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From energy management to power management

15 November 2017 | By ,

Power grids are becoming more intelligent to keep energy consumption within a given band thus avoiding cost-intensive load peaks. The 50Hz energy market operates and optimises in 15-minute intervals, which is considered a lengthy period compared to the dynamics found in railway electricity grids. In the Swiss Federal Railway (SBB)…


First FLIRT4s – brought to you by BLS

10 August 2017 | By

Spacious, speedy and economical, 58 of Stadler Rail’s newest generation EMUs will debut on Switzerland’s largest regional railway and capital costs are much lower than expected. Edgar Schenk, Rolling Stock Project Manager at BLS, explains more about the rolling stock order placed and the key features of the trains.