Wabtec Corporation’s adaptive wheel-slide protection (WSP) technology to help improve rail transit braking performance has gained certification, the company reported Dec. 6.
Wabtec Corp. has been awarded a US$69.63 million (€60 million) contract to supply platform gates for the Marseille metro automation project in France. In addition, Siemens Mobility and BAI Communications (BAI) have finalized their acquisitions of Sqills, a Netherlands-based passenger rail software provider, and Mobilitie, a U.S. telecommunications infrastructure company, respectively.
French National Railways (SNCF) says that traffic on its high-speed services grew by 14% between January and April this year compared with the same period in 2018 when SNCF was suffering from strikes. The growth equates to additional 4.5 million travelers.
SNCF (French National Railways) says a detached turnout fishplate is the likely cause of the derailment of an intercity train on July 12 at Brétigny-sur-Orge south of Paris in which six people died and 62 were injured, reports International Railway Journal, , sister publication of Railway Age.