Indian Railways axes deal with Chinese company for rail signalling

News Wire round-up for June 18, 2020. Also: Person charged with arson in Carson & Colorado depot fire; Eurostar to introduce facial recognition tech in 2021
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NEW DEHLI — An Indian Railways' corporation has ended a deal with a Chinese company for signaling work in India.

The Hindustan Times reports that the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited ended a contract with China's Beijing National Railway Research & Design Institute of Signal & Communication for signaling and communications work along a nearly 260 mile stretch of railroad in India.

The contract's cancellation comes within the same week as military tensions between the world's two most populous countries heightened over a border clash in the Himalayas.

CARSON CITY, Nev. — A Nevada news media outlet is reporting that the Carson & Colorado Railroad depot in Dayton, Nev., was destroyed by arson on June 17.

Locals were attempting to restore the narrow gauge railroad's depot to its 1881 appearance. Local media report that police have arrested and charged a suspect in the arson at the depot of a nearby brushfire

LONDON — A U.K. technology company says Eurostar rail passengers will be among the first in the world to choose facial recognition instead of presenting tickets or identity documents for travel.

In a June 17 news release, iProov Limited announced that it expect its facial recognition techonology to be up and running in St. Pancras station by March 2021.


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