Latest InnoTrans news – Page 3

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    PT Len and Teltronic to integrate ETCS and CBTC over Tetra


    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


    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


    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 opportunity ...

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    Pesa to develop automated electro-diesel freight locomotive


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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’


    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 picture ...

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    Hybrid DMU projects announced


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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 ...