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    Assisted Remote Shunting obstacle detection trial


    SWITZERLAND: Knorr-Bremse is equipping a number of SBB Cargo shunting locomotives with the Assisted Remote Shunting obstacle detection system developed by Rail Vision, an Israeli start-up in which the braking system manufacturer has a 21·3% stake. ARS is designed to enable a single person to ...

  • Bombardier Transportation Traxx MS3 locomotive.

    Brake support contract extended


    EUROPE: Knorr-Bremse and Bombardier Transportation have agreed to further extend the Europe-wide service contract under which Knorr-Bremse RailServices supports the maintenance of Traxx locomotives by the manufacturer’s service business. Originally signed in September 2010, the contract was originally intended to run for five years, but in ...

  • Knorr Bremse Merak Getafe headquarters

    Knorr-Bremse brings rail HVAC activities under Merak brand


    MERAK: Knorr-Bremse has unified its worldwide rolling stock heating, ventilation and air-conditioning activities under the overall brand name Merak. This covers Merak’s global headquarters at Getafe in Spain, Merak North America, the Merak-Jinxin joint venture in China, the rail HVAC activities of Sigma in Australia, Kiepe ...

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    ‘Two-pronged’ locomotive brake maintenance contract awarded


    FINLAND: The national railway group’s rolling stock maintenance company VR FleetCare has awarded Knorr-Bremse RailServices a contract to maintain the brake control and wheel slide protection equipment on 46 Sr2 electric locomotives until 2028. The mixed-traffic locos have been in service since the mid-1990s. They are ...

  • Siemens Mobility Inspiro London trainset for the Piccadilly Line.
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    Doors ordered for London Underground’s new Piccadilly Line trains


    UK: Knorr-Bremse’s rolling stock door subsidiary IFE has won its largest ever contract, covering the supply of door systems for the trainsets which Siemens Mobility is to build for London Underground’s Piccadilly Line. The ‘middle double-digit million-euro’ contract announced on August 3 ...

  • Russian Railways Sapsan train

    Partnership to develop 400 km/h high speed train for Russia


    RUSSIA:· Russian Railways, the Engineering Centre for Railway Transport and Knorr-Bremse have formed a partnership to develop high speed trains which could link Russia’s largest cities at speeds up to 400 km/h. It is envisaged that the first of the very high speed trains could enter service ...

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    Knorr-Bremse begins production of low-noise brake blocks for new wagons


    SPAIN: Knorr-Bremse’s Pamplona plant has begun volume production of Problock J816M low-noise composite brake blocks for new-build wagons, adding to the low-noise brake blocks which the company supplies for retrofitting to existing vehicles. ‘This product represents a key strategic addition to our portfolio’, said Dr. Nicolas ...

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    Knorr-Bremse to supply onboard systems for Sapsan trainsets


    RUSSIA: Siemens Mobility has awarded Knorr-Bremse a contract to supply braking, door and HVAC systems, windscreen wipers and power electrics for the 13 additional Sapsan trainsets which have been ordered by Russian Railways. The third order for 250 km/h Velaro RUS trainsets was placed by RZD ...

  • Wabtec is working with Tronix3D to produce face shields for Pennsylvania healthcare provider Excela Health

    Railway supply industry news round-up


    Wabtec is working with Tronix3D to produce face shields for Pennsylvania healthcare provider Excela Health. ‘As a 150-year-old member of the greater Pittsburgh community, we have a responsibility to support our first responders during these unprecedented times’, said Wabtec President CEO Rafael Santana. ‘Wabtec ...

  • Knorr-Bremse is supplying pneumatic braking systems for the 1 300 coaches which TMH International is building for Egyptian National Railways.

    Brakes designed for Egypt’s hot and dusty desert climate


    EGYPT: Knorr-Bremse is supplying pneumatic braking systems for the 1 300 coaches which TMH International is building for Egyptian National Railways. The first of the 140 km/h coaches of various types, which were ordered in September 2018, are scheduled to enter regular service in Q3 2020. ...

