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VolkerRail sponsors Routes into Rail campaign

The rail industry is looking for the next generation of professionals to help keep the country running. So, when thinking about careers, think rail.

Siemens News

First hardware independent cloud-enabled interlocking in operation

Together with Siemens Mobility, ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG has put a completely new digitalisation solution in the field of safety and security technology into operation at the train station in Achau, Austria: The “Distributed Smart Safe System” (DS3) is an innovative digitalisation solution and the basis for cloud-enabled interlocking (“Interlocking in the Cloud”).


First hybrid TER train in France - Successful tests: start of production in anticipation of trials from early 2021

The prototype for the energy storage system of the first hybrid TER train has completed its trials on the test bench at Alstom's Tarbes site (departmental code 65), a centre of excellence for "green" traction systems. The tests have made it possible to finalise the design and start manufacturing the pre-series systems in September. They will be installed on the first experimental hybrid TER train in early 2021.

Stadler News

Stadler takes on Staff of 12 and assumes responsibility for maintaining DCTA fleet

Stadler today became the employer of twelve maintenance employees and is now responsible for servicing and maintaining the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA)fleet in Northern Texas. Rio GrandePacific Corporation (RGPC) is the prime contractor in this agreement with Stadler providing the vehicle maintenance portion.

Railcare Group News

Railcare signs a 10-year contract worth SEK 740 million with Kaunis Iron AB for the transport of iron ore

The railway specialist Railcare signs a ten-year contract with the mining company Kaunis Iron AB worth SEK 740 million. The contract will take effect from 16 November 2021 to 16 November 2031 and will replace the previous contract from 2018. The previous contract will continue to apply until 15 November 2021. Up until 31 October 2020, Railcare has performed 1400 shipments of iron ore for Kaunis Iron AB.


Thales is working to make trains smarter

Thales is working to make trains smarter and optimise rail traffic to save 30% of their energy consumption

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