Union Pacific signed a historic deal with Wabtec Corporation for 600 locomotive modernizations featuring a suite of digital solutions and innovations. The agreement, worth more than $1 billion, is the largest investment in modernized locomotives in rail industry history, and part of Union Pacific's fleet strategy to move more freight efficiently and sustainably across its service territory.
Alstom, a global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, started the production of trains that will provide service on ViaMobilidade's Lines 8-Diamond and 9-Emerald, in São Paulo (SP). The first carshells, from which the first cars will be built, have already been completed. In total, 36 trains of eight cars each will be produced at Alstom's industrial unit in the city of Taubaté, state of São Paulo.
Driving simulators have come a long way in recent years, offering an immersive, virtual experience that allows customers to get to grips with a train even before it is built. Stephen McNabb Simulation & XR Digital Training Solution Director, outlines the advantages the technology affords to train operators.
Automated brake testing is also picking up speed in Germany. A pilot train with the automated brake testing system has been put into parallel operation by DB Cargo at Mitteldeutsche Eisenbahn GmbH (MEG). The technology has been developed by PJM and has been regarded as the European reference system since the positive evaluation by TÜV.
Hitachi Rail has begun a major contract to install innovative technology to automate elements of Queensland’s New Generation Rail (NGR) fleet, further enhancing the safety and capacity of rail services for passengers in the region.
Reaffirming its strength as a trusted global transportation supplier, Thales was recently awarded a long-term services support (LTSS) contract by SMRT Trains, with support from the Land Transport Authority of Singapore (LTA), for the continued reliability and availability of its SelTracTM Communication-Based Train Control (CBTC) signalling system on the North-South and East-West lines.