Focus on high-performance and innovative rail technologies
(Hamburg, 27 October 2015)
The use of long HGVs currently dominates the debate on transport policy in Europe. Once again the potential high performance of rail, given the stronger haulage and greater utility of modern rail technologies, is drowned out in the discussion.
Therefore RailRunner Europe GmbH, the innovative rail-technology company, in preparing the successful adaptation of its bimodal RailRunner technology, as tried and tested in the USA, is launching in Europe a campaign entitled
“Dreaming of GigaLiner?”
Its aim is to spotlight more strongly the potential of innovative rail technologies in Europe. As in the USA, adaptation and market launch is planned on the basis of private financing models.
Most recently RailRunner Technology was selected as one of three finalists at the renowned future prize for logistics of the Hamburg metropolitan area. The bimodal RailRunner system scored well with its several new technological developments, designed to strengthen the position of road-rail transport and the acceptance of rail-goods traffic. These include: pneumatic suspension, independently self-guiding axels, shock-absorber systems of the type usual in road traffic, plus disk brakes, fork-lift receptacles, a locking and security system integrated into the bogie, and a built-in ramp for fast “drive-on-drive-off” train formation.
At the same time as the campaign is launched, RailRunner Europe’s English internet site (www.railrunnereurope.com) will be up and running. A sound-free presentation video in seven different European languages (Danish, German, English, French, Polish, Swedish and Spanish) explains and demonstrates the benefits of bimodal technology. Further languages will follow.
RailRunner sees a pioneering future and ready acceptance particularly in the system’s well-developed capacity for collaboration. “Rail-goods traffic in Europe can also reach the flexibility of the HGV with the aid of innovative technologies in combined rail and road transport”, says Gerhard Oswald, founding director of RailRunner Europe GmbH.
RailRunner Europe GmbH of Hamburg was founded in January 2015 with the aim of launching on the European market an adaptation of the innovative technologies developed by its parent company RailRunner NA Inc., with headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts (www.railrunner.com). The new innovative generation of bimodal rolling stock incorporates a technology which has been used successfully and reliably in the USA for more than 25 years. RailRunner’s certified products have been working there defect-free for more than 9 years.
You can download a PDF of this press release here.
Contact: RailRunner Europe GmbH, Gerhard Oswald Phone: +49 40 2094064970