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New High-Speed Rail Line Begins Operation in South China

New High-Speed Rail Line Begins Operation in South China

The Nanning-Chongzuo section of Nanning-Pingxiang high-speed rail line went into operation in China on 5 December.

Austria: Electrification and Modernisation of Rosenthalbahn Completed

Austria: Electrification and Modernisation of Rosenthalbahn Compl...

The electrification of Austria's Rosenthalbahn and modernisation of its infrastructure have been completed.

Germany: Škoda to Supply an Additional 15 Trams for Cottbus

Germany: Škoda to Supply an Additional 15 Trams for Cottbus

Cottbusverkehr GmbH (CV) has exercised the option to to order an additional 15 trams from Škoda Group for the city of Cottbus, Germany.

Los Angeles Metro Approves Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 Route

Los Angeles Metro Approves Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 Rout...

Los Angeles Metro has approved route for the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 Project, which will extend the Metro L (Gold) light rail line.

GTR Upgrades Southern Railway’s Electrostar Fleet

GTR Upgrades Southern Railway’s Electrostar Fleet

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has completed the modernisation of Southern Railway's 75 Class 377/4 Electrostar trains.

Tenders Called for Montréal’s Blue Line Metro Extension Project

Tenders Called for Montréal’s Blue Line Metro Extension Pro...

The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) has launched a call for tenders to construct the Blue line metro extension in Montréal, Quebec.

UK: Midlands Rail Hub Proposal Aims to Improve East-West Connections

UK: Midlands Rail Hub Proposal Aims to Improve East-West Connecti...

Midlands Connect has unveiled plans to deliver 1.5 billion GBP in infrastructure improvements to enhance east-west rail connections in the UK.

Alstom Partners with Air Products to Bring Hydrogen Trains to Czech Republic

Alstom Partners with Air Products to Bring Hydrogen Trains to Cze...

Alstom and Air Products have signed an MoU to accelerate the deployment of hydrogen trains in the Czech Republic.

Massachusetts Applies for FRA Funding to Support Improvements to Rail Corridors

Massachusetts Applies for FRA Funding to Support Improvements to ...

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has applied to the US Federal Railroad Administration for $108m of funding.

Singapore LTA Awards Two Civil Contracts for Cross Island Line

Singapore LTA Awards Two Civil Contracts for Cross Island Line

Singapore's Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded two civil contracts for the Cross Island Line project.

US: Groundbreaking Celebrated for East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Project

US: Groundbreaking Celebrated for East San Fernando Valley Light ...

Advanced utility work has begun on the first segment of the East San Fernando Valley light rail project in Los Angeles County.

Germany: First DB ICE 3neo Enters Service Ahead of Schedule

Germany: First DB ICE 3neo Enters Service Ahead of Schedule

DB has put its latest ICE generation train - the ICE 3neo - into service ahead of schedule thanks to a speedy delivery by Siemens Mobility.

Alstom to Supply an Additional 18 X’trapolis Trains to Irish Rail

Alstom to Supply an Additional 18 X’trapolis Trains to Irish Rail

Alstom has signed a contract with Irish Rail (IÉ) to supply an additional 18 five-car X’trapolis trains for the DART+ network.

Additional CAF Units Ordered for Bonn and Budapest

Additional CAF Units Ordered for Bonn and Budapest

CAF is to supply additional LRV and trams to the cities of Bonn and Budapest after the cities’ operators took up options for additional units.

Bristol Temple Meads Launches Audio Guide for Sight Impaired Travellers

Bristol Temple Meads Launches Audio Guide for Sight Impaired Trav...

Network Rail has launched an audio guide to help blind and partially sighted people navigate their way around Bristol Temple Meads Station.

Development Partner Selected for Toronto’s Scarborough Subway Extension

Development Partner Selected for Toronto’s Scarborough Subw...

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario has selected the development partner for the Scarborough Subway Extension's SRS contract.

Railway Supplier News

Handrail Buttons with Acoustic Feedback

Handrail Buttons with Acoustic Feedback

TSL-ESCHA have developed a new variant of hand rail button featuring additional acoustic feedback, providing passengers with more safety.

PaxLife Innovations to Support Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe PIMS

PaxLife Innovations to Support Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe PIMS

PaxLife Innovations has been contracted to support the implementation of BVG's new PIMS (Passenger Information Module Subway) system.

Nomad Digital Placed #1 in Business Cloud’s TransportTech 50

Nomad Digital Placed #1 in Business Cloud’s TransportTech 5...

Nomad Digital has placed at number one in the TransportTech 50 ranking for the UK’s most innovative transport technology creators for 2022.

How ARCO Can Be Attached to Rock Walls

How ARCO Can Be Attached to Rock Walls

CCS' innovative cable troughing ARCOSYSTEM® was recently fixed to a trackside rock wall during a challenging installation.

Jewers Open the Doors to the Qatar 2022 World Cup

Jewers Open the Doors to the Qatar 2022 World Cup

Rumaillah Warehouse Equipment WLL has installed thirty sets of Swift-SEW automatic bi-folding doors for the new LRT depot complex in Qatar.

Rail is Old-Fashioned

Rail is Old-Fashioned

RUBI Bahntechnik tackles the idea that existing rail systems are too old-fashioned, introducing work currently being carried out in Coventry.

Stainless Steel Fasteners: Advantages and Characteristics

Stainless Steel Fasteners: Advantages and Characteristics

Specialinsert explains the advantages and characteristics of stainless steel fasteners, discussing their wide range of applications.

The Fast-Track to Future-Proof Connectivity

The Fast-Track to Future-Proof Connectivity

Icomera examines how transport connectivity challenges may be overcome by operators using link aggregation and trackside networks.

Success for Fastenings in India

Success for Fastenings in India

A significant amount of Pandrol's track fastening technology is being installed for a metro in the Jammu and Kashmir region of India.

Jewers at The Big 5 International Building & Construction Show

Jewers at The Big 5 International Building & Construction Sho...

Jewers Doors will be attending The Big 5 International Building & Construction Show from 5–8 December 2022 in Dubai.

Compact PCs Pave Way for Vehicle and Railway Applications

Compact PCs Pave Way for Vehicle and Railway Applications

NEXCOM introduces the VTC 1031 and nROK 1031, its compact mid-range vehicle and railway PCs, helping to fulfil commuters’ busy lifestyles.

Case Study: New Sorema Ferroviaria Spa

Case Study: New Sorema Ferroviaria Spa

New Sorema Ferroviaria Spa found the ballast regulator solutions it was looking for in Derby Rubber's Solid and Hollow Ballastick®.

KfW Finances a Maintenance Facility for the Hessian State Railway

KfW Finances a Maintenance Facility for the Hessian State Railway

KfW IPEX-Bank is providing financing of EUR 70 million for the construction of a maintenance facility for the Hessian State Railway (HLB).

3Squared Appoints Martine Dodwell-Bennett as Divisional Director

3Squared Appoints Martine Dodwell-Bennett as Divisional Director

Rail software and solutions specialist 3Squared has appointed Martine Dodwell-Bennett as it's new Divisional Director.

Everything’s Not Lost If You Have Built the Wrong Transit System

Everything’s Not Lost If You Have Built the Wrong Transit System

RUBI Bahntechnik takes a look at the possible solutions for developing and adapting existing transit systems.

A Different Kind of Showroom with LAT

A Different Kind of Showroom with LAT

LAT is converting a DDR S-Bahn wagon into a modern meeting room, with Antonics supplying the antennas for the unique showroom concept.

Events

Rolling Stock

Calgary Receives Mock-Up of New Green Line LRV

Calgary Receives Mock-Up of New Green Line LRV

The City of Calgary has unveiled a mock-up of the new low-floor Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) that will operate on its Green Line. 

Netherlands: Alstom Demonstrates Fully Autonomous Shunting Locomotive

Netherlands: Alstom Demonstrates Fully Autonomous Shunting Locomo...

In partnership with ProRail and Lineas, Alstom has demonstrated the highest grade of automation on an autonomous shunting locomotive.

Ireland to Purchase 90 Battery-Electric Train Carriages from Alstom

Ireland to Purchase 90 Battery-Electric Train Carriages from Alst...

Ireland's Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan has secured approval for IÉ to order 90 battery-electric train carriages from Alstom this year.

CRRC Tangshan Exports 46 Passenger Trains to Pakistan

CRRC Tangshan Exports 46 Passenger Trains to Pakistan

CRRC Tangshan has exported the first 46 broad-gauge passenger trains to Pakistan along with 169 cases of spare parts. 

Stadler to Deliver 20 FLIRT EMUs for Helsinki Region

Stadler to Deliver 20 FLIRT EMUs for Helsinki Region

Stadler has signed an agreement with the VR Group to supply 20 single-decker FLIRT electric multiple units.

Germany: Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania State to Deploy Battery Trains

Germany: Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania State to Deploy Battery Tr...

Deutsche Bahn and the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania plan to introduce battery trains onto the Warnow II network.

Scotland: Testing Underway on New Glasgow Subway Trains

Scotland: Testing Underway on New Glasgow Subway Trains

Transport Minister Jenny Gilruth has visited the new trains currently undergoing testing for the Glasgow Subway in Scotland.

Alstom Awarded New Panama Metro Line 2 Maintenance Contract

Alstom Awarded New Panama Metro Line 2 Maintenance Contract

Alstom has signed a new contract with Panama Metro (MPSA) to provide maintenance for Line 2’s rolling stock, signalling and power supply system.

Nestlé Waters to Operate Hydrogen-Powered Freight Train

Nestlé Waters to Operate Hydrogen-Powered Freight Train

Nestlé Waters will become the first company in Europe to operate a hydrogen-powered freight train with a solution from Alstom and ENGIE.

First New MTR Train Enters Passenger Service on Hong Kong’s Kwun Tong Line

First New MTR Train Enters Passenger Service on Hong Kong’s Kwun ...

This weekend the first of MTR's new trains will enter passenger service on Hong Kong’s Kwun Tong Line as part of its asset renewal project.  

Switzerland: Stadler Signs Contract to Supply 10 TRAMLINK Trams to Lausanne

Switzerland: Stadler Signs Contract to Supply 10 TRAMLINK Trams t...

Stadler will supply Transports publics de la région lausannoise 10 TRAMLINK trams. The contract includes the supply of spare parts and tools.

Stadler to Supply 9 FLIRT XL Vehicles for Berlin–Szczecin Line

Stadler to Supply 9 FLIRT XL Vehicles for Berlin–Szczecin Line

Stadler will supply nine FLIRT XL vehicles to DB Regio for cross-border traffic between Germany and Poland on the Berlin–Szczecin route.

Hitachi Rail to Supply Ontario Line Trains and Systems

Hitachi Rail to Supply Ontario Line Trains and Systems

Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have contracted Hitachi Rail's Connect 6ix consortium to deliver the Ontario Line RSSOM package.

Alstom to Supply 312 Metro Cars for Delhi Metro Phase IV

Alstom to Supply 312 Metro Cars for Delhi Metro Phase IV

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has contracted Alstom to supply 312 metro cars for the Delhi Metro Phase IV expansion.

Dynamic Testing Begins on Avanti West Coast’s Fleet of Hitachi Trains

Dynamic Testing Begins on Avanti West Coast’s Fleet of Hitachi Tr...

The first of Avanti West Coast's new fleet of Hitachi bi-mode trains has begun dynamic testing at Network Rail’s RIDC.

China: CRRC Delivers First Train for Chuzhou-Nanjing Intercity Railway

China: CRRC Delivers First Train for Chuzhou-Nanjing Intercity Ra...

CRRC Puzhen has delivered the first train for the Chuzhou-Nanjing intercity railway to the Xiangguan Depot in Chuzhou, China.

Videos

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TECHNO-ELEC is a specialist in designing, manufacturing and selling measuring (sensitive) relays for onboard and trackside applications.

Railway Infrastructure

Network Rail Installs 37 Miles of Electric Wires for Transpennine Route Upgrade

Network Rail Installs 37 Miles of Electric Wires for Transpennine...

Network Rail has installed 37 miles of electric wires between Church Fenton and Colton Junction as part of the Transpennine Route Upgrade.

Italy: Milan Metro Line M4 Begins Passenger Service

Italy: Milan Metro Line M4 Begins Passenger Service

The first section of the Milan Metro M4 line has begun passenger service following the inauguration of six stations.

Work to Extend Lyon Metro’s Line B Track Completed

Work to Extend Lyon Metro’s Line B Track Completed

Track laying work on the extension of Lyon Metro’s line B from Oullins to Saint-Genis-Laval has been completed.

Sydney Metro West’s Final Tunnelling Contract Awarded

Sydney Metro West’s Final Tunnelling Contract Awarded

A John Holland, CPB Contractors (CPB) and Ghella joint venture has been awarded Sydney Metro West’s eastern tunnelling contract.

Rizzani De Eccher Consortium to Construct Venice Airport Rail Connection

Rizzani De Eccher Consortium to Construct Venice Airport Rail Con...

A consortium led by Rizzani De Eccher will construct a rail connection between the Mestre-Trieste line and Venice Marco Polo airport.

HS2 Celebrates Construction Milestone with Relaunch of TBM Dorothy

HS2 Celebrates Construction Milestone with Relaunch of TBM Doroth...

HS2’s tunnel boring machine (TBM) Dorothy has begun its second one-mile tunnel bore under Long Itchington Wood in Warwickshire.

GB Railfreight Invests £4.7 Million in New Maintenance Depot

GB Railfreight Invests £4.7 Million in New Maintenance Depot

GB Railfreight (GBRf) has invested 4.7 million GBP in a new maintenance depot in Peterborough alongside the UK's East Coast Mainline.

CPK to Design First High-Speed Railway Line in Poland

CPK to Design First High-Speed Railway Line in Poland

Centralny Port Komunikacyjny (CPK) has selected several consortiums to design Poland's first high-speed railway line.

HS2 Trials Hydrogen Charging at Euston Site

HS2 Trials Hydrogen Charging at Euston Site

HS2 's Euston site construction team Mace Dragados Joint Venture is trialling a hydrogen fuel cell to power a fully electric JCB telehandler.

Hitachi Rail Consortium to Provide ERTMS Digital Signalling Across Italy

Hitachi Rail Consortium to Provide ERTMS Digital Signalling Acros...

A Hitachi Rail consortium will design and deliver ERTMS digital signalling on 1,885km of rail network across central and northern Italy.

DB to Develop Additional High-Performance Rail Corridors in Germany

DB to Develop Additional High-Performance Rail Corridors in Germa...

Deutsche Bahn (DB) will upgrade its routes between Hamburg-Berlin and Emmerich-Oberhausen for a future high-performance network.

Alstom to Design, Build and Maintain Cairo Metro Line 6

Alstom to Design, Build and Maintain Cairo Metro Line 6

Alstom has signed a framework agreement with Egypt’s National Authority of