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Alstom will unveil the next generation of its Citadis X05 trams in March. Touted as the most innovative trams in the world, the X05s will soon start servicing the West-East Line in Nice, France. We visited the company’s manufacturing site to take a first look at the technology before its launch.
With the deadline for Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation in the US fast approaching, Amtrak may suspend services that haven’t introduced the technology by the end of the year. In this issue, we unpick the technical and organisational challenges involved in rolling out PTC across America.
Also, we ask how the UK Government plans to phase-out diesel-only trains by 2040, uncover the truth of Japan’s supposedly punctual rush hour train services, examine the impact of open transport trials to see if free train travel makes sense, and speak to Loco2 train ticket search engine about pricing and availability across Europe.
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