  • Hitachi’s Tranista Traffic Management technology

    Railway supply industry news round-up


    Cyient has entered into a ‘long term strategic engagement’ with Hitachi Rail which will see it develop and operate sites in Hyderabad and Bangalore in India and Pennsylvania in the USA to provide engineering services such as application logic and hardware design, software configuration, verification ...

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    Knorr-Bremse suspended its guidance for the 2020 financial year on March 27, saying the effects of the Covid-19 crisis had rendered numerous assumptions obsolete. It said a rapid recovery in China, where Knorr-Bremse’s plants have resumed 97% of their operations, showed that with appropriate measures delivery ...

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    Knorr-Bremse awarded Desiro brake upgrading framework contract


    GERMANY: Deutsche Bahn and Knorr-Bremse have finalised a framework agreement for the modernisation of braking systems on Class 642 Siemens Desiro regional diesel multiple-units. By the end of 2024, Knorr-Bremse is to supply at least 155 ESRA Evolution brake control conversion kits which will be fitted ...

  • Vesconite Rail has appointed Lebogang Machethe, Ronnie Mugisha and Graham Wiggill to develop its sales of niche polymer products in the global rail industry.

    Railway supply industry news round-up


    Škoda Vagonka has launched a KC1bn project to double the size of its Ostrava factory, adding a new paint shop and modern production facilities. ‘Under new owner PPF Group we are really successful’, said Petr Brzezina, Chairman of the board and President of Škoda Transportation Group. ...

  • KTZ Alstom KZ4AT passenger locomotive

    Long-term loco brake maintenance agreement signed


    KAZAKHSTAN: Alstom Kazakhstan and Knorr-Bremse Russia have signed a comprehensive agreement for the corrective and preventive maintenance of braking systems on up to 200 twin-section freight locomotives and 95 passenger locomotives being supplied to national railway KTZ. This includes the supply of replacement parts. ...

  • Barcelona metro operator TMB has selected Alstom for a contract to supply 42 five-car trainsets.

    Railway supply industry news round-up


    Alstom booked €4·6bn of orders in its first half between April 1 and September 30, down 35% year-on-year, with its backlog up 8% at a record €41·3bn. Sales were up 3% at €4·1bn, with adjusted EBIT up 5% to €319m and an adjusted EBIT margin of ...

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    Brakes and HVAC ordered for next-generation TGV


    FRANCE: Alstom has awarded Knorr-Bremse a contract to supply the braking systems and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning for SNCF’s next generation of high speed trainsets In 2015 SNCF and Alstom formed a taskforce with preferred suppliers including Knorr-Bremse to develop the double-deck Avelia Horizon trainsets under ...

  • The EP2002 3.0 braking control unit can now be supplied for main line trains as well as metro applications.

    Knorr-Bremse shows innovations across four stands at InnoTrans


    KNORR-BREMSE: The braking and services specialist will be using the motto ‘Systems, People, Connected’ to describe its presence at InnoTrans 2018, which will be located across four separate stands reflecting the various businesses within the group. Focusing on four core market drivers of ‘system connection, life-cycle efficiency, transportation capacity and ...

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    Knorr-Bremse acquires rights to Federal-Mogul technology


    INDUSTRY: Knorr-Bremse Rail Vehicle Systems announced on August 20 that it had acquired Federal-Mogul’s ‘know-how and intellectual property rights’ for the development and production of friction materials for rolling stock and industrial applications. In turn, Federal-Mogul will receive a licence from Knorr-Bremse allowing it to continue to supply its customers ...

  • Knorr-Bremse is to sell its Knorr-Bremse RailServices (UK) Ltd and Kiepe Electric Ltd (UK) businesses to Mutares.
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    Knorr-Bremse to sell UK rail services businesses


    UK: Knorr-Bremse has signed an agreement to sell its Knorr-Bremse RailServices (UK) Ltd rolling stock maintenance and overhaul businesses and consultancy and project management company Kiepe Electric Ltd (UK) to Mutares. The transaction is expected to close by autumn 2018. The sale announced on August 6 will be the first ...