Topic: Alstom

HydroFLEX Class 319 hydrogen train, source: Porterbrook

Hydrogen trains a viable option for Britain

The Railway Industry Association (RIA), an alliance of British rail suppliers, has called on the government to support and invest in hydrogen trains as a viable option for the country’s network. The trade group also...Read more
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First ICNG train already in Netherlands

Dutch railway operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen has received the first Intercity Next Generation train. It will be tested on several routes across the Netherlands. This type will be introduced on the Dutch network starting from 2021. ...Read more
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Coradia iLint hydrogen train

Alstom develops hydrogen train for Italy

After successful tests in Germany and the Netherlands, Alstom plans to develop a hydrogen-powered train for Italy. To this end, the French manufacturer has joined forces with Snam, a major Italian energy infrastructure company. In...Read more
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Alstom gears up for ATO tests in Germany

French rolling stock manufacturer Alstom plans to perform the Automatic Train Operation (ATO) tests in Germany. The research project will start in 2021. Meanwhile, the automated operations on a regional route in Lower Saxony are...Read more
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MAV Kiss train, source: Stadler

Hungarian Railways focuses on hybrid trains

Hungarian national railway operator MÁV-Start intends to purchase 50 hybrid trains. They will be able to power from both overhead wires and built-in batteries. With the help of new vehicles, MÁV-Start will improve its regional...Read more
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Trains in Hamburg Metro power local station

Trains running in Hamburg U-Bahn are able to power one of the metro stations. This was made possible by the Hesop energy converter that collects and redirects braking energy into the grid. The innovative solution...Read more
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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
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Robot Pepper at London St Pacnras station, source: Robots of London

Robots assist railways

The spread of coronavirus around the world and particularly in Europe has made the use of unmanned technologies more vital. In this regard, robots could be a solution for cleaning and disinfecting trains or stations....Read more
|2 comments|author: Mykola Zasiadko