Network Rail have been trialling space-age laser and plasma jet technology as a way to clear autumn leaves from railway lines and minimise passenger delays.
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Bogies & Wheelsets
From the historical patent (Chapman, 1812) to the last development, the history of the bogie is one strongly linked with rail. Innovation has been constant: even if a bogie still consists of a frame on which two wheelsets are mounted, suspensions and other components, technologies have evolved significantly. Frédéric Desgaches,…
Riccardo Licciardello, Professional Engineer at ANSFISA, the Italian rail and road safety authority, explains how the journal bearing workstream of the Shift2Rail-funded GEARBODIES research project is looking to reduce the lifecycle cost of rolling stock bearings and running gear, primarily through improving the longevity of bearing units.
The Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) is continuing to support innovative solutions to improve the lifecycles of bogies and wheelsets. In this interview for Global Railway Review, Neil Dinmore, Principal Engineer of Structures and Materials at RSSB, provides an update on project progress.
CAF MiiRA presents its new generation of light and efficient gearboxes that contribute to zero emissions, keeping the current reliability and quality standards.
In this In-Depth Focus, the authors cover the latest developments in the journal bearing workstream of the GEARBODIES research project, and how the next generations of bogies and wheelsets will be equipped with innovative devices to improve the lifecycles of these crucial rolling stock components.
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Watch this webinar to hear from industry experts as they explore the challenges and highlight the benefits for the successful application of noise absorbers in mainline and urban rail transportation.
Following safety issues that lead to the withdrawal of Hitachi Rail’s Class 800 series trains in May 2021, ORR have published a safety review with several recommendations.
Packed full of exclusive content, including: the traction power supply of the Wendlingen–Ulm high-speed rail line; what passengers in the UK want from their journeys; Roundtable on Digital Automatic Coupling; Track Technologies and Alternative Fuels In-Depth Focuses; and much more!
Janez Vidovič, Head of Maintenance at SŽ – VIT, explains why specialist knowledge, and the ability to adapt to specific customer needs, is key in responding to the technical challenges in maintenance of tractive and trailing rolling stock.
HS2 Ltd has confirmed that the landmark contracts to manufacture Britain’s next fleet generation of high-speed trains has been awarded to the Hitachi/Alstom joint venture.
Christian Pettauer, CIO at WESTbahn Management GmbH, tells Global Railway Review about the modular maintenance that it believes is the secret to its high fleet availability, and how invaluable, real-time measurements of rolling stock components and tracks from the ‘Fingerprint’ project is key in pinpointing the right maintenance at the…