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The UK-based technology company GOBOTiX has completed a successful trial of Vehicle Underside Examination System (VUES). During the 27-month tests, this automated inspection system has detected the various types of rolling stock defects and anomalies. The solution could be a good option for the train operators to reduce their costs in rolling stock maintenance. The VUES solution includes a combination of...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
SBB carriages of EW IV type, source: SBB

Deutsche Bahn retrofits 93 SBB coaches

Due to the overload of its own workshops, SBB engages contractors to modernise the passenger coaches. The upgrade of 15 coaches has been recently completed by Josef Meyer Rail, the Swiss company specialised in rolling...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Hitachi AT300 train of Abellio, source: Abellio

Abellio replaces Stagecoach in East Midlands

The Dutch-owned transport company Abellio has replaced the UK-based Stagecoach Group in running the East Midlands rail franchise. Since 18 August East Midlands Railway (EMR), a subsidiary of Abellio, started its service on the routes...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
CRRC-made metro train in Boston Subway, source: MBTA

First Chinese train inaugurated in Boston Subway

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has introduced into service the first six-car metro train developed and produced by the Chinese manufacturer CRRC. It runs on the Orange Line of the Boston Subway. By 2022...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Ticket machines at SBB train station, source: SBB

SBB makes headway towards self-service

The automation gets increasingly into the rail sector. It covers the various segments of the industry – from the track maintenance to the manufacture of rolling stock. For the railway passenger operators, the automation means...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Stadler Flirt electric train in Estonia, source: Wikimedia Commons

Estonia plans electrification of railway network

The Government of Estonia intends to electrify the country’s broad gauge network. The works are estimated at 300-380 million Euros and will be performed in 2021-2030. The electrification of the railway network is considered by the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko