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Polish long-distance rail operator PKP Intercity has ordered a train wash facility for its rolling stock. The new equipment will be delivered by Agat company by June 2020. It is the first train wash facility to be installed in Poland. PKP Intercity intends to install six more locations of this type. The ordered train wash facility will replace the manual cleaning...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
PKP Cargo uses drones, source: PKP Cargo

Drones become new rail workers

The usage of drone technology is upcoming in the railway industry. More and more railway companies use them in various areas. What roles could the unmanned aerial vehicles play in the rail sector of the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Train Maastricht - Aachen, source: Arriva

NMBS has no plans for its own Three Countries Train

For a number of years, Dutch and Belgian authorities, rail operators and rail infrastructure managers have been discussing an international rail connection between four cities in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Until the Dutch trains...Read more
|Comment|author: Paul van den Bogaard
Škoda Digital, source: Škoda Digital

Škoda Transportation establishes digital division

Czech rolling stock manufacturer Škoda Transportation has established Škoda Digital, a new subsidiary inside the group. The brand new company will be responsible for the increase in the manufacturer’s competence and technical capabilities in the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
SNCF autonomous train, source: SNCF

SNCF tests its first autonomous train

French railway company SNCF has performed the successful tests of the autonomous train. The vehicle ran a distance of four kilometres with the help of remote control. SNCF intends to develop its own prototypes of...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Stadler Tramlink tram, source: Stadler Rail

Stadler supplies 80 trams to Milan

Swiss rolling stock manufacturer Stadler Rail has won a tender to deliver 80 Tramlink light rail vehicles. The trams will be supplied for Azienda Trasporti Milanesi (ATM), a public transport company in Milan, in a...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
A drone inspection of a railway bridge, source: NS

Dutch Railways inspects train stations with drones

Dutch national railway operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) will carry out maintenance inspections at stations using drones. Last month a successful test flight took place at Utrecht Centraal station and in the Moreelse Bridge over the...Read more
|Comment|author: Marieke van Gompel