In Paris, the City of Lights, if you want those lights to shine brightly and clearly, you’ll need to ensure the air is free of dust (particulate matter, PM). One way is to cut down on the amount of PM produced by rail vehicle friction braking.
The Hyundai Rotem Co. has selected Webtec Corp. braking systems, doors and air conditioning systems for the 62 three-car automated trainsets that it is supplying under contract with Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA). The trainsets will operate on Singapore Mass Rapid Transit’s (MRT) new 15-mile, 24-station Jurong Region Line, which will connect western Singapore and is scheduled to begin opening in 2026.
TÜV SÜD, an independent testing and certification authority, has certified Wabtec Corp’s new Metroflexx brake, which the company calls “next-generation braking systems for the mass transit rail industry.” The certification “validates that the system meets the safety, quality and performance standards set at an organizational, local or international level.”
Paris Transport Authority (RATP) has teamed with Wabtec Corp. to test “Green Friction” technology for brakes in an aim to improve tunnel air quality.