All articles by Andrew Grantham – Page 2

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    Airport extension completes København Metro


    CROWN PRINCE Frederik of Denmark opened an extension of København Metro line M2 to Lufthavnen station at the city’s airport on September 28, marking the completion of the two automated light metro lines envisaged in the initial scheme finalised by development authority Ørestadsselskabet in 1996. The Prince ...

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    Orbita shows the way to optimised maintenance


    Focused and dynamic performance data is helping operators to improve rolling stock reliability and optimise predictive maintenance.

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    Hybrid technology enters the real world


    Fuel savings of up to 20% are anticipated during tests of a power car and three DMUs fitted with a prototype hybrid battery-diesel system which reuses braking energy for acceleration

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    Better train seats justify the investment


    ‘Rolling stock builders are taking too large a risk at the start of projects’, warns Marc Granger, President of French train seat manufacturer Compin. Cutting corners today ‘will hit them later’, five to 10 years into the life cycle of the rolling stock.

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    Plasser & Theurer’s technical advances to keep ahead


    THREE THOUSAND active patents lie at the core of Plasser & Theurer’s track maintenance machinery business, giving it a good foundation to develop new technologies. More than 13 000 machines have been supplied to 103 countries in the 53 years since the firm was founded. A privately-owned company, Plasser & ...

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    Developing local capabilities in Malaysia


    ELECTROCUTED monkeys are rarely a problem on German commuter railways, but Kuala Lumpur’s Express Rail Link and the operators of similar trains and infrastructure in Europe do have other sources of disruption in common. Sharing knowledge has brought performance benefits. ERL’s four-car articulated ET425M Desiro EMUs ...

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    Bangkok Airport Express to change city travel


    The 28 km standard gauge link to the new Bangkok airport lies at the heart of plans to revitalise the Thai capital’s urban rail services. Andrew Grantham reports

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    Economic growth boosts Ireland's railways


    IRELAND: National economic growth has required a rapid increase in capacity and service quality at Iarnród Éireann. Chief Operating Officer Dick Fearn told Andrew Grantham how this is being provided, and why he is happy with a vertically-integrated railway.

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    Investment brings Ireland's railways back from the brink


    Pat Mangan, Assistant Secretary at Ireland’s Department of Transport, told Andrew Grantham how a 10-year strategic plan will rectify decades of under-investment

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    Achieving public value through co-operation


    Alexander van Altena, Director for Rail in the Ministry of Transport & Public Works, spoke to Andrew Grantham about the new Railways Act, and the Dutch government’s plans for the future of the national rail network

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    Balancing the risks in København


    Bids were received last month for construction of Phase 3 of the København Metro. Andrew Grantham finds that the tendering process has drawn on the experience of the many different parties involved in the first two phases of the project

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    Kuala Lumpur's airport in the city opens for business


    The 57 km standard gauge rail link serving Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Malaysia’s new administrative capital opened last month. Andrew Grantham sampled the ride