All InnoTrans articles – Page 2

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    Distribution deal signed after InnoTrans demonstration

    2019-01-28T05:00:00Z

    USA: Having seeing the product in action at InnoTrans 2018, PowerRail has negotiated to be the sole US distributor of German company SORB’s PowerSORB, an organic material which can absorb up to four times its own weight of spilled lubricants, oils, paints, dyes, coolants and other fluids on surfaces ...

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    Shift2Rail publishes 2019 call for proposals

    2019-01-16T13:42:00Z

    EUROPE: The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking issued its 2019 call for proposals on January 16, with €77m of co-funding available to support railway research innovation projects expected to have a total value of €150m. S2R is funded as part of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 ...

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    Baden-Württemberg backs ETCS in Stuttgart

    2018-11-29T10:48:32Z

    GERMANY: The Land of Baden-Württemberg agreed in principle on November 27 to support proposals for the roll-out of the European Train Control System and digital interlockings in the Stuttgart region by 2030. The Baden-Württemberg cabinet has authorised the Land transport ministry to enter into financing negotiations with the ...

  • United Wagon Co exhibited a 1 435 mm gauge Sggrs twin-section articulated flat wagon at InnoTrans 2018.
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    DB orders wagons from Russian supplier UWC

    2018-11-27T12:34:48Z

    GERMANY: Russian manufacturer United Wagon Co has won what it says is a ‘major breakthrough’ order to supply wagons to Deustche Bahn, beating rival bids submitted by ‘leading companies from Europe and the USA’. The order announced on November 27 covers 130 Sggrs80 articulated container flat wagons which will be ...

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    Bonomi launches updated Omnia cantilever design

    2018-10-19T08:41:13Z

    ITALY: Electrification specialist Gruppo Bonomi has updated its Omnia cantilever design with what it terms a ‘self-supporting’ variant suited to use in tunnels and other restricted access sites. The Omnia range of overhead line structures has been offered by the Italian supplier since 2008 and has been approved for use ...

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    RZD to expand high speed fleet

    2018-09-26T14:04:41Z

    RUSSIA: An agreement to expand Russian Railways’ high speed train fleet was signed by the operator, Sinara Group and Siemens Mobility at InnoTrans 2018 on September 18. By March 31 RZD and the Ural Locomotives joint venture of Siemens and Sinara are to prepare an agreement for the supply ...

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    PT Len and Teltronic to integrate ETCS and CBTC over Tetra

    2018-09-26T08:28:17Z

    SIGNALLING: PT Len Industri and Teltronic signed a memorandum of understanding to explore interfacing the Indonesian state-owned electronics company’s ETCS and CBTC signalling systems and the Spanish telecoms technology company’s TETRA and LTE during InnoTrans 2018. ‘We have the expertise of developing rail signalling projects with TETRA, not only with ...

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    GE to develop additive manufacturing of locomotive components

    2018-09-24T14:50:13Z

    INNOTRANS: Additive manufacturing could be used in the production of up to 250 locomotive components by 2025 if GE Transportation’s early trials of the technique prove successful. The company is looking to build on the experience of GE’s aviation business over the past six years to develop additive manufacturing ...

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    Bogie developed for military tank transport wagons

    2018-09-21T11:27:35Z

    INNOTRANS: A prototype three-axle bogie for use on specialist heavy freight wagons carrying loads such as armoured fighting vehicles has been developed by Greenbrier Europe’s plant at Arad in Romania. Existing wagons for transporting military tanks are getting old, Design Manager Horia Santău told Railway Gazette , creating a niche ...

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    Pesa to develop automated electro-diesel freight locomotive

    2018-09-21T08:25:20Z

    POLAND: PKP Cargo, Pesa and the TABOR Institute of Rail Vehicles signed an agreement at InnoTrans on September 19 to develop an automated electro-diesel locomotive. PKP Cargo and Pesa will create a design based on Pesa’s Gama locomotive platform, which will be verified by TABOR. Following testing by PKP ...

