Railway Age’s April 2021 Digital Edition On Line

The April 2021 issue of Railway Age is now available digitally, with deep dives into Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern’s move to create the first USMCA Railroad as well as Amtrak’s 50th anniversary.

Deuta America and Safety Human Machine Interfaces For Train Control: RAIL GROUP ON AIR

PTC has made much progress at reducing railroad operational risks, but optimizing safety and efficiency never stops. As railroads continue to innovate, further improvements and operational advancements will be deployed. Safety HMI

Digital platform signs now show a diagram of the arriving train, real-time seating capacity in each car, and the observer’s relative position to the train (pictured) to help with seat selection.

LIRR Updates Rider Information Systems

MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) is introducing changes to its TrainTime® app as well as platform signs and audio announcements to provide real-time seat availability information an improve rider accessibility.

Jeff Rasmussen, Director of Sales and Marketing, Mitsui Rail Capital, LLC (MRC) (left); Fred Ange, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, MERMEC, Inc. (center); Soheil Saadat, Vice President of Business Development and Sales, MERMEC, Inc.

People News: Mitsui Rail Capital Adds Director; MERMEC, VPs

Mitsui Rail Capital, LLC (MRC) has hired Jeff Rasmussen as Director of Sales and Marketing; MERMEC, Inc. has appointed Fred Ange to Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, and Soheil Saadat to Vice President of Business Development and Sales.

Switch replacement has increased the speed of MTA subway trains. (Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit)

NYCT: Byford’s Speed and Safety Task Force Still Making an Impact

More MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) subway trains are operating on time, in many cases at increased speeds, as a the result of a major effort to update grade time (GT) signals begun under former NYCT President Andy Byford.

Siemens’ MoComp online catalog offers the complete range of electrical and mechanical components for railcars and locomotives, while its new four-part video series highlights “the critical need for rail infrastructure in America.”

Siemens Launches Component Catalog, ‘Docuseries’

Siemens Mobility has released its first consolidated online catalog of railcar and locomotive components for rolling stock manufacturers, OEMs and operators, as well as the first of a four-part “docuseries” showcasing the “importance of American rail investment.”

The LIRR Mainline Expansion Project is on schedule and on budget. (LIRR photograph)

Rail Group On Air: Squeezing A Third Track in the Existing Right-of-Way

In this episode of Rail Group On Air, RT&S Editor-in-Chief Bill Wilson talks with the leaders behind the MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Mainline Expansion Project.

SelTrac™ G8: Next-Generation CBTC

Currently deployed around the world on some five-dozen rail transit lines, Thales’ Urban Rail Signaling solution SelTrac™ CBTC (Communications-Based Train Control) technology is now in its eighth generation.

From Thales, Three New Technologies

Thales has launched new CBTC (communications-based train control) and real-time passenger density systems, and partnered with Invision AI and Metrolinx to develop technology that allows trains to track potential obstacles.

The 94 new Piccadilly Line trains from Siemens Mobility will include a variety of Wabtec components, and are slated to start entering service in 2025. (Siemens)

Wabtec Equipping London Underground’s New Piccadilly Fleet

Siemens Mobility has selected Wabtec Corp. to provide components for the 94 new nine-car Inspiro trains it is supplying as part of the London Underground’s Piccadilly Upgrade Program.