Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
  Space Travel News  




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



Siemens secures trains deal in China

illustration only
by Staff Writers
Berlin (AFP) Aug 14, 2007
German engineering giant Siemens said on Tuesday it had won an order worth more than 334 million euros (459 million dollars) to build 500 electric freight trains for China's railways.

Siemens' Transportation System unit will build the powerful locomotives with its Chinese partner CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Co (ZELC).

"These will be the most powerful locomotives in the world, with 50 percent more traction than European locomotives," Siemens said in a statement.

The first locomotives are scheduled to go into service at the start of 2009.

Related Links
Great Train Journey's of the 21st Century



Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News


Japan Goes For Comfort And Ecology In New Bullet Train
Tokyo (AFP) May 25, 2007
Japan is adding environmental awareness and a bit more comfort in the latest version of its celebrated bullet train which comes into service in July. The new N700 model will be gradually rolled out through 2010 on the line between Tokyo and western Japan, the world's busiest passenger track.







  • India Wants To Launch First Reusuable Space Launcher By 2010
  • NASA Awards First Stage Contract For Ares Rockets
  • UC Experts Detail New Standard For Cleaner Transportation Fuels
  • Indigenous Cryogenic Stage Tested For Eight Minutes

  • ILS to Launch Inmarsat Satellite On Proton Vehicle Next Spring
  • Russian Proton-M Rocket To Launch Japanese Telecoms Satellite
  • A Double Transfer At The Spaceport For The Next Two Ariane 5 Launchers
  • European Automated Space Truck Arrive At South American Spaceport

  • NASA 'optimistic' no repair job needed on damaged shuttle tiles
  • NASA still mulling shuttle repair spacewalk
  • NASA weighs repair to shuttle, extends mission by 3 days
  • Damage to Endeavour appears less serious

  • Astronauts prepare for first spacewalk of Endeavour mission
  • Astronauts To Conduct Study Of Bacterial Growth In Space
  • Progress Cargo Ship With Computer Equipment Docks With ISS
  • Progress 26 To Dock Sunday At Station

  • US teacher gives first lesson from space
  • NASA Issues Draft Environmental Impact Statement For Constellation Programme
  • Undersea Mission Aids Development Of Self-Test For Stress And Fatigue
  • NASA Seeks Launch Logistics Help

  • China reveals deadly threat to historic space flight
  • China Trains Rescue Teams For Third Manned Space Program
  • Chinese Astronauts Begin Training For Spacewalk
  • China Prepares To Select New Taikonauts

  • Drive-By-Wire And Human Behavior Systems Key To Virginia Tech Urban Challenge Vehicle
  • Successful Jules Verne Rendezvous Simulation At ATV Control Centre
  • Robotic Einstein Wows Spanish Technology Fair
  • Robotic Ankle For Amputees Is Developed

  • Phoenix Adjusts Course Successfully For Journey To Mars
  • What Makes Mars Magnetic
  • Helping Phoenix Land
  • Brighter Skies Lifts Rover Spirit As MER-A Gets Active

  • The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright Space.TV Corporation. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space.TV Corp on any Web page published or hosted by Space.TV Corp. Privacy Statement