Three on Indian Railways multiple-unit factory shortlist

INDIA: Three consortia have been shortlisted by Indian Railways for a public-private partnership contract to build a factory to supply around 5 000 electric multiple-unit cars over 12 years and to maintain them for 13 years. According to local reports, the shortlisted bidders are: CRRC with Alstom; Siemens with Bombardier; Stadler Bussnang with Medha Servo […]

GE reveals Indian Railways Evolution locomotive livery

INDIA: The livery of the Evolution Series diesel locomotives which GE Transportation is building for Indian Railways was unveiled on August 3 when the first painted locomotive was rolled out of the Erie plant?s paint shop. The ES43ACmi required 190 litres of paint, with the red chosen to represent energy and yellow to represent freshness. […]

Bharat Wagon & Engineering Co to close

INDIA: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the Ministry of Railways? proposal to close the loss-making Bharat Wagon & Engineering Co Ltd, which has manufacturing facilities at Mokama and Muzaffarpur in Bihar. The government is to provide a one-off grant of Rs1·5bn towards a severance package for the employees and to clear BWEL?s […]

ABB India to install solar inverters at 750 Indian stations

INDIA: ABB India is to supply solar inverters for 750 stations in north India as part of an Indian Railways project to reduce dependence on electricity generated using coal, lower energy costs and meet greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. Forming part of rooftop solar installations being set up by Azure Power, the inverters which convert […]

Indian high speed rail project launched by Prime Ministers

INDIA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe attended a groundbreaking ceremony at Sabarmarti in Ahmedabad on September 14 to officially launch India?s first high speed rail project. The planned 508 km Mumbai ? Ahmedabad line is to use Japanese Shinkansen technology including 1 435 mm standard gauge tracks. The alignment would be […]

Alstom delivers first locomotive bodyshell to India

INDIA: The first bodyshell for the fleet of 800 WAG12 twin-section electric locomotives which Alstom is to supply to Indian Railways was unloaded at Haldia in the Port of Kolkata on September 20, ready for delivery to the factory at Madhepura where the fleet will be assembled. In November 2015 the Ministry of Railways selected […]

Infotainment available on Shatabdi Express service

INDIA: Digital services company Trolex Aporta is to supply its Juxta closed-network infotainment package for Northern Railway?s New Delhi ? Habibganj Shatabdi Express services. Passengers will be able to stream entertainment and news directly to mobile devices using a secure local wi-fi network, without buffering and without needing a connection to the public network. ?We […]

Production starts at Indian electric locomotive factory

INDIA: Artesyn Embedded Technologies is to collaborate with Lab To Market Innovations to bring its ControlSafe range of SIL4 computing platforms to the Indian rail market. ?The ControlSafe portfolio is designed for a wide range of onboard and wayside applications and is already saving integrators years of time-to-market and millions in development costs all over […]