Union Cabinet Apprised Of MoU Signed By Railways With Switzerland To Help The Two Countries In Developing Tilting Trains

Union Cabinet Apprised Of MoU Signed By Railways With Switzerland To Help The Two Countries In Developing Tilting Trains

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Date of Post: 05 Oct, 2017

New Delhi: The Union cabinet was on Wednesday apprised of a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) signed by the Ministry of Railways with Switzerland which would help the two countries in developing tilting trains.

Tilting trains tilt on approaching a bend, just like a motorbike on a winding road.

Tilting Trains Are Operational In 11 Countries Namely-

  • Switzerland
  • China
  • Germany
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • Slovenia
  • Finland
  • The Czech Republic
  • The UK
  • Romania

An official statement said, in August this year, the Ministry of Railways had signed 2 MoUs with the Federal Department of Environment, Transport & Communications of the Swiss Confederation for technical cooperation in railway sector in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Mod.

The MoUs will enable technical cooperation in the following areas:-

  • Traction rolling stock
  • Electric multiple unit and train sets
  • Traction propulsion equipment
  • Freight & passenger cars
  • Tilting trains
  • Railway electrification equipment
  • Tunnelling technology

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