Category Rail/Transit

The latest news and headlines from around the global brake industry. This page lists all of the articles in the Rail/Transit category.

Bosch Elevates Iasi Tram Safety

Bosch Elevates Iasi Tram Safety

Bosch Engineering is revolutionizing public transportation safety in Iasi by equipping the city’s entire tram fleet with the Tram Forward Collision Warning (TFCW) system. This initiative, aimed at enhancing the safety of tram drivers, passengers, and other road users, involves…

Wabtec Launches New Manufacturing Hub

Wabtec Launches New Manufacturing Hub

Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) has inaugurated its new manufacturing campus in Rohtak, India, marking a significant milestone in the company’s expansion. The $18 million (Rs. 150 crore) investment underscores Wabtec’s commitment to enhancing its production capabilities and meeting the growing…

Knorr-Bremse Expands Rail Signaling

Knorr-Bremse Expands Rail Signaling

Knorr-Bremse AG, the global leader in braking systems and rail and commercial vehicle technologies, has announced the acquisition of Alstom Signaling North America’s conventional railway signaling business. This strategic move allows Knorr-Bremse to make its debut in the lucrative CCS…

Knorr-Bremse Sells Kiepe Electric

Knorr-Bremse Sells Kiepe Electric

In a strategic move to refine its business focus, Knorr-Bremse has officially sold Kiepe Electric, a distinguished entity in electric vehicle equipment based in Düsseldorf, to Heramba GmbH. This transaction, finalized in late January 2024, marks a pivotal step in…

Wabtec's Major Rail Brake Contract

Wabtec’s Major Rail Brake Contract

Wabtec Corporation, a prominent player in transportation solutions, has recently announced a significant brake system order from Siemens India Private Limited’s Mobility Business. This substantial order, valued at $157 million, is a key component of the prestigious 9000HP locomotive project…

Canada Tightens Railway Brake Inspection Rules for Enhanced Safety

Canada Tightens Railway Brake Inspection Rules

Canada is taking another step towards safer railways, with new rules announced by Transport Minister Pablo Rodriguez targeting train brake inspections. These changes, effective December 1, 2025, prioritize cold-weather performance and apply to both freight and passenger trains. Stricter Inspections…

Knorr-Bremse, Alstom Modernize Indian Metros

Knorr-Bremse, Alstom Modernize Indian Metros

In a significant development in India’s urban transit sector, Knorr-Bremse has announced a partnership with Alstom to equip 52 Movia metro trains for Bhopal and Indore’s metro lines, currently under construction. The collaboration involves fitting these trains with state-of-the-art braking…

Chicago Train Crash Exposes Brake Flaw

Chicago Train Crash Exposes Brake Flaw

A recent collision involving a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) train and a maintenance snowplow has uncovered a significant flaw in the train’s braking system. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is currently investigating this defect, which played a crucial role…