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    High number of early bookings highlight the importance of InnoTrans


    INNOTRANS: Exhibitors have already reserved 80% of the display areas at InnoTrans 2024, a record for bookings this far ahead according to organiser Messe Berlin which reports a noticeable demand for larger stands. Registration for InnoTrans 2024 is open until September 22 2023. ‘We are delighted ...

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    Research to make wagon maintenance more efficient


    FRANCE: The Maintenance 4·0 project to improve the efficiency of condition-based and predictive wagon maintenance has been launched by manufacturer Inveho, leasing company Ermewa and French research institute IRT Railenium, building on an agreement signed at InnoTrans in September last year. Maintenance 4·0 aims to combine ...

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    Comment: Taking the pulse in Berlin


    The global rail sector gathered in Berlin in September for InnoTrans for the first time in four years, in what the organisers termed ‘a spirit of optimism’. Our Executive Editor Nick Kingsley reflects on the week and the mood among the supply chain as the industry grapples with an era of macro-level instability.

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    Saudi Arabia: SAR seeks international partners as expansion and privatisation plans develop


    Dr Bashar bin Khalid Al Malik, CEO of Saudi Arabia Railways speaks exclusively to Railway Gazette International about plans to expand the network, develop a regional supply sector and prepare for privatisation as part of the national Vision 2030 strategy.

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    Advanced HVAC probes and sensors


    INNOTRANS: Fulda-based Jumo used September’s InnoTrans exhibition to highlight its range of air-conditioning sensors, probes and thermostats. These are designed to mitigate the effects of increasingly extreme weather in passenger vehicles. The company says its air-conditioning components are intended not only to reduce interior temperatures in ...

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    Weight saving and connectivity are key


    INNOTRANS: ‘We are seeing a greater focus on energy efficiency and digitalisation’, reported Ralf Klein, Managing Director of Harting Technology Group, talking to Railway Gazette International in Berlin. Outlining the company’s latest connector developments for the rail sector, he emphasised that ‘weight ...

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    Hitachi introduces onboard transformer with integrated cooling


    INNOTRANS: Hitachi Energy has developed an onboard traction transformer with integrated cooling, aimed at improving energy efficiency in rolling stock applications and reducing emissions. Launched at InnoTrans in Berlin, the latest iteration of the Resibloc Rail product family is a dry-type traction transformer, capable of handling power ...

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    Modular maintenance fleet ordered


    AUSTRIA: Plasser & Theurer is to supply ÖBB Infrastruktur with a fleet of 56 modular maintenance vehicles with hybrid traction drives under the largest contract ever placed with the company. The order includes an option for another 46 vehicles. First delivery is scheduled for the end ...

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    Hydrogen traction and fuel supply agreement signed


    POLAND: Rolling stock manufacturer Pesa and fuel company PKN Orlen are to jointly offer rail operators hydrogen vehicles and the fuel they require. The two companies signed an agreement at InnoTrans, held in Berlin on September 21-24, where Pesa displayed a hydrogen shunting locomotive along with ...

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    Non-traditional materials to reduce bogie weights


    SLOVAKIA: The readiness of the rail freight market to accept the use of non‑traditional materials in bogie production is being assessed in Tatravagónka’s Y25LsAL‑C-K bogie project, for which technical and economic feasibility studies are now underway. The wagon manufacturer says weight reductions and the resulting improvements ...

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    World rail industry returns to InnoTrans in a spirit of optimism


    INNOTRANS: The four days of the InnoTrans 2022 trade fair attracted 2 834 exhibitors from 56 countries and 137 394 visitors from 131 countries, organiser Messe Berlin reports. The number of first-time visitors was particularly high at 56%, and 57% of visitors were from outside Germany. ...


    South Korean and UK bodies sign rail research MoU


    INTERNATIONAL: The Korea Railroad Research Institute and the UK’s Rail Safety & Standards Board signed a memorandum of understanding covering collaboration in railway safety research and development during InnoTrans. KRRI and RSSB intend to co-operate on: research and development of technology such as data-based safety ...

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    North American and European rail supply industry associations sign MoU


    INNOTRANS: The US Railway Supply Institute, the Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers and European supply industry association UNIFE have signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at strengthening future collaboration. The three organisations said the MoU signed at InnoTrans in Berlin would begin a new phase in ...

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    Monorail market small but ‘dynamically growing’


    INTERNATIONAL: Monorails are ‘comparatively small, but dynamically growing’ section of the transport market worth more than €2bn/year, according to a study undertaken by consultancy SCI Verkehr for the International Monorail Association and presented at InnoTrans. SCI Verkehr said monorail line-km has more than doubled over the ...

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    Progress being made towards Single European Railway Area, says ERA


    Reflecting progress with its key roles of technical harmonisation and authorisation, the EU Agency for Railways has been reviewing its mission and setting out priorities for the coming years, as Executive Director Josef Doppelbauer explains to Nick Kingsley.

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    Suppliers sign ‘milestone’ rail fuel cell agreement


    INTERNATIONAL: Siemens Mobility has signed a letter of intent for Ballard to supply 200 fuel cell modules over six years for use on Mireo Plus H multiple-units, including a firm commitment for 100. This follows from an initial order for Ballard to supply 14 200 kW ...

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    Large scale axle-counter contract awarded


    FRANCE: SNCF Réseau has awarded Frauscher Sensor Technology a contract to develop, supply and maintain a new generation of axle-counter. The contract signed at InnoTrans 2022 runs for 10 years, with the possibility of a further five years and up to 30 years of maintenance. ‘Never before ...

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    Rail innovation cluster launched by the University of Birmingham


    UK: A BCRRE Rail Innovation Cluster to support businesses looking to deliver to deliver greater value and innovation into the rail supply sector has been announced by the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Railway Research & Education during InnoTrans. Building on BCRRE’s many years of experience ...

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    Battery Flirt answers Schleswig-Holstein’s decarbonisation question


    GERMANY: Having decided to replace the diesel multiple-units currently used on non-electrified routes in the far north of Germany, the Land of Schleswig-Holstein called tenders for the supply of a fleet of zero-emission trains, leaving the choice of technology to bidders. Stadler proposed its Flirt Akku ...

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    Metro Report International

    Warsolino tram beats energy efficiency targets


    INNOTRANS: Hyundai Rotem is showing one the 123 Warsolino low-floor trams ordered for Warszawa in what operator Tramwaje Warszawskie said was the largest tram contract ever signed in Poland. The contract signed in June 2019 included a base order for 85 bidirectional and 18 unidirectional trams ...