Alstom is ‘fully capable’ of delivering hydrogen-powered trains in time to the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is also able to provide maintenance. The train manufacturer said this in response to an announcement made by transportation authority Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr (VRR) that it will stop the collaborative effort of developing hydrogen-powered trains with Alstom. According to VRR Alstom ‘can not...Read more
|Comment|author: Carlijn Kruidhof
Railway track

Siemens to equip Hungarian railway line with ETCS

Siemens has been commissioned by the National Infrastructure Developing Private Company Limited to equip the Hungarian line Százhalombatta – Pusztaszabolcs with European Train Control System (ETCS). The system is expected to be in service by...Read more
|Comment|author: Carlijn Kruidhof
Dennis Schut, center, UIC Innovation Awards

UIC Innovation Awards is looking for candidates

The International Union of Railways (UIC) Innovation Awards is seeking candidates for the 4th edition of the Innovation Awards, to be held on December 6th in Paris. RailTech talked to UIC Research Manager Dennis Schut....Read more
|Comment|author: Carlijn Kruidhof
Research rail

New methodology for rail grade selection

Dekra Rail and Delft University of Technology are currently investigating to develop a new methodology which will predict the expected damage development of a rail over time depending on the occurring load. The goal of...Read more
|Comment|author: Marieke van Gompel