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Digital transformation of railways, source: SBB

UNIFE calls for European platform on rail digitalisation

The Association of the European Rail Industry (UNIFE) considers digitalisation inevitable for the rail sector development. To support and facilitate the process, the European Commission should establish a coordinated approach towards digital technologies, prepare a...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Stadler Flirt train of Minsk City Lines, source: Belarusian Railway

Belarusian city trains equipped with Wi-Fi

Belarusian Railway has equipped six four-car Flirt trains serving the Minsk City Lines with wireless internet. The works were carried out in February and March. The Wi-Fi service is accessible to passengers in Minsk and...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Alstom high-capacity welding robot in Le Creusot, source: Alstom

New welding robot will make parts of TGV trains

Alstom is installing the highest-capacity welding robot of the rail industry in its production facility in Le Creusot, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. The innovation will improve the manufacture of parts for the new-generation RER and TGV trains. The...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
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Liveblog RailTech Europe 2019 Day 1 – ERTMS

Tuesday March 26 is the first day of RailTech Europe at Jaarbeurs Utrecht. In this liveblog you can read everything that happens at this big rail event. 19.00: The official ceremony of RailTech Innovation Awards 2019...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
SBB Easy Ride automatic ticketing service, source: SBB

SBB tests automatic ticketing service

SBB passengers have made more than 80,000 journeys with the help of the ‘Easy Ride’ automatic ticketing service. The Swiss national rail operator has been testing the service since October 2018 and plans to implement...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Hedgehog System at Apeldoorn railway station, source: Hedgehog Applications

Braking energy can be used to accelerate trains

Dutch firm Hedgehog Applications has developed a unique system to charge electric buses with the braking energy of electric trains. It is currently preparing a pilot project at Apeldoorn railway station. The braking energy can...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Vityaz self-driving tram, source: Cognitive Technologies

Russia tests its first self-driving tram

Russian companies PC Transport Systems and Cognitive Technologies are working together on the development of a fully autonomous tram for Russian and foreign markets. The two-month trials of the self-driving vehicle will start soon in...Read more
|1 comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko