Latest InnoTrans news – Page 8

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    EMUs to increase capacity in eastern Austria


    AUSTRIA: National railway ÖBB’s passenger business has awarded Siemens Mobility a firm contract to supply a further 24 Cityjet three-car Desiro ML electric multiple-units for use in Wien, Niederösterreich and Burgenland from mid-2020. These will replace older vehicles, increase capacity to accommodate rising ridership, and support upgrading of the Marchegger ...

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    Siemens unveils Dual-Mode Vectron


    GERMANY: The first of two prototype Vectron Dual-Mode locomotives was formally unveiled at the Siemens Mobility plant in München-Allach on March 11. Announced at InnoTrans 2018 last September, the 160 km/h Bo-Bo electro-diesel locomotive is intended to fill a gap in the Vectron range, and is intended primarily for freight ...

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    InnoTrans 2020 already 80% booked


    INNOTRANS: Approximately 80% of the floor space at InnoTrans 2020 has already been booked, more than 18 months before the event takes place on September 22 to 25 2020. ‘In 2020 InnoTrans will once again be the hub for every aspect of mobility, in the form of ...

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    Distribution deal signed after InnoTrans demonstration


    USA: Having seeing the product in action at InnoTrans 2018, PowerRail has negotiated to be the sole US distributor of German company SORB’s PowerSORB, an organic material which can absorb up to four times its own weight of spilled lubricants, oils, paints, dyes, coolants and other fluids on surfaces ...

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    Shift2Rail publishes 2019 call for proposals


    EUROPE: The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking issued its 2019 call for proposals on January 16, with €77m of co-funding available to support railway research & innovation projects expected to have a total value of €150m. S2R is funded as part of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme. There ...

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    Baden-Württemberg backs ETCS in Stuttgart


    GERMANY: The Land of Baden-Württemberg agreed in principle on November 27 to support proposals for the roll-out of the European Train Control System and digital interlockings in the Stuttgart region by 2030. The Baden-Württemberg cabinet has authorised the Land transport ministry to enter into financing negotiations with the federal government, ...

  • United Wagon Co exhibited a 1 435 mm gauge Sggrs twin-section articulated flat wagon at InnoTrans 2018.

    DB orders wagons from Russian supplier UWC


    GERMANY: Russian manufacturer United Wagon Co has won what it says is a ‘major breakthrough’ order to supply wagons to Deustche Bahn, beating rival bids submitted by ‘leading companies from Europe and the USA’. The order announced on November 27 covers 130 Sggrs80 articulated container flat wagons which will be ...

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    Bonomi launches updated Omnia cantilever design


    ITALY: Electrification specialist Gruppo Bonomi has updated its Omnia cantilever design with what it terms a ‘self-supporting’ variant suited to use in tunnels and other restricted access sites. The Omnia range of overhead line structures has been offered by the Italian supplier since 2008 and has been approved for use ...

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    RZD to expand high speed fleet


    RUSSIA: An agreement to expand Russian Railways’ high speed train fleet was signed by the operator, Sinara Group and Siemens Mobility at InnoTrans 2018 on September 18. By March 31 RZD and the Ural Locomotives joint venture of Siemens and Sinara are to prepare an agreement for the supply ...

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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 - ...