BRITAIN’s Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), with funding from the Department for Transport (DfT), has awarded a grant to a consortium led by open-access operator Grand Central and including Liebherr-Transportation Systems and Newcastle University’s Centre for Railway Research (NewRail), to develop an active radial suspension system (ARSS).
SPANISH companies involved in the development and certification of the OGI automatic gauge-changing system have completed the first phase of dynamic testing. The OGI bogies are designed for use on freight routes crossing the Spanish-French border where the track gauge changes from 1668mm to 1435mm.
THE Institute of Railway Research (IRR) at Britain’s University of Huddersfield has unveiled a new 150-tonne bogie test rig, which it says is the only one of its type in Europe. and inaugurated the Centre for Innovation in Rail.