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PKP Cargo uses drones, source: PKP Cargo

Drones become new rail workers

The usage of drone technology is upcoming in the railway industry. More and more railway companies use them in various areas. What roles could the unmanned aerial vehicles play in the rail sector of the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
SNCF autonomous train, source: SNCF

SNCF tests its first autonomous train

French railway company SNCF has performed the successful tests of the autonomous train. The vehicle ran a distance of four kilometres with the help of remote control. SNCF intends to develop its own prototypes of...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
SNCF TER train in Rhone-Alpes region, source: Wikipedia

Sqills provides new ticketing system to SNCF

Dutch software provider Sqills will deliver its innovative distribution platform ‘S3 Passenger’ for SNCF regional service branded as SNCF TER. The solution will be provided in a partnership with French company Wiremind by the end...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Alstom Coradia Polyvalent train, source: Alstom

Alstom gets new order for Coradia trains

Alstom has concluded a new deal with the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region of France worth circa 170 million Euros. The French rolling stock manufacturer was obliged to supply other 16 Coradia Polyvalent trainsets. Earlier, the region ordered...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
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
Eurotunnel shuttle train, source: Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier will renovate Eurotunnel shuttle trains

Bombardier Transportation has signed an agreement with Eurotunnel, a subsidiary of Getlink that manages infrastructure and shuttle service of the Channel Tunnel. The contract includes renovation of nine 28-wagon PAX shuttle trains carrying automobiles and...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
HyperloopTT passenger capsule, source: HyperloopTT

Hyperloop capsule is ready for test in France

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) has delivered passenger capsule to its French technology centre in Toulouse. The device will be tested on the one-kilometre tube line that is under construction now. The 32-metre Hyperloop capsule was manufactured...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Siemens and Alstom logos, source: Siemens

New concessions for Alstom-Siemens merger

The discussions over the merger of Alstom and Siemens escalated by the new concessions proposed by both companies. While EU competition authorities are reviewing the new offer, some officials see political support for the deal....Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Tubes, source: Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

Two French departments to get Hyperloop lines

Two technology companies plan to launch Hyperloop services in France this year. Canadian TransPod is expected to construct its tube line in the Haute-Vienne department in the western part of the country. The US-based Hyperloop...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
MI 2N double-decker train, source: Wikipedia

CAF to refurbish 43 RER double-decker trains

Spanish railcar manufacturer CAF will modernise 43 MI 2N double-decker trainsets produced in 1995-2005. The upgraded five-car units are expected to enter into service in 2020. They will return on Line A of the RER...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko