On August 16th, President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, the Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli and the Minister of Transports Kamel El Wazir inaugurated the phase 4B of the line 3 of the Cairo metro project. Cairo’s inhabitants can now enjoy 6 additional stations.
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.
The first rail freight delivery of aggregate arrive at HS2’s Washwood Heath site in Birmingham, signalling the start of HS2’s major programme to take up to 1.5 million lorries off the roads to cut carbon emissions.
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.
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.