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High Speed line South – HSL Zuid

High Speed line South – HSL Zuid – World Market: Netherlands Alcatel has been awarded a [euro]36 million contract to install signalling and interlockings on a 100km section of the High Speed line South (HSL Zuid) being built between Amsterdam and the Belgian border. The signalling will be compatible with the European Train Control System […]

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Eastern Railway plans to invest $US 6 million in 2005

Eastern Railway plans to invest $US 6 million in 2005 Eastern Railway (FCOSA) plans to invest $US 6 million in 2005. It hopes to carry 1.45 million tonnes of freight and 550,000 passengers, the most yet. It also plans to reopen the 146km line between Montero and Yapacani at a cost of $US 7 million. […]

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Electronic Gate Monitor

Electronic Gate Monitor – Level Crossing Products THE new 3597 level crossing gate mechanism was launched recently by Western-Cullen-Hayes. The mechanism includes the company’s patented electronic gate monitor and a new high-torque permanent magnet motor. The electronic gate monitor protects the mechanism from damage when the counter weights crash after the gate arm has been […]

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many rail and bus transit operators in the United States will benefit from a 5.2% increase in federal funding. In addition, some cities will also benefit from schemes that were approved by voters last year

US transit gets increase in federal funding: many rail and bus transit operators in the United States will benefit from a 5.2% increase in federal funding. In addition, some cities will also benefit from schemes that were approved by voters last year Luther Miller WHEN President Nixon signed the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1970, […]

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UIC launches timetable database

UIC launches timetable database – World Report THE International Union of Railways (UIC) has launched Europe’s first central timetable database called Merits (Multiple European Railway Integrated Timetable Storage). Merits holds the new timetables which came into force on December 15, but it can also be updated. The data is now available for use by railways. […]

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According to its latest environmental report, London Underground uses about 3.5% of all electricity consumed in London

According to its latest environmental report, London Underground uses about 3.5% of all electricity consumed in London According to its latest environmental report, London Underground uses about 3.5% of all electricity consumed in London, and energy needs will continue to rise as the renewal of the network progresses. COPYRIGHT 2004 Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation COPYRIGHT 2004 […]

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SelTrac provides “smart” operation for AirTrain

SelTrac provides “smart” operation for AirTrain – Urban Rail Transit Solutions: Advertising Supplement Gordon LeLacheur THE REQUIREMENT for a robust train control system to help ensure the success of AirTrain led to yet another application for SelTrac S40 CBTC (Communications-Based Train Control). Awarded in 1998 and due in service later this year, the Port Authority […]

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Matisa develops new range of machines

Matisa develops new range of machines – Track Maintenance A number of new designs of track maintenance machines have been developed recently by Matisa, Switzerland. They include two new tampers and a baliast cleaner, plus improvements to an existing range of ballast regulators. THE Matisa B 50 D is a high-performance continuously-moving tamping, levelling, and […]

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DLR tests live on-train information

DLR tests live on-train information – Passenger information A REAL-TIME on-train passenger information system, Velocity, is being tested in commercial service on four trains operating on London’s Docklands Light Railway (DLR) light metro network. The trains are each equipped with eight thin film transistor (TFT) screens. A regular 15-minute programme will provide passengers with a […]

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software developed by Siemens promises to improve both the efficiency and the effectiveness of transport video monitoring systems by using electronic recognition

New metro video surveillance techniques: software developed by Siemens promises to improve both the efficiency and the effectiveness of transport video monitoring systems by using electronic recognition Matthias Seifert SURVEILLANCE cameras are already widely used in public transport systems to improve passenger safety and security. Thousands of cameras have been installed in trains and stations […]