recent study by Prose and Rail Traction Company, Italy, revealed that it is possible for a 2200-tonne freight train to successfully navigate the Brenner Pass on the Italy-Austria border. Robbin Wetter, an engineer in Prose’s Running Dynamics team, details the project.
The saga of Danish State Railways' heavily-delayed AnsaldoBreda IC4 DMUs took another turn last month with the publication of an independent report on the measures required for full fleet deployment. Keith Barrow looks at the report's main findings.
DANISH State Railways (DSB) released the latest independent assessment of its AnsaldoBreda IC4 DMUs on December 5, detailing the current status of the troubled fleet and the measures necessary to ensure the trains operate reliably.
While measuring wheelsets offer the potential to improve track alignment quality analysis, adoption by infrastructure managers has generally been slow. Swiss company Prose's new web-based system aims to improve the economics of the process, as its general manager and head of measuring wheelsets, Dipl-Ing André Rohrbeck, explains.