Mechatronics transforming rail equipment sector


Even as short as 10 years ago, the industry never envisaged a rail construction consisting of around 300 tonnes being fully controlled via a multi-channel remote handpiece that incorporates not only finite movements of multiple functions, but also a host of failsafe safety features.   Read more

Maintaining material master data

The rail industry is being reminded about the new dataset recently added to the National Product Catalogue (NPC), which enables rail suppliers and clients to log, manage and share information on their products and materials to improve efficiencies.  Read more

Harnessing the power of the digital twin rail network

Fugro’s train-borne RILA (railway infrastructure alignment acquisition) data acquisition platform allows the creation of a digital twin of the entire rail corridor, giving rail managers accurate and up-to-date information to support robust decision-making, improved safety, optimised railway operations and reduced cost. Read more

Train control centre slashes commuter delays


The Kananook Signal Control Centre at Seaford in Melbourne was commissioned in September during works at Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach to lower the train line under the local road network into three new rail trenches and build four new road bridges. Read more

The next step in systems integration

With the Smart pi ECOsystem, audio and visual passenger information systems are seamlessly incorporated. The next level is offered with the Smart pi EYE – Multi Agency, which offers the ability to integrate not only audio and visual signals from a single transport system, but also multiple transport systems. Read more