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CITEF installs the VLT Carioca simulator

CITEF installs the VLT Carioca simulator

In early December CITEF finished installing the driver training simulator for VLT CARIOCA trams in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), a project started eight months ago and one that represents the first training simulator for this type of vehicle installed not only in Brazil, but across Latin America. The simulator consists of two student training posts, […]

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Dynamic simulation of the Alvia Talgo series 730 train

Dynamic simulation of the Alvia Talgo series 730 train

24 July 2015 was the second anniversary of the derailment of a Talgo series 730 train on the approach to the Santiago de Compostela station. The train, made up of two locomotives and eight cars, was covering an Alvia service at the time of the fatal accident. Many hypotheses have been advanced and studies performed […]

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Participation in the 2015 UIC HighSpeed

Participation in the 2015 UIC HighSpeed

The ninth World Congress on High Speed Rail, the most important encounter for the high-speed rail sector, was held in Tokyo from 7 to 10 July. The Congress brings together more than 1,200 specialists from around the world to exchange ideas and viewpoints on activity and progress in the industry. CITEF was represented by its […]

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Participation at RailTex 2015

Participation at RailTex 2015

Railtex 2015 was held from 12 to 15 May at the NEC, Birmingham, bringing the latest railway technology in all market segments to railway professionals. For CITEF, the highlight of the event was the opportunity to demonstrate the new simulator developed for HITACHI Rail Europe. Known as the VR CBTC, the simulator represents a new […]

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New Siemens R&D centre in Spain

New Siemens R&D centre in Spain

On 27 April the new Siemens Competence and R&D Centre in Railway Technology was opened. Employing 350 people, the new global centre of competence for signalling and train control will channel an annual investment budget of €20m. It will focus on Siemens products for main line and metro applications including ERTMS, (European Railway Traffic Management […]

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Feasibility study of a new causeway between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia

Feasibility study of a new causeway between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia

The study, which should be complete by the first quarter of 2015, concerns the feasibility of the construction of a second causeway between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, part of Qatar’s ambitious rail project whose initial aim is to adapt infrastructures to the 2022 Qatar World Cup. CITEF, hired by SMART2, has played an important role […]

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UIC Asia-Pacific Workshop on Training Simulators for Locomotive Crews

UIC Asia-Pacific Workshop on  Training Simulators for Locomotive Crews

International Workshop on Training Simulators for Locomotive Crews initiated and organized by the JSC” Russian Railways” within the framework of the UIC Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly was held in Moscow (Russian Federation) on February 17-18, 2015. The event was attended by over 40 representatives of the railway companies and research centers from 15 countries – Russia, […]

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