The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children has written to Nintendo in Britain saying Pokemon Go raises "fundamental child safety concerns."Europe's "Pokemon Go" fanatics have been warned against hunting for the creatures in locations including rail tracks and hospital emergency rooms and — just in case their hunts cause an accident — offered insurance.Rail stations across Britain are running messages on customer information screens warning about the dangers of hunting Pokemon while commuting.The screens read: "Enjoying 'Pokemon Go'?"It is illegal and very dangerous to trespass on a railway — don't risk it for a game.""Pokemon Go" has proved hugely popular around the world, including in the UK, where it launched only a week ago.
ZHENGZHOU, China—Early one day last week, a 31-year-old man finished his night shift on an iPhone assembly line, climbed to the top floor of Foxconn Technology Group 2354 -0.35 % s L03 production building and leapt to his death.He had been on the job for a month.The next day, Aug. 19, another Foxconn worker was struck by a train and killed.The two deaths in the northern Chinese city of Zhengzhou—where Foxconn runs Apple Inc. AAPL -1.14 % s main site for iPhone production—came under completely different circumstances.But to the tens of thousands of workers who have joined the factory ranks in recent weeks to assemble Apple s next-generation iPhone, the deaths are a reminder of the stresses and hazards that can come with the factory jobs promoted to poor Chinese here and in other manufacturing centers as a ticket to the middle class.Why is it always the entry-level workers who jump?
Joe is so hyped about the future of American rail, he broke out his hanky and wept.The struggling passenger rail system will spend that money upgrading railroad tracks and rehabbing four stations, including Union Station in Washington, DC and New York s Penn Station.Amtrak will also seriously update its high-speed Acela service.They ll be able to travel at 186 mph today s Acela hits 150 mph, while Japan s standard bullet trains go 200 mph , even though current regulations prevent trains on this stretch of track from going above 160 mph.But truth is, Amtrak needs the help—especially its overburdened Northeast Corridor, which extends from Boston to DC.Low gas prices contributed to a drop-off in ridership last year, but in the mid-Atlantic, passenger numbers are still up by nearly 50 percent since 2000.
Railway buffs are a passionate and eccentric bunch.British rock vocalist and railroad enthusiast Rod Stewart revealed in the December 2007 issue of Model Railroader that his 1,500-square-foot model train layout occupies the whole third floor of his Beverly Hills estate.Cameron Booth, a senior graphic designer at Parsons Brinckerhoff by day, has a Stewart-level affinity for another aspect of the world of rail transit.This week, he released a preview of the latest iteration of his Amtrak Subway Map—a comprehensive rendering of the Amtrak rail network based on a subway-style diagram.He finished the first version of the map in 2010, updating small details and adding new stations every year since.For his newest offering, he has fully revamped the look as well.
VR has received a negotiated decision of the ministry of transport and communications, which will allow exclusive rights in exchange for a drive to the obligation of the traffic is coming additions.VR:according to the new decision on the obligation to transport from more remote transport 80 shifts a week.in Addition to Southern Finland in the near - and in urban train transport order number 159 out of turn a week.the Background is, inter alia, feedback from customers, VR told me.the obligation to the transport means VR's exclusive rights in exchange for operated by shifts or routes that are not economically profitable, but which help to maintain the broader rail transport, VR told the bulletin.the Changes come into force in December and the obligation to transport the decision is valid until December next year.
the winter olympics to prepare for the South Korea, the LTE-R network should be reliable and serve for a maximum of up to 250 kilometers per hour trains operate.LTE-R network should be reliable and serve for a maximum of up to 250 kilometers per hour trains operate.Nokia has chosen to deliver a new mobile network in South Korea railway maintenance and development for the Korea Rail Network Authority.the future, the world's first LTE-R network provides a fast, 4g-level internet access to train transport activity of Wonju and is gangneungs between the two cities share.the Actual train and passenger use of the directed network it is not.the Network is important to get ready before the South Korean pyeongchangin in 2018 to promote the winter olympics.
Six years ago, President Obama dedicated some $8 billion in stimulus funds to high speed rail projects.California took the money, only to see its plan to connect San Francisco and Los Angeles hamstrung by bureaucracy, crippling land use issues, and the Golden State s vicious brand of NIMBYism.They lay out clear safety standards for the trains, the product of 10 years of back-and-forth with industry.Current federal equipment safety regulations only deal with those traveling below 150 mph—think the Amtrak trains in the Northeast, or Metrolink in Southern California.The new rules stop at 220 mph because rolling any faster brings up serious issues: steel wheels get finicky, efficiency drops, and aerodynamic noise starts to really annoy the neighbors.Faster trains demand their own rules because they are built around a novel balance of attributes: They must be light enough to run efficiently at high speeds, sturdy enough to keep passengers safe in a crash, and, for the sake of convenience in congested areas like cities, compatible with infrastructure built for slower systems.
The rail industry has announced that regulated and unregulated train fares in Britain will increase by an average of 2.3% from January 2nd.Since the price rise for regulated fares -- such as season tickets -- was capped at 1.9% back in August because of July s Retail Prices Index RPI inflation measure, we know that train operators are increasing the price of unregulated fares by significantly more than 2.3%.A brazen move, considering the poor level of service passengers receive, but one that was wholly expected.We understand how passengers feel when fares go up, and we know that in some places they haven't always got the service they pay for, said Paul Plummer, the chief executive of the Rail Delivery Group.Around 97p in every pound passengers pay goes back into running and improving services.This money helps government to support the biggest investment in our railway since Victorian times.
The rail industry has announced that regulated and unregulated train fares in Britain will increase by an average of 2.3% from January 2nd.Since the price rise for regulated fares -- such as season tickets -- was capped at 1.9% back in August because of July s Retail Prices Index RPI inflation measure, we know that train operators are increasing the price of unregulated fares by significantly more than 2.3%.A brazen move, considering the poor level of service passengers receive, but one that was wholly expected.We understand how passengers feel when fares go up, and we know that in some places they haven't always got the service they pay for, said Paul Plummer, the chief executive of the Rail Delivery Group.Around 97p in every pound passengers pay goes back into running and improving services.This money helps government to support the biggest investment in our railway since Victorian times.
The transport secretary has outlined a plan to create new rail franchises that operate the tracks alongside Network Rail, meaning there could soon be more than one group to blame when things go wrong and you're in a tunnel without internet for the evening.Explaining the plan, Chris Grayling said the idea is to bring train and track operations closer together so they... work... which sounds like quite the good idea that probably should've been in place for all of the time trains have existed.The first of these new franchises to run its trains and tracks in perfect harmony* is East West Rail, which will operate the relatively niche section of line between Oxford and Cambridge.He's only gone and promised a bloody new golden age of rail too, saying: "If our railways are to cope with the challenges of today and tomorrow it will take more investment, new ways of working, new ways of funding improvements, more joined up management.We can and will make this a real golden era for rail.We can transform the passenger experience.
The transport secretary has outlined a plan to create new rail franchises that operate the tracks alongside Network Rail, meaning there could soon be more than one group to blame when things go wrong and you're in a tunnel without internet for the evening.Explaining the plan, Chris Grayling said the idea is to bring train and track operations closer together so they... work... which sounds like quite the good idea that probably should've been in place for all of the time trains have existed.The first of these new franchises to run its trains and tracks in perfect harmony* is East West Rail, which will operate the relatively niche section of line between Oxford and Cambridge.He's only gone and promised a bloody new golden age of rail too, saying: "If our railways are to cope with the challenges of today and tomorrow it will take more investment, new ways of working, new ways of funding improvements, more joined up management.We can and will make this a real golden era for rail.We can transform the passenger experience.
The world s longest and deepest rail tunnel is fully operational, but building networks in the middle of a mountain is a difficult endeavourEarlier this week, the Gotthard Base Tunnel became fully operational, reducing train journey times between Zurich and Milan by a whole hour and boosting the capacity of trans-Alpine rail traffic.It opened in June this year and on 11 December, the first passenger and freight trains began using the 57 kilometre link.Two other tunnels connect the German-speaking part of Switzerland with the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino, but the decision to pursue a third was not only motivated by making travel faster but also to encourage more freight onto the rail network as opposed to the struggling road system.In total, the artery will soon transport 9,000 passengers each day and accommodate 260 freight trains that are heavier and longer than those that travel through the existing Gotthard Tunnel.Given mobile connectivity is ubiquitous in Swiss rail tunnels, and that you can make a call from the highest accessible peak in Europe the Jungfraujoch , it should come as no surprise to learn that the Gotthard Base Tunnel has 4G connectivity throughout.
So it’s understandable you didn’t dig up the details when, last week, the Federal Transit Administration delayed a $637 million grant for Caltrain, the San Francisco Bay Area’s commuter rail system.Whoever you are, here’s why you should follow this money.Electric trains accelerate faster than diesel ones, cutting travel times between stops.In exchange for electricity, Caltrain promises more frequent service, shorter rides, and space for up to 25 percent more passengers.For one, the zappy stuff will make these trains quieter and less stinky, and reduce pollution in a region where transportation produces 40 percent of emissions.And while electrification certainly will not solve San Francisco’s horrifying traffic, it should mitigate the damage.
ministry of Transport and communications has awarded Aurora Rail Oy a licence for rail freight transport, told the ministry in a statement.the Company may in accordance with the concession engaged in shunting traffic on the Finnish network in the freight yards at the beginning of July onwards.Aurora Rail to take over the Easmar Logistics existing railway operations.the New concession holder to expand operations in kouvola in the yard of the Finnish rail network for all rail yard.the pre-Existing VR-group by has the concession on the railway for both passenger and freight transportation.Fennia Raililla is licensed throughout the network events for the carriage of goods.
A £20m ride puts the Highlands at your feetGeek's Guide to Britain The world's highest railway is the Xining-Golmud-Lhasa railway at 5,068m (16,627ft) above sea level and running 815km (506 miles).Britain's highest railway is nowhere near as controversial, nor as high or long.The Cairngorms climate is among the most severe in the UK with a tendency for low temperatures and high winds.A small display of items and information about the force is kept at Glenmore Visitor Centre nearby and is free to peruse.At Cairn Gorm Mountain, skiers would have once parked at the base station (more than 609m – 2,000ft – above sea level) before taking the White Lady chairlift higher up the mountain.
The "Miniatur Wunderland" exhibition, located in Hamburg, Germany, is the world's largest model railway.If you've never seen it before, it's one of the cutest, most detailed miniature models you'll ever see in your life.To bring new perspective to the massive model railway, Google last year built a miniature version of its Street View car and placed it in the Miniatur Wunderland, capturing footage thanks to tiny mounted cameras.Google also built other mini camera-mounted devices to cruise the streets......and railways of Miniatur Wunderland.It connects all the areas of the Wunderland, which represent some iconic places around the world.
Experts at the IRR, working with other universities and major manufacturers, will develop rolling stock that lasts longer, is more energy efficient and is less costly to maintain, leading to major environmental and economic gains."It's the largest contract that we have had so far and will lead to a real step change in our capabilities," said its Director, Professor Simon Iwnicki.The Institute already has state-of-the-art facilities, including a £4.5 million test rig that is unique in Europe.But now it will expand further, enabling larger and more diverse railway vehicle system components to be delivered to the IRR for research and testing.The funding comes via the newly-announced UK Railway Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN), in which University of Huddersfield is a partner.Following a bid led by the University of Birmingham, UKRRIN has been awarded £28.1 million from the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund and this is boosted by £64 million of support from 17 industrial partners including Alstom, Siemens and Bombardier Transportation.
Transport and communications minister Anne berner's (center) presented a plan of VR-Group's share of the four parts represents a revolution in the way the Finnish rail transport, if the plan is roughly also true.the plan goal is to increase traffic to the railways.the Idea is meaningful: when the railway is built, it is worth taking advantage of as much as care about performance enough.in Addition, if the train passes the power-ups and electricity is produced without carbon dioxide emissions in the Finnish economy caused by the load on the climate is reduced.Quite a few complications can arise.One major open question associated with workers ' working conditions, which in the current situation inherited from the old state railways of times.
the SDP mps, the former owner of control the minister Sirpa Paatero truth to the government impact assessment rail transport was opened to competition.Paatero, introduction of competition in the train traffic includes high risks, which should be weighed thoroughly.according to Him, this has been the past the whole of the parliamentary will."If such a major reform is being undertaken, should be impact assessments done before the implementation.This will be an expensive bill if the risks materialise, for example.in Sweden, where public support has been increasing.
Physicist Michio Kaku once said, "What we usually consider as impossible are simply engineering problems... there's no law of physics preventing them."The city of Washington, D.C., is bounded on two sides by rivers and an untold number of streams."All railway systems suffer rapid track deterioration at the transition zones requiring high maintenance costs," said Sakdirat Kaewunruen, Ph.D., Department of Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom."In the past decades, there have been so many ad hoc solutions provided, but there has been no work on evaluating its life cycle cost and sustainability."Each nation has employed its own methodology for maintenance and repairs, but new, daunting challenges created by climate change -- extreme heat, extreme cold, and severe flooding -- require yet more rigorous solutions.An unprecedented study titled, "Lifecycle Assessments of Railway Bridge Transitions Exposed to Extreme Events," published in Frontiers in Built Environment, benchmarks the costs and carbon emissions for the life cycle of eight mitigation measures and reviews these methods for their effectiveness in three types of extreme environmental conditions.
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