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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
Alstom Coradia iLint hydrogen-powered train, source: Alstom

Largest order for Coradia hydrogen-powered trains

Fahrzeugmanagement Region Frankfurt RheinMain (fahma), a rail operator in the Frankfurt Rhine-Main Metropolitan Area, has ordered 27 hydrogen-powered trains of the Coradia iLint type. The vehicles will be delivered by the end of 2022. The...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
OBB green logo at Vienna railway station, source: OBB

Austrian train stations powered with green electricity

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) has reached a new milestone in implementing the energy-saving policy. The company provided green electricity for all train stations, offices, workshops and container cranes. On that occasion, ÖBB installed the restyled...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Vivarail hybrid train, source: Vivarail

Arcola Energy assists Vivarail to develop hybrid train

British engineering company Arcola Energy has concluded a long-term cooperation agreement with Vivarail. The parties will work together in developing a hydrogen/battery hybrid train in the United Kingdom and de-carbonising its rail sector. Arcola Energy is...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Porterbrook Innovation Hub, source: Porterbrook

Porterbrook converts train into Innovation Hub

British rolling stock operating company Porterbrook has converted a four-car Class 319 train into Innovation Hub. The modified unit will become a static testbed for the development of new ideas and hasten improvements to passenger...Read more
|1 comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Thales drones, source: Thales

Thales develops drones for autonomous trains

French technology group Thales is developing a concept of special drones for Automatic Train Operation (ATO). The air vehicles will be equipped with advanced optronics, infra-red sensors and other integrating leading technologies. The drones will...Read more
|1 comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Digital transformation of railways, source: SBB

UNIFE calls for European platform on rail digitalisation

The Association of the European Rail Industry (UNIFE) considers digitalisation inevitable for the rail sector development. To support and facilitate the process, the European Commission should establish a coordinated approach towards digital technologies, prepare a...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko