All InnoTrans articles – Page 2

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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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    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 ...

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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 ...

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    Hybrid DMU projects announced

    2018-09-19T14:51:46Z

    EUROPE: At InnoTrans 2018, Rolls-Royce's MTU business and leasing company Porterbook signed a letter of intent for the pre-series installation of a hybrid PowerPack on a Bombardier Transportation Turbostar DMU. The PowerPack will incorporate an EU Stage V compliant diesel engine and an electrical unit which will add a regenerative ...

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    Low emission rail engine ready for Stage V

    2018-09-19T13:56:55Z

    INNOTRANS: The first purpose-designed rail diesel engine to meet the new European Stage V emissions standards was formally unveiled by Voith and Liebherr at InnoTrans on September 19. Rated at between 400 and 480 kW at 2 100 rev/min, the Voith Rail Engine offers a maximum torque of 2 800 ...

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    Turkish wagon manufacturer targets Europe

    2018-09-19T13:43:29Z

    INNOTRANS: Turkish wagon manufacturer Gökrail is targeting the EU market for future growth, as it expands its range of TSI compliant vehicles. The company is currently producing a pair of prototype Sffggmrrss Megafret twin-section container wagons for testing and certification. Project Executive Suat Sayim told Railway Gazette that ...

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    Augmented reality could help address changing employment pattern

    2018-09-19T13:29:13Z

    INNOTRANS: Cideon Engineering is developing augmented reality technology which could be used to assist staff such as train crew with identifying train faults. Someone faced with a technical problem on a train while away from the depot could use a consumer-grade headset to obtain help from specialist staff, who would ...

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    Škoda signs Ostrava tram contract

    2018-09-19T13:16:46Z

    CZECH REPUBLIC: Škoda Transportation signed a KC1·9bn framework contract with tram operator DP Ostrava at the InnoTrans 2018 trade fair on September 19 for the supply of up to 40 two-section low-floor trams. Present at the signing were Škoda Transportation CEO Petr Brzezina, Vice-President of Sales Tomáš Ignačák, DPO CEO ...

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    Bringing weather forecasts into predictive maintenance

    2018-09-19T11:39:44Z

    NOKIA: Visitors to the Nokia stand at InnoTrans 2018 have a chance to see the company’s analytics engine that incorporates weather forecasting and geological data to assess the risk of floods affecting rail operations. Nokia has been working with a US railroad on the first application of Water Events ...

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    Rock and Pop launch ‘biggest ever' fleet renewal for Trenitalia

    2018-09-19T09:00:13Z

    ITALY: FS Italiane President Gianluigi Castelli announced that the group was investing €6bn in new regional trains at the launch of two types of rolling stock at InnoTrans. In the ‘biggest-ever' fleet renewal programme, FS would receive 600 trains by 2023, with deliveries running at nine sets per month ...

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    Heavy haul Eurodual locomotive launched

    2018-09-19T06:03:26Z

    GERMANY: Open access operator Havellaendische Eisenbahn and rolling stock builder Stadler jointly presented one of Europe's most powerful freight locomotives at a ceremony in the outdoor display area at InnoTrans on September 18. The six-axle electro-diesel Eurodual locomotive is rated at up to 7 MW under electric power, and ...

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    Automated tram demonstrated in Potsdam

    2018-09-18T19:23:20Z

    GERMANY: Fully-automated driving of a conventional tram was successfully demonstrated by Potsdam transport operator ViP and Siemens Mobility on September 18 with a special test run for delegates to the InnoTrans trade fair in Berlin. Demonstrations are due to continue until September 21. Under the joint research and development project, ...

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    Stadler Pankow and Siemens Mobility present first Berlin S-Bahn trainset

    2018-09-18T16:30:00Z

    INNOTRANS: The first of the 106 trainsets which a consortium of Stadler Pankow and Siemens Mobility is building for the Berlin S-Bahn was officially presented to 'the world and the people of Berlin' at InnoTrans on September 18. The four-car set on show at the Berlin trade fair is the ...

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    StationOne launches online marketplace

    2018-09-18T15:42:00Z

    INNOTRANS: A new business to business online marketplace was launched at InnoTrans on September 18. Alstom subsidiary StationOne is looking to provide a common platform connecting rail industry vendors and operators throughout the world. The platform is designed as a way for vendors to promote their products and for ...

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    Rail market still growing, confirms UNIFE

    2018-09-18T14:30:00Z

    INNOTRANS: Steady growth in the demand for railway products and services can be expected for the next six years, according to the 2018 World Rail Market Study compiled for UNIFE by Roland Berger and launched by UNIFE Chair Sabrina Soussan at InnoTrans on September 18. The seventh biennial study ...