On September 9, Christophe Fanichet (Chairman and CEO of SNCF Voyageurs), Alain Krakovitch (Director of TGV-Intercités), Xavier Ouin (Industrial Director of SNCF Voyageurs) and Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud (President, Alstom France) unveiled the production line of the TGV of the future in Alstom's La Rochelle workshops, after an operation that brings together the power cars and passenger cars.
Next milestone in the “H2goesRail” project. Siemens CEO Roland Busch, DB CEO Richard Lutz and State Secretary Hartmut Höppner take first test ride in the Mireo Plus H and test the refueling process. Innovative complete hydrogen system will be used in regular passenger service as of 2024 and replace diesel trainset.
With the strong growth in rail traffic, the load on existing lines will also increase. This increases the importance of maintaining the existing network as well as possible, preventively, so as not to jeopardize the availability of the heavily used routes.
Nordic Unmanned has signed an initial collaboration agreement with BNSF Railway, one of the biggest railway companies in the United States. The client will test the Staaker Railway Drone for infrastructure inspection and general data acquisition.
ITP Aero has partnered with Zeleros to help develop a zero- emission propulsion system for hyperloop, a new means of transport consisting of capsules levitating at high speeds inside a network of low-pressure tubes.
The Department of Transport (DoT) in Victoria has exercised an option under an existing contract to purchase an additional 12 VLocity Diesel Motor Unit (DMU) regional trains (36 cars) for the State’s regional rail network.
The digital monitoring of track equipment makes it possible to carry out maintenance before a defect causes traffic disruption. There is increasing interest in the potential of condition monitoring to support railway asset management and maintenance.
Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and other rail and commercial vehicle systems, is offering new technologies for boosting the capacity of existing rail infrastructure. Smooth-flowing traffic is an important lever for achieving this aim.