SNCF and its partners have begun testing a modified Regio 2N regional train as a prototype autonomous regional train for France's rail network.
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The first of 30 new cross-border trains, which will operate between France and Germany, has begun testing for certification and approval, with the aim of beginning operation in 2024.
By confirming the refinancing agreement, Eurostar will be able to continue to operate the vital link between the UK and parts of Europe and meet its financial obligations in the short- to mid-term
The agreement means that SNCF and DB will pool their knowhow on technologies and digitalisation to build the railway system of the future.
Manufactured in Hauts-de-France, and certified ‘Made in France’, the new trains are set to modernise and improve services on France’s busiest lines.
The new order is part of an agreement signed in 2010 for Bombardier to provide a maximum of 860 OMNEO Regio 2N trains to SNCF.
For the first time in France, a locomotive has run in partial autonomy, under real operating conditions, with fully automated acceleration and braking functions.
Chloé Lima-Vanzeler (SNCF Voyageurs), Sébastien Dislaire (SNCF Réseau) and Thomas Sutter (SBB Infrastructure) explain how railway undertakings and infrastructure managers have established a coalition for train energy savings and rail traffic efficiency.
Virginie Taillandier, Manager of SNCF’s Tech4Rail Level Crossing project, and Gérard Hernja, Training and Educational Research Coordinator at Ecole de Conduite Française (ECF), give details of how level crossings can be transformed into smart level crossings, improving safety for all users.
This issue takes a look at South Africa’s complex signalling modernisation programme, the next steps in standardisation of data exchanges between TMS and trains, GTR's passenger-centric response to the challenges of COVID-19, plus our 'Decarbonising Rail', 'High-Speed Rail Development' and 'Rail: Thinking Long-Term' In-Depth Focuses.
CAPTRAIN España has signed a framework contract with Alpha Trains for up to 21 units of the new full electric EURO6000 Stadler locomotives.
Isabelle Fonverne, Senior Advisor for Safety at the International Union of Railways (UIC), writes that, to better address risks at level crossings, soft or harder measures must be taken not only by the railways, but also by the road sector and relevant authorities.
In an interview with Global Railway Review, Alexandre Savard, Director – Business Development, Rail & Integrated Mobility at GIRO, explains how integrated resource planning and management can improve rail service adaptability, responsiveness and efficiency.
Representing the second order from SNCF for the Normandy region, Bombardier will supply 11 additional OMNEO Premium double-deck EMU trains.