The railway operators in Poland are tackling the coronavirus pandemic by implementing various, sometimes extraordinary, solutions. Meanwhile, the public transport companies are also trying to keep pace with the trend. Among them is MPK Kraków that has begun to disinfect its trams by using ultraviolet lamps. To test the solution, MPK Kraków has chosen several types of trams and buses. For...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

3D printing on guard for passenger health

Is it possible to reduce the spread of the coronavirus with the help of 3D printing? Russian Railways decided to confirm or deny this suggestion. To this end, the railway operator installed 36 attachments for...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

New switch positioning system on Dutch tracks

In the Netherlands, hundreds of new switches are installed every year. They are positioned on the basis of measurements, mental arithmetic and the placement of a distance measuring gauge. Consequently, the chance of errors is...Read more
|Comment|author: Paul van den Bogaard

Night trains halted in Finland

Finnish railway operator VR Group has suspended all the night trains in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision will be in effect until at least 24 May. In addition, the railway company...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Warsaw opens new metro extension

After 38 months of the construction works, the Wola section of the Warsaw Metro has been opened for the public service. The underground network of the Polish capital added the 3.4-kilometre extension with three new...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

High-speed trains run as mobile hospitals

The present-day unprecedented circumstances force the railway operators to change their operations. In order to assist the medical staff in their fight against coronavirus, railways are looking for extraordinary solutions. One of them is the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Railway tracks, source: Eress partnership

RailTech Academy starts on 8 April

ProMedia Group launches the RailTech Academy, a series of online courses. The courses are meant for railway professionals who are interested in broadening their knowledge on various topics of the industry. The first course of...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Solar energy for rolling stock manufacturer

Polish rolling stock manufacturer Newag is moving towards decarbonisation of its producing process. The company has equipped the roof of its workshops in Nowy Sącz with photovoltaic panels. This measure is in line the environmental...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Railways remind passengers about social distancing

Railway undertakings and infrastructure managers across Europe raise awareness of coronavirus. Among other things, they are calling the passengers to keep the distance between each other. To this end, the railway companies install the special...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko