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Lineas retrofits 88 locomotives with ETCS

Lineas, the largest European private rail freight operator, plans to equip its 88 shunting locomotives of type HLR 77 with ETCS. The first retrofitted vehicle will be rolled out in the middle of 2024 while...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Polish railways improve maintenance fleet

The investment programme of the Polish rail infrastructure manager PKP PLK is nearing completion. It is dedicated to the improvement of the company’s maintenance fleet. Moreover, PKP PLK is also focusing on the acquisition of...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Ultraviolet lamps for tram disinfection

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...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

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

Kraków tests new type of trams

Public transport operator MPK Kraków is testing the first Tango tram from Stadler Rail. It is a new type of low-floor light rail vehicle to be operated in the Polish city. By the end of...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Øresundståg X-31 train, source: Wikipedia

Another stage in ERTMS deployment in Scandinavia

Sweden and Denmark continue to move further in ERTMS deployment on their railways. Therefore, several operators and transport authorities have concluded an agreement with Alstom for installing its Atlas ETCS onboard equipment in 77 electric...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Disinfecting trains with titanium dioxide

Disinfecting trains with titanium dioxide

Polish regional railway operator Koleje Śląskie is testing an innovative method in cleaning and disinfecting its trains. To this end, the company has started to use titanium dioxide that is regarded to be more effective...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Polish operators look for bi-mode trains

The railway operators in Poland are eying the bi-mode diesel-electric trains. They regard them as an efficient mean to improve their services without additional investment in electrification of the railway lines. At least, two regions...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Europe to launch Hydrogen Alliance

The European Commission plans to launch the Hydrogen Alliance. It will join forces of all stakeholders for further development of the low-carbon fuel and the related technologies necessary, among other things, for the hydrogen-powered vehicles....Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Siemens Mireo train, source: Siemens Mobility

First order for Mireo battery-electric trains

German regional rail transport authority Landesanstalt Schienenfahrzeuge Baden-Württemberg (SFBW) has ordered 20 Mireo Plus B bi-mode trains. They will be able to run using energy from overhead wires and battery hybrid drive. It is the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Stadler Flirt diesel train in Slovenia

New country for Flirt trains

Slovenian national railway operator Slovenske železnice (SŽ) has got its first Flirt diesel train. It is the first vehicle of this type that was delivered by Stadler Rail to Slovenia. The latter will become a...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko