Latest InnoTrans news – Page 9

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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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    Rail Business UK

    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 ...

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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 ...

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    Rock and Pop launch ‘biggest ever' fleet renewal for Trenitalia


    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


    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


    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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    StationOne launches online marketplace


    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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    Metro Report International

    Stadler Pankow and Siemens Mobility present first Berlin S-Bahn trainset


    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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    Rail Business UK

    Rail market still growing, confirms UNIFE


    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


    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 extensively ...

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    Cetrovo takes centre stage


    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


    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.

    Records fall as InnoTrans grows again


    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 ...