Global mobility provider Bombardier Transportation has received an order from Lower Saxony’s regional public transport operator Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen (LNVG) for 14 additional BOMBARDIER TWINDEXX Vario double-deck coaches. A total of 12 intermediate cars and two control cars will be delivered, increasing LNVG’s fleet to 246 TWINDEXX Vario double-deck coaches in addition to the 37 TRAXX locomotives already in service.
As part of its ambition to build the most sustainable high speed railway in the world, HS2 contractors in London have begun using a new low carbon concrete product which provides a reduction of 42% in CO2 in comparison to a standard concrete.
KIEL, GERMANY. The automatic OnEfficiency.StopStart system from Voith contributes to more efficient rail freight transport of the future. By switching off the traction engine of a locomotive during long waiting periods, operators save fuel and thus reduce costs and emissions.
Despite a global shift towards renewable energy, as governments look to reverse the adverse effects of climate change, the fact remains that much of the world’s transport sector is still dependent on fossil fuels. When it comes to the future of sustainable mobility in the Middle East, however, rail transport is leading the way.
Vossloh won a first contract for the supply of rail fastening systems for a heavy-haul line in Mongolia. The about 270 km long line will connect the Tavan Tolgoi with Gashuun Sukhait port at the Chinese border. After its completion, about 30 million tonnes of goods, primarily raw materials for steel production, will be transported on the new rail link each year