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Alstom and Airbus sign cooperation agreement in cyber security

Alstom and Airbus have started a strategic cooperation in the field of cyber security. The agreement was signed earlier this year by Marc Fontaine, Marc Fontaine, Digital Transformation Officer at Airbus and Pascal Cléré, Senior Vice President of Alstom’s Digital Mobility division, at the Airbus site of Toulouse-Blagnac. Cyber security director Valérie Escalier of Alstom… Read more ›

Siemens wins tender for delivery autonomous metros Vienna

Siemens has won the tender of Wiener Linien for the delivery of 45 metro trains. Some of these metro trains will be operation the new driverless metro line U5 in Vienna, Austria.  On the new metro line Unattended Train Operation (UTO) will be introduced. This means that the metro trains will operate without a driver…. Read more ›

Free online course on the complexity and connectivity of world’s railway network

Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands offers a free online course on Railway Systems Engineering. From all over the world, people interested in the industry can enroll for free to learn about the complexity and connectivity behind a daily train ride. The Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) will be given over a period of… Read more ›

‘Direct cost calculation for Track Access Charges is still a magic box’

The framework for European rules about Track Access Charges (TACs) changed with the publication of Regulation 2015/909. For the first time, direct cost was described in quite some detail. This Regulation addresses technical parameters such as speed, axle load, and track radius, to be considered in charging schemes. On 4 and 5 April the Track… Read more ›

Test facilities for automated train driving in the Netherlands

Why would an infrastructure manager be involved in the automation of train driving? Alfons Schaafsma, advisor Innovation and Development at the Dutch infrastructure manager ProRail will elaborate on this question at the Intelligent Rail Summit in Vienna on 28-30 November this year. Experimenting is key for a successful development of this innovative technology, he beliefs…. Read more ›

ATO in trains results in punctual, energy saving and comfortable rides

Whereas the focus of Automated Train Operation (ATO) is mostly on metro, Xiaolu Rao discusses implementation of ATO methods in mainline railways, a far more challenging innovation, she believes. Rao will present her model at the Intelligent Rail Summit in Vienna this November, but gave Railtech some interesting insights ahead. Rao proposes combining two traffic… Read more ›

ATO and Cyber Security central themes at Intelligent Rail Summit

The Intelligent Rail Summit 2017 takes place in Vienna this year on the 28th, 29th and 30th of November. It will be held at the Info Center of Wiener Linien, marked by the themes ‘Automatic Train Operation’ (ATO) and ‘Cyber Security in Rail’. More than twenty experts will provide insight in these important topics, which are… Read more ›

Registration for Intelligent Rail Summit 2017 is now open

Registration for the Intelligent Rail Summit 2017 is now open. At this international railway conference, the latest information on Automatic Train Operation (ATO) and Cyber Security in Rail will be provided. The event takes place on 28, 29 and 30 November at the Infocenter of Wiener Linien in Vienna (Austria). Intelligent Rail Summit is part… Read more ›

RailTech Innovation Awards – Q&A with Move Intermodal

RailTech Europe 2017 event in Utrecht was a resounding success – and one of the highlights was undoubtedly the Innovation Awards, presented to a host of companies and individuals for their innovative work in rail technology. Today we launch a series of Q&A interviews with some of the winning companies. We kick things off with… Read more ›