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The Draft proposal for Shift2Rail-2

The European Commission has published on Thursday 23 July the Draft proposal for a European Partnership under Horizon Europe Transforming Europe’s Rail System (also named Shift2Rail-2). Please find hereinafter the link to download this document on the Commission’s website:

Škoda Transtech has delivered the latest Forcity Smart Artic tram to the German City of Schöneiche

Škoda Transtech, a part of the Škoda Transportation Group, has received homologation for the third ForCity Smart Artic tram. The vehicle is serving passengers in the German city of Schöneiche.Škoda Transtech, a part of the Škoda Transportation Group, has received homologation for the third ForCity Smart Artic tram. The vehicle is serving passengers in the…

SKF Insight – Intelligent bearing technology

SKF Insight is a wireless system that gathers bearing data and transmits it to a remote diagnostics centre, for fast analysis of mechanical problems SKF Insight gives key information on the state of critical wheel-set  components. It relies on retrofitting a small advanced, wireless sensor to the wheelset axlebox assembly – which takes just a…

ReDat comes up with a new generation of recording device

Currently, ReDat3 Recording Units are being used by SŽ and many other Czech and world dispatching centers. Recording units are responsible for recording of voice, screen and other relevant data. Thanks to our recording system, the user is able to monitor, analyze or inspect the situation at any time both live and in recent history.…

The expert programme for IRFC 2020 is confirmed for autumn’s term

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak across Europe, the date of the International Railway Forum & Conference (IRFC) 2020 was postponed to the 30th November ­- 2nd December 2020. The IRFC programme is the conference’s key element, following the motto “Let’s build a new generation railway together”.  The IRFC programme remains unchanged with as…

Commissioning of the “ETCS over GPRS” system in France

Since 2018, SNCF has been building a GPRS system from Kontron Transportation in its GSM-R network, which will enable a significant improvement of capacity for the ETCS system. This feature is called ETCS over GPRS and has recently successfully passed the European standardization procedure. The main advantage of this system is an increase the number…

From visualization to component testing

AV R&D successfully continues in the defined strategy of complex development of rolling stock in the 2020. AV R&D has participated at significant number of transportation projects from visualization through design up to component tests. Visualizations are realized in close synergy between AV and Lukas Tanecek design office with impact to the functional design and…

AMiT, spol. s r. o. strengthens its position as a supplier of electronics for metro cars.

At the beginning of 2020, AMiT delivered a passenger information system and TCN for Minsk metro cars in Belarus. These new metro trains were manufactured by Stadler AG. The delivery of the Passenger Information System included TFT displays, LED panels, RGB LED panels, HMI panel computers, as well as intercoms, IP audio amplifiers, speakers and…

ACRI is an association associating companies of the Czech railway industry and is at the same time National member of UNIFE – European Association of Railway Industry.


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