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U.S. DOT Proposes New Rules for the Safe Transportation of Crude Oil, Flammable Materials

July 24, 2014 - in Oil & Gas, Projects, Rail, Transportation

The U.S. Department of Transportation today released the details of its comprehensive rulemaking proposal to improve the safe transportation of large quantities of flammable materials by rail - particularly crude oil and ethanol - in the form of a Notice of…

Nottingham Tram Extension Relies on Leica Geosystems Precision Technology

July 15, 2014 - in Corporate, Rail, Sensors, Transportation

A pioneering, mechanised system for track construction, developed by Alstom Transport and Leica Geosystems, is driving the speedy, high accuracy delivery…

Crossrail Tunneling Provides Opportunity for Underground Sensing Study

June 13, 2014 - in Projects, Rail, Sensors, Transportation

Twenty-five metres beneath central London is the world’s first ‘smart tunnel’, where ground-breaking new sensing technologies are providing massive…

Sweco’s ‘Live BIM’ Railway Project Improves Efficiency on Hallandsås Project

The construction of a railway tunnel through the Hallandsås ridge in southern Sweden has a long history, but the end is in sight with the start of traffic services scheduled for late 2015. To help meet the demanding project schedule and the challenges of…

Fugro Buys Specialist Rail Mapping Company

May 4, 2014 - in Corporate, Rail, Transportation

Fugro has reached an agreement to acquire RailData BV, which includes RailData International BV owned by the former, in the Netherlands.RailData specialises in the measurement of absolute and relative position of railway tracks and has developed a unique patent…

Major Investments Underway to Make North American Rail Networks Smart

April 28, 2014 - in Financial, Rail, Sensors, Transportation

Big data is coming to the railroads, unleashing a technology upgrade so enormous and costly that it will rival the buildout of the national rail system more than a century ago. The railroads are struggling to meet a December 2015 deadline set by federal regulators…

Siemens Automates High-speed Rail Route in Northern Spain

April 28, 2014 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Rail, Transportation

Working as part of a consortium with Thales, Siemens is to supply the signal and control technology for a 50-kilometer section of the high-speed rail route between León and Asturias, as ordered by the Spanish administrator company Administrador de Infraestructuras…

South Africa’s Long-distance Rail Network to be Fitted with Siemens Signaling

December 5, 2013 - in Rail, Sensors, Transportation

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has commissioned Siemens to provide new rail signaling systems and overall train protection systems for the regions surrounding Johannesburg and Pretoria (Gauteng Province). The order is worth a total of some…

Vermont Agency of Transportation Implements ArcGIS Online for Rail Asset Management and Emergency Response

October 31, 2013 - in Maintenance, Rail, Transportation

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) Rail Section recently implemented ArcGIS Online to manage state-owned rail assets and improve emergency response. In addition, the agency uses the Esri Collector for ArcGIS and Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS apps…

DB Netz AG Selects Intergraph’s Geospatial Solutions to Manage Geospatial Data of Germany’s National Railway Infrastructure

August 27, 2013 - in Corporate, Rail, Transportation

DB Netz AG, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn AG and responsible for the railway infrastructure in Germany, recently selected by public tender Intergraph’s GeoMedia Desktop Suite as part of its AGON GIS project initiative. GeoMedia is a powerful, flexible GIS…