Hi Tech & Innovation

Dry ice could prevent rail delays caused by 'leaves on the line'

Researchers from the University of Sheffield, in collaboration with Icetech Technologies, have used dry ice to develop a new solution to the problem of leaves on the line, which cause delays, cancellations and timetable changes ...

Engineering

Monitoring system designed to make railway operations much safer

Researchers from the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HFIPS) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a monitoring system to ensure communication and operation safety in railway sections by sending early warnings ...

Business

Japan's 'Little Trains that Could' battle for survival

In the driver's seat of a two-carriage train, Katsunori Takemoto puts on his white gloves and checks the antiquated gauges before setting out alongside cabbage fields in Japan's rural Chiba.

Electronics & Semiconductors

Making installed train windows permeable to mobile-phone signals

EPFL spin-off nu glass has successfully tested a portable system that makes the window panes on railcars permeable to mobile communications. This can bring significant environmental and cost benefits to railway companies ...

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