Hundreds of new jobs have been confirmed (Tuesday 30 June) at HS2 Ltd, the company leading the design and construction of Britain’s new low carbon, high speed railway, which will connect over 30 million people.
Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has delivered its first BOMBARDIER MOVIA C30 metro trainsets to Swedish operator, Stockholm Public Transport (SL). The new metros are destined for the Red line on the Stockholm metro system, where they will enhance the passenger experience and reduce energy consumption.
The University of Leoben in Austria has developed a robust image recording system to analyse the rock and monitor the construction progress as well as for geological documentation during tunnelling, using machine vision components from STEMMER IMAGING.
Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking and other systems for rail and commercial vehicles, is to join with Russian national rail operator RZD and the Russian Engineering Center for Railway Transport (ECRT) to develop the next generation of very high-speed trains for Russia. The trains will link the country’s largest cities at speeds greater than 300 km/h. In the first project phase, Knorr-Bremse will be contributing its holistic systems expertise to help assess the design requirements.
Voith and Lineas, the largest private rail freight operator in Europe, have signed a maintenance contract for the major overhaul of a first batch of 30 locomotives type HLD 77. The agreement covers a major overhaul with a predefined basic scope as well as other options for variant-specific components and for the type L4r4 turbo transmissions.
CAF has pulled off two agreements for the extension of contracts currently under way for Amsterdam and Stockholm, in addition to a new contract for the supply of Metro Units in Naples. The aggregate of both deals will come close to €100 million.
Both the Ceneri Base Tunnel and the 4-metre corridor between Basel and Chiasso will become operational in December 2020. Rail freight will benefit from the fact that more cargo can be moved on to the north-south axis. The Gateway Basel Nord will help in these efforts
HS2 began the search for a specialist contractor to deliver 230km of state-of-the-art telecommunications systems which will connect up the UK’s new high speed rail link between London, Birmingham and the north of England.