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Design Breakthrough’ Helps BART Tackle Noise Pollution

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.

New Generation Freight Cars Can Work 1 Million km Without Repairs

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”.

Bombardier Transportation Confirms German Restructuring

The Management and the General Works Council of Bombardier Transportation GmbH have signed a general company agreement regarding the transformation in Germany.

Siemens-Alstom merger to be completed by end of 2018

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.

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