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Bogies & Wheelsets
SNCF have a strategy for leaves on the line, ensuring autumn weather does not cause train delays or cancellations.
Alstom have invested €15 million in the creation of its first bogie centre in Kazakhstan which will produce and maintain bogies for all types of railway vehicles throughout their entire lifecycle.
Siemens Mobility Austria colleagues Kurt Strommer, Thomas Moshammer and Martin Rosenberger explain how bogie and wheelset design has changed in the last 20 years, focusing on some of the most important issues regarding safety, noise, wear, and weight reduction, and they offer an outlook on what the challenges and opportunities are…
Wheelsets and bogies play a significant role in railway operations. Recognising the need for safety, efficiency, and reliability in those operations, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) directs research toward wheelsets and bogies to improve the design and materials of components, their performance in various operating conditions, and enhancements to…
Riccardo Pasinetti and Steven Cervello explain how members of the European Railway Wheels Association (ERWA) have advanced railway wheels, wheelsets, and axles and how continued improvement is important for further developments.
Hitachi Rail will maintain Great Western Railway's (GWR) West of England fleet of 36 Class 802 Intercity Express Trains until 2028 and bring millions of pounds in investment in the UK supply chain.
The continuous advancements in the benefits of usage, reduction of lifecycle costs, and standardisation of railway bogies and wheelsets are contributing to the enhancement of rolling stock performance and reliability for passengers. The contributors in this In-Depth Focus highlight how continued research and development, alongside improving the regulations of these…
Andrea Bracciali and Gianluca Megna explore the results of the Liberty Wheel project which aimed to find a feasible alternative to monobloc wheels in terms of sustainability, environmental impact and carbon footprint, solving the main critical issues of monobloc wheels and generating consistent money savings.
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.
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.