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DTE Energy to power Detroit's streetcar

Rail| October 12, 2016

The QLINE — a 3.3-mile modern street car line on Woodward Avenue in Detroit will be powered by four new traction power substations.

[Video] Brooklyn Queens Connector: Streetcar Project

Rail| May 18, 2016

The BQX, New York City’s first new rail system since the subway began service more than a century ago, is a new, state-of-the-art street car system being planned by the City of New York. The BQX will be efficient and emissions-free and it will run on tracks flush with the existing roadway. Without relying upon overhead catenary wires or underground power sources, it will also be resilient against major weather and flood events. BQX trains will be ADA accessible and will accommodate bicycle parking.

 

To learn more visit www.bqx.nyc

Rail| April 27, 2016

NJ TRANSIT's Hudson-Bergen line running modified service for 3rd day

Service has been hampered since overhead catenary wires were yanked down when a dump truck lowered its bed two days ago. There is no timetable for the repair of the wires.

Rail| November 3, 2015

Bombardier's battery-powered tram sets range record

THe 26-mile trial run in Mannheim, Germany, using a the company's Primove battery-powered tram, sets distance record for catenary-free operation.

Rail| June 17, 2015

Dubai Tram System: Alstom's Innovative Rail Tech Takes Off

The six-mile tramway, featuring 11 vehicles and 11 air-conditioned stations, provides a key link to the fast-growing urban oasis in the United Arab Emirates.

Rail| June 10, 2015

Alstom's SRS catenary-free solution

Autonomy and energy efficiency are important criteria in urban transport. With continued focus on ensuring the proper architectural integration of trams into city centers, Alstom expanded its range of catenary-free solutions with SRS, a breakthrough ground-based power charging system for all types of tramways, including the non-Alstom built.

Rail| June 8, 2015

Alstom launches Attractis and SRS at UITP World Congress

Able to carry from 4,000 to up to 14,000 passengers per hour and per direction, Attractis can be easily adjusted to the level of ridership. Meanwhile, SRS is a breakthrough ground-based power charging system for all types of tramways, including the non-Alstom built.

May 20, 2015

Catenary Replacement Plan Leads to 150 Miles of Success

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s Regional (commuter) Rail system was inherited from the Pennsylvania and Reading Railroads and the infrastructure in many sections of the system has been serving the Philadelphia area for more than 100 years. Fifteen years ago, overhead catenary system (OCS) failures were a common occurrence on SEPTA Regional Rail, a result of fatigue cracks and wear. The all too common OCS failures were frustrating for SEPTA customers who occasionally found it difficult to depend on train service for their travels and for SEPTA, whose crews were constantly working to repair and maintain the system.

Rail| March 25, 2015

[Photos] Dubai's Groundbreaking Catenary-Free Tram System

The Dubai tramway is the first tram in the world able to run in temperatures of up to 50 °C (122 °F) and to withstand harsh climate conditions. Equipped with Alstom's APS ground-level power supply, the system is also the first in the world to be catenary-free all along the line, enabling perfect integration of the tramway into the cityscape.

Rail| October 30, 2014

Sec. of Transportation Foxx, Rep. Butterfield visit IMPulse factory

The company unveiled its latest innovative development for cable theft detection, as well as its White House Champion of Change technology for an overhead contact wire safety monitoring system.
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