for vestibule, saloon, catering, universal toilet and gangway fire doors that have different needs for functionality, features and

Schaltbau – Safe and Reliable Train Electrics

Schaltbau supply train electrics to companies including Bombardier, Siemens, Hitachi, Rotem, PESA & Kawasaki for use worldwide in urban transportation and main-line rail vehicles, providing maximum safety, reliability and long life. Master controllers are made to customer requirements but offer freedom of configuration of the individual operating controls, latching elements and

Quick-Change Window Systems From HÜBNER Group

Window Replacement in Less Than 20 Minutes Putting an End to Costly Downtimes Windows are often the target of vandalism in trains and buses. When repairing such damages, time is money. Quick-change window systems from the HÜBNER Group based in Kassel, Germany, help to keep these costs to a minimum. Whether damages

Zonegreen Makes Grade for Nexus Rail Skills Centre

Nexus Tyne and Wear Metro Maintenance and Renewals Centre is being built on the site of the original South Shields station to deliver a wide range of infrastructure and operations training to the 1,000 plus members of staff who work on the region’s light rail network. The skills centre will include

British Steel Gains Light Rail Recognition

The judges were extremely impressed with the high standard of entries, noting that it shows “industry partners are sharing best practice and expertise as we all look to bring down costs, improve safety and sustainability and deliver the best possible passenger experience.” The judges’ comments for the high commendations were as

Socomec Launches Next Generation Modular Solution

Modularity – but Not as You Know It A flexible and truly modular approach has never been more important, with the increasing digitalisation of industry and the rapid expansion of the data centre market. Socomec’s next generation technology has been developed with changing data centre deployment and capacity models in mind –

Socomec Enclosed Switches – Making the World Safer

Socomec Enclosed Solutions, with or without fuse protection, are suitable for all kinds of environments and applications Present at all levels of your electrical distribution, they allow you to secure and isolate parts of the network or specific electrical equipment. From 20 to 1600 A, to IEC or UL standards, our

Unipart Rail and McCulloch Rail Host Visit for DMIA

Following our rail handling talk and meetings in Kuala Lumpar Malaysia last month regarding the McCulloch Rail Equipment, we have recently hosted a visit to the UK by DMIA – Dhaya Maju Infrastructure (Asia) SDN Berhad – the biggest Rail contractor in South Asia. DMIA are currently servicing a Malaysian Government contract to replace

Altro Unveils New High Performance EN45545-HL2 Product

With first-rate ease of cleaning and a tough construction, Altro Transflor Motus can stand up to the demands of any train service, and stay looking great. Contact us to discover the new generation of HL-2. Altro Altro have been designing and producing high quality rail safety flooring for almost sixty years. Here at

Intelligent Sensors for Rail Traffic from ASC

For more information: www.asc-sensors.de/anwendungen/schienenverkehr Digital Twins Digital twins are virtual images of real objects or processes. These virtualizations are associated with real state and behavioral information. The intelligent sensor provides data with real-world suggestions in simulation mode. This data is reproducible and thus the development process is simplified. During the simulation, a

Unipart Rail Unveil Revolutionary “Green Energy” Power Supply System

Unipart Rail has successfully completed the design, manufacture and testing of a revolutionary “green energy” power supply system. The system uses solar and Methanol fuel cell technologies to power a pedestrian stop light system at footpath crossing a railway line, instead of conventional electrical wiring methods. source= https://railway-news.com/unipart-rail-green-energy-power-supply-system/

ASC IMU 8 for High-Precision Position Determination

For more information: www.asc-sensors.de/produkt/imu-8 ASC German Sensor Engineering ASC German Sensor Engineering, headquartered in Pfaffenhofen, Bavaria, is one of the leading manufacturers of train acceleration sensors and rotation rate sensors, as well as IMUs (Inertial Measurement Units). ASC sensors are used in things such as crash tests in vehicle development, for safety

Frequentis Rail Emergency Management Solution Prepares Sydney Trains for Future Passenger Demand

When streamlining multiple operation centres, an initial concern is often the loss of local knowledge. However, the Frequentis ICM solution ensures that this is not the case by centrally capturing such information, including emergency contact numbers for local contractors and emergency services. Based on the underlying responsibility model, staff have

DAMM Delivers Infrastructure for Mauritius Metro Express

The second and final phase of the metro is planned for 2021 and will then provide a total connectivity of 26 km from Curepipe to Immigration Square. About DAMM DAMM is a world-leading provider of scalable, flexible and user-friendly digital radio infrastructure systems to industrial, commercial and public safety customers. Built for