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    Autonomous cleaning robot scrubs up well

    2018-09-21T07:57:22Z

    ADLATUS: Ulm-based Adlatus Robotics is showing the CR 700 autonomous cleaning robot at InnoTrans 2018. Adlatus has been developing cleaning robots since 2015 and earlier this year won DB’s Automated Cleaning Challenge. It is currently testing the CR 700 at Ulm Hbf, and intends to trial it at ...

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    Driverless small-profile metro train for Glasgow presented

    2018-09-21T06:41:32Z

    STADLER: Stadler presented its first four-car driverless metro trainset for use on the Glasgow Subway to its client Strathclyde Partnership for Transport at InnoTrans 2018 in Berlin on September 20. In March 2016 SPT approved the award of a £200m contract to a consortium of Stadler and Ansaldo STS ...

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    Pesa on the road to recovery

    2018-09-20T12:43:00Z

    PESA: The takeover of Polish rolling stock manufacturer Pesa by state-owned investment vehicle PFR is due to be finalised in the coming weeks once the full financing package has been negotiated with banks and insurance companies. Pesa President Krzysztof Sędzikowski and PFR Vice President Marcin Piasecki outlined the company’s ...

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    United Wagon Co shows standard gauge vehicle

    2018-09-20T09:15:17Z

    INNOTRANS: United Wagon Co is exhibiting a Type Sggrs twin-section articulated flat wagon for carrying heavy containers. The wagon was designed by UWC’s All-Union Research & Development Centre for Transportation Technology and manufactured by its Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant. UWC is targeting the EU market, having recently been certified ...

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    Rail Business UK

    British Steel rail contract extended

    2018-09-20T08:08:05Z

    UK: A £200m contract for British Steel to supply approximately 200 000 tonnes of rail to Network Rail was formally signed at InnoTrans on September 19 in a ceremony attended by Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling. The two-year extension to a five-year contract which began in 2014 covers ...

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    Rennes reinvigorates VAL concept

    2018-09-20T07:00:00Z

    FRANCE: A spacious interior tailored to short hops is at the heart of the Cityval metro car being supplied to operate Line B of the automated light metro network in Rennes. On display at the InnoTrans trade show in Berlin, the two-section Cityval car is one of 25 vehicles ...

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    Traverso offers space and comfort

    2018-09-20T06:39:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Swiss operator Schweizerische Suedostbahn and Stadler used the InnoTrans trade show in Berlin on September 19 to present what Stadler Group CEO Thomas Ahlburg described as the longest Flirt trainset yet built. The copper coloured eight-car low-floor units will replace SOB’s existing rolling stock on the St Gallen ...

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    Siemens offers one-price locomotive

    2018-09-20T06:05:22Z

    INNOTRANS: The first Siemens Smartron electric locomotive is on show at InnoTrans 2018 in Berlin. Announced earlier this year, the Smartron is a budget version of Siemens’ successful Vectron modular locomotive family. German operator EGP placed the first order on June 21, signing a contract for three to ...

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    UK hydrogen train demonstrator to be tested in 2019

    2018-09-19T15:56:06Z

    UK: A memorandum of understanding for the development of a hydrogen fuel cell demonstrator train was signed by leasing company Porterbrook and the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Railway Research & Education at InnoTrans on September 19. Porterbrook is to provide an ex-Thameslink Class 319 25 kV 50 Hz/750 V ...

  • SNCF President Guillaume Pepy visits the Shift2Rail stand at InnoTrans 2018.
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    Pepy promises to make SNCF ‘fit for the future’

    2018-09-19T15:05:30Z

    INNOTRANS: The trade union strike action which has disrupted France’s rail network for much of this year has cost national railway group SNCF €780m, President Guillaume Pepy said at the InnoTrans trade show in Berlin on September 19. Speaking alongside SNCF Réseau President Patrick Jeantet, Pepy nevertheless painted a ...