Global mobility technology leader Bombardier Transportation has established a new legal entity in Bulgaria as well as a project management office in the capital city of Sofia. Bombardier Transportation Bulgaria LLC will enable Bombardier to strengthen its support for existing and future rail projects in the country and continue to work closely with the Bulgarian Railways as well as local partners and suppliers.
In a major step towards greener construction sites, HS2 has trialled solar and hydrogen powered welfare cabins across its work locations run by enabling and main works civils joint ventures CSjv (Costain, Skanska) and SCSjv (Skanska Costain STRABAG) including Camden, West Ruislip and Uxbridge.
Global rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has celebrated the delivery of the first state-of-the-art BOMBARDIER INNOVIA monorail 300 vehicles for Thailand. The monorails will run on Bangkok’s new Metropolitan Rapid Transit (MRT) Pink and Yellow Lines, which will provide 64-kilometres of new rail-based urban transportation links across the city.
Wabtec (NYSE: WAB) begins trial of the transit rail industry’s first air conditioning system using natural R290 refrigerant, a clean and environmentally friendly option. This Wabtec Green Air technology is part of the company’s initiative to bring clean, sustainable solutions to the transit market.
HydroFLEX, a project led by rolling stock owner Porterbrook, in partnership with the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE), has successfully undertaken its first mainline test of the UK’s first hydrogen powered train – with support from Ricardo in the key area of safety case development and certification.