RATP Dev’s continued commitment in the US: Seventh operations contract enhances North Carolina’s transit network
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by Emily Budgen
13h ago
RATP Dev USA, a subsidiary of leading public transport company RATP Dev, is delighted to announce the award of a significant contract by the City of Winston-Salem (North Carolina) to provide operations and maintenance services for its Winston-Salem Transit Authority (WSTA) transit system. The WSTA fixed route service operates 31 routes with a fleet of 45 vehicles, seven days per week, and provides 1.55 million rides annually. Local specialised on-demand paratransit service TransAid provides 163,000 rides annually. This major milestone marks RATP Dev USA’s seventh active contract in North Caro ..read more
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Telent’s railway electrical control system goes live with major upgrade
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by Emily Budgen
13h ago
Telent has reached a significant milestone in delivering a national SCADA platform for Network Rail with the successful commissioning of its latest electrical control system at Raynes Park in London. Following successful testing at the Manchester and Three Bridges Rail Operating Centres (ROCs) and Raynes Park Electrical Control Room (ECR), the latest version of Telent’s Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Traction Power Centralised Management System (TPCMS) will allow Network Rail to monitor and control its traction power network. TPCMS is a single national SCADA system that meet ..read more
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SilverRail integrates with Google for rail search
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by Emily Budgen
13h ago
SilverRail, the B2B rail technology company that makes it easy for any retailer to sell global rail is delighted to announce its integration with Google, where it is enabling both rail searches and bookings for Google’s users. As part of a broader drive to embed sustainability into its platform, Google is displaying UK rail data in its search engine and then directing users to a retail website, powered by SilverRail’s booking interface, to buy train tickets. Aaron Gowell, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of SilverRail says: “We are incredibly proud to announce our work with Google – helpin ..read more
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RIA: Next Government needs to move quickly on rail reform
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by Emily Budgen
13h ago
The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has published a report scrutinising the Government’s rail reform programme. The cross-party committee of MPs said ‘no-one in Government is putting the needs of passengers and taxpayers first.’ Commenting on the report Railway Industry Association (RIA) Policy Director Robert Cook said: ‘Two years ago RIA published five tests for Great British Railways in which we called for the reform programme to support ambition, transparency, partnership, productivity and avoid any hiatus in work. Over recent years we have consistently written to ministe ..read more
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TX Logistik launches new intermodal connection in Sweden
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by Emily Budgen
13h ago
The new route will be operated with two round trips per week and 32 loading units per train. In addition to all types of cranable trailers, non-cranable semi-trailers can also be loaded onto the rails quickly and easily using the Nikrasa TX handling system, without having to change the existing standards in the terminals, on the wagon and on the rail. A corresponding number of Nikrasa plates are available. The new connection, for which TX Logistik provides all services itself, is operated as an open train system and is already being used by well-known freight forwarders. In addition to cranab ..read more
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CN representatives to address Bernstein’s Annual Strategic Decisions Conference
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by Emily Budgen
2d ago
Tracy Robinson, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Ghislain Houle, Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI), will address the Bernstein’s 40th Annual Strategic Decisions Conference on 31st May 2024 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (ET). CN will provide a live webcast via the Investors section of its website at www.cn.ca/investors. A replay of the webcast will be available following the event. More Like This Northern using artificial intelligence to count the number of passengers on region’s trains Save A Train continues to innovate with rail enr ..read more
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Northern using artificial intelligence to count the number of passengers on region’s trains
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by Emily Budgen
2d ago
Northern has started using artificial intelligence (AI) to count the number of passengers on some of its services. The train operator has deployed an Automatic Passenger Counting (APC) algorithm – which tests show is over 98% accurate – to software on its fleet of eight Class 769 trains. The work, which was part-funded by Rail North Partnership, was carried out at Allerton TrainCare Centre in Merseyside. It saw a team of 15 specialist engineers from Northern and its technology partners Icomera and DG8 install 88 cameras and 8 computers using 5km of cables. The Class 769 fleet, which is bas ..read more
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Save A Train continues to innovate with rail enrichment
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by Emily Budgen
2d ago
Save A Train, a leader in digital rail ticketing worldwide and one of the largest global rail distributors, has developed a new and innovative system called ‘Rail Enrichment’ which is part of their global railway ticketing offerings. This platform reaffirms the leadership of Save A Train in the railway ticketing landscape. Currently, only 2 companies are operating and having clients in the Rail ticketing market: Save A Train as the category leader, and Rail Europe. By adding ‘Rail Enrichment’, a one of a kind, and unique system in the marketplace, Save a Train now offers all international tra ..read more
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How the HS1 train route could connect directly to the National Grid
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by Elizabeth Jordan
2d ago
HS1 and the University of Kent are leading a new six-month viability study which will consult various energy distribution companies with the likes of SSE, along with National Grid, Kent County Council, the Department for Transport (DfT), and the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ), Kent City Council, Locate Kent, National Farmers Union (NFU) and Thames Estuary Growth Board. The study will explore a groundbreaking new solution to distribute locally produced clean energy via a private electricity grid. This could be done using a new cable within the existing train line boundary ..read more
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Rail Journeys Surge by 69 Million from Previous Year
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by Elizabeth Jordan
5d ago
The research, by West Somerset Railway, analysed newly released data from the Office of Rail and Road ‘Passenger rail usage, October to December 2023’ report. According to the data, 417 million rail passenger journeys were recorded in Great Britain between October to December 2023, a 20% rise from the same period the previous year, which saw 348 million journeys. The Elizabeth Line saw the largest percentage increase of passenger journeys in Great Britain, serving 58.5 million rail users in the last quarter, that’s a 40% growth from the same time a year prior. Avanti West Coast came second (3 ..read more
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