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ALSTOM News

A new step forward for the autonomous train in France

Two and a half years after a consortium was launched to develop the prototype of an autonomous regional train in France, SNCF and its partners Alstom, Bosch, Spirops, Thales and the Railenium Technology Research Institute are putting their test train into operation.

GB Freight News

GBRf calls for the appointment of a ‘Freight Evangelist’ as Rail White Paper is published

GB Railfreight, one of the UK’s leading transport companies and the fastest growing rail freight operator, has called for the appointment of a new dedicated rail freight ‘guiding mind’ to steer the sector through the next phase in order to assure future growth, particularly following the COVID-19 crisis.

Stadler News

A “digital twin” makes trains more reliable

Deutsche Bahn and Stadler are developing the first virtual image of a complete train. Real-time data should help to maintain the air conditioning and doors in time so that they no longer malfunction.

Cafsignalling News

CAF Signalling receives ETCS Baseline 3 certification

CAF Signalling obtains the certification of the latest set of specifications of the European Train Control System (ETCS), Baseline 3 Release 2.

ALSTOM News

Alstom's first Coradia Polyvalent cross-border regional train begins approval and certification tests

The first pre-production Coradia Polyvalent France-Germany cross-border train left the Alstom Reichshoffen site on 12 May for the DB Systemtechnik test centre in Minden (Germany), where it will undergo its first tests for certification and approval. Mechanical tests will be conducted to check how the train behaves in curves. It will then go to the Velim test centre (Czech Republic), where it will undergo traction, braking, electro-magnetic and acoustic stress tests.

Masats News

Masats to Supply the Doors for Stadler Trains in Catalonia

The Catalan railway company Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) awarded a contract to the company Stadler Rail Valencia to build 15 UT 115 electrical trains for the Vallès underground line.

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