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Elegant overhead

Elegant overhead

Noel Dolphin of Furrer+Frey describes techniques for creating more appealing and less visually intrusive overhead power supplies.

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Creating a tram-train standard

Creating a tram-train standard

Could a homogenised approach to tram-train bring down costs? Germany’s VDV is hoping to achieve just that. TAUT talks to Andreas Heitland from engineering consultancy PROSE, which is working with VDV and lead partners VBK and AVG on the project.

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SIMOVE: A unique safety and efficiency tool

SIMOVE: A unique safety and efficiency tool

Metrotenerife offers an insight into its novel driving aid for light railways and trams as well as conventional trains: SIMOVE, a sophisticated tool that continuously supervises operations and helps to prevent accidents caused by excessive speed. 

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Autonomous trams: Why? When? How?

Autonomous trams: Why? When? How?

Drawing on current thinking from across the industry, TAUT looks at the increasing role and complexity of driver assistance systems and how they are leading to greater automation of tram and LRV operation.

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Hamburg’s green depot

Hamburg’s green depot

Environmental standards are generally improving, but Hamburg’s new Billstedt depot should be ‘green’ – quite literally. TAUT reports.

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