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D-DART: A Double Deck EMU With Three-Axle Bogies

04 Apr 2018 10:00

In Railvolution 4/15, we presented a design concept for a double deck carriage mounted on three-axle bogies, shared with neighbouring carriages. The bogie pivots are positioned fore and aft of the centre of the bogies. Following publication of this article in Railvolution, its author was approached by the British company Tata Steel Project, which asked whether it would be possible to design a train based on these principles for use on the British network. What resulted was a concept known as the D-DART (Double-Deck ARticulated Train), described below.

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More On Hydrogen Fuelled Trains

25 Jan 2018 07:15

On account of the considerable response to our article in Railvolution 2/17, on the hydrogen fuelled iLint multiple unit and the use of hydrogen fuel cells as a source of power for rail vehicles, we have decided to publish further articles on this topic.

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Fuel Cell Coradia iLint On Test

12 Jan 2018 08:56

On 14 March 2017, having completed its initial static tests, Alstom’s second fuel cell Coradia iLint multiple unit, 654 102, made its first test runs on the test track within Salzgitter works, progressively being worked up to a speed of 80 km/h.

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Siemens And Alstom Join Forces To Create A European Champion In Mobility

14 Dec 2017 08:07

This was the title of the joint press release by the two companies published on 26 September 2017, announcing that they had signed a MoU to combine Siemens’s Mobility Division, including its rail traction drives business, with Alstom.

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Energy For Transport: Seeking A Way Where There Is No Way

28 Nov 2017 10:12

The discovery of ways of using fossil fuels has resulted in significant advances for humanity, while fossil fuels made available to mankind far more energy than the human body, through its muscles, is able to produce.

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