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Austria to invest EUR 14.6 billion in expanding rail infrastructure

According to the Railway Pro portal, in the next six years, about EUR 14.6 billion will be invested to expand rail infrastructure in Austria. In addition to investments into the major rail corridors and cargo terminals, also new railcars for local transport will be acquired. Moreover, from 2016 new locomotives for freight transport will be acquired.

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DB launches training programme for refugees

Deutsche Bahn has launched a railway training scheme for refugees who have previous experience of electrical engineering.

An initial group of 15 people originally from Nigeria, Eritrea, Congo, Iran, Algeria, Somalia, Syria and Tunisia have been selected for the programme, which runs for 28 months and starts with a four-month language course.

The programme has been devised by DB in collaboration with …

Bombardier’s Battery Powered Tram Sets Range Record

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has successfully completed a 41.6 km catenary-free test run using a Bombardier-built tram, powered entirely by its PRIMOVE battery in combination with BOMBARDIER MITRAC. The test run was conducted in the German city of Mannheim on the Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH (RNV) network.

RNV began using SuperCaps energy storage systems in 2009, and has integrated this technology into 30 of their trams. This provided sufficient energy for short CFO distances. However, the …

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