Global mobility solution provider Bombardier Transportation has handed over the first BOMBARDIER FLEXITY tram to Gothenburg’s transit authority Göteborgs Spårvägar in Sweden. The vehicle is the first of the new fleet of 40 trams which will replace a part of the current fleet on the city’s 160-kilometre light rail transit system, which is the largest in Sweden.
Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking and other systems for rail and commercial vehicles, has signed an extension of its comprehensive service agreement for TRAXX locomotives with Bombardier Transportation.
In addition to the existing certificates for the compliance of EMC characteristics according to EN 50121-3-2, MTM Power can now also prove the compliance with the technical regulation EMV 06 - verification of the radio compatibility of rail vehicles with railway radio communication services - through certificates from an accredited laboratory.
Valérie Pécresse, President of Île-de-France Mobilités and of the Île-de-France Region, Thierry Dallard, Chairman of the Management Board of the Société du Grand Paris, and Henri Poupart-Lafarge, Chairman and CEO of Alstom, revealed the design of the future metros for lines 15, 16 and 17 of Île-de-France at the inauguration of the exhibition Les lignes du design (Design Lines) which opens at the Fabrique du Métro where visitors will be able to see a model of the future metro.
The AC version of the Vectron locomotive received official approval from the Danish safety authority “Trafik-, Bygge og Boligstyrelsen” for operating in Denmark. The approval marks an important milestone for the commissioning of 42 Vectron locomotives ordered by Danish State Railways (DSB) from Siemens Mobility over the last two years. The first three locomotives will be delivered in September 2020.
Wabtec (NYSE: WAB) has signed an agreement with the New Mexico Rail Runner Express (NMRX) to upgrade the wireless network of NMRX’s commuter fleet, in cooperation with Wabtec’s strategic networking technology partner, Rajant Corporation. This order is the first for Wabtec and Rajant since forming their strategic partnership to accelerate wireless technology for the global rail industry.
Diesel multiple units are a thing of the past, at least according to Jochen Steinbauer. As Director of Development for Alternative Drives at Siemens Mobility, he’s in charge of the Mireo Plus platform and has participated in the development of both the hydrogen- and battery-powered versions. In an interview, he talks about the strengths of battery-powered trains, what the developments are that will revolutionize the market in the near future, and what sets Mireo Plus B apart from the competition.
The Province of Groningen has published a report outlining the results of the Coradia iLint tests performed in March on the 65 kilometers of line between Groningen and Leeuwarden in the north of the Netherlands. The tests aimed to investigate whether a hydrogen fuel cell train could be a fully sustainable alternative to the diesel trains currently running in the northern part of the country.