Industry Meets at ROBEL In-House Exhibition

Open House to the Future – ROBEL In-House Exhibition 2019. For four days, more than 500 rail infrastructure experts have used the in-house exhibition at the ROBEL premises to engage in the current topics of track maintenance. As a consequence, the conversations at product demonstrations, presentations and workshops have been all about

Official Kick-Off for Robel North America Corporation

Robel machines are working on the railroad tracks of around 100 countries worldwide. Now the time has come for the next step on the company’s path to strategic internationalisation. Robel is establishing close proximity to the market and the customer by setting up a separate company in North America. At the

Industry Focus: AQSEPTENCE GROUP

RN: In 2017 then chief executive of Network Rail (UK) Mark Carne said to The Guardian newspaper that he had secured a pledge from the government that toilets on trains allowing raw sewage to be dumped on to the tracks were to be phased out by 2019 in favour of

Parker Hannifin: Transforming Ancillary Systems

Everything discussed so far has cost implications both in terms of system procurement cost and indirect costs for engineering. However, there are other less visible impacts such as the training requirements for different bespoke systems, the different maintenance requirements and activities and even installation methods and time. The transformational new approach

Telegärtner: Robust Solutions for Rail Projects

Telegärtner Rail Distribution Box In rough conditions high-quality fibre-optical connections are needed despite the mechanical and climatic stress. For this purpose, Telegärtner has developed the train-approved distribution box, RDB. Because of its tested reliability against vibrations, shocks, heat, coldness and humidity, the RDB is perfectly suited for use in harsh environments. Besides its

Propex Geosoltuions Recieves Carbon Footprint Verification

About Propex Environmental Vision Propex believes in being good stewards of the environment, and has adopted a three-pronged approach to our green commitment – reducing our carbon footprint, implementing sustainable manufacturing practices and developing products that have lasting environmental benefits. Through this vision, we hope to not only hold ourselves accountable,

GSM-R and the Road Towards FRMCS

Frequentis is at the centre of this development with the evolution of its fixed terminal system for voice and data communication, FTS 3020. It is used by many of the world’s major railways as a component of the operational communication system. Over the past few years Frequentis has evolved FTS

Frequentis Wins Best Use of Critical Communications in Transport

Critical Communications World is TCCA’s flagship event, running for over 20 years. Award categories included; Best use of mission-critical communications during a major event, Best use of critical communications in transport, Best Use of Critical Communications in Utilities, Best Use of Critical Communications in Other Vertical Markets, Greatest Advance in

Harsco Rail Secures Major Rail Equipment Order in Germany

About Harsco Rail Harsco Rail, a worldwide operating segment of Harsco Corporation, is a technological and innovative global supplier of railway track maintenance products and services. Harsco Rail provides expert engineering, vehicles and equipment, innovative technology, safety technology, dedicated parts and services, contracting services and quality maintenance from nine main locations

ROBEL Strengthens Its Position in France

URMA Rail/Maintenance turn into Robel France SAS The Robel Group continues to grow – following Robel North America, Robel France has now gone operational. From 10 July 2019 the Robel Holding GmbH (formerly Deutsche Plasser Holding GmbH) hold 80 percent of the newly founded Robel France SAS in Burhaupt-le-Haut (Alsace). The former

Reliable Technology for Chinese High-Speed Trains

China is home to the largest and most extensively used network of high-speed trains in the world. Based in Beijing, the Chinese Academy of Railway Sciences (CARS) is the leading research and development institute, supporting this important industry with its specialised subsidiary, the Beijing Zongheng Electro-Mechanical Technology Development Co. Stäubli

Train Tracking Using Frauscher Axle Counters

Application Options: In DC track circuit-activated crossings, the replacement of only the island circuits with axle counters  Island circuits are the most challenging part of DC track circuit-based crossings, since they easily collect road salt and debris In this application, only the island circuit (middle track section) is replaced with two Wheel Sensors

Leading Rail Expert Marks 20 Years at Zonegreen

Sheffield-based Zonegreen is celebrating the achievements of its technical director, who has been driving up safety standards within the rail industry for the last two decades. Christian Fletcher is marking 20 years with the firm this month, during which time he has become one of the world’s leading experts in depot

Trackmobile: A Leader in Safety and Innovation

Innovation and safety aren’t Trackmobile’s only commitments—they also value quality and quality management. Trackmobile earned the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System certification, which is based on a wide array of quality management principles, like a strong customer focus, clear documentation processes, internal organization, and continual improvement. In short, this means

ROBEL. Whatever The Task.

