Rapid urbanization and the world’s focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions has sparked a shift in the railways and transportation industry. Rail is being rediscovered as a sustainable and energy-efficient form of transport capable of reducing congestion in and between cities, this has triggered investment in infrastructure, rolling stock, control systems and service. As both passenger and freight traffic continue to increase on existing tracks, combined with new high-speed rail projects, electric supply grids are forced to deal with more loads that have the potential to cause instability in the network. The demand for a safe, stable and reliable supply of power is high.
Efficient ABB components, solutions and systems are an ever-present part of rail infrastructure and rolling stock. With over 100 years’ experience in the rail industry, ABB is now a world leader in innovative and reliable technologies for vehicle manufacturers, railway operators and system integrators. ABB’s railway portfolio covers the whole range of both AC and DC systems for complete electrification projects, substations and overhead lines, and addresses the needs of transport operators, system providers and integrators, as well as electrical contractors and installers. ABB’s railway product offering includes an extensive range of indoor and outdoor loose components and switchgears, modular solutions such as eHouses and outdoor Modules specially designed and tailored to comply with various railway standards around the world. Large service base and application knowledge ensures confident and reliable support for our customers.