Railcolor Innovation & Design

[DE] DB Regio and BEG present “Ideenzug 2017” – innovative ideas for regional trains

The regional train of the future, what could it look like? The Südostbayernbahn (SOB), d.lab, DB Regio, the Bayerischen Eisenbahngesellschaft (BEG) and design studio Neomind decided to create a vision […]

[AT] ÖBB; Tender for long-distance trains suspended, and resumed

An interesting tender to watch right now is the Austrian railways’ (ÖBB) search for new loco-hauled day AND night trains. Orders for loco-hauled rolling stock are scarce. New rolling stock […]

[DE] NGT CARGO: A look at the freight train of the future

Imagine a combination of high speed, flexibility in train compositions, full automation, individually powered cars and last-mile transport. The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) has […]

[DE] DB Fahrzeug-instandhaltung Dessau workshop expanded

Deutsche Bahn has inaugurated its expanded locomotive workshop in Dessau, which now enables DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung to test multisystem locomotives; a long-desired, but also long-required feature to effectively compete in the […]

[ES] Hydrogen ‘motorcar’ experiment by Renfe, Alstom and Enagás

Hey, another hydrogen train project in Europe. Not as ambitious as the iLint from Alstom, but it is a step. Spanish train operator Renfe, Alstom, Enagás, Audigna/Hidrógena and Nertatec are […]

[Innovation] Siemens: A built-in shunting module for passenger coaches

Shunting coaches, without shunting vehicle or locomotive, Siemens offers a solution. They have developed a drive module which can be built under the most common types of passenger coaches. Its […]

[DE] HELMS: Toshiba rebuilding two DB V90 locomotives

DB Cargo, DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung, DB Systemtechnik, Toshiba and Henschel have joined forces in project HELMS, short for Hybrid ELectro-Mechanical Shunter. Together the companies are developing a new hybrid shunting locomotive based […]

[DE] Project Next Generation Train: a new crash concept for high speed trains

How can we make passenger rail travel safer, more efficient and better for the environment? To answer these questions, scientists of the German DLR national aeronautics and space research centre are working […]