UK: Climate change could have a ‘significant and damaging’ impact on the rail network leading to a ‘dramatic increase’ in the cost of dealing with extreme weather unless pre-emptive action is taken, RSSB said when it released its ‘Tomorrow’s Railway & Climate Change Adaptation’ report on May 31.
UK: Railway safety and standards authority RSSB has awarded Ideagen a £4·9m contract to replace the industry-wide safety reporting system using its Gael Enlighten cloud-based application.
UK: Funding has been allocated for academic studies into the feasibility of using robots and autonomous systems to undertake ‘dangerous, difficult, dirty and dull’ rolling stock maintenance tasks.
POLAND: Małopolska voivodship has signed a contract for Newag to supply seven four-car Impuls 2 electric multiple-units, and provide five years of maintenance services as well as documentation and staff training. The first two EMUs are to be delivered within 16 months and the last vehicle ...
PERU: Logistics company Dachser has delivered two 180 tonne diesel locomotives to Lima from the Port of Houston in the USA. ‘Managing all the steps of this type of heavy-lift cargo project can be quite challenging; however, Dachser was able to ...
ROMANIA: Testing is underway with a prototype diesel multiple-unit developed by Electroputere VFU Pascani for use on short and medium distance services. The 60 m long three-car 120 km/h DMU has a capacity of 164 passengers, including 22 in first class. Facilities include an accessible toilet, ...
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