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Smooth Operator – KiwiRail
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KiwiRail tells Rail Express how its adoption of driver advisory systems from TTG Transportation Technology is not just about saving fuel.

The connected  DAS, where  you integrate the onboard systems back to the back end of train control can create a potential opportunity to tie those things together to take it to the next level.”

Soren Low, KiwiRail technology and customer  innovation  leader

Smooth Operator KiwiRail

TTG secures major turnkey contract to supply DAS and Energy Meters to Abellio ScotRail (January 2016)
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London, 25 January, 2016. Following a rigorous supplier selection process, Abellio ScotRail has selected TTG Transportation Technology (TTG) to provide its multi-award winning Energymiser Driver Advisory System (DAS) and integrated DAS Energy Metering System (DAS]EM), for six of their fleets.

TTG has successfully deployed its Energymiser system onto 55 x Class 170 DMU’s and its integrated DAS/EM system onto 40 x Class 334 EMU’fs. This contract award will incorporate an additional 38 x 156 DMU’s, 40 x Class 158 DMU’s, 38 x Class 380 DMU’s, 21 x Class 318 EMU’s, 22 x Class 320 EMU’s and 14 x Class 321 EMU’s.

Further quantities are expected to include 46 x AT200 EMU’s, 24 x AT201 EMU’s and 56 x Class 27 High Speed Trains to be cascaded from Great Western, bringing the total fitments to 730 cabs, the largest deployment of DAS and DAS/EM in the UK. The contract is for the provision of a full turnkey service comprising: system supply, design, engineering, installation, approvals, field, operations and maintenance support.

Abellio ScotRail’fs Energy Manager, Phil Dickson said: We will be working with TTG to ensure the system is deployed in an effective and timely manner and the project objectives are achieved. We are very pleased to continue working with TTG, with whom our collaboration has pioneered the first application of DAS/EM to the UK Rail sector and has provided significant benefits to date.

Dale Coleman, Group Managing Director of TTG, commented: “We are delighted to be selected by Abellio ScotRail to deploy our system onto these additional fleets and look forward to continuing the good work done over the past two years. The selection process was very thorough and our success confirms our Energymiser system as a world-leading
DAS and UK market leader. We will be working with Abellio to ensure the system is upgraded to C/DAS, so that our client is able to maximise the benefits of the system as soon as possible.

About TTG Transportation Technology
TTG Transportation Technology is a leading international provider of products and services to optimise energy efficiency, schedules and network capacity of passenger, freight and heavy haul rail; at both planning and operational stages. Combining consultancy, software, engineering and manufacture with domain expertise in all facets of the industry, TTG’s solutions are proven in use across 5 continents and specifically in Australia, Europe, New Zealand, India, China and Africa.

TTG’s flagship product Energymiser, follows 16 years R&D with leading universities, providing real‐time driver advice and performance reports to reduce energy (by up to 23%) and emissions, improving on‐time arrivals and utilisation of rail capacity, whilsts reducing maintenance costs of trains and railway tracks. TTG has offices in Sydney, Derby and Beijing and is backed by leading Australian research and patented technology.

For more information about the company, please visit: www.ttgtransportationtechnology.com
Media Contact:
Andy Kevins, Associate Director:
TTG Transportation Technology (Europe) Ltd
Tel: +44 01332 258863
andy.kevins@ttgeurope.com

TTG receives both Innovation & Technology and Supplier Export Achievement awards at premier rail event (July 2015)
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Sydney, 10 July, 2015 – TTG has received both Innovation & Technology and Supplier Export Achievement awards at a major industry event presented by the Australasian Railway Association (ARA).

The Australasian Rail Industry Awards are the premier industry event recognising the outstanding achievements by organisations and individuals in the Australian and New Zealand rail industries, with over 400 people attending the event in Sydney’s CBD last night.

The event was hosted by TrackSAFE patron The Honourable Tim Fischer AC, formerly serving as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade.

ARA Acting Chief Operating Officer, Phil Allan, said he was incredibly encouraged by the amount of talent in rail recognised at the event, across a broad range of professions and sectors of the industry.

“I would like to congratulate all of the winners on their outstanding achievements and for contributing to the prosperity of the industry”, said Mr Allan.

