Batteries

FOLLOWING the launch of Britain’s first battery-powered trams in the West Midlands in April, Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) is tendering for 18 new LRVs, with the option to purchase…
ARRIVA Netherlands has signed a 15-year contract with Stadler to service and maintain the 18 new Wink electro-diesel multiple units and 51 refurbished GTW DMUs, managed by Arriva, which will…
VIVARAIL, which is offering low-cost regional trains to the British and international markets using trains built with former London Underground aluminium coach bodies and bogies has completed its first entirely…
Swiss Federal Railways’ (SBB) desire to reduce the energy consumption of its vehicle fleet has led to the development of a new lighter and more efficient onboard battery. Benedikt Vogel,…
A new-generation Plasser & Theurer hybrid infrastructure maintenance machine has visited the Rail Tec Arsenal (RTA) climatic chamber in Vienna for extreme temperature testing.
PROPOSALS to significantly reduce the use of diesel traction on regional services in southern Germany were presented to the Bavarian cabinet by the state’s transport minister Mr Joachim Herrmann on…
ARRIVA Netherlands has signed a contract with Stadler for 18 Wink electro-diesel multiple units, which will initially operate on biodiesel on non-electrified lines, with provision for conversion to battery and…
AUCKLAND Transport (AT) has retreated on a plan to order 17 Independently-Powered Electric Multiple Units (IPEMUs) to replace DMUs on suburban services to Pukekohe, opting instead to exercise an option…
AUCKLAND Council’s Finance and Performance Committee agreed in principle on July 26 to go ahead with the purchase of 17 Independently-Powered Electric Multiple Units (IPEMUs), which will replace DMUs on…

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