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Following the successful completion of the final stage of signalling work by Siemens, Norway’s metro transport infrastructure owner, Sporveien Oslo AS, has now commissioned into full service all four sheds for the new Avløs rail depot for Oslo’s Kolsåsbanen. These commissionings marked the final phase of the 10-year Kolsåsbane project, which has delivered new metro rail infrastructure from the centre of Oslo out to Kolsås station in the city’s western suburbs.
Northampton, Aug 21, 2015
An 80-strong group of rail industry professionals, more used to bogies than bicycles, turned to a different mode of transport for a four-day (from 14 – 17 August) gruelling cycle ride to raise funds for charity. Covering nearly 300 miles, from Germany to the UK, the ride celebrated the successful project partnership that has led to the delivery of the first new Class 700 train set to run on the Thameslink routes.
Following a recent focus on research of the management of pulmonary nodules for lung cancer screening, the British Thoracic Society (BTS) 1 has developed evidence-based algorithms and recommendations for the investigation of nodules when using imaging techniques. These are expected to lead to a more efficient use of resources and consistent outcomes for lung cancer patients. Siemens Healthcare is also pleased to announce its syngo®.via MM Oncology software solution has been fully future-proofed to ensure ease of compliance with key areas of the BTS guidelines.
Glasgow City Council and West Dunbartonshire Council have awarded a joint contract to Siemens to maintain roadside traffic control and information equipment for a period of up to five years, commencing 1 August 2015. The new contract includes the provision of associated ancillary support services, as well as the supply of works and services to support the Councils’ traffic control operation and periodical planned signal and optical maintenance.
From the Highlands to the Scottish Borders, Siemens is installing and maintaining Electric Vehicle (EV) charge points for Scottish businesses. Through the ChargePlace Scotland project, 100% grant funding is available to Scottish based businesses for the installation of EV charge points for workplaces. The aim of this funding is to complement the national network of charge points being installed across Scotland to promote electric vehicle use.
Conquest Hospital, part of the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, has recently modernised a 22-year-old interventional radiology room with the installation of an Artis zee™ ceiling-mounted angiography system from Siemens Healthcare. The system is being used in the hospital’s trauma centre, which is also being utilised as a back-up cardiac room, helping to increase efficiency and throughput at the hospital.
Traffic technology supplier Siemens officially opens a new regional traffic service operation in London today solely dedicated to contracts in the capital placed with Siemens by Transport for London (TfL). The brand new depot in Enfield, one of 20 facilities around the country, is a strategic move by Siemens to manage all London activities from one location including two Traffic Control Maintenance Services contracts and the new Detection and Enforcement Infrastructure (D&EI) contract for TfL.