What is HS2?

There have been discussions regarding High Speed Two (HS2) for more than a decade, yet opinions are still divided.

Bombardier/Alstom to build new metros for Île-de-France Mobilités

Up to 410 trains could be delivered in 532 million euro deal

Integrated insulation monitoring for improved rail reliability

Multi-tier fault detection and location systems debut at Railtex



Hyperloop offers rapid travel and reductions in harmful emissions

The hyperloop is more than just a pipe dream. Here, Benjamin Stafford, materials science specialist at Matmatch, ponders the design considerations for engineers developing the next generation of transportation systems

Braking resistor technology makes railways more energy efficient

Braking resistor technology has been crucial in making the railways more energy efficient. Industry expert Simone Bruckner tells us how

UL- and VDE-certified cabling ducts

These ducts are notable for their excellent form stability.

Transport’s moving forward

Some thoughts on how we will move around in the coming decades

Ergonomic locking devices for trolleys

For its LOXrail floor transport system, intra-logistics expert Losyco offers new stoppers for locking trolleys in place.

New smaller connectors

These are aimed at military and railway applications

Transforming power quality for the renewable age

Steve Hughes explores why rail providers need to be prepared for the inevitable shift to renewable energy and to manage potential power quality issues that may arise

300 Watt DC/DC power block

Ruggedised and excellent thermal convection for highest performance in harsh environment.

Early identification of faults on rail signalling power systems driven by new standards

Tony Edwards looks at how increasing demands for more effective identification of faults is shaping more sensitive and responsive monitoring

High-performance hoses for modern rail transport

Hygienically pure, highly flexible and robust potable water hose for the transport of drinking water both nationally and internationally

A lesson in EMC benefits

Anthony Waldron recounts how an education in electromagnetic compatibility gave his company significant cost and time savings

Protecting components in the right way

Steve Hughes explains how manufacturers of electronic components for the rail industry can protect their products from the elements

Training the next generation of rail engineers

Greater Anglia apprentices gain ‘traction’ with Houghton International

Clutch drives forward hybrid transmissions technology

E220 electromagnetic clutch transmits high torque, high speed and high power from a diesel engine to an electric transmission system when the batteries begin to lose power

Low-profile railway inverters deliver 3-phase pure sine wave output voltage

The 300VA units meet the stringent requirements of EN50155 for electronic equipment used on rolling stock



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