Topic: Innovation

Digital twin for locomotive diesel engines

Sinara Group, a major engineering holding in Russia, completed the validation tests of a digital twin of the 6DM-185T locomotive diesel engine. It is the first stage of the virtual trials of the technology. The...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Britain develops innovations for electrified railways

Several British engineering companies developed or are developing new products related to the electrification of railways. They will optimise the interaction between pantograph units and catenary systems as well will reduce costs for both infrastructure...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Strategic priorities for HS2

HS2, one of the largest infrastructure projects in the UK, is gradually being implemented. The High Speed Rail Group highlights six strategic priorities that the planned line between London and Northern England should address. What...Read more
|2 comments|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Hybrid conversion of diesel trains in Ireland

Irish national railway operator Iarnród Éireann is continuing the modernisation of diesel trains. It will introduce the refurbished vehicles with new power packs. These diesel trains could be also converted into the hybrid multiple units...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Digital coupling reduces human exposure to risks

The Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking has approved the European DAC (Digital Automatic Coupler) Delivery Programme proposed by its Executive Director on request of the railway undertakings. It will encompass all actors of the European rail sector....Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Breeze hydrogen train, source: Alstom

New boost for British hydrogen train programme

The British hydrogen train programme received a new financial impetus. Eversholt Rail and Alstom will jointly invest an additional 1.1 million euros in the project. Britain’s first hydrogen train nicknamed as the Breeze is expected...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

London Underground to be powered with green energy

The London Underground, the world’s first metro network, will become an innovator in the energy-consuming policy. Instead of using conventional electricity, it will be powered with solar and wind energy. The city authorities plan to...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Three innovation challenges for HS2

HS2 Ltd, the government-funded company responsible for developing the high-speed railway of the same name, is looking for groundbreaking ideas and solutions. The only major requirement is that they should address three key innovation challenges....Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
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
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
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
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko