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Winterproofturnout News

WIRAS - Innovative Switch & Crossing Design is a book about a new type of railway switch that offers solutions for many of the problems that arise with the current railway switch design

These problems are not unique to switches in the Netherlands and they include: sensitivity to falling leaves and cold weather, which is often the cause of failures in the train timetable; and, expensive point heating, with high CO2 emissions, due to the high power consumption of the point heating in which 10% of the energy is consumed for the heating of the points and 90% of the energy is lost for heating the outside air! The WIRAS design railway-switch can function in cold weather without point heating.

Bombardier News

Bombardier completes local assembly of additional INNOVIA metro train for Kuala Lumpur

Global mobility technology leader Bombardier Transportation announced that this week they have completed the local assembly work on the first of the additional driverless BOMBARDIER INNOVIA Metro 300 trains ordered for the Kelana Jaya Light Rail Transit (LRT) line in Kuala Lumpur.

Rail Cargo Group News

Lenzing AG’s first train to China

The short-term rise in demand from China has resulted in the Rail Cargo Group transporting a block train with special fibres from Lenzing AG to Shanghai for the first time ever.

Knorr Bremse News

LONGER SERVICE LIVES: KNORR-BREMSE AND VR FLEETCARE SIGN SERVICE AGREEMENT TO MAINTAIN BRAKING SYSTEMS OF 46 LOCOMOTIVES

Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking and other systems for rail and commercial vehicles, and Finnish railroad vehicle maintenance company VR FleetCare, a subsidiary of VR Group, have signed a service agreement in the single-digit million-euro range for a fleet of 46 Sr2-type locomotives.

HS2 News

HS2 reveals design for Amersham vent shaft headhouse

HS2 today revealed the design for the Amersham vent shaft headhouse – one of five structures that will be built to provide ventilation and emergency access to the high-speed rail line’s 10 mile-long Chiltern tunnel.

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