Topic: Innovation

Desire for trams on track in Britain

The tram is making a comeback in the UK. After two decades of stalled development and unrealised plans, rails are being laid and systems extended in several cities. High Speed 2 may be taking the...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

LNG for passenger transportation on rails?

Polish regional railway operator Polregio is interested in using alternative energy solutions for passenger transportation. To this end, the company is examining the possibility to use the LNG-powered locomotives in its activities. The project is...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
TEMG1 LNG-powered shunting locomotive, source: Sinara Group

Russia tests new LNG-powered locomotive

Lyudinovsky Diesel Locomotive Plant, a part of Sinara Group, is testing the new LNG-powered locomotive of type TEMG1. After completing the trials and certification, the vehicle will be delivered to Gazpromtrans, a subsidiary of Gazprom,...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Laser inspects wheelsets of Russian trains

Laser technology has been introduced in the production of new trains and locomotives in Russia. With its help, Ural Locomotives is inspecting the geometric parameters of the wheelset axles. The new equipment increased workforce productivity...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Poland on the way to own hydrogen locomotive

Poland is moving towards the development of home-produced hydrogen-powered locomotives. To this end, Polish rolling stock company Pesa Bydgoszcz and country’s major oil refinery group PKN Orlen have joined forces for producing the hydrogen rail...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Rails

Russia plans to equip rails with RFID tags

Russian Railways (RZD) will equip rails with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags. The relevant technology will be developed by RST-Invent, a subsidiary of state-owned holding Rusnano. RZD plans to use RFID tags to digitise the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Virgin Trains

UK waves goodbye to Virgin Trains

United Kingdom has waved goodbye to Virgin Trains. The railway operator has been operating on the West Coast Main Line for over 22 years. It was the UK’s last railway enterprise owned by business magnate...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

ÖBB will introduce capsule carriages

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) intends to introduce the next generation of sleeping carriages. Instead of conventional compartments, they have capsules for private accommodation of passengers. The new coaches will be entered service starting from 2022. ÖBB...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko