Topic: Rolling stock maintenance

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

Blockchain in rolling stock maintenance

Russian Railways (RZD) has implemented a blockchain for rolling stock maintenance. More than 100 locomotive depots all over the country are examining the technology. This allows the company to reduce the human factor and to...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
The train wash in Tłuszcz, source: Koleje Mazowieckie

Washing trains with solar energy

As the Polish railway operators invest in the new fleet, they increasingly focus on the construction of new washing facilities. Some companies, such as Koleje Mazowieckie, implement energy-saving technologies in this area.Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
ÖBB Cityjet double-decker train, source: ÖBB

Austria retrofits 100 double-decker carriages

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) is modernising its double-decker carriages produced in the 1990s and 2000s. For this year, the company has scheduled to retrofit 19 cars. The entire programme includes the modernisation of 100 double-decker...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
ZSSK washing facility in Vrútky

New washing facility for Slovak trains

Slovak national railway operator ZSSK is finalising the modernisation of its oldest depot at the Vrútky junction, close to the city of Žilina. The project includes the installation of a new washing facility. ZSSK invested...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Deutsche Bahn train driver

Deutsche Bahn hires 25,000 new employees

German national railway company Deutsche Bahn (DB) intends to hire 25,000 new employees in 2020. It is a record level for DB’s recruitment campaigns. This figure includes 4,700 young professionals. Train drivers, maintenance workers, IT...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Wabtec adds another locomotive facility to its portfolio

U.S. technology company Wabtec Corporation has purchased RELCO Locomotives. The Iowa-based facility is focused on the maintenance and retrofitting of locomotives for railway operators and transit agencies across North America. This acquisition will strengthen the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Interpipe wheelsets for Iberian gauge

Interpipe develops wheelsets for Iberian gauge

Ukrainian engineering company Interpipe has developed and certified the new type of rail wheelsets known as ULT SP. It was produced especially for the Spanish rail market where the Iberian gauge of 1,668 millimetres is...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Knorr-Bremse will maintain locomotives in Kazakhstan

German technology company Knorr-Bremse will provide corrective and preventive maintenance of 495 locomotive sections in Kazakhstan. It will also supply replacement parts for all braking system components. Knorr-Bremse will deliver these services until 2051. Knorr-Bremse’s RailServices...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko