The TRU East Alliance of Network Rail, VolkerRail, J. Murphy and Sons, Siemens and Systra, has now installed 37 miles of overhead wire and nine miles of earth wires, along a six mile four-track stretch of line on the East Coast Main Line, as part of the multi-billion-pound Transpennine Route Upgrade.
Today [Thursday 1 December] Mark Harper, Secretary of State for Transport, and HS2 Ltd Chief Executive Mark Thurston went 33 metres below ground for an exclusive end-to-end tour of the first completed tunnel on the HS2 project.
As the number of kilometres in the metro tunnel has increased fourfold, Metropolitan Area Transport Ltd has invested in more efficient maintenance equipment. Sustainability was the starting point for the procurement of the new tunnel cleaning wagon; it is environmentally friendly as it is built on top of a recycled frame and it uses only biodegradable and ecological washing agents. The new tunnel cleaning wagon was supplied to City Transport Ltd by VR FleetCare.
For 175 years Siemens Mobility has been transforming the everyday, delivering reliable and proven technology across the globe. That expertise comes from extensive testing to ensure only the best product, testing our technology today to prepare it for the challenges of tomorrow. We’re tough on our trains because we are passionate about their performance. That’s why we’re proud to provide trainsets for VIA Rail Canada that will modernize Canada’s national passenger rail service.
Magnetic track brakes are independent of the rail-wheel-contact and thus lead to shorter braking distances. They are only used for certain braking applications such as instance rapid braking or emergency braking.
Thanks to its ability to travel with diesel engines, with a pantograph on electrified lines and with batteries, the Blues hybrid train allows a 50% reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions compared to current diesel trains.