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German group Vossloh AG has sold its Locomotives business unit, based in Kiel, Germany, to the world’s largest train manufacturer, China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC). The purchase was made by CRRC ZELC (CRRC...

New Heathrow Express trains revealed

Heathrow Express revealed the first glimpses of its new fleet of trains which is due to launch in the summer. Featuring at-seat USB power, new Business First seating and work tables and a striking external livery, the...

Bringing 3D printing to the UK rail industry

3D printing is an almost magical process, yet, in a way, it is also so simple. A normal ink-jet computer printer lays down a film of ink onto a sheet of paper to produce letters, words or...

Rolling stock maintenance and remote condition monitoring

This is the fourth time that Rail Engineer has reported on London Business Conferences’ symposium on rolling stock maintenance, featuring Remote Condition Monitoring (issues 136, 148 and 171). This year was the eighth such conference and more...

Azuma’s HIGHEST challenge

The Highland main line (HML) between Inverness and Perth is the most severely graded line on the UK railway network. It requires southbound trains leaving Inverness at sea level to climb 1,315 feet in 22 miles to...

KeTech – Connected Driver Advisory System

The November issue of Rail Engineer (issue 179) covered the Network Rail long-term deployment plan for ETCS (European Train Control System). ETCS, however, is only part of the overall digital railway programme, with the other parts including: traffic management (TM)...

First train for Shanghai Metro line 14 completed

The first driverless metro train for Shanghai Metro’s Line 14 has rolled off the assembly line in CRRC Nanjing Puzhen. With a total length of 38,514 km and 31 stations, Shanghai Metro’s Line 14 will connect...

Double-deck FV-Dosto fleet awarded Swiss operating licence

SBB's new double-deck FV-Dosto EMUs have been issued with a two-year operating licence by the Switzerland Federal Office of Transport (BAV).

Stadler wins Hanover S-Bahn EMU order

Transdev has awarded Stadler a contract to supply 64 Flirt EMUs for the Hanover S-Bahn.

Gibela JV opens train manufacturing site in South Africa

The President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, has attended the official opening of the Gibela joint venture's new train manufacturing facility in Dunnottar.

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