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Siemens Mobility has completed the acquisition of Italian company Optrail S.r.l.

Siemens Mobility has completed the acquisition of Italian company Optrail S. r.
Railway Signaling System


New CBTC Railway Signaling System on Denmark’s S-Bahn

The new CBTC signaling system on Denmark's S-Bahn has improved punctuality by 2. 1 percent compared to the same period last year, reports the railway portal Railway Supply, citing railtech.
modernize a battery-powered locomotive


Progress Rail to modernize a battery-powered locomotive in Australia

The basis for the modernization will be the narrow-gauge locomotive GT42CU AC The work will be carried out upon the request of the freight carrier Aurizon, which expects the project to enable the locomotive to travel up to 400 km on a single charge and up to 850 km with an attached battery tender, as reported by the railway journal Railway Supply, citing Progress Rail.
Battery-Powered Trains Underway


Development of Intercity Battery-Powered Trains Underway

Hitachi Rail is collaborating with Turntide Technologies to design and manufacture traction battery systems for a trial installation on intercity trains, reports Railway Supply, citing Hitachi Rail.
Testing the use of biofuel on diesel trains


Testing the use of biofuel on diesel trains

The aim of these tests is to evaluate the effectiveness and fuel consumption of using biofuel in order to start commercial operations by 2025 Japanese company West Japan Railway (JR West) plans to conduct tests using biofuel on diesel trains operating on the Sanin Line by the end of 2023, according to the railway journal Railway Supply, citing Rollingstock.
Diagnostic system for rolling stock transmissions


Diagnostic system for rolling stock transmissions

German company ZF has developed a diagnostic system for rolling stock transmissions called Smart Oil Plug This innovative product was created in collaboration with British company Transmission Dynamics and includes an onboard transceiver with a SIM card and a "smart" plug that replaces the standard oil plug in the transmission, according to the railway journal Railway Supply, citing Rollingstock.
new lubrication system


Network Rail reports cost savings resulting from trials of a new lubrication system

Network Rail has reported significant cost and time savings from a lubrication trial conducted at London Waterloo station The trial involved the installation of innovative lubrication equipment on switch and crossing components in the approach area to the station.
new traction system


Alstom is implementing a new traction system in China

Alstom NUG Propulsion System (ANP), the company's joint venture in China, recently introduced a new traction system on one of its trains Currently, trial operations are being conducted in the city of Chengdu with passengers.
first automated metro system


Alstom to develop the first automated metro system in Romania

French company Alstom has signed a contract with the municipality of Cluj-Napoca to build the first metro line in the city of Cluj-Napoca in the Transylvania region of Romania The first line of the new metro will include 19 underground stations and stretch for 21 km upon completion after 8 years of construction, according to Railway Supply magazine citing Alstom.
system on tram lines


Obstacle detection system on tram lines

Bosch has started testing the new TFCW 2. 0 obstacle detection system on a tram in Romania The project is being carried out in the city of Cluj in collaboration with the engineering center of the German company, the local public transport operator CTP, and the technical university, reports railway journal Railway Supply with reference to Rollingstock.
multiple unit train


A multiple unit train running on liquefied biomethane has received certification in Italy

The Railway Safety Agency ANSFISA has issued the authorization for the operation of a modernized ALn 668 multiple unit train model, originally produced by FIAT in the early 1980s, as reported by the railway magazine Railway Supply, citing Rollingstock.
The hydrogen locomotive


The hydrogen locomotive by PESA has been certified

PESA, the largest rolling stock manufacturer in Poland, has unveiled the first hydrogen-powered locomotive certified for the European market The ability to offer a commercially ready transportation vehicle with mobile refueling infrastructure was a key criterion in PESA's development, according to the railway portal Railway Supply, citing Pesa.