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Stadler is developing its production facility in Belarus. Several workshops have been constructed last year while the others are building now. The Swiss company also intends to expand its product range by launching the manufacture of transducers for trams and trains. The CEO of Stadler Peter Spuhler has discussed the launching of a new production line with Belarusian governmental officials during...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
SBB Easy Ride automatic ticketing service, source: SBB

SBB tests automatic ticketing service

SBB passengers have made more than 80,000 journeys with the help of the ‘Easy Ride’ automatic ticketing service. The Swiss national rail operator has been testing the service since October 2018 and plans to implement...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Medellin metro, source: Wikipedia

Siemens to upgrade Medellín metro signalling

Siemens Mobility will modernise the signalling system of the Medellín metro, the only subway system in Colombia. The German company will install its advanced rail signalling technology on Line A and the Patio de Bello...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
PKP Intercity dining car type 407A, source: H. Cegielski–Poznań

PKP Intercity invests in dining cars

Polish rolling stock manufacturer H. Cegielski–Poznań will convert 10 passenger coaches owned by the rail operator PKP Intercity into the dining cars. The deal costs more than 14.15 million Euros. The project is a part...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Pesa Swing tram in Sofia, source: Wikipedia

Pesa to deliver more Swing trams to Sofia

Pesa has signed a contract with Sofia Public Electrical Transport Company, the tram and trolleybus operator in the capital of Bulgaria. The Polish rolling stock manufacturer will supply 13 low-floor trams of the Swing family...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Hedgehog System at Apeldoorn railway station, source: Hedgehog Applications

Braking energy can be used to accelerate trains

Dutch firm Hedgehog Applications has developed a unique system to charge electric buses with the braking energy of electric trains. It is currently preparing a pilot project at Apeldoorn railway station. The braking energy can...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
CAF Civity regional train, source: CAF

CAF wins new order in Australia

The Momentum Trains consortium led by Spanish company Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) will design, manufacture and provide maintenance of the new regional fleet for passenger service in New South Wales (NSW). The total...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
EV charging point at Bischofshofen railway station, source: ÖBB

ÖBB expands EV charging network at train stations

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) continues to expand its service for passengers with electric cars. The company has opened a new electric vehicle charging point at Bischofshofen railway station. It is the first EV charging facility...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Vityaz self-driving tram, source: Cognitive Technologies

Russia tests its first self-driving tram

Russian companies PC Transport Systems and Cognitive Technologies are working together on the development of a fully autonomous tram for Russian and foreign markets. The two-month trials of the self-driving vehicle will start soon in...Read more
|1 comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Class 170 Turbostar hybrid train, source: Porterbrook

Ricardo to examine first UK hybrid train

British engineering company Ricardo will oversee the conversion of the Class 170 ‘Turbostar’ diesel multiple unit into the first UK hybrid vehicle. The train will be equipped with MTU Hybrid PowerPacks that combines diesel and...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko