This free to view Bogies & Wheelsets supplement is sponsored by Bombardier, Schwab Verkehrstechnik, CAF, Lucchini and Continental ContiTech:
- EURAXLES – paving the way to enhanced railway safety
Raimund Abele, Chairman of the EURAXLES Steering Committee / Léa Paties, Project Manager at UNIFE and EURAXLES Project Coordinator
EURAXLES was launched in November 2010 and is a three-year R&D project coordinated by UNIFE. This EU-project, funded via the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Development, is bringing together 23 European partners covering the rail sector with the final goal to minimise the risk of axle failure in rail transport to such a level that it is not considered as a significant threat to the safe operation of the European interoperable railway system…
- Bombardier drives innovation with creation of new Bogie Technical Center
Harro Effertz, Head of Contracts, Legal Affairs and Claim Management and BTC Project Lead, Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier’s Bogies business unit has a long tradition and history within the rail industry – born out of the competences of multiple companies that through the years have shaped the Bombardier Transportation Group. Today the Bogies business unit is composed of multiple international sites, with more than 2,000 skilled and motivated employees, and has more than 160 years of bogie expertise capturing a constantly growing turnover of approximately €500 million per year. Within our business unit we manufacture and sell more than 3,500 BOMBARDIER FLEXX bogies on an annual basis as the worldwide market leader. Today more than 200,000 FLEXX bogies are in successful operation worldwide…
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