Sinara Group, a major engineering holding in Russia, completed the validation tests of a digital twin of the 6DM-185T locomotive diesel engine. It is the first stage of the virtual trials of the technology. The obtained data will be also applied in the development of the new types of diesel engines.Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Germany accelerates digitalisation of railways

Railway lines in Germany will be equipped with digital interlocking technology by 2035, five years ahead of the original schedule. The country’s government will allocate 500 million euros to speed up the programme. In addition,...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Stadler Flirt electric train of Koleje Mazowieckie, source: Artur Dura / Koleje Mazowieckie

Hot summer for Flirt trains in Poland

The Flirt trains are gaining more popularity among the Polish railway operators. This summer Koleje Mazowieckie added several vehicles of this type to its fleet. At the same time, Łódzka Kolej Aglomeracyjna is moving further...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Britain develops innovations for electrified railways

Several British engineering companies developed or are developing new products related to the electrification of railways. They will optimise the interaction between pantograph units and catenary systems as well will reduce costs for both infrastructure...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Third line of Sofia Metro opened

The third metro line was put into operation in Sofia. It crosses the Bulgarian capital from northeast to southwest providing fast and reliable communication between the city centre and the remote neighbourhoods. Four more stations...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Unmanned passenger train on tracks in Moscow

The first automated passenger train was rolled out on the Moscow Central Circle, a railway line that encompasses the city. Russian Railways (RZD) plans to perform a series of tests with obstacles. It is expected...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Belgian Railways shifts to ETCS

Belgian railway undertaking NMBS/SNCB is planning to equip 23 locomotives of HLD77 type with ETCS. To this end, Alstom will supply the new train protection system based on its Atlas platform. The retrofitted vehicles will...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Substantial challenges for 5G deployment on rails

5G is vital to foster further development and digital transformation of the rail sector. European rail manufacturers appreciate this communication technology in implementing new signalling solutions and Automatic Train Operation (ATO). However, railway undertakings and...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko