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Poor mobile connectivity frustrates UK train commuters

Poor mobile connectivity frustrates UK train commuters
Provider of mobile communications systems, Cobham Wireless, has reported that commuters are frustrated with the state of mobile signal reception on train journeys up and down the UK. Results of a national online survey indicate that 52% of passengers are prevented from working some of the time during their commute, potentially stopping them from being able to check emails, stay in touch with clients and colleagues or access files remotely.
17th August 2017

Cable theft is leading to severe delays on UK railways

Cable theft is leading to severe delays on UK railways
Despite a drop in reported incidents, cable theft is still causing major delays to the rail network according to British Transport Police’s crime stats for 2016/17 (published this month). A study of the data by VPS Site Security shows that cable theft is still occurring five times a week. The BTP Authority, who oversee the transport police force, also records the subsequent delays and disruptions to passengers was 23,670 minutes. This is half the previous year, but still equivalent of cable theft causing network delays of over an hour a day.
15th August 2017

REO UK becomes member of Rail Forum East Midlands

REO UK becomes member of Rail Forum East Midlands
The Rail Forum East Midlands (RFEM) has gained another new member with power quality specialist REO UK being the latest addition to the organisation that operates as a source of knowledge and a voice for the rail industry. REO UK’s membership represents the company’s increased focus on helping businesses tackle electrical interference problems in the sector.
10th August 2017


NSK gains SNCF homologation for TGV wheelset bearings

NSK gains SNCF homologation for TGV wheelset bearings
The national railway company of France, SNCF, has granted final homologation for the use of NSK wheelset bearings for TGV very high-speed trains. This confirmation is the culmination of a five-year project that has seen NSK engineers liaise closely with SNCF to ensure that exact requirements could be met. Although NSK already received similar approvals in Japan, China and Korea, it is the first time that the company has received a homologation for an application of this type in Europe.
9th August 2017

Perpetuum will exhibit at AusRAIL PLUS 2017

Perpetuum will exhibit at AusRAIL PLUS 2017
  It has been announced that Perpetuum will be exhibiting at the forthcoming AusRAIL PLUS event in Brisbane, Australia from the 21st-23rd November 2017.
8th August 2017

Major international project looks at the future for rail freight

Major international project looks at the future for rail freight
The bold and ambitious plan to double European freight amounts carried by rail could be put on hold as it depends on the development of lighter-weight bogies produced using stronger steels and innovative manufacturing techniques, according to findings by experts at the University of Huddersfield.
8th August 2017

Concerns raised about UK's ability to deliver on HS2

Concerns raised about UK's ability to deliver on HS2
In order to build the new high-speed HS2 railway between London and Birmingham, the government awarded £6.6bn in contracts last week to companies including crisis-ridden construction firm Carillion. Construction work is due to begin next year on new stations, tunnels, embankments and viaducts on the London to Birmingham line, which forms the first phase of the controversial HS2 project. The civil engineering alone is expected to create 16,000 jobs.
28th July 2017

Significant investment made in rolling stock innovation

Significant investment made in rolling stock innovation
In an effort to establish the UK as a world leader in rail technology, the Institute of Railway Research (IRR) at the University of Huddersfield is to play a key role in the development of the ‘Rolling Stock Innovation Centre’.
25th July 2017

66 carriages supplied to AGT system in Hiroshima

66 carriages supplied to AGT system in Hiroshima
Hiroshima Rapid Transit Company has placed an order for 66 carriages (11 trains) with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), which will be supplied to the Hiroshima New Transit Line 1, also known as the ‘Astram Line’, an Automated Guideway Transit (AGT) system operating in Hiroshima City, Japan.
25th July 2017

Cable assemblies designed to prevent train-to-train collisions

Cable assemblies designed to prevent train-to-train collisions
Authorised distributor of electronic connectors and cables, CDM Electronics, has announced the availability of a comprehensive array of semi-custom and custom cable assemblies optimised to meet the latest requirements of Positive Train Control (PTC) systems that are designed to prevent train-to-train collisions, derailments caused by excessive speeds, unauthorised train movements in work zones, and the movement of trains through switches left in the wrong position.
21st July 2017


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