News Tagged With: rail-technology
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May 7, 2014

Slow adoption of modern tech hampers NYC subway, study says

Reliance on antiquated signaling system adds to delays, inefficiency and safety risks, according to a regional research and advocacy group.


May 20, 2013

Amtrak unveils advanced tech. Siemens locomotives

Electric locomotives are being assembled in Siemens’ Sacramento, Calif., rail manufacturing plant powered by renewable energy, with parts built from its plants in Norwood, Ohio, Alpharetta, Ga., and Richland, Miss., and nearly 70 suppliers, representing more than 60 cities and 23 states.


May 17, 2013

Amtrak upgrades Wi-Fi service

The 4G upgrade is already complete on Acela Express and the California-supported Capitol Corridor, Pacific Surfliner and San Joaquin services, and will be rolled out to all remaining Wi-Fi-equipped Amtrak trains by late summer, including the Northeast Regional.


April 24, 2013

Rail track inspection invention receives 2nd patent

Two Marshall University professors say their invention, which uses a combination of GPS devices, cameras and ground penetrating radar, will make inspection of railroad tracks safer, more accurate and less expensive than current methods.


March 20, 2013

Bombardier shows signaling, rolling stock at Rail-Tech

Visitors in Amersfoort, Netherlands are getting the chance to experience first-hand, how the latest rail control and signaling systems work, such as the Interfolo 550 ERTMS regional solution, the latest EBI Switch point machine and EBI Track train detection systems, and Bombardier’s rail control application for stabling yards.


September 24, 2012

Siemens develops PTC system

Hosted executive representatives from Class-1 freight railroads, commuter lines and the FRA for live demonstrations of the Trainguard PTC technology from July to September 2012 at the Transportation Technology Center near Pueblo, Colo.


July 25, 2012

'Canopy' design concept gives subway trains outside view

Canopy uses dynamic flexible "e-paper" display panels affixed to the interior of the train giving passengers a view of passing landmarks. The content, stored on an embedded PC in the train, is updated via Wi-Fi.


April 25, 2012

Driver fatigue caused fatal freight rail crash

Both operators of a coal train that struck the back of another Burlington Northern train that was stopped near Red Oak, Iowa, last April, fell asleep and missed signals to slow and stop.


April 25, 2012

GE Transportation launches rail signaling system

Tempo, the portfolio of rail signaling solutions, including the European Train Control System and computer-based interlocking system, are designed around a common failsafe, scalable, hardware and software platform, and an integrated suite of engineering tools.


April 2, 2012

Metrolink to have positive train control by next year

The $200 million system is on an accelerated pace per a $20.9 million grant from the California DOT.


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