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Spanish Train Manufacturer Talgo Establishes Talgo UK

It says that it will not rely on international supply chains for its UK operations. Instead, Talgo UK will build British trains in Britain and revitalise the necessary areas of the UK supply chain. Talgo has called this its ‘all Britain’ strategy. With Brexit looming, avoiding continental supply chains might also have other pertinent advantages.

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ABB announces ABB Ability Remote Insights augmented reality service

ABB, a leading provider of integrated automation solutions, is introducing a new augmented reality platform to improve the ability of ABB and its customers to speed response times, extend asset lifecycles, improve production performance and ensure operational excellence. ABB Ability™ Remote Insights for service is being introduced at the Industrial Transformation Asia Pacific EXPO in Singapore, Oct. 22-24.

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Avignon Tram Line Opens with Alstom Citadis X05 Trams

On 19 October 2019 Avignon’s first tramway opened to the public. Line 1 has ten stations over 5.2km. The tram line runs from Jean Jaurès to Saint-Chamand Plaine des Sports.

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Alstom Ubunye Inaugurates Rail Factory in South Africa

Alstom Ubunye inaugurated its rail factory in South Africa on 17 October 2019. Located in Ekurhuleni, the official opening ceremony took place in the presence of David Makhura, Premier of Gauteng, Dr Nkosindiphile Xhakaza, who is a Member of the Mayoral Committee for Finance and Economic Development in Ekurhuleni, and Aurélien Lechevallier, the French Ambassador in South Africa. Also in attendance were Alstom Chairman and CEO Henri Poupart-Lafarge, along with 100 guests and 565 employees.

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Hitachi Rail unveils concepts for ‘train station of future’

Rolling stock manufacturer Hitachi Rail has published concepts for ‘train stations of the future’, which could use robots and digital technology to improve passenger experiences.

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Intelligent Sensors for Rail Traffic from ASC

We at ASC design the measurement technology of tomorrow with intelligent sensors for rail traffic.

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DB to introduce more international train services

German railway company Deutsche Bahn (DB) has unveiled plans to introduce international services with the introduction of its new timetable on 15 December.

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Leo Express Receives First Sirius EMU from CRRC

CRRC has exported its first electric multiple unit (EMU) – called Sirius – to the European Union. The EMU arrived in the Czech Republic in September. It travelled more than 20,000 kilometres by sea to reach its final destination.

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