“It is wonderful to see such impressive developments taking place in core areas of the industry such as Safety, Innovation & Technology, Workforce Diversity and Employee Engagement”.

“The winner of the Innovation and Technology category for example, TTG Transportation Technology, was acknowledged for their innovative product Energymiser®, an invention that reduces energy consumption, environmental emissions and maintenance costs, while improving on-time running and rail capacity”.

“It is encouraging to see an Australian supplier providing a world-leading solution to local and international operators and be acknowledged for this impressive work by their peers in the industry”, said Mr Allan.

The awards were accepted by Stan Ghys, a Business Development Manager for TTG.

“TTG Transportation Technology is pleased to win both the Innovation & Technology and Supplier Export Achievement awards.

This recognizes great Australian technology that is cutting energy consumption and emissions in rail operations, while improving on time running and network capacity.

The Energymiser Driver Advisory System is now 4th generation product deployed or being deployed on:

  • Over 2,000 diesel and electric trains globally, including high speed passenger, freight and heavy haul trains.
  • Over 30,000 kilometres of operating track.
  • Across 5 continents, including Australia, New Zealand, the UK, France, Africa, China and India.
  • I’m accepting this award on behalf of Dale Coleman. Our Managing Director is currently overseas, doing what it takes to be here tonight.

    The rail operations include:

  • High speed passenger trains across France, with SNCF’s TGV trains travelling at over 300 kilometres per hour.
  • Diesel and electric passenger trains across the UK, proving the solution in one of the world’s most complex and congested railway networks, as well as recent trials on passenger trains here in Australia.
  • Intermodal and general freight trains across the UK, New Zealand and Australia, as well as trials in China and India.
  • Iron ore trains in Africa, with the system rolled out in some of the heaviest and longest trains in the world.
  • The technology is fully supported by TTG’s local and overseas offices, as specialists for improving the efficiency of rail operations.

    We thank the University Of South Australia, who are our research partners. Tonight’s awards are a result of over 20 years’ collaboration and great team work.

    We also thank the ARA and everyone here tonight, for giving us the opportunity to communicate what’s possible for your rail operations”, said Mr Ghys.

    A copy of a media release from ARA is attached – “Rail industry applauds its great achievers”.

    Rail industry applauds its great achievers

    TTG secures major contract to supply DAS to SNCF’s prestigious TGV fleets (January 2015)
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    London, 23 January, 2015 – Following a rigorous supplier selection process, SNCF selected TTG Transportation Technology to provide its multi‐award winning Energymiser® Driver Advisory System for their prestigious TGV fleets. Following the contract award in 2014, a joint seven month proof of concept (POC) assessment has been completed on the Marne‐la‐Vallée‐Chessy‐Montpellier‐St‐Roch and Marne‐la‐Vallee‐Chessy‐Marseille‐St‐Charles routes, successfully confirming the benefits of deploying the system across France.
    As a result of the POC the multi‐award winning Energymiser® DAS is now being deployed to more than 1500 TGV drivers as part of SNCF’s on‐time running and energy optimisation programme, in order to optimise on‐time running and energy savings. The system is being integrated onto SNCF’s existing operational platform and provided to the drivers via hand‐held devices.

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    TTG wins National Export Award – Environmental Solutions Category (November 2014)
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    Sydney, 27 November, 2014 – TTG Transportation Technology has today won the National Export Award – Environmental Solutions category for 2014. There were 74 finalists with Australia’s Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb praising the achievements of Australian exporters at an awards ceremony, held to honour businesses which are making the most of international demand for the nation’s high-quality products.

    First ScotRail selects TTG for Energymiser Driver Advisory and Energy Metering System (January 2014)
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    London, 29 January, 2014 – First ScotRail has selected TTG Transportation Technology to provide its Energymiser® Driver Advisory and Energy Metering System (DAS-EM) for the 40×3-car Class 334 EMU Fleet operated by First ScotRail. The system comprises the award winning Energymiser® DAS deployed as an integrated Driver Advisory and Energy Metering System, to enable ScotRail to optimise on-time running and energy savings, whilst ensuring accurate and equitable billing to realise these savings, whilst also reducing the fleets carbon footprint.

