New Mobilities

France wants to upgrade secondary lines (part 2)

2022-12- Stadtverkehr(DE)

By Mr. Reinhard Christeller

With Decree 2022-664, the French government has created the legal basis for derogating from the European interoperability rules on railway lines used exclusively for local passenger transport or for the transport of passengers and goods.

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Draisy, the future light train designed by Lohr to reinvest in short lines

2022-11-24 – DNA (FR)

The Alsatian group Lohr is working in a consortium with the SNCF and three other partners on a "hybrid" light train capable of reducing the operating costs of passenger transport on small regional lines, which are little or not operated at all. Selected by the government in a call for expressions of interest, this project, called Draisy, could result in a first prototype by the end of 2024.

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Alsace-based Lohr turns to Navya to make its urban shuttle autonomous

2022-10-26 – Les Echos (FR)

Alsace-based Lohr turns to Navya to make its urban shuttle autonomous Alsace-based Lohr turns to Navya to make its city shuttle autonomous. The specialist in transport systems for goods and people, which already markets an electric city shuttle with a driver, has announced that it is joining forces with Navya to develop an autonomous version. This union replaces a previous partnership with Transdev.

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Innovation on the tracks

2022.04.17 - Franceinfo (FR)

On the 15,000 kilometres of non-electrified track where railcars, mostly diesel or hybrid, are used, clean and modular solutions are being devised for passengers and freight. [...]

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