LONDON Underground (LU) has launched a five-week trial of a new inverter system at Cloudesley Road substation on the Victoria Line, which enables energy returned to the grid by regenerative braking systems on trains to be reused at stations.
BRITISH rolling stock leasing company Eversholt Rail has revealed details of the £60m upgrade being carried out by Wabtec on 30 four-car class 321 EMUs currently leased by Abellio Greater Anglia (AGA) for services from London Liverpool Street to Essex and Suffolk.
MITSUBISHI Electric Corporation announced on May 27 that it has been awarded a contract by CAF, Spain to supply traction equipment for the fleet of 118 New Generation Sprinter (SNG) EMUs ordered by Netherlands Railways (NS) last December.
A British project to evaluate the performance of battery-powered rolling stock reached a milestone on January 12, when a specially-adapted Bombardier 25kV 50Hz ac class 379 Electrostar EMU operated under battery power for the first time in passenger service.
SWISS Federal Railways has awarded ABB Switzerland a contract worth around SFr 69.2m ($US 75.4m) to supply new traction equipment for its fleet of 119 Re460 electric locomotives as part of a SFr 230m mid-life refurbishment programme.
BRITISH infrastructure manager Network Rail announced on August 12 that trial operation has begun using a Bombardier 25kV 50Hz ac class 379 EMU adapted to operate under battery power as part of the Independently-Powered Electric Multiple Unit (IPEMU) project.
SHANGHAI Shentong Metro Group has awarded Alstom and its local joint venture Shanghai Alstom Transport Electrical Equipment (Satee) a €37m contract to supply new traction equipment for trains operating on Shanghai Metro lines 3 and 4. The work is due to be completed by 2014.