process innovation

Vivarail’s innovative upcycling of old London Underground rolling stock

Vivarail aim to refurbish 75 old London Underground trains in the next two to four years to respond to increasing demand for rolling stock. The trains will use the bodyshells, bogies, and motors from old D78 metro stock from London Underground. Vivarail will then convert the stock from electrical to diesel, refurbish them, and fit […]

SECURITY DRONES TO BE USED BY POLISH RAIL FREIGHT OPERATOR

PKP Cargo, Poland’s largest rail freight operator, are one of a handful of operators who have recently introduced drones to assist in significantly reducing the amount of thefts from the company’s trains. Thanks to the initiatives undertaken by PKP Cargo, in the first half of the year losses due to theft of goods from trains […]

ABS on the Rails

High-speed trains are an essential part of efficient transport infrastructure in any modern industrialized country. But the trains’ travel speeds–of up to 250 km/h and more–place enormous demands on brake system mechanical components and control electronics. For the last 15 years, ETAS tools have helped Knorr-Bremse AG to develop the software for managing and controlling […]