IRJ at InnoTrans 2012: IN an effort to boost the struggling locomotive manufacturing sector, Professor Roland Pörner, managing director of the German Railway Industry Association (VDB), has announced plans to replace Germany´s oldest privately-owned diesel locomotives.
SIEMENS and Stadler Pankow have formed a consortium to bid for the contract to supply trains for the forthcoming Berlin S-Bahn Ring Line concession, which is currently being tendered by Berlin Brandenburg Transport Authority (VBB).
UNION Pacific (UP) has begun testing an experimental low-emissions locomotive which will be used to evaluate the performance of aftertreatment technologies, including exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), diesel oxidation catalysts (DOCs), and diesel particulate filters (DPFs).
CSR Corporation announced today that a joint venture of its subsidiary CSR Qingdao Sifang and Kawasaki Heavy Industries has been awarded a contract by Singapore's Land Transport Authority (LTA) to supply 132 type C151B metro cars for the city's rapidly-expanding network.
A prototype power-electronic traction transformer know as Pett has been developed by ABB and is currently being tested in an electric locomotive. The objective is to develop a compact, lightweight but powerful and energy-efficient converter for use on multiple-units where space and weight are at a premium.