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Rolling Stock Developments Supplement

Posted: 2 October 2015 | | 1 comment

Bombardier presents their Wheel/Rail-Interface Study, Trenitalia’s Technical Director Marco Caposciutti showcases the Frecciarossa 1000, plus there’s an update on the Roll2Rail project and a look at a double-deck train concept for rapid inter-regional transporation…

Rolling Stock Developments supplement 5 2015
  • The Wheel/Rail-Interface Study
    Rail operators and infrastructure owners are aware that maintenance of wheels and rails are big cost drivers. For Global Railway Review, Jani Dede, Uwe Reimann and Marc Reimann from Bombardier Transportation GmbH, explain a process that has been investigated which studies the wheel/rail-interface in detail to develop an optimised wheel/rail-combination that can be adapted to a railway network. The examination is called the ‘Wheel/Rail-Interface Study’ (WRIS)…
  • Frecciarossa 1000 – high-speed comfort and safety
    The Frecciarossa 1000 is the new high-speed train from Gruppo FS Italiane subsidiary Trenitalia which began operating on 14 June 2015. The new ETR1000 fleet comprises 50 trains which were ordered in 2010 further to an international tender won by the Temporary Business Group consisting of AnsaldoBreda and Bombardier, with cooperation from Bertone with regard to design. Marco Caposciutti from Trenitalia’s Technical Department outlines the train’s technical details and overall features…
  • NGT LINK: A doubledeck train concept for rapid inter-regional transportation
    With the aim of making tomorrow’s trains faster, more comfortable and more efficient, the Next Generation Train (NGT) research project has now entered its third phase. This family of cutting-edge train concepts has been under ongoing development since 2007, with the ultra-high-speed NGT HST (formerly NGT HGV) leading the way since the project’s inception. With the beginning of the second phase of the NGT project in 2011, a new concept joined the family: NGT LINK. Since the last overview of the NGT project was featured in Global Railway Review in 20121, development on the NGT LINK has progressed in detail. Here, the German Aerospace Center’s Joachim Winter, Project Manager and David Krüger, Research Associate, give an overview on aspects ranging from propulsion and power supply to aerodynamics and passenger flow…
  • Developing the rolling stock of the future
    A modal shift to rail is crucial in achieving a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, relieving urban congestion and providing increased mobility. In order to successfully meet this growing demand for efficient and green mobility, the railway sector needs to progress in terms of quality of service, energy and life cycle costs, interoperability, capacity, noise reduction and must also further develop its carbon emission advantages. Roll2Rail – one of the so-called ‘lighthouse projects’ of Shift2Rail – will tackle these challenges in order to advance towards the rolling stock of the future. Eulalia Peris and Javier Goikoetxea, Roll2Rail Project Coordinator and Technical Leader respectively, explain further…

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