    First ScotRail selects TTG for Energymiser

    Arriva to invest £4.5 million in eco-technology for UK rail operations (December 2013)
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    European transport group Arriva is set to invest £4.5 million in leading eco-technology at its UK rail operations.
    More than 580 train cabs from 15 different train fleets at the group’s Arriva Trains Wales, Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry and Grand Central rail operations will be fitted with the Energymiser® Driver Advisory System (DAS).
    The technology, produced by TTG Transportation Technology, will help drivers from across Arriva’s UK rail operations deliver smoother, more efficient journeys for passengers while reducing fuel consumption by up to 15 per cent* and lowering overall diesel fuel related emissions.
    Energymiser® DAS is an on board computer screen which provides drivers with real-time route information on train running times allowing them to monitor train performance and reliability. It offers guidance on train speeds to help drivers keep services to timetable while ensuring greater fuel efficiency and progressive driving techniques.
    The technology also has the potential to integrate with rail infrastructure in the future allowing live feeds about network conditions, speed restrictions or disruption ahead enabling drivers to respond more effectively.
    Steve Murphy, chief operating officer at Arriva UK Trains, said: “This technology is a major investment that will support our drivers every day out on the UK’s rail network.
    “It will provide them with the information they need to help maximise train performance for our customers and reduce fuel consumption and emissions to make rail travel more eco-friendly.”
    The contract was awarded following competitive trials over the last 12 months and rigorous assessment by Arriva UK Trains’ procurement team, which is responsible for sourcing and delivering best value procurement projects.
    Installation of Energymiser® DAS will start at CrossCountry trains in early 2014 followed by Chiltern Railways in the spring. Installation at Arriva Trains Wales and Grand Central is proposed for later in 2014.
    As part of the contract there is an option to explore the potential benefits of extending the technology to Arriva’s joint venture business London Overground Rail Operations (LOROL). A similar system for electric trains, Fassi DAS, is already in use at Arriva’s Tyne and Wear Metro operations.
    Results from Energymiser® DAS technology will also be shared elsewhere across the group, to see if other Arriva rail operations outside of the UK could benefit from the technology in the future.
    Dale Coleman, TTG’s group managing director, said: “Winning this Arriva contract is fantastic news for TTG.
    “We will be working closely with Arriva UK Trains and its fleet maintenance facilities to introduce Energymiser® DAS so our technology can deliver its full potential for Arriva’s passengers, drivers and operations.”
    Arriva’s notes to editor:
    • *Fuel reduction on Arriva’s fleet is expected to vary from 5 per cent to 15 per cent depending on the train type and driving technique.
    • Energymiser® DAS will be installed on 15 different Arriva DMU fleets: Class 43 (HST), 67, 142, 143, 150, 153, 158, 165, 168, 170, 172, 175, 180, 220, 221 and Driving Van Trailers (DVTs).
    About Arriva
    • Arriva UK Trains is part of the Arriva group – one of the largest providers of passenger transport in Europe with some 56,000 employees operating in 15 countries.
    • Every year Arriva UK Trains’ rail businesses operate more than 1.2 million services and deliver more than 245 million passenger journeys. Arriva also operates rail services in the Czech Republic, Denmark, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Sweden.
    • Arriva is part of Deutsche Bahn, one of the world’s leading passenger transport and logistics service providers. Headquartered in Sunderland, UK, Arriva is responsible for Deutsche Bahn’s passenger transport services outside Germany.
    About TTG Transportation Technology
    • TTG Transportation Technology is a leading international provider of products and services to optimise energy efficiency, schedules and network capacity of passenger, freight and heavy haul rail; at both planning and operational stages. Combining consultancy, software, engineering and manufacture with domain expertise in all facets of the industry, TTG’s solutions are proven in use across five continents and specifically in Australia, the UK, New Zealand, India and Africa.
    • TTG’s flagship products follow 16 years R&D with leading universities: Energymiser® provides real-time driver advice and performance reports to reduce energy bills and emissions, improve on-time arrivals and utilisation of rail capacity, and reduce maintenance costs of trains and railway tracks. TTG also provides simulations to optimise design of new rail alignments to minimise subsequent energy consumption and reduce maintenance costs.