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Trains without drivers

06.06.2022

Trains without drivers will appear on the Yamanote Circle Line

Driverless trains will appear on the Yamanote Circle Line in Tokyo in October. It is reported by the railway magazine Railway Supply.
Vision systems on trams

25.05.2022

CAF to start trials of vision system on trams in Spain and Norway

Tests are due to begin in July and will be divided into several stages. Especially for the project, CAF has already equipped the five-section Urbos 3 tram, which is operated in Zaragoza, with a vision system including radars, lidars and video cameras.
Hydrogen train and refueling facility

24.05.2022

Deutsche Bahn and Siemens showcase hydrogen train and refueling facility

German national carrier Deutsche Bahn and German rolling stock manufacturer Siemens Mobility have presented a complete hydrogen system for railway transport at the Krefeld plant: a Mireo Plus H two-car train and a mobile hydrogen storage and rapid refueling unit.
improve rolling stock power modules

22.05.2022

Siemens and Mitsubishi to improve rolling stock power modules using silicon carbide

The transport division of the German concern and the European division of the electrical subsidiary of the Japanese conglomerate entered into a memorandum of understanding to develop the use of silicon carbide (SiC) to improve the energy efficiency of railway traction systems.
Hydrogen storage system

22.02.2022

PKP Energetyka is developing a hydrogen storage of electricity

Polish energy supply company PKP Energetyka has announced a tender for the supply of hydrogen storage system components. PKP Energetyka The tender was launched as part of a project to create technologies to reduce dynamic loads on traction substations with the help of high-capacity energy storage facilities, reports Railway Supply magazine with reference to PKP Energetyka.
high-speed network

16.02.2022

China plans to expand high-speed network to 50 000 km

By 2025, the length of the mainline network will also reach 165 000 km. This is reported by the railway magazine Railway Supply with reference to railjournal.
Anti-Icing technology

11.02.2022

China to introduce Polish Anti-Icing technology on HSR line during Olympic Games

The Winter Olympic Games for China is an opportunity to showcase their latest technology. Among them will be the solution offered by the Polish capital company Nordic Winter Solutions, reports Railway Supply magazine, citing Nordic Winter Solutions.
battery locomotives from Wabtec

07.02.2022

Union Pacific Railroad to buy ten FLXdrive battery locomotives from Wabtec

Wabtec plans to deliver the first locomotives at the end of 2023. It is reported by the railway magazine Railway Supply with reference to Wabtec.
Rail Freight Corridor

02.02.2022

The development of a wireless railway axle counter has started

In the Netherlands, a new product is just around the corner; a wireless axle counter operating in the 5G network. The ProRail infrastructure manager and Rail Connect innovator will work on this product over the next three years.
vision systems for shunting locomotives

01.02.2022

Cognitive Pilot starts serial production of machine vision systems for shunting locomotives

After obtaining the necessary permits - declarations of compliance with the requirements of TR TS and FSTEC - the company announced the start of mass production of driver assistance systems.
hydrogen locomotive

31.01.2022

Canadian Pacific launches hydrogen locomotive

On January 24 Canadian Pacific (CP) announced the first launch of its mainline freight locomotive (H2OEL), powered by hydrogen fuel cells.
device for railway overhead systems.

28.01.2022

Poland is testing a device to prevent the theft of contact network elements

PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe has started testing an "anti-theft" device for railway overhead systems. This is reported by the railway magazine Railway Supply with reference to Railinsider.