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.

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…

GB Railfreight Tests Innovative Brake System

GB Railfreight Tests Innovative Brake System

London – GB Railfreight (GBRf) has successfully concluded a four-week trial of a pioneering brake monitoring solution, setting a global precedent in the realm of rail safety and efficiency. Collaboratively developed with industry leaders Icomera, DG8, and SENSEi, this novel…

Wabtec will provide brakes for NYC subway cars

Wabtec Brakes for NYC Subways

PITTSBURGH, — Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) will provide brakes and couplers for 640 MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) train cars via its client Kawasaki Rail Car, Inc. The multi-million-dollar order for service-proven equipment provides seamless interoperability with other subway…

Knorr-Bremse MotionLead braking/throttle-control system

MotionLead Modular Rail Braking/Throttle System

MUNICH – Knorr-Bremse recently posted the following interview with Michael Holz, its in-house expert on the company’s MotionLead rail braking/acceleration system. Because the systems are based on a modular principle, Knorr-Bremse can adapt the control levers to operators’ specific requirements.…

Knorr-Bremse on EB Brakes for the train of the future

EM Brakes tor The Train of The Future

MUNICH — In the future, sustainable mobility will depend in large part on rail transportation – a vision which Knorr-Bremse is helping to deliver by designing innovative technologies. With the Electromechanical Train Braking System (EM brake), the world market leader…