Competent & Certified: The Service One-Stop Shop Robel service delivers support across the full range of small and large railway construction machines with the key European workshop approvals from Germany, France, the UK and Scandinavia. The performance includes training, supply of spare parts, machine fault repair, full maintenance servicing schedule, retrofit

Mechan Adds New Landmark To Liverpool Depot

Sheffield manufacturer, Mechan, is ensuring a newly renovated rail depot in Liverpool has the lifting power to keep its maintenance roads operating efficiently. The lifting and handling specialist has installed a brand-new jib crane at the main doors of the Kirkdale depot, to transfer bogies to storage tracks at the side

Socomec | The New Breed of Electrical Ecosystem

As a Top 100 supplier, integrated power manufacturer, Socomec, has been invited to take part in the annual CBRE Supply Partner Event on Thursday October 3rd 2019. The event showcases market leading products with an emphasis on delivering demonstrable value and exceptional user outcomes. Participants in the event are carefully selected

DAMM Appoints New Regional Sales Director in North America

About DAMM DAMM is a world-leading provider of scalable, flexible and user-friendly digital radio infrastructure systems to industrial, commercial and public safety customers. Built for the future of critical communications, the DAMM MultiTech Platform enables voice and data communication across technologies, including TETRA, TEDS, DMR and Analog in one single system.

PowerRail Awarded Major Contract with New Jersey Transit

PowerRail, Inc., a certified AAR M-1003 Quality Company, was recently awarded a multi-year $1.9M contract with New Jersey Transit to manufacture new Passenger Car Class F Journal Adapter Boxes. Paul Foster, President and CEO of PowerRail, stated: “This is a fabulous opportunity for PowerRail, and our bearings and journal box facility, Cooper

Schaltbau to Exhibit at the Rail Infrastructure Networking Event

About Schaltbau Schaltbau manufacture contactors, switches, connectors and train controls that are used in rail vehicles where electrical systems have to be connected, contacted and controlled reliably and repeatably in harsh operating conditions. Schaltbau products are used in many applications within the rail industry including traction and braking controls for all classes

intreXis Present Compact 500 W DC-DC Converter with Power Boost

In railway-applications, a DC/DC-converter has to frequently power various load-branches. These load branches are often individually protected with circuit breakers, to isolate them selectively in case of a fault. In case of such a fault (short-circuit), the intreXis DC/DC-converter will source enough current to trip the circuit breaker fast and

LED Bulbs – Are They Worth the Investment?

As we all know, there is no shortage of lightbulbs on and in a locomotive. With multiple applications that require a luminary, whether it be headlights on the outside, cab-lighting within, or even safety switches, the sizes and options seem to be endless. And let’s not forget the technology that

Unipart Rail: Taking Aqueous Guard Technology to China

Guangzhoh and DongGuan Metros have both invited Unipart Rail to protect their fleets external appearance with Aqueous Guard – and have been so impressed that they have now asked for their internal surfaces to be treated too. Aqueous Guard is a paint-on ceramic coating that enhances the appearance of a vehicle,

nVent SCHROFF: Modernizing Aging Equipment for Rolling Stock

Modernizing aging equipment for rolling stock presents unique challenges such as installing more electronics in on-board locations where space is at a premium. Installing a greater number of IIoT devices and interconnected electronic systems on board is a balancing act to maximize space while creating rider and operator friendly interiors. This eBook will

Unipart Rail Shortlisted for Two HR Awards

Unipart Rail has been shortlisted for two Personnel Today Awards 2019. Lucy Weaver is named in the HR Director of the Year category and Unipart Rail is up for the Graduate Scheme of the Year category. Unipart Rail Graduates As HR Director for Unipart Rail, Lucy Weaver is responsible for more than 850

Schaltbau Contactors Help Keep Nexus Trains Moving

Schaltbau are helping to keep Nexus trains moving on the Tyne and Wear Metro that serves passengers in Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, South Tyneside, North Tyneside and Sunderland in Tyne and Wear by supplying CT contactors as part of an overhaul project. Tyne and Wear Metro Train © Paul Robertson under license Schaltbau

Zonegreen Begins Major Safety Upgrade for Siemens

Sheffield-based rail safety specialist, Zonegreen, is working with Siemens to overhaul the personnel protection systems installed at its UK maintenance depots. Kings Heath Traincare Facility in Northampton is the first to receive an updated version of the firm’s Depot Personnel Protection System, which was installed originally in 2006. © Zonegreen Depot Personnel Protection

ADLINK Announces New Rugged, Fanless, Real-Time Video/Graphics Analytics AIoT Platform for Railway

ADLINK, a global provider of advanced Edge Computing products, has released its latest rugged, fanless NVIDIA Quadro embedded AIoT (AI and IoT) platform, the PIS-5500, designed for real-time video/graphics analytics applications in the rail industry. ADLINK PIS-5500 AIoT platform © ADLINK Technology Inc. Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies are being adopted globally by

