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New Alstom’s Pendolino: The Italian Job

The first of eight Alstom's Pendolino ETR610 has left the italian plant in Sevigliano headed to Switzerland ready for the last dynamic tests.

Rail: How Is It Made?

Travelling by train is 15 times safer than travelling by car, and one of the main reasons it's so safe is the impressive work of rail management: production, track inspection and maintenance.

Super Maglev at 3000 km/h

A Chinese research team has recently tested a Super Maglev prototype that could theoretically travel at 3000 km/h.

British Rail Network signalling: from signal boxes to Integrated Electronic Control Centre

Signalling is the control process Network Rail uses to operate train safely over the correct route and to the proper timetable.

A really tight Railway line: market traders have to move out and even dismantle their shop displays when the train is approaching

The locals know when the train is coming (at four or six o' clock) so they all move out of the way and continue talking while the train goes past.

Fiber Bragg Grating revolutionising railway safety

A fiber Bragg grating (FBG) is a type of distributed Bragg reflector constructed in a short segment of optical fiber that reflects particular wavelengths of light and transmits all others. A fiber Bragg grating can be used as sensing elements in optical fiber sensors.

Denmark High Speed Railway Line

There is no a true Denmark high speed railway line, partly due to the topography and partly because of population density; in the same time trading with the rest of Europe is increasingly important and the classic lines that carry this traffic are congested.

ETCS Levels: how do they work?

ETCS Level definitions are related to the trackside equipment used, to the way trackside information reaches the on-board units and to which functions are processed in the trackside and in the on-board equipment respectively.

London Crossrail project won by Bombardier for 1bln

Bombardier to provide the London Crossrail Service, which will connect Maidenhead and Heathrow Airport in the west, to Abbey Wood and Shenfield in the east and is expected to open in 2018.

FIRST Lego League competition: a working two-meter long replica of a Crossrail TBM

For the FIRST Lego League competition, a working two-meter long replica of a Crossrail TBM (tunnerl boring machine) has been built by the sponsorship between Lego Movie and Bechtel.

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