Alstom has signed plans for a pilot project to test its hydrogen fuel cell train, the Coradia iLint, outside Germany for the first time. The goal is to show that hydrogen fuel cell technology is suitable for zero-emission rail travel on non-electrified lines in the Netherlands.
Austrian train operating company WESTbahn has purchased 15 Stadler KISS double-decker trains. The contract for these intercity trains also includes a comprehensive maintenance provision to ensure the fleet is highly available.
Trelleborg’s antivibration solutions operation, a global expert in anti-vibration systems, will be attending this year’s International Railway Equipment Exhibition (IREE) to showcase a variety of solutions that drive efficiency and performance for rail operators.
It says that it will not rely on international supply chains for its UK operations. Instead, Talgo UK will build British trains in Britain and revitalise the necessary areas of the UK supply chain. Talgo has called this its ‘all Britain’ strategy. With Brexit looming, avoiding continental supply chains might also have other pertinent advantages.
ABB, a leading provider of integrated automation solutions, is introducing a new augmented reality platform to improve the ability of ABB and its customers to speed response times, extend asset lifecycles, improve production performance and ensure operational excellence. ABB Ability Remote Insights for service is being introduced at the Industrial Transformation Asia Pacific EXPO in Singapore, Oct. 22-24.