Malaysia orders multiple-units with graphene capacitor energy storage A €180m contract for 22 multiple-units of two types was signed by Malaysia’s Ministry of Transport, national operator KTMB and CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive on April 11. The order includes 13 four-car DMUs for use on regional services. These Class 61 units will have an operating speed of 120 km/h, design speed of 140 km/h and be equipped with CRRC’s own design of graphene-based supercapacitor. CRRC said the 60 kF capacity ...
In December 2016 we wrote about the curious absence of the Metropolitan line extension to Watford (the Croxley Rail link) from the TfL Business Plan. Sources at the time suggested that the extension was facing a funding shortfall that TfL were unwilling to meet. TfL have now officially confirmed that this is the case. Taking the Met to Watford Originally proposed and managed by Herts County Council, the scheme seeks to connect the Metropolitan line to Watford town centre. It will do this by ...
Hoping to reduce the “shocking” levels of nitrogen oxides in the city, the mayor of Munich is hoping to implement a ban on diesel vehicles. This would make Munich the first German city to introduce such a measure. As a fuel-efficient alternative to petrol engines, diesel engines are extremely popular in Germany, accounting for approximately half the cars sold in the country before the manipulation of nitrogen oxides emissions tests came to light. The revelation that diesel cars manufactured ...
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