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Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) is one of the latest technologies for rail monitoring. German technology company ITK Engineering is currently developing numerous rail applications for DAS. Distributed Acoustic Sensing is the railway operators’ ear on the track. It uses fibre optic cables along the track to recognize noise and vibration. DAS acts like a huge set of microphones along the railway...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
SBB personnel, source: SBB

SBB expands usage of cloud solution

Swiss railway operator SBB has begun to use the IVU.cloud solution for efficient planning and dispatching all employees in the stationary areas of sales, service and marketing. It is the next stage in the company’s...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Alstom Citadis tram on Confederation Line in Ottawa, source: O-Train Fans

Tram service inaugurated in Ottawa

Canada’s capital city of Ottawa has launched tram service on the Confederation Line. The 12.5-kilometre network consists of 13 stations and provides a good connection for passengers with the bus and train services in the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Passenger buys ticket for PKP Intercity train via mobile application, source: PKP Intercity

Polish passengers buy more digital train tickets

The digital channels have shown the best growing dynamics in selling the train tickets in Poland. In 2018 the passengers purchased around 33.3 million trips using internet websites and mobile applications. The figure increased by...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

New Alstom train control system in place in Germany

A new version of Alstom’s Atlas ETCS train control system has entered service on the Wuppertal Suspension Railway (Wuppertaler Schwebebahn), located in western Germany. Following a contract signed with WSW mobil GmbH, Alstom equipped the...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen