Communications & Signals

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Thales taps Huber+Suhner for NYCT work Huber+Suhner said Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 it has been tapped by Thales to supply the latter company "with a range of trackside and on-board antennas and cables to support the CBTC (Communications Based Train Control) system of New York City Subway."

Somebody asked me my opinion, and you know how dangerous that can be... After the Federal Railroad Administration announced its proposed rule-making on mandatory train crew size; after BNSF and SMART announced a tentative agreement on single-person operating crews for certain...
cn-inaugurates-winnipeg-training-center
CN on Sept. 9, 2014 officially opened its new employee training center in Winnipeg. The 100,000-square-foot facility is currently hosting 350-plus CN students from across Canada on a weekly basis, with hands-on training for all key railway jobs. The new center...
tcrc-rail-canada-traffic-controllers-ratify-agreement-with-cp
The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Rail Canada Traffic Controllers (TCRC-RCTC) has ratified a labor agreement with Canadian Pacific Railway covering approximately 135 rail traffic controllers in Canada. The agreement was ratified with a record 94% of votes cast in favor. The new...
guerdon-sterling-sines-1928-2014-railroad-computer-systems-pioneer
Guerdon Sterling Sines, who retired in 1990 as the Union Pacific’s Vice President-Information & Communication Systems, died Aug. 27, 2014, from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. He was 85. “Guerdon was a driving force in the rail industry on the application of...
wabtec-acquires-australia’s-c2ce
Wabtec Corp. has acquired C2CE Pty Ltd., a provider of railway signal design services in Australia. Based in Perth, Australia, C2CE provides turnkey train control, signaling, and communications services, including design, project management, and installation for railway markets in Australia and...

hubner+suhner-lands-thales-contract-for-nyct-work
Huber+Suhner said Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 it has been tapped by Thales to supply the latter company "with a range of trackside and on-board antennas and cables to support the CBTC (Communications Based Train Control) system of New York City...
ntsb-paulsboro-report-faults-training-adequacy
A National Transportation Safety Board report on a Conrail Shared Assets derailment in Paulsboro, N.J., cites several factors, including inadequate safety training for train crews, as contributing factors. The NTSB report on the Nov. 30, 2012 incident recommends at least two...
r-j-corman-acquires-roadway-worker-training
R.J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC has acquired St. Augustine, Fla.-based Roadway Worker Training, Inc. (RWT), which provides specialized training and support services to the railroad industry. RWT, founded in 2001, has four business divisions—RWT Signal Services, Railroad Protective Services, Focal Point...
siemens-rail-automation-expands-in-pennsylvania
Siemens Rail Automation announced on August 8, 2014 that it will combine and expand its manufacturing and engineering operations at a new facility in the Pittsburgh area “to help meet growing demand for its rail automation technologies.” The expansion will specifically...
protran-lands-collision-avoidance-system-contracts
Protran Technology has delivered the first sets of its Collision Avoidance System to a major East Coast transit agency and a maintenance-of-way contractor. “These orders are the first of what is expected to be several hundred per year,” said Protran Technology...