Phasor Achieves ISO 9001 Certification

Phasor, the leading developer of enterprise-grade electronically-steered antenna (ESA) systems for satellite-based mobile broadband applications has announced that it has achieved ISO 9001 Certification ahead of the commercial release of its products for the land mobile, maritime and aviation markets. ISO 9001 is the internationally recognised standard for a quality management

Unipart Joint Venture Wins Five-Year Contract Extension

UGL Unipart Rail Services Pty Ltd, a joint venture between Australian company UGL (a member of CIMIC Group), and Unipart has secured an approximate $900 million, five-year contract extension with Sydney Trains. Replacing the original two-year contract extension, UGL Unipart will continue the delivery of maintenance and logistics services for

Unipart Rail Engineering Director Awarded Professorship

Steve Ingleton, Unipart Rail Engineering Director, has been appointed as a visiting professor at the University of Huddersfield, within the Institute of Railway Research. Steve Ingleton, Engineering Director © Unipart Rail This achievement is in recognition of the hard work and commitment that Steve has demonstrated within the University, supporting projects and

ADLINK Launches New Embedded Graphics Products for Edge Computing Applications

ADLINK Embedded Graphics Increases Performance, Life Cycle, and ROI for Embedded Applications ADLINK Technology, a global provider of leading edge computing solutions and NVIDIA® Quadro® Embedded Partner, has introduced the latest additions to its new series of embedded graphics products for edge computing applications, the EGX-MXM-P1000 and EGX-MXM-P2000 Mobile PCI Express

Mobile Rail Welding Systems Supra Multiflex and Supra Roadflex

For mobile welding of continuous welded rails, these machines are normally integrated into an autonomously operating rail welding system. These systems are equipped with diesel-generator set, hydraulic unit, cooling unit and lifting device. Supra Multiflex Container-Based Rail Welding System Container-based rail welding systems are especially suitable for welding continuous welded rails directly

Bender UK Among Top 10 Data Center Solution Providers

Bender UK is recognized as “Top 10 Data Center Solution Providers – 2019” by CIO Applications Europe. Even the smallest service outage is not acceptable to data center operators and their customers; it can lead to major service issues and undermine confidence in the resilience of the services they provide. Tier 3

Unipart Rail – Supporting the Devolved Railway

A devolved railway needs a new way of thinking. It needs to be underpinned by a robust supply chain that is agile, delivers effective planning and sourcing and places the requirements of the digital railway at its core. Through this time of change, the supply chain needs to align itself to

ROMITAMP – New Robel Tamping Machines for the UK

Over the past 20 years the Robel ROMITAMP (formerly called the GWS 75) has proved to be an extremely effective and reliable machine in tackling localised track quality issues. The machine’s light weight and compact design allows for easy transport and delivery from a low loader, making it ideal for

Induction Welding System for Rail by Mirage Ltd

Mirage is proud to announce the arrival of its induction welding system for rail. We have developed the process and the mobile induction-welding head to be suitable – initially – for European Norms CEN 56 & 60 rail profiles. Other profiles will follow. We have been working towards Network Rail product acceptance

Mechan Transforms Turntable Design

Rail maintenance equipment specialist, Mechan, has reinvented one of its most enduring products, saving depot operators time and money during installation. Mechan’s new turntable for use in rail depots. The Sheffield-based manufacturer has launched a new turntable design, following 18 months’ research and development into ways to overcome common problems with pit

50 Years of Expertise in High Performance UPS Solutions

Our customers tell us that we are their best asset when it comes to protecting critical infrastructure and ensuring power availability with our high performance UPS solutions. The reason? Because you’re our inspiration. For more than 50 years, we have partnered with you to continuously evolve our products and services. Including modular

Zonegreen Delivers Depot Safety in Doha

Sheffield-based rail depot specialist, Zonegreen, is ensuring staff working on one of the most prominent transports projects in the Middle East are among the safest in the world. The firm has successfully installed its flagship Depot Personnel Protection System (DPPS™) at three depots on Qatar’s new Doha Metro network. Zonegreen’s innovative technology

Overwhelming Response to Bender’s RS4 at Railtex

New signal power protection systems from Bender UK were officially unveiled at Railtex 2019. The launch of new multi-tier fault detection and location systems was a huge hit with customers and visitors alike. They were all extremely impressed with the display of new Rail Signalling 4 (RS4) NR/L2/SIGELP/27725 Tier 1, 2

Camira: Made for Travelling in Style

With the ever-increasing demand on rail networks and operators striving to design trains that offer more for passengers, suppliers are being put to the test and asked to up their game in what they can provide to the rail sector. It all comes down to what defines a good train journey

Bollé Safety – a World Leader in Lens Technology

Life is normally full of compromises but not anymore with a new range of high-tech lens developments from Bollé Safety for the rail industry. For any condition, in any working environment Bollé Safety has the lens for you. BAXTER PLATINUM Bollé Safety has revolutionised eye protection with an innovation that exceeds the requirements of

Nomad Digital Secures Next Generation WiFi Services Contract in California

The Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA), an intercity passenger train system in California, has formally awarded Nomad Digital with the “Next Generation WiFi Services Contract”. CCJPA has procured, by the selection of Nomad Digital, the future installation, testing, operation, and maintenance of a next-generation WiFi network on board Capitol Corridor trains

The Network in Transit(ion)

Global Demand for Transportation is on the Rise Co-authored by: Kyle Connor, IoT and Transportation Industry Principal, at Cisco &Dani Schrakamp, Global Government Market Manager, at Cisco The past year turned out to be a success for the rail industry – outperforming the original projected growth rate, rail traffic grew at 2.9

Unipart Rail: Value through Innovation

Innovation for innovation’s sake is not a good position to take. It’s critical that innovation delivers value, helping the railways to improve and deliver a better service to operators and passengers. Our value in innovation is added though: Increasing safetyOptimising costReducing riskImproving performanceIncorporating digital solutionsIncreasing corporate responsibility At Unipart Rail we carefully assess both

Transforming the Rail Industry with AI and IoT Technologies

Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies are being adopted globally by all industries to drive efficiency, improve productivity and reduce costs. The rail industry is no exception. Fuelled by intelligence from AI-driven systems and applications, railway operations are becoming safer, smarter and more reliable, significantly enhancing the passenger travel experience and freight logistics

Stäubli: Strong Connectors for Swissloop

Swissloop once again calls upon Stäubli’s performance and know-how. A new round of Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Competition for high-speed transport systems in evacuated tubes will soon take place, following the pre-qualifications that were held in fall last year. The technical concept of the newly formed young Swissloop team from the Zurich

Unipart Agrees Five-Year Sicut Deal in Australia and NZ

Sicut Composite Railway Sleepers deliver superior performance, longer life and better value for rail track asset owners. They also offer a truly sustainable option where the use of recycled and recyclable materials and carbon reduction are important factors. The unique technologies used in Sicut’s sleepers have been developed by the globally-renowned polymers research

nVent ERICO – Railway Electrical Protection

Lightning strikes can cause catastrophic damage to critical rail infrastructure and equipment. Unexpected transient events or momentary bursts of extremely high voltages can occur even during normal operations. That’s why railway electrical protection is a vital part of safe, reliable operations. nVent ERICO offers a comprehensive portfolio of products that

Two Unipart Rail Leaders Named Everywoman Awards Finalists

Two Unipart Rail leaders have been named as finalists for awards celebrating remarkable women in the transport and logistics sector. Kelly Pepper (left) and Karen Beardsley Karen Beardsley and Kelly Pepper are shortlisted in the Supply Chain category at the 12th annual Everywoman Awards (Transport & Logistics), to be held in June. Managing

Record Jack Numbers Boost Mechan Order Book

Rail maintenance equipment specialist, Mechan, is enjoying record-breaking demand for its flagship lifting jacks, securing orders for more than 160 already this year. Most of the jacks specified so far are being built by the Sheffield-based manufacturer for UK rail depots, although sets will also be heading to France and New

Visit Unipart Rail at Africa Rail 2019

Unipart Rail are exhibiting at Africa Rail 2019 on 19th & 20th June at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg. We are exhibiting alongside our partner Gear Rail – leaders in railway safety and control solutions in Africa. Visit our team on the Gear Rail stand to understand more about how we deliver

Zonegreen Launch Depot Protection RFID Control Panel at Railtex

Sheffield safety specialists, Zonegreen, celebrated the 20th anniversary of their flagship system, which revolutionised working conditions in depots, at Railtex earlier this month. Zonegreen’s Railtex Stand To mark the occasion, the firm launched the results of their latest research and development project at the exhibition. The new Depot Personnel Protection System (DPPS)

Artesyn Launches New 10 Watt Isolated DC-DC Converter

Artesyn Embedded Technologies has extended its range of low power output industrial DC-DC converters with the launch of the ATA series 10 watt isolated DC-DC converters, comprising 14 variants. Targeting a diverse range of applications, including instrumentation, data communication, telecommunication and computer peripheral equipment, industrial automation and mobile battery-powered systems,

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