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.
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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…
Major global trends of digitalisation and sustainability increasingly guide the development cycle of component services in rail transport. VR FleetCare’s Vice President of Component Services, Anders Karlsson, and Head of Digital Services, Sami Kalevirta, explain how these trends impact the way that VR FleetCare undertakes the maintenance of rolling stock…
With more than 50 years of experience, CAF MiiRA designs, develops and provides rail gearboxes for passenger and freight trains worldwide, making it a well-known and trusted supplier in a sector that has become one of the most demanding, where performance and competitiveness requirements increase year by year.
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.