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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.
voestalpine-demonstrates-rail-life-cycle-cost-tool
IRJ at InnoTrans 2016: Voestalpine demonstrated for the first time its interactive life-cycle cost tool for rails which will enable infrastructure managers to choose the ideal rail for their particular application.The system allows users to...
linsinger-shows-prototype-metro-rail-grinder
IRJ at InnoTrans 2016: Linsinger, Austria, showed a prototype self-propelled grinding machine suitable for use in metros, and trials are planned later this year on the Berlin U-Bahn. The MG11 machine can remove between 0.1 and...
plans-for-new-italian-rail-plant-unveiled
IRJ at InnoTrans 2016: ITALIAN steel producer Aferpi, Lucchini Rails and SMS Group have unveiled plans for a new rail production facility. The new plant will be located adjacent to Aferpi's existing site at Piombino and...
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. The two-car diesel-powered train was manufactured by MÁV...
innotrans-to-expand-in-2018
IRJ at InnoTrans 2016: Speaking at the opening press conference for InnoTrans 2016 in Berlin, Dr Christian Göke, CEO of Messe Berlin, said a new exhibition hall will be ready in time for the 2018...
chinese-high-speed-network-reaches-20000km
CHINA’s high-speed network now exceeds 20,000km after the opening of a line linking Zhengzhou in the central Henan province with Xuzhou in eastern Jiangsu on September 10. The 360km line is designed for 300km/h operation and...
jspl-sets-up-india’s-first-head-hardened-rails-plant
JINDAL Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) announced on September 6 that it has become India’s first manufacturer of head hardened rails for high-speed rail and metro applications. JSPL is also one of just seven global steel...
rail-pressure-group-calls-for-longer-freight-trains
THE managing director of Germany's Pro-Rail Alliance, Mr Dirk Flege, has called for politicians to act on upgrading Germany’s rail network to accept 740m-long 35-wagon freight trains, which is supposed to become the standard in...
traffic-increase-boosts-vr-first-half-operating-profit
FINLAND’s VR Group turned an operating loss of €2.6m in the first half of 2015 into a profit of €1.2m for the first half of 2016 thanks to an increase in passenger and freight rail...
end-of-life-tyres-prove-their-worth-in-sub-ballast-applications
Under-ballast materials are proven to reduce the impact of vibrations caused by passing trains and are in widespread use around the world. The Recytrack research project, which concluded in 2014 and was conducted by Spanish...