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Hungarian track inspection train revealed IRJ at InnoTrans 2016: HUNGARIAN State Railways (MÁV) presented its new FMK-008 track condition measurement train at InnoTrans, the first time it has been publicly displayed outside Hungary.
digital-technologies-shape-the-future-of-track-maintenance
THE digitisation of the railways has been the major topic for some time now. This was clearly evident at InnoTrans last September, where the potential for digitising the railway system was defined and presented. In...
network-rail-completes-£100m-of-upgrades-over-christmas
BRITISH infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) successfully completed £100m of infrastructure upgrade work comprising 200 projects over the Christmas period, with a team of 24,000 accumulating 600,000 hours of work over the 10 days. Among the...
evraz-sets-up-100m-rail-production
EVRAZ announced on December 20 that it has set up production of European 60 E1 100m-long raw or head-hardened rails. The 60 E1 rails can be used for both passenger and freight lines, and, according to...
vossloh-to-acquire-rocla-concrete-tie
VOSSLOH announced on December 5 that it has signed an agreement to acquire North American rail infrastructure company Rocla Concrete Tie for $US 117.2m at the beginning of 2017 subject to merger control clearances. Rocla generated...
bolivia-opens-concrete-sleeper-plant
PRODUCTION of pre-stressed concrete sleepers has started at a new plant built in Bolivia by Bolivian Cement Company (Soboce) and equipped, set up and tested by Wegh Group, Italy.The new plant can produce more than...
california-launches-$us-6bn-north-coast-corridor-project
A ground breaking ceremony was held in California on November 29 for the $US 700m five-year first phase of the 40-year $US 6bn North Coast Corridor (NCC) infrastructure improvement project.The NCC project includes highway, rail,...
alstom-slab-track-gains-german-certification
GERMANY’s Federal Railway Authority (EBA) has granted Alstom approval for operational testing for its NBT ballastless slab track system, which is designed for use at speeds of up to 360km/h. TÜV Rheinland InterTraffic/ACR acted as notified...
new-generation-of-turnouts-promises-to-improve-reliability-and-reduce-costs
Voestalpine Signaling Sainerholz has developed a range of modular and compact point machines which can be laid on top of concrete sleepers or slab track and in the centre of the track gauge. CEO Holger...
german-turnouts-get-the-high-speed-grinding-treatment
DB Networks has successfully carried out tests of Vossloh’s High Speed Grinding technology on turnouts and is expected to expand deployment across the German network in 2017. Dr Konstantin von Diest, head of preventive maintenance...
db-extends-remote-point-monitoring
DB Network is planning to extend its remote point condition monitoring programme, connecting more than 12,500 point machines to the Diana monitoring and analysis platform, for which Strukton will deliver another 800 data loggers. The data...