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Bogies & Wheelsets
Packed full of exclusive content, including: the projects transforming rail infrastructure in Croatia and Bulgaria; creating safer, smarter and more climate-friendly rail freight networks; extending the lifecycle of bogies and wheelsets; and a Roundtable on Strengthening Rail's Position in the Logistics Industry.
The Stuttgart S-Bahn network is being supported with artificial intelligence (AI) to optimise maintenance activities and therefore ensure trains are more punctual for passengers.
A report has revealed that the global market for rail wheels and axles is expected to reach US$4.2 billion by the year 2027, trailing a post COVID-19 CAGR of 4.4 per cent over the analysis period 2020 through 2027.
As per the contract, Siemens Mobility will be responsible for the revision of 40 Deutsche Bahn trains of the 412 ICE 4 series from mid-2021.
Marking its first order in Uruguay, Stadler has signed a contract with PORTREN SA to supply seven EURO4001 locomotives with deliveries expected to start by the end of 2022.
Since 2003, Bombardier’s Siegen site has repaired, maintained or overhauled a total of 10,000 bogies, extending the life cycles and efficiency of reworked rail components.
As part of our A Digital Future for Rail Freight In-Depth Focus, Global Railway Review asked this panel of experts: Do you think the rail freight sector has a positive attitude towards innovation to increase the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of rail freight transportation?
Samir Lohani, Executive Director (Standards)/Carriage at the Indian Railways’ Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO), explains how Indian Railways is working on research projects with the Indian Institutes of Technology at Kanpur and Kharagpur to develop and improve LHB coach bogies.
Neil Dinmore, Principal Engineer of Structures and Material at the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), outlines how RSSB is continuing to support innovative solutions to improve the lifecycles of bogies and wheelsets, funded by the UK’s Department for Transport (DfT).
Elliot Rothwell, David Crosbee and Simon Iwnicki, colleagues from the Institute of Railway Research (IRR) at the University of Huddersfield, discuss the latest findings from the ‘CaFiBo' project, which seeks to develop a lightweight composite bogie frame that will reduce stresses on rail tracks due to rolling contact fatigue and…
Riccardo Pasinetti, Commercial Director of Lucchini RS, explains how their Smartset innovative solution for condition-based maintenance of axles helps to significantly optimise maintenance costs and is a key solution in rail’s digital transformation.
The research and development of solutions to improve the lifecycle of bogies and wheelsets is a continual process. This In-Depth Focus explores the latest studies and progress in developing a carbon fibre bogie, improving suspension components and compact hydraulics, and how Indian Railways is finding solutions to improve LHB coach…
This issue includes an update on building the world’s longest immersed tunnel to allow trains to cross the Femernbelt, how best to promote railways’ credentials to attract the right workforce expertise, In-Depth Focus sections on Bogies & Wheelsets and A Digital Future for Rail Freight, plus much more.