Archive for category: Technology

CRRC says rail transit equipment is “on the cusp of a revolution” as it unveils next gen metro train

CETROVO on display at InnoTrans.CRRC Sifang deputy chief engineer Ding Sansan said the train, dubbed 'CETROVO', is not only lighter, but is more energy efficient and has more space for new features.
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ROSCO and rail researchers aim to create the UK’s first hydrogen train

BCRRE and Porterbrook signed a memorandum of understanding formalising the partnership at InnoTrans. Photo: Porterbrook.Earlier this year rail minister Jo Johnson challenged the rail industry to develop decarbonisation plans, with the objective of removing diesel-only trains from the network by 2040.
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France to begin testing hybrid trains in 2020

SNCF is to work alongside Alstom to introduce hybrid trains on regional and commuter routes from 2020.
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World’s first hydrogen fuel-cell trains enter service in Lower Saxony

Photo: Alstom.Built nearby in Salzgitter, the trains are equipped with fuel cells which convert hydrogen and oxygen into electricity, eliminating pollutant emissions related to propulsion.
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Hacking InnoTrans

The hackathon is being supported by Network Rail, Deutsche Bahn, Siemens, Silver Rail, Fujitsu, ORM, SBB and the UK's Department for Transport.
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PKP Intercity’s first wi-fi enabled Pendolino to launch in late 2018

Photo: Alstom.Pilot wi-fi tests were successfully carried out in August, meaning installation can begin in September.
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Bombardier opens train technology testing hub in Germany

Photo: Bombardier Transportation.Around 40 employees will work at the €1 million testing hub, which was opened on August 23.
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CRRC pens 10-year strategic agreement with Talgo

Photo: Talgo.Talgo has signed a 10-year deal with CRRC Sifang to make the Chinese manufacturer its primarily supplier of passenger information systems.
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Norway claims new world record for mobile connectivity in a tunnel

Photo: Øystein Grue/Bane NOR.Working with Scandinavian mobile phone operators Telia and Telenor, Bane Nor says it achieved transmission rates of 580mbps during tests.
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Plans for £100m rail test facility in Wales

A tri-ode unit on the Rhymney line. Photo: Welsh government.The Welsh Government has revealed plans to build a world-class rail testing facility in Wales.
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What next for bi-mode trains?

Photo: Hitachi.Hitachi Rail’s head of engineering, Koji Agatsuma, writes about designing the next generation of intercity trains
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