Rail

Europorte Speeds up Its International Presence, Becomes First French Rail Freight Company to Obtain the ERA Unique Safety Certificate

Europorte Speeds up Its International Presence, Becomes First French Rail Freight Company to Obtain the ERA Unique Safety Certificate

Joy Finnegan

For several years, Europorte France has exported its expertise internationally. Currently, the Getlink rail freight subsidiary, which generates more than 30% of turnover from its traction activity thanks to international traffic, particularly to Belgium and Germany, announced that it has obtained the Unique Safety Certificate (CSU) valid in several countries and awarded by the European…

Eurotunnel Wins Best Innovation Award for Its Freight Service, the Eurotunnel Border Pass

Joy Finnegan

Eurotunnel has won the Best Innovation award, for its Eurotunnel Border Pass, at the SITL 2021 Exhibition (Transport and Logistics Innovation Week), held in Paris in late September, in the category Technologies, IOT et Systèmes d’Information. Since the opening of the service on 1 January, 2021 as part of Brexit, more than 300,000 Eurotunnel Border…

Ontic Launches New CoE Led by Threat Assessment and Protective Intelligence Investigations Expert

Joy Finnegan

Ontic announced the launch of the Ontic Center of Excellence, led by Dr. Marisa Randazzo, executive director. Recognized globally as an expert on targeted violence, threat assessment and protective intelligence investigations, Randazzo served a decade in the U.S. Secret Service and founded SIGMA Threat Management Associates, which was recently acquired by Ontic.  “We are proud…

Getlink and CargoBeamer Team to Launch the First Unaccompanied Cross-Channel Service by Rail

Getlink and CargoBeamer Team to Launch the First Unaccompanied Cross-Channel Service by Rail

Joy Finnegan

Eurotunnel and CargoBeamer have signed a partnership which will see the launch of a new, 100% unaccompanied rail freight transport service across the Short Straits, from Calais to Ashford. The extension of the rolling motorway from Perpignan to Ashford is a logical step in developing a future international intermodal network between the Channel and the…

Duos Technologies Uses AI-Powered Inspection to Help Railway Operators Stay on Track

Duos Technologies Uses AI-Powered Inspection to Help Railway Operators Stay on Track

Joy Finnegan

In March, a 28-car freight train derailment in Gibbons, Neb., forced Union Pacific to shut down three rail lines, delaying shipments nationwide for up to 48 hours and costing it millions as its rail network slowed down substantially. Fortunately, no one was injured. Jacksonville, Fla.-based Duos Technologies says its NVIDIA GPU-accelerated AI railcar inspection system…

THE RHYTHM OF THE RAILS HAS THE U. S. PASSENGER RAIL SYSTEM DONE ENOUGH TO MITIGATE ATTACKS?

THE RHYTHM OF THE RAILS HAS THE U. S. PASSENGER RAIL SYSTEM DONE ENOUGH TO MITIGATE ATTACKS?

James McKenna

The U.S. homeland’s vulnerability to attack was demonstrated to a terrifying degree 20 years ago when terrorists hijacked four airliners and succeeded in flying three into some of the greatest symbols of America’s economic and military power. The devastation would have been magnified had not courageous passengers on a fourth jet overpowered their hijackers and…

Macron Plans for Green High-Speed Rail

Joy Finnegan

Last week, France’s leader, Emmanuel Macron, introduced plans for a next generation green super high-speed train system. The French call them TGVs. “This decade for the TGV will be about innovation,” President Macron said at a ceremony in the Gare de Lyon station. “[France] must respond to the challenge of moving around by emitting less…

New Report by QinetiQ: Becoming ‘The Hardest Target’ for Adversaries

Joy Finnegan

The nations able to perfect a holistic approach to technological deterrents will make themselves the hardest targets for enemies to strike, according to a new report released by QinetiQ. Superior technologies, deployable with powerful and immediate effect, and exploiting them to their fullest potential is critical for gaining future competitive advantage. Owning the most advanced…

New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania Caught Off Guard by Weather, Transportation Flooded

Joy Finnegan

New York City’s subway system flooded in areas as a result of intense rains that first devastated New Orleans, the state of Louisiana and then headed north. Reports says first responders rescued commuters from halted subway trains on Wednesday evening after a two onslaught of rain flooded subway stations. Some riders were left to fend…

Trains Collide in Boston, Mass.

Joy Finnegan

Multiple injuries were reported as a result of two Boston Transit trains colliding Friday, July 30, 2021, according to the Massachusetts Bay Transport Authority. A Boston Fire Department Tweet said: “Update for trolley accident at Commonwealth Av & Pleasant St… we have a count of 23 patients transported by multiple EMS agencies. No life threatening…

Railways, Roads Closed Between Addis Ababa and Djibouti

Joy Finnegan

Protesters, upset by a militia attack in the region that killed many, have blocked roads and railways in Ethiopia’s Somali region. Roads and railways between the capital of Addis Ababa to the seaport of Djibouti were blocked according to reports coming out of the region. Protesters are demanding an end to violent incidents that have…

French Parliament Green Lights Law Requiring Covid Pass for Travel

Joy Finnegan

French parliament passed a law earlier this week requiring virus passes for all restaurants and for domestic travel in spite of recent protests against it. The law also requires all health workers to be vaccinated. French President Emmanuel Macron was firm saying the mandates are needed to protect others and avoid more lockdowns. To get…