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HS2 News

First images of giant HS2 Tunnel Boring Machines revealed

Very first pictures of the two TBMs that will spend around three years digging the longest and deepest HS2 tunnels – from just inside the M25 to South Heath in Buckinghamshire.

Hepco Motion News

Long, difficult and dirty: A linear guide system for a complex setup

Spie GmbH are responsible for the repair, maintenance and refurbishment of machinery for a leading train manufacturer in Germany. They were faced with a difficult problem: an old DUO welding system was broken down more than it was in operation and it was giving the company a constant headache.

MEDIAWORLD

DB Reaches Coronavirus Agreement With Government, Union and Works Council

Deutsche Bahn, the German transport minister Andreas Scheuer, the Eisenbahn- und Verkehrsgewerkschaft (EVG), DB’s works council as well as the employer association AGV MOVE have signed the ‘Bündnis für unsere Bahn‘ (‘Alliance for our Railway’) in Berlin.

Strukton News

Fewer trains due to the crisis. All of the time in the world for railway work

The corona crisis is turning everything upside down. Many activities are being deferred. For Massimo Parisi, Project Manager at Strukton Rail, the reverse was happening. He was asked to renew over 6 kilometres of track in two weeks’ time. That turned out to be quite a puzzle.

Siemens News

Siemens Mobility delivers ten Smartrons to Bulgaria

Bulgarian State Railways (BDŽ) has ordered ten Smartron locomotives from Siemens Mobility. The Smartron is a preconfigured locomotive that combines all the advantages of a standard product with the proven platform technology of the Vectron locomotives.

MEDIAWORLD

Through the Storm and Forward: Rail Transport at the Time of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted economies around the world as it has forced people’s daily lives to a grinding halt. The coronavirus outbreak is reasonably expected to have lasting impacts on our individual behaviour and lifestyle, particularly on the way we work, consume and travel. In regard to the latter, transport and mobility are at the epicentre of the immediate and long-term challenges posed by the global health crisis. From urban traffic to international trade flow, bustling movement has given way to hushed calm. Many countries have closed their borders and imposed curfews – resulting in sharp reductions in transport demand at both the local and continental level.

ALSTOM News

Alstom appoints Leopoldo Maestu new president and CEO in Spain

Coinciding with the start of the new fiscal year 2020/2021, Alstom has appointed Leopoldo Maestu new President and CEO of Alstom in Spain and Portugal, and a member of the Management Committee of Alstom Europe.

ALSTOM News

Alstom’s first Prima electric locomotive delivered to Indian Railways begins operation

The first of the 12000-horsepower, Prima T8 electric locomotives has been put into commercial service by Indian Railways. Built by Alstom and certified by the Ministry of Railways and Commissioner of Railway Safety/RDSO, the electric locomotives – known locally by the designation WAG-12 – are the most powerful locomotives to run on Indian rails. The 2015 contract will see a total of 800 locomotives built for Indian Railways.

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