Topic: Innovation

Robots improve the manufacture of wagons

The United Wagon Company (UWC), a key manufacturer of freight wagons in Russia, has introduced a new robotic complex. It will be used for the arc welding of intermediate beams. With its help, the company...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Ultraviolet lamps for tram disinfection

Railway operators in Poland are tackling the coronavirus pandemic by implementing various, sometimes extraordinary, solutions. Meanwhile, the public transport companies are also trying to keep pace with the trend. Among them is MPK Kraków that...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

UIC defines priorities until 2022

The International Union of Railways (UIC) has unveiled its Work Programme for 2020 – 2022. It defines five strategic priorities of the organisation in the coming years: promotion of railways internationally, development of specifications and...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Europe to launch Hydrogen Alliance

The European Commission plans to launch the Hydrogen Alliance. It will join forces of all stakeholders for further development of the low-carbon fuel and the related technologies necessary, among other things, for the hydrogen-powered vehicles....Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
EV charging points at Kyiv-Passenger railway station, source: ElectroUA

First EV chargers at train station in Ukraine

Electric vehicle charging points have been launched at a train station in Ukraine for the first time. Two installations were commissioned at Kyiv-Passenger railway station, the main and busiest one in the country. In the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

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