Brexit: Eurotunnel is one of eight companies who have signed up to the UK government’s ‘freight procurement framework’, making it one of the freight operators who could transport critical goods after 31 October. This framework is to be in place for the coming four years. The government hopes this additional red tape will speed up procurement processes disrupted by Brexit.
After the imminent delivery of the first performance demonstrator battery systems, the contract will enable Leclanché to become the selected supplier for a potential business revenue of more than 100m € over thenext 5 years, delivering battery systems for about 10 different railway projects.
When renovating railway lines there are generally two preferred options; grinding or dynamic milling. Compared to grinding, the high-speed re-profiling of a line represents significant time and financial savings.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has secured a contract from the Spanish train builder Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) for the supply of high-tech traction equipment for 88 Sprinter New Generation (SNG) electric multiple unit trains.
German state-owned rail company Deutsche Bahn has set up a company for the digitalisation of the railway network. Called Digitale Schiene Deutschland GmbH, it will start overseeing projects from January 2020.
China is home to the largest and most extensively used network of high-speed trains in the world. Based in Beijing, the Chinese Academy of Railway Sciences (CARS) is the leading research and development institute, supporting this important industry with its specialised subsidiary, the Beijing Zongheng Electro-Mechanical Technology Development Co. Stäubli Electrical Connectors helped to develop a traction converter for the latest generation of Chinese high-speed trains, while building up a partnership.