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Veea Systems to Unveil On-Board Wireless Network and Computing Platform for Trains at InnoTrans 2018

Bath, UK & Berlin, Germany - 10th September 2018 - Veea Systems, the company delivering business-ready solutions at the network edge, today launched SmartRail VeeaHub, an on-board ''Edge'' Computing and mesh Wi-Fi platform for trains. It allows operators to deliver connectivity to both passengers and staff, as well as delivering multi-media entertainment, staff communications and engineering monitoring applications, even when the train has no connection to the internet. The deployment-ready platform is being publicly demonstrated for the first time at InnoTrans, the int ...


Global Launch: HUBER+SUHNER bring the SENCITY(R) Rail Multi to market - the all-in-one antenna driving railway innovation

Herisau, 5 September - HUBER+SUHNER, leading manufacturer of components and systems for optical and electrical connectivity, has announced the worldwide launch of the SENCITY Rail Multi. The unique roof-top antenna meets the special requirements of rail applications and enables a fully connected fleet, leading to improved customer satisfaction for Train Operating Companies (TOC''s). Designed to improve rail connectivity and drive productivity, the antenna aids the transition to a digital railway, able to deliver connected services to passengers such as Wi-Fi, Real Time Passenger Inf ...


Hit Rail joins International Union of Railways (UIC)

Utrecht/Brussels, 05 July 2018 - International rail networking and interoperability specialist Hit Rail B.V. has gained approval to join the International Union of Railways (UIC). Membership as affiliates of the UIC is open to companies involved in the railway transport chain or whose activity is linked to railway operations. As a leading provider of telecommunications and IT services to the European railways community, Hit Rail B.V. qualifies as an affiliate member and will join with effect from 4th July 2018. The company, which is owned by 12 of Europe''s leading railway organisati ...


Network Rail Partners with Preservica to Create New Cloud-based Business Archive

Network Rail has chosen Preservica Oxford, UK | 18th January 2018 | Network Rail has partnered with Preservica to create a new cloud-based digital archive designed to actively preserve and provide secure access to vital operational information and unique digital assets from the history of the UK Established in 2002, Network Rail is responsible for the development, maintenance and operation of the UKfinitely. The new archive will serve the dual role of protecting born-digital business information generated since 2002, and digital heritage content. This includes organisational, corporate and ...


CyberSecurity4Rail Conference in Brussels agrees need for closer cooperation and steps towards an EU-wide rail industry ISAC

Brussels, 09 October 2017 – Last week’s CyberSecurity4Rail conference, held in Brussels for senior members of the rail industry and information security experts, has strongly endorsed the formation of a sector-driven pan-European Rail ISAC (Information Sharing and Analysis Centre). Conference speakers and delegates heard wide-ranging debate on how to effectively combat cyber-crime and cyber-attack and the panel sessions revealed a strong consensus for a structured approach to co-operation in the future. The conference, held in Brussels on 4th October, was attended by over 120 experts from the ...


Oran Safety Glass Launches ScreeneX(R) Glass-Integrated Passenger Information System at the 2017 American Public Transportation Association Expo

ATLANTA, GA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/09/17 -- Oran Safety Glass (OSG), a specialized glass fabricator with a four-decade track record of innovative glazing solutions, today announced the official launch of ScreeneX®, a sleekly designed, customizable screen that transforms bus, train and station windows and partitions into real-time digital displays. The technology, currently part of a pilot program with a large transit authority in the northeast, was on display along with the company''s portfolio of glass innovations for the transit industry at the 2017 American Public Transportation ...


Haulage News: New Road Network Approved

A plan by the Government to improve the major road network by giving priority status to funding across a much wider range of roads and motorway projects has been welcomed by the haulage industry and those fulfilling transport contracts for a living. The Government has pledged to double the number of roads and motorways given priority funding once the plans have gone out to consultation later this year. In a parallel move, the Government has also said that the Vehicle Excise Duty will be used to fund the upkeep of highways, in an effort to improve the quality of the UK’s current road network. ...


RoadOne IntermodaLogistics Acquires Chicago-based United Global Logistics

RANDOLPH, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/17/17 -- , a leading single source intermodal, distribution, and logistics service company, announces today the acquisition of , ., to strengthen its Midwest service offerings and overall North American network. Jerry Chey, owner and UGL president, and his team will continue to run the UGL business as a separate, independent division within RoadOne IntermodaLogistics under Jerry''s leadership. There will be no change to services and operations.As part of the UGL agreement, RoadOne will integrate the Boomerang division of UGL, based in Dayton, Ohio ...


Hit Rail and AlmavivA sign strategic cooperation agreement for IT and interoperability services to the European rail industry

Brussels, 06 March 2017 – A new strategic cooperation agreement between interoperability experts Hit Rail b.v. and AlmavivA, Italy’s leading provider of ICT services for the transportation and logistics sector, is set to bring increased connectivity and high performance systems to the railway industry in the face of new European Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI) in both passenger and freight sectors. The two companies have agreed to combine their expertise and work together where appropriate to deliver new systems for the rail industry. They will promote each other’s service ...


CargoSphere Reveals Half Billion $$$ Cost to FFs to Manage Ocean Carrier Rates

CHAPEL HILL, NC -- (Marketwired) -- 02/22/17 -- , the single rate platform for frictionless rate distribution, networking and cloud-based freight rate management, today announces findings, from an original research project commissioned from Drewry Supply Chain Advisors, which quantifies an annual cost burden of $500 million for freight forwarders (FFs) to find and manage ever-changing ocean carrier rates. The $500 million expense represents costs incurred by only one ocean shipping business segment. It does not include the inefficiencies and costs incurred by the rate originators, ocean carri ...


CargoSphere Announces eSUDS for Ocean Carriers to Digitally Speed Confidential Rates to Customers

CHAPEL HILL, NC -- (Marketwired) -- 01/17/17 -- CargoSphere, the single rate platform for frictionless rate distribution, networking and cloud-based freight rate management, today announces an industry-first, eSUDS (electronic - Smart Upload and Diagnostics Solution). eSUDS allows ocean carriers, through an automated, digital framework, to systematize the process of distributing freight rates to customers online in real-time.With eSUDS, CargoSphere has created a 100% digital infrastructure, a single platform, for ocean rate and tariff distribution. It serves all parties involved with global, ...


Growth in Rail Freight Route between Asia and Europe to expand European Rail Freight Transportation Market at a CAGR of 2.75% by 2020

Albany, New York, January 2, 2017: A recent forecast report focusing on the market of rail freight transportation market has been added to the wide portfolio of Market Research Hub (MRH). It is entitled as, ‘Rail Freight Transportation Market in Europe 2017-2021’ which has been equipped by in-depth market examination with inputs from the industry experts. It covers the current market scenario and also its future growth prospects primarily in Europe. Request For Sample Report: Rail freight transportation is mainly used for t ...


Official start in November for ST4RT rail interoperability project funded by Shift2Rail

Brussels, 19 December 2016 – A new project funded by a €1M grant, after successfully answering to an Open Call of Shift2Rail (S2R-OC-IP4-02-2016), was launched in November with the aim of harmonising the language and data formats used by many railway operators across Europe. ST4RT (Semantic Transformations for Rail Transportation) is the result of an eight-member consortium, coordinated by UNIFE. As one of the main partners of the project, Hit Rail will provide its HEROS platform as a web services interface for some of the work packages and will work alongside its consortium partners including ...


HUBER+SUHNER lightens the load for Swiss rail operator

HUBER+SUHNER’s lightweight RADOX®Tenuis-TW cables are an integral part of Stadler’s design for its large-scale contract with SBB Pfäffikon, Switzerland. 20 October 2016: Significant space savings and a weight reduction of several hundred kilos per train have made HUBER+SUHNER’s lightweight, thin-walled RADOX® Tenuis-TW cables the first choice for Swiss manufacturer Stadler’s large-scale contract with SBB. Stadler Rail is delivering 29 new eleven-unit trains for the Swiss railway company to operate on its high speed and transalpine routes from Zurich to Milan, including the prestigious new ...


Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) wins 2nd place in the prestigious SAMS Europe Award 2016

The Austrian Federal Railways implements the Software Asset Management platform SmartTrack successfully Aachen/Germany, September 20, 2016 – Aspera’s customer Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) won 2nd place at the 5th SAMS Europe Award for group-wide rollout of the automated software asset management (SAM) solution SmartTrack. The award was presented yesterday evening during the awards ceremony at the Steigenberger Hotel am Kanzleramt in Berlin. Nearly 200 leading experts from the European SAM community met under the slogan “Managing SAM Transition and Transformation” on September 19-20, 2016 ...


Rail Traffic Meets Street Technology – Pressure Regulators Introduced to Trains

ED05 series pressure regulators from Aventics combine control electronics, pressure sensor, and direct drive via a proportional solenoid in a single closed unit. Recently, railway vehicle manufacturers have also discovered the advantages of the product series. They use ED05 valves because they are sturdy, temperature resistant, and available in the long term. The ED05 pressure regulators were originally developed for use in commercial vehicles. In addition, they have been reliably applied in mobile work machines. Today, manufacturers of railway vehicles also increasingly opt for the use of th ...


HUBER+SUHNER and Bombardier Transportation sign five-year partnership agreement

After more than 20 years of successful collaboration, Bombardier Transportation has named HUBER+SUHNER as A-supplier for its cable requirements. Bombardier intends to equip existing and new rolling stock throughout the world predominantly with RADOX® EN and GKW cables. In the future, the majority of cables in trains and metro carriages manufactured by Bombardier will be based on HUBER+SUHNER connectivity solutions. Bombardier Transportation and HUBER+SUHNER signed a five-year agreement. As a result, HUBER+SUHNER will become the preferred cable supplier of the railway technology leader. In the ...


Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. Presents Talk on Railroads at Pamplin Historical Park

PETERSBURG, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/03/16 -- On Saturday, August 6, will host a talk exploring the strategic significance of railroads in and around Petersburg during the Civil War. Founder and owner invites visitors to participate in the one of a kind lecture presented by Tim Talbott, historian and Associate Director of Education, Interpretation, Visitor Services, and Collections at Pamplin Historical Park.At the beginning of the Civil War there were fewer than three-hundred rail lines in the United States, and many lines were unconnected to each other. Railroads were as yet untested as ...


Hit Rail proudly welcomes Shift2Rail’s decision towards funding of ST4RT project

ST4RT project aims to significantly improve mutual understanding between heterogeneous rail data systems, contributing to better European rail interoperability Utrecht/Brussels, 21 June 2016 – A new project aimed at harmonising the language and data formats used by different railway operators in their systems has been granted initial approval towards funding by the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking, a European rail initiative promoting research and innovation into new rail product solutions. The project, titled ST4RT (Semantic Transformations for Rail Transportation), was submitted by an eight-mem ...


Loop Energy and CRRC to Develop Zero-Emission Powertrains for Heavy Duty Transport

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/05/16 -- Loop Energy is pleased to announce a collaboration agreement with Hunan CRRC Times Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd. (a subsidiary of CRRC Corporation Ltd.) to develop zero emission power systems for heavy duty transportation applications.The power system to be developed for the initial project will combine Loop''s fuel cell technologies with CRRC''s leading electric drive train system to provide a better performing solution for heavy-duty trucks in comparison to traditional diesel engines.CRRC Corporation Ltd., with ann ...


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