May 15 2019

PROSE receives recognition as independent verification body for the calculation of vehicle-specific track access charges from the Swiss Federal Office of Transport

Since 2017, the Swiss track access pricing system has taken into account the vehicle specific wear of the trackside infrastructure. The determination of the respective vehicle price is linked to the issue of the network access permit. The Railway Undertaking or the vehicle owner has the option of calculating the specific vehicle price for a new vehicle to be placed into operation, which is in principle lower than the default price to be applied otherwise. 

The calculation of the vehicle price can be carried out by the RU itself, the vehicle manufacturer or an engineering company. The Federal Office of Transport (FOT) then requires an independent verification of the data, the modelling and the calculation by a recognized verification body. PROSE has now been recognized by the FOT as an independent verification body.

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October 25 2019

SBB IC2000 double-decker train with modernisations engineered by PROSE now in operation

October 2 2019
PROSE investigates the running safety under longitudinal compressive forces for London Underground

Germany-based manufacturer Kirow Ardelt GmbH is to deliver eight-axle railway cranes and switch tilters to London Underground (LU). These on-track machines (OTM) and additional wagons form the London Underground’s Modular Points and Crossing (MPaC) system. PROSE investigated the running safety under longitudinal compressive forces (LCF) of predefined consists of the MPaC system on LU as well as NR network in different specific coupling configurations i.e. central buffer coupler (drophead buckeye) and screw coupler with side buffers.

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