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20 October 2017
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In this issue: China's funding of Eastern rail, Australia's freight corridor, Network Rail reforms, facial recognition tech, cable theft, reliable onboard WiFi, and more.

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Featured Event

Rolling Stock Procurement Forum 
21 November 2017 | London, UK

The Rolling Stock Procurement Forum will return to London on 21 November 2017.

This event brings together senior rail professionals from TOCs and FOCs, ROSCOs, investors, manufacturers and suppliers, and is the only event that allows you to explore the rolling stock needs in the UK, how to undertake and complete procurement, and examines all aspects that could affect the process.

Enjoy a 10% discount for all Future Rail readers. To register you and your team, email conference@thewaterfront.co.uk or call 0207 067 1597, quoting discount code 338FRM.

Latest Companies

Kingrail - Customisable Track Materials and Spare Parts for the Rail Sector

DC Airco - AC and DC-Powered Air-Conditioning Units for Rolling Stock

Pyrotek - Acoustic and Thermal Insulation Products for Rail Vehicles

ThermOmegaTech - Freeze Protection for Locomotive and Passenger Cars

Suomen Vaimennin - Railway Vehicle Shock Absorbers and Dampers

Press Releases

DAMM to Replace Aurizon's Analogue Rail Facility
DAMM is due to replace Aurizon's ageing analogue rail facility with a 70+- site DAMM TetraFlex® system.

Continental's Innovative Solutions Help Address Key Urban Engineering Challenges
Ensuring the provision of adequate mobility services to passengers within major urban centres is considered to be one of the greatest challenges of our time.

Infotec's Controller Beats Cyber-Attack
Rail passengers should see no disruption on station information screens manufactured by Ashby-based Infotec as a result of the cyber-attacks rampant at present.

Take Cover - IP56 Protective Cover for Filter Fans: STEGO Hose-proof Hood FFH 086
Water is a threat to all electrics and electronics. In harsh industrial environments or outdoor applications, water can endanger the operational safety within enclosures.

Arcturus Launches Industry's First Dedicated VoIP Microcontroller Solution for Intercoms, Telephony and IP Audio Distribution
Arcturus Networks today announced the availability of a microcontroller (MCU) based solution for the creation of VoIP and distributed IP audio end-points. The solution specifically targets two-way, full duplex voice communication, hands-free intercoms, speakerphones, public address (PA) systems, mass notification and IP speakers.


Features

Future Rail: Issue 55
In this issue: China's funding of Eastern rail, Australia's freight corridor, Network Rail reforms, facial recognition tech, cable theft, reliable onboard WiFi, and more.

WiFi woes: the difficulties of improving onboard internet services
As more and more passengers access WiFi on trains, operators are struggling to provide services that are up to the task. Joe Baker explores the difficulties involved with enhancing onboard internet services in 2017.

Facing fears: Should facial recognition technology be installed in railway stations?
German authorities are testing facial recognition software at Berlin's main rail station, in an attempt to increase security. Joe Baker asks whether the installation could be helpful or harmful to rail passengers.

September's top stories: HTT signs MoU with India's APEDB, Amtrak to equip 310 locomotives with PTC
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with APEDB in India to develop a hyperloop route from Amravati to Vijayawada. Amtrak is set to install PTC technology on-board nearly 310 locomotives. Railway-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from September 2017.

China turns Malaysia's East Coast Rail Link into reality
Ground has been broken on the massive $13bn East Coast Rail Link in Malaysia, a 'game-changing' project which has the potential to connect previously underserved regions of the country and spur trade between its main shipping ports. The new railway will be built by China, which, for some, is yet another sign of China's growing influence over the region.

Projects

Raide-Jokeri Light Rail Line
Raide-Jokeri (Rail Jokeri) is a proposed dual-track, high-speed light rail transit (LRT) project, which will to be built to serve the growing number of passengers between two of Finland's biggest cities, Helsinki and Espoo.

Virgin Trains' Azuma Trains
UK-based train operating company Virgin Trains' new Azuma Class 800 trains will run on the East Coast Main Line in the UK from 2018.

Arna-Bergen Railway Line
The single-track Arna-Bergen railway line in Norway is being converted into a double-track route to facilitate increased speed and more flexible traffic evolution.

North-South Railway Project
The North-South Railway Project (NSRP) is a proposed railway line between Metro Manila, the National Capital Region (NCR) of the Philippines and Legaspi City, the capital of Albay province.

Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Link
The 508km Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed link will be India's maiden high-speed rail project. It is part of the 650km Pune-Mumbai-Ahmedabad line, one of the six high-speed corridors identified for implementation in the country.