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THE quest to reduce the emission of greenhouse and noxious gases from diesel engines appears to have taken on a new sense of urgency judging by the recent flurry of…
BRITISH franchise operator First MTR South Western Railway has awarded Kiepe Electric UK a contract to conduct a traction upgrade and refurbishment on 18 class 442 trains, which were previously…
CHENGDU Metro has awarded a €57m contract to Alstom to supply traction equipment for 496 metro cars being built for the 49km Line 5, which is due to open at…
NEW United Group (NUG), China, has awarded a Yuan 531m ($US 79.6m) contract to the Bombardier NUG Propulsion System Chinese joint venture to supply traction and control for 678 metro…
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…
With recent advances in energy storage technology, urban rail operators are harnessing the ability to reduce traction power consumption. Venky Krishnan director of business development and special projects with Calbetux,…
ABB announced on February 16 that it has received orders with a total value of $US 70m to supply traction and onboard power equipment to Stadler Rail for use on…
IRJ at Innotrans 2016: ABB unveiled its new Effilight traction transformer at InnoTrans on September 20.
CHINA’s first metro train fitted with permanent magnet direct-drive traction motors has entered trial passenger service on Line 1 of the Changsha Metro, which opened on June 28, following two…
Singapore's SMRT Trains is the first metro operator outside of Japan to adopt Toshiba's permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) propulsion system for metro trains. Kevin Smith visited its Bishan depot…
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