Latest InnoTrans news – Page 3

  • 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 ...

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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 ...

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    Turkish hybrid shunter on show

    2018-09-18T13:20:01Z

    INNOTRANS: Turkish national freight operator TCDD Tasımacılık is to take delivery of up to 11 diesel-battery hybrid shunting locomotives if deployment of a prototype developed by Aselsan and Tülomsaş proves successful. The two companies used the InnoTrans trade show in Berlin to introduce the hybrid loco, which has been ...

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    Cetrovo takes centre stage

    2018-09-18T13:10:47Z

    CRRC: Hailed as the world’s first carbon-bodied metro vehicle in the world, CRRC’s Cetrovo metro car prototype was formally unveiled at InnoTrans on September 18. CRRC says the Sifang-built vehicle will pave the way for the third generation of Chinese metro trainsets. These will be needed to operate new lines ...

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    Battery powered mobile train washer launched

    2018-09-18T11:28:37Z

    INNOTRANS: Italian company Bitimec has launched a battery-powered version of its SEP1000 train washing machine. The use of a 200 Ah lithium battery rather than a diesel engine makes the machine cleaner and quieter, and the absence of exhaust emissions means the SEP1000LH can be used inside depots. The machine ...

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  • Messe Berlin CEO Christian Göke was joined for the launch of InnoTrans 2018 by representatives from German and international industry associations.
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    Records fall as InnoTrans grows again

    2018-09-17T13:24:18Z

    INNOTRANS: The 12th InnoTrans trade fair opening in Berlin on September 18 will be ‘more concentrated, more innovative and more informative’ than ever, according to Chief Executive of Messe Berlin Dr Christian Göke. Speaking at the pre-opening International Press Circle, he said this year’s show had attracted a 3 062 ...

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    Ermewa to install Amsted telematics

    2018-09-16T18:25:40Z

    EUROPE: International wagon and tank container leasing group Ermewa has started installing the Amsted Digital Solutions telematics platform across much of its fleet, the two companies announced ahead of the InnoTrans 2018 trade fair in Berlin. With more than 40 000 assets, Ermewa was looking for comprehensive, end-to-end ...

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    Integrated defect alert system deployed in Slovenia

    2018-09-16T06:00:00Z

    SLOVENIA: An Incident-Response Management system which Iskratel has implemented for Slovenian Railways detected four cases of overheated wheels resulting from locked brakes in its first month of operation. Developed from a proof-of-concept exhibited at InnoTrans 2016 and due to be on show as a commercial product at InnoTrans 2018, the ...