Alstom will start delivering from summer 2018, 27 additional Coradia Meridian “Jazz” regional trains to Trenitalia, the Italian national train operator for the Italian regions. This new order is worth €170 million and is exercised as an option to the contract signed in 2012, brings Trenitalia’s fleet of “Jazz” trains to 118 units.
Laser triangulation measurement specialists Riftek are represented in the UK by Ixthus Instrumentation Ltd. As an example of the Belarus-based company’s wide experience in the application of laser triangulation sensors, they recently completed the supply of custom designed 2D measurement scanners that included a high resolution video camera and LED lighting.
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.