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PKP Cargo uses drones, source: PKP Cargo

Drones become new rail workers

The usage of drone technology is upcoming in the railway industry. More and more railway companies use them in various areas. What roles could the unmanned aerial vehicles play in the rail sector of the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
British Steel Rail Handling, source: British Rail

How rails are handled to installation points

Rails are an essential part of the rail industry. Delivering them from the manufacture sites to installation points require a lot of skills and great attention to detail. A fantastic amount of attention is taken during...Read more
|1 comment|author: Daniel Pyke
B07 train on Docklands Light Railway, source: Wikipedia

CAF supplies 43 driverless trains to London

Transport for London (TfL) has chosen a supplier for new rolling stock to be operated on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR). Spanish company CAF will deliver 43 five-car driverless trains. The deal also includes technical...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Colas Rail UK, source: Colas Rail UK

Colas Rail gets three contracts from Network Rail

Colar Rail UK, a subsidiary of Colas Group, has obtained three major contracts from infrastructure manager Network Rail. The British rail freight and maintenance company will supply signalling, telecoms, other equipment and provide rail haulage...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
LNER Azuma train, source: LNER

Bi-mode Azuma train debuts in Yorkshire

British train operating company London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has entered into regular service the Hitachi-built Azuma trainset. On 15 May the nine-car bi-mode vehicle travelled from London King’s Cross station to Leeds, Yorkshire. It...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
Trainset of Virgin Trains, source: Wikipedia

Virgin Trains proposes airline model for rail

British train operating company Virgin Trains has proposed to provide radical reforms in the rail sector by implementing an airline-style model. This will allow the industry to abolish overcrowding, promote competition and attract long-term private...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
GSMR-communications, source: Network Rail

Network Rail upgrades GSM-R cab radios

British infrastructure manager Network Rail will retrofit the GSM-R cab radios of the entire rolling stock fleet in the United Kingdom. The upgrading will start in October when Siemens Mobility will supply 11,000 cab communication...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko