Deutsche Bahn, the German transport minister Andreas Scheuer, the Eisenbahn- und Verkehrsgewerkschaft (EVG), DB’s works council as well as the employer association AGV MOVE have signed the ‘Bündnis für unsere Bahn‘ (‘Alliance for our Railway’) in Berlin.
The decision to move InnoTrans from September 2020 to 27 to 30 April 2021 has received widespread support from the mobility sector. Following its postponement until April 2021 InnoTrans has met with positive feedback all round.
The corona crisis is turning everything upside down. Many activities are being deferred. For Massimo Parisi, Project Manager at Strukton Rail, the reverse was happening. He was asked to renew over 6 kilometres of track in two weeks’ time. That turned out to be quite a puzzle.
Bulgarian State Railways (BDŽ) has ordered ten Smartron locomotives from Siemens Mobility. The Smartron is a preconfigured locomotive that combines all the advantages of a standard product with the proven platform technology of the Vectron locomotives.
The COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted economies around the world as it has forced people’s daily lives to a grinding halt. The coronavirus outbreak is reasonably expected to have lasting impacts on our individual behaviour and lifestyle, particularly on the way we work, consume and travel. In regard to the latter, transport and mobility are at the epicentre of the immediate and long-term challenges posed by the global health crisis. From urban traffic to international trade flow, bustling movement has given way to hushed calm. Many countries have closed their borders and imposed curfews – resulting in sharp reductions in transport demand at both the local and continental level.
Coinciding with the start of the new fiscal year 2020/2021, Alstom has appointed Leopoldo Maestu new President and CEO of Alstom in Spain and Portugal, and a member of the Management Committee of Alstom Europe.
The first of the 12000-horsepower, Prima T8 electric locomotives has been put into commercial service by Indian Railways. Built by Alstom and certified by the Ministry of Railways and Commissioner of Railway Safety/RDSO, the electric locomotives – known locally by the designation WAG-12 – are the most powerful locomotives to run on Indian rails. The 2015 contract will see a total of 800 locomotives built for Indian Railways.