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The consortium of Stadler and Siemens Mobility tests first five BR 484 trains produced for Berlin S-Bahn. The trials are carrying out at the Test and Validation Center (PCW) of Siemens Mobility in Wegberg-Wildenrat, North Rhine-Westphalia. The new vehicles will be used the Berlin Ring/Southeast subnetwork since January 2021. The trials include the check of the interaction between traction drives...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Network Rail helicopters monitor tracks, source: Network Rail

Network Rail monitors tracks with helicopters

British infrastructure manager Network Rail provides condition monitoring of railway tracks with the help of helicopters. The air vehicles allow the company to cover large areas in a short amount of time, identify the smallest...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Digital transformation of railways, source: SBB

UNIFE calls for European platform on rail digitalisation

The Association of the European Rail Industry (UNIFE) considers digitalisation inevitable for the rail sector development. To support and facilitate the process, the European Commission should establish a coordinated approach towards digital technologies, prepare a...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Level crossing in Czechia, source: SŽDC

Czechia improves safety at level crossings

Czech rail infrastructure manager SŽDC continues to improve safety at the country’s level crossings. The company intends to equip 13 level crossings with barriers, light and sound warning signals this year. The corresponding draft was...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
RA-3 railbus, source: Transmashholding

New Russian railbus on test tracks

Russian manufacturer Metrovagonmash, part of Transmashholding, is testing the brand new railbus RA-3. The trials are running on the range of Russian Railway Research Institute (VNIIZhT) in Shcherbinka, Moscow region. The certification tests will go...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Stadler Flirt train of Minsk City Lines, source: Belarusian Railway

Belarusian city trains equipped with Wi-Fi

Belarusian Railway has equipped six four-car Flirt trains serving the Minsk City Lines with wireless internet. The works were carried out in February and March. The Wi-Fi service is accessible to passengers in Minsk and...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko