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  • Technically feasibleA study by Jacobs Engineering Group, Ernst & Young Orenda Corporate Finance and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories for transport authority Metrolinx has reported that it would be 'technically and economically feasible' to operate Toronto's future Regional Express Rail passenger services using hydrogen... 24 April 2018
  • Switch damage detectionResearchers from Iran University of Science & Technology are working with colleagues from Universidade do Minho in Braga and Universität Stuttgart to assess the potential for commercially available 3D cameras to detect defects in switches. 24 April 2018
  • Research network establishedThe UK Rail Research & Innovation Network was launched on February 20, bringing together railway industry bodies and eight universities. 24 April 2018
  • Making more use of permanent magnet motorsThanks to their light weight and high power density, permanent-magnet synchronous traction motors are becoming increasingly popular for Chinese rail applications. Reports how CRRC Zhuzhou Institute Co has been working to optimise the design of both the motors and the related control systems. 24 April 2018
  • Brexit concernsGiven the 'considerable uncertainties' over any future relationship when the UK withdraws from the European Union, the European Commission's Directorate-General for Mobility & Transport issued a 'Notice to Stakeholders' on February 27. 24 April 2018
  • Traction options proliferateThe imminent debut of fuel cell-powered trains in Germany has raised interest in hydrogen as a form of 'zero-emission' traction 15 March 2018
  • Strategic Transport Plan for Northern EnglandDue to gain statutory powers later this year, Transport for the North has published its draft 30-year Strategic Transport Plan for Northern England 15 March 2018
  • Lithuanian RailwaysLithuanian Railways has announced its intention to procure all of its electric traction power from renewable sources 15 March 2018
  • Rio TintoRio Tinto expects to have all 200 locomotives on its Pilbara iron ore network operating without drivers by the end of 2018 15 March 2018
  • Exploring the effects of cold climates on heavy axle load operationsCanadian National Railway and the Transportation Technology Center have established a northern megasite near Winnipeg on the main lines of the CN system to study the effects of cold climate on heavy-axle load operations. 12 February 2018
  • Leeds to host new £10m Institute for High Speed RailLeeds to host new £10m Institute for High Speed Rail 03 November 2017
  • Customer partnerships push advances in fastening systemsReports on developments among railway fastening system suppliers who are working with customers to provide track components with consistent performance, extended service life and reduced maintenance. J Lanfranco has been manufacturing all-metal locknuts for safety critical bolted joints for more... 16 October 2017
  • Progress Rail CorporationProgress Rail Corporation has developed a new flash-butt welder it says complements its trackwork range. 22 September 2017
  • Advances in rail weld life extension proceduresThe Transportation Technology Center is currently evaluating methods to improve the performance of rail welds. 22 September 2017
  • 3-D printing railroad parts for safer, more efficient transportationUnion Pacific began experimenting with 3-D printing in 2013 in order to prototype a handheld automatic equipment identification device that contains a small radio transponder used to track railroad equipment and to ensure trains are assembled in the proper order. Four years later, UP is utilising... 06 July 2017
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