In August 2016, San Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) announced a design breakthrough hailed as music to their riders’ ears: a small change in the way train wheels contact the rails that engineers hoped would make a big difference toward reducing noise pollution. By slightly tapering the wheel profile using the latest simulated modeling techniques, they hoped to reduce metal-on-metal contact and its consequences.
Dmitry Losev, Deputy CEO for Technological Development at United Wagon Company (UWC), addressed the 8th annual international conference “Rail Delivery of Mining and Smelting Cargoes in Russia” on the topic “Operating resource of new generation freight cars: current situation and prospects”.
SPEAKING at a joint Siemens-Alstom press conference in Paris on September 27, Mr Joe Kaeser, president and CEO of Siemens, confirmed that the merger of Siemens Mobility and Alstom should be completed at the end of 2018. Kaeser also said there will be redundancies.