Preview of the Railvolution 6/2018

Mireo EMU Family Presented

On 6 December 2018 at PCW Siemens unveiled first EMUs of its new Mireo regional train platform. In the coming months, eight pre-series trains will be commissioned at the company’s Test and Validation Centre in Wegberg-Wildenrath.

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The visitors to the media event held on 6 December 2018 were first shown 463 004.

„MoreTrans“, Part 2

We come to Part Two of our customary, unique and in-depth three-part InnoTrans report. Given the huge number of exhibits, our focus here is mainly on locomotives, some urban transport vehicles, and related components.

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Vossloh Locomotives exhibited two diesel locomotive types, the G 6 and DE 18, which represent the manufacturer’s main types under production at present.

First Test Runs Using ETCS Level 3 In Germany

6 September 2018 was the very first time on DB Netz that two rail vehicles ran under ETCS Level 3 supervision. The demonstration runs took place on the line between Annaberg-Buchholz and Schwarzenberg in the Erzgebirge.

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The photo was taken on 6 September 2018, showing TRAXX 285 104 closely pursuing VT 420. 

Riding the Moroccan Winged Horse

On 15 November 2018 in Tanger King Mohammed VI and French President Emmanuel Macron jointly inaugurated Africa’s first purpose-built high speed railway. Commercial services, branded Al Boraq (after a mythical Moroccan winged horse), started up on 29 November.

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For the Tanger to Casablanca high speed line 12 Avelia Euroduplex trains were delivered. The photo shows ONCF’s Euroduplexes at Tangier.

And much more!

Cover of 6/2018
Poster

Features: 744 005, one of five CZ LOKO-built EffiShunter 1000 locomotives for Mercitalia Shunting & Terminal.