Preview of the Railvolution 4/2012

RZD’s New Class EP20 Locomotives
The scene on the Russian rail network is changing rapidly nowadays. One of the most challenging demands is the provision of new locomotives and trains to meet the demand for shorter journey times and higher operating speeds of passenger services.
EP20-001 on the VELNII/NEVZ test circuit at Novocherkassk on 26 January 2012.
Photo: TMH
Inspiro For Metro Warszawskie
Siemens’s Infrastructure & Cities Sector has been focusing on product platforms for some time. The Inspiro® range of trains was the latest development for metros and now forms the basis for the new vehicles for Metro Warszawskie.
The first Metro Warszawskie Inspiro under assembly at Wien on 29 June 2012.
Photo: Petr Kadeřávek
Czech Raildays 2012
Czech Raildays is an annual event in Ostrava, held in the freight yard adjacent to the principal station. The trade fair focuses on all aspects of rail transport, and also on various modes of urban public transport.
The 13th edition was held between 19 and 21 June and brought 178 exhibiting companies, and 6,338 registered visitors, 80 % of whom were rail industry professionals.
Photo: Tomáš Kuchta
Deliveries Begin Of RZD’s WLABmz Sleepers
On 2 August 2009 RZD awarded a contract for 200 Type WLABmz sleeping cars to Tversky vagono-stroitelny zavod (TVZ), with Siemens appointed as the main subcontractor.
RZD’s future WLABmz 62 20 78-90 003 sleeping car together with PROSE laboratory car 85 99-70 113, at Winterthur on 17 June 2012.
Photo: Petr Kadeřávek
Next Generation Train - The Revolution
The DLR (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt) is widely known as a governmental German aerospace research organisation with a workforce of about 7,000 - most of them scientists. Over the past ten years security, energy and transport research areas have been added to DLR’s range of activities. From 2007 transport research for rail vehicles has engaged the capabilities of several DLR institutes in one theme - the Next Generation Train (NGT).
NGT - train of the future.
Photo: DLR
And much more!
Cover of 4/2012

Features: Desiro RUS ES1-002 at Sochi station on 30 May 2012