Alstom launches ‘3 minutes stop’, an entertaining website for learning about trains

Alstom launches website about trains

What is a pantograph? What year was the first locomotive manufactured? How can a metro run without a driver? Where do trains sleep at night? All these questions, and more, are answered on "3 minutes stop", an entertaining and pedagogical website launched by Alstom to explain the world of trains to audiences of all ages.

The "3 minutes stop" website features three comprehensive sections: an infographic, a quiz, and a dictionary. The infographic section provides clear and concise answers to questions through animations and short texts while the quiz section allows to discover key figures related to the rail sector. The new website wouldn’t be complete without a dictionary explaining users in a few simple words what a skirt, a bogie or a catenary is.

New content will be regularly posted, shared and shareable through social media. "3 minutes stop" website is the first place for obtaining clear and simple information on the world of trains.

Go to and discover everything you always wanted to know about the trains.

About Alstom TransportAlstom

A promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom Transport develops and markets the most complete range of systems, equipment and services in the railway sector. Alstom Transport manages entire transport systems, including trains, signalling, maintenance and modernisation, infrastructure and offers integrated solutions. Alstom Transport had sales of €6.2 billion and booked €10 billion of orders in the fiscal year 2014/15. Alstom Transport is present in over 60 countries and employs around 28,000 people.

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