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Asset information data management for Smart Rail

Asset Information and data management will allow more precise decisions to be made to balance cost, risk and performance, supporting operational effectiveness a
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Challenges of Implementing Communications Based Train Control, presentation by London Overground & Crossrail

Communications based train control implementation challenges. A presentation by London Overground and Crossrail

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March 12th we are joined by Duncan Cross , Deputy Operations Director of London Overground and Crossrail who will be presenting key challenges and solutions of implementing Communications Based Train control.

Crossrail: EUROPE'S LARGEST CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

Crossrail is the biggest construction project in Europe and is one of the largest single infrastructure investments undertaken in the UK.

Crossrail is the first complete new underground line in more than 30 years. It is one of the most ambitious transport construction projects undertaken in London since the original Paddington to Farringdon section of the Underground opened in 1863 or the deep-level Tube boom of the early 1900s which saw the construction of the Bakerloo, Central and Piccadilly lines. 

 Read more about Duncan's presentation here. 

http://railcontrolsystems.com/session/challengesofcbtc/

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Delcan | News & Publications | Delcan is awarded a Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) research study for the Federal Transit Association (FTA)

Delcan | News & Publications | Delcan is awarded a Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) research study for the Federal Transit Association (FTA) | Rail Control Systems | Scoop.it
Washington, DC, October 21, 2011 – Delcan, an award winning, multi-disciplinary engineering, planning, management and technology firm, is pleased to announce their award of a cooperative agreement with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to evaluate...
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Dr Rumsey will be presenting his insight on our conference mARCH 12th http://www.railcontrolsystems.com 

You can download the report here http://www.fta.dot.gov/documents/FTA_REPORT_No._0045.pdf

 

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Communications Based Train Control London March 12th 2014 London

THE IMPLEMENTATION CHALLENGE FOR FUTURE RAIL 12th of March 2014 - The Hatton London INDUSTRY LEADERS INCLUDE: Thales Canada, David Dimmer, Technical Project Lea
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London Overground & Cross rail, London Underground, SNCF, BC Transit Metro, GTT Metro Turin, Deutsche Bahn all come together to create a common voice for next generation rail control (cbtc)

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Advances in rail and metro transport pinned on technology - Financial Times

Advances in rail and metro transport pinned on technology - Financial Times | Rail Control Systems | Scoop.it
Advances in rail and metro transport pinned on technology Financial Times Mike Brown, managing director of London Underground and London Rail, says despite existing plans that include upgrading the signalling and rolling stock across the network,...

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Next Generation train control will create a more efficient system, increasing ridership, reducing carbon footprints and reduce capital expenditure. 

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Urban rail news in brief - September 2012 - Railway Gazette

Urban rail news in brief - September 2012 - Railway Gazette | Rail Control Systems | Scoop.it
An Octopus-Lingnan Pass smart card has been launched which can be used for transport payments in Hong Kong and 16 cities in Guangdong province. The cards contain two e-purses which can be topped up in yuan or ...

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SCADA Systems in Railways Vulnerable to Attack

SCADA Systems in Railways Vulnerable to Attack | Rail Control Systems | Scoop.it
Reports of a possible cyber-attack against a rail company highlight the issues of protecting industrial control systems that keep the country's critical infrastructure running.
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I will have more to share on this topic imminently

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Asset information and Data Management conference June 26th London | Turning data into actionable intelligence

Asset information and Data Management conference June 26th London | Turning data into actionable intelligence | Rail Control Systems | Scoop.it
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Asset Information and data management will allow more precise decisions to be made to balance cost, risk and performance, supporting operational effectiveness and efficiency.
We will be addressing how the European rail sector are developing and implementing asset information strategies, managing data across multiple disparate  systems and leveraging new technologies to succeed.

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CBTC Communications Based Train Control conference March 12th 2014

Transport industry leaders create a common voice on critical Communications Based Train Control challenges and solutions on March12th 2014 in London. Addressing
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TfL agrees £1bn loan for Crossrail from European Investment Bank

TfL agrees £1bn loan for Crossrail from European Investment Bank | Rail Control Systems | Scoop.it
The Crossrail project received a major boost today as Transport for London (TfL) announced that it has agreed a £1bn loan with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to finance part of their contribution to Europe's largest construction project.
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THE CROSSRAIL PROJECT RECEIVED A MAJOR BOOST TODAY AS TRANSPORT FOR LONDON (TFL) ANNOUNCED THAT IT HAS AGREED A £1BN LOAN WITH THE EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK (EIB) TO FINANCE PART OF THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO EUROPE'S LARGEST CONSTRUCTION PROJECT.
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David Dimmer, Technical Leader for the NGTC program, Thales Canada will be our key note presenter on March 12th.

 

"NGTC (Next Generation Train Control) is the first research project partially funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme, where all the main rail system signalling suppliers together with mainline operators and infrastructure managers as well as urban rail operators are going to be working jointly in developing the next generation of train control system"


Partnerships of this nature have an amazing ability to transform business.

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Communications Based Train Control London March 12th 2014 London

Transport industry leaders create a common voice on critical Communications Based Train Control issues on our one day conference and post event workshop. Addres
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A GSM-R evolution strategy starts to emerge | International Railway Journal

A GSM-R evolution strategy starts to emerge | International Railway Journal | Rail Control Systems | Scoop.it
While the roll-out of GSM-R in Europe has been a great success, there are two immediate threats to its prospects, and there is a growing recognition t...
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" -he believes the new generation system will be owned by the railways as the public networks will presumably not guarantee the required round the clock availability. Yet, Bergman says whatever the frequency allocation may be, it is imperative that sufficient spectrum is granted."

Public or Private networks for Rail? - Public Netowrks will not give ownership to rail operators, they are arguing with Utilities and Smart Grids over the same issue. Utilities are starting to use private networks. I see rail doing the same.

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Railways to launch a faster ticketing site by November - Indian Express

There is something to cheer about for Railway users who have been facing long delays and failed transactions while trying to book tickets. The Railways is working on a brand new website that is three times faster. The plan is phase out the present IRCTC site and get the new one up and running in November.

For the time being, the new site will have a Beta version (development stage) bringing in users only if they want a booking experience different from the present IRCTC site. So, when the user reaches the home page of www.irctc.co.in, it will give two options: one will be the regular website and another link that will invite the user to "try out a new experience".

According to Sunil Kumar, MD of Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS), the IT arm of the national carrier, the new site is based on a new programming. "In it, we will separate journey planning from the part that involves ticket booking so that much of the information required for planning the journey can be accessed smoothly without hogging the resources needed to actually book the ticket," Kumar said.

The website will "cache" info like train timings and other parameters electronically sought by every user to decide on a train he wants to book. This will segregate the traffic of users from those who actually go ahead with the booking.

During Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's recent visit to Berlin, CRIS signed a pact with its German counterpart DB Systel which will collaborate in technology transfer for Indian Railway's IT upgrade.

From 2,000 tickets per minute, the CRIS aims to create a system that can be book 7,000 tickets per minute by using massive server and firewall augmentation.

"The aim right now is to achieve user delight through technology solutions in Railways," he said. Railway's electronic-ticket booking business, through the IRCTC website (powered by CRIS), caters to up to five lakh ticket bookings per day, making it the largest e-commerce venture in the country and one of the largest in the world.


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"The aim right now is to achieve user delight through technology solutions in Railways" 
Rail technology is taking centered stage in this industry globally, witt new CBTC and Passenger information and ticketing solutions rolling out. Data and information management and cyber security are all underlying issues however that we are going to need to elaborate on further.

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