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Knorr-Bremse to acquire Selectron Systems AG Braking systems supplier Knorr-Bremse has signed an agreement to acquire Selectron Systems AG of Lyss, Switzerland, a supplier of train control technology. Through this acquisition, Knorr-Bremse said it is “expanding its portfolio to include components and solutions for the automation of rail vehicles.” The acquisition remains subject to approval by anti-trust authorities.

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L.B. Foster Company has acquired TEW Engineering Ltd. of Nottingham, U.K., a 100-year-old engineering firm that designs, manufactures, and supports such applications as control panels, mimic diagrams, dynamic displays, passenger information systems, wayside signaling, and automation solutions for rail markets...
San Jose, Calif.-based Lilee Systems on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 announced "the availability of its TransAir™ LMS-2450 series, a locomotive messaging and application server (LMS) series that the company says "gives freight and passenger rail operators the ability to achieve...
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Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said it has "completed the installation of an advanced remote switch and third-rail heater control system for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority [SEPTA]." The switch and third-rail heaters are being controlled via RailComm's DOC® System, with communications being...
Thales said Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 it will "provide its ETCS Level 2 signaling technology for the suburban rail line between Mexico City and Toluca, the capital of the State of México." The contract was awarded to Thales as part of...
Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 it has "migrated to a new datacenter in response to increased operations through its hosted delivery service." The new datacenter is home to RailComms' Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) platform, software that is currently...

Fairport, N.Y.-based RailComm said Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 it has "migrated to a new datacenter in response to increased operations through its hosted delivery service." The new datacenter is home to RailComms' Domain Operations Controller (DOC®) platform, software that is currently...
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Chicago area transit agencies Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra, and suburban bus operator Pace have awarded Cubic Transportation Systems a contract to supply an integrated, smart phone-based system supporting a variety of mobile ticketing, mobile top up, and contactless mobile...
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New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) seeks federal funds to add infrastructure and increase capacity on its Canarsie "L" line linking Brooklyn and Manhattan, currently handling huge increases in passenger traffic. The line was the first (and to date, still the...
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The Federal Railroad Administration has given Caltrain the green light to proceed with the installation and testing of its CBOSS (Caltrain Communications Based Overlay Signal System) Positive Train Control (PTC) technology. Parsons is leading the design, procurement, and installation of...
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Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) has awarded Rockwell Collins a contract to develop the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system for LACMTA's Foothill Gold Line Extension and the Exposition Line Phase 2 light rail systems. The new light...