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InnoTrans: the future of transport under the global spotlight

InnoTrans: the future of transport under the global spotlight

GCF in Berlin to meet the best of the railway industry

This is the leading international trade fair for transport technology. Innotrans takes place every two years and draws the best of the railway industry to Berlin. GCF will be attending InnoTrans 2018 which is being held for the 12th year from 18 to 21 September with its own stand to promote its expertise and meet international suppliers, customers and partners.

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Track renewal in Suite Rapide: GCF hits the 1,000 mark

Track renewal in Suite Rapide: GCF hits the 1,000 mark

In France the Rossi Group has renewed over 1,000 kilometres of track

Over 1,000 kilometres of completely renewed railway line. GCF's summer in France has reached a significant landmark for the made in Italy Suite Rapide.
With a series of 22 sites – starting with the Pau Dax one in 2013 – on 35 sections of the French railway network, the Rossi Group, head of the Transalp Renouvellement Consortium, has delivered 1,078 kilometres of new track – by replacing rails and sleepers – and 1,094 kilometres of cleaned ballast to SNCF, the French national railway company in just under six years.
All this has been done at a rate of 1,000 metres per day as outlined in the Suite Rapide protocol, the "fast lane" of the French railway network General Renewal Plan.

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Innovative overhead contact line on the Mestre - Venezia S. Lucia railway line

Innovative overhead contact line on the Mestre - Venezia S. Lucia railway line

GCF starts work on the bridge over the lagoon focusing both on its aesthetic appeal and practical application

A new overhead contact line for the bridge over the lagoon which connects Mestre to the Station of Venezia S. Lucia. The work which Generale Costruzioni Ferroviarie began a month ago is scheduled for completion by the end of the year. The company will deliver a completely reconstructed overhead line to its client RFI using innovative materials and design criteria that combine and maximize aesthetic appeal and practical application.

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Rigid catenary for the new Lavis underground station

Rigid catenary for the new Lavis underground station

The new variant on the Trento-Malé route in Trentino completed

Lavis, Trentino: the official inauguration will be held soon for the modern, innovative underground railway variant equipped by GCF – on behalf of Trentino Trasporti – with a rigid catenary.
This highly innovative project was launched two years ago and is part of the development policies implemented in the Trentino Region for an effective intermodal transport system serving the valleys and tourism.

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New trains and machinery for the French Suite Rapide

New trains and machinery for the French Suite Rapide

On-site testing for the new high efficiency train

A month of tests for the new Suite Rapide train in the French Department of Oise in Picardy. At the Beauvais depot, 80 kilometres to the north of Paris, the new trains and machinery that GCF has purchased by itself or with the Transalp Renouvellement Consortium, appear on a sort of railway "red carpet". Almost 80 million euros have been invested in an innovative, super efficient second Suite Rapide train.

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