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Alstom high-capacity welding robot in Le Creusot, source: Alstom

New welding robot will make parts of TGV trains

Alstom is installing the highest-capacity welding robot of the rail industry in its production facility in Le Creusot, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. The innovation will improve the manufacture of parts for the new-generation RER and TGV trains. The...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
RailTech Europe beurs

Liveblog RailTech Europe 2019 Day 1 – ERTMS

Tuesday March 26 is the first day of RailTech Europe at Jaarbeurs Utrecht. In this liveblog you can read everything that happens at this big rail event. 19.00: The official ceremony of RailTech Innovation Awards 2019...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
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
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
Slovenske zeleznice mobile application, source: Mykola Zasiadko

Slovenske železnice launches mobile ticket application

Slovenian national railway operator Slovenske železnice (SŽ) has launched a mobile application for ticket purchase. The programme is available for installation on devices using both Android and iOS operating systems. The mobile application ‘Grem z vlakom’...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Deutsche Bahn drone, source: Deutsche Bahn

Drones will inspect Deutsche Bahn infrastructure

Deutsche Bahn (DB) will participate in the pilot project ‘Urban Air Mobility’ to test the potential of drones in different areas. The German railway company plans to use multicopters for inspecting its infrastructure. The Urban Air...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Metrovagonmash bogie assembly line, source: Metrovagonmash

Metrovagonmash launches automated bogie assembly line

Russian manufacturer Metrovagonmash, a subsidiary of Transmashholding, has launched an automated production line of bogie assembly for rolling stock. The company invested 35 million Rubles (around 453 thousand Euros) in new equipment. The production line was officially...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko