Issue 3 2005
Issue 3 2005 / 23 August 2005 / Johannes Hirtenlechner, Project Engineer Bogies, Andreas Kienberger, Bogie Engineer and Johann Kothgasser, Bogie Engineer, Siemens Transportation Systems
Siemens Transportation Systems (STS), formerly Simmering Graz Pauker (SGP), has almost 150 years experience in the railway business. The product range covered the development and manufacture of locomotives, freight and passenger cars – mainly for the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). In the 1990’s SGP started the development of a high speed bogie for the second and third generation of German high speed train ICE, followed by the development of a high speed tilting bogie.
Issue 3 2005 / 23 August 2005 / Corus
The eyes of the railway world are on France as it builds the latest addition to its successful high speed network – the TGV Est line that will link Paris with eastern France and beyond. The €3 billion first phase of the programme, which commenced in spring 2002, is placing heavy demands on civil engineers and railway infrastructure suppliers working to tight schedules to ensure the network opens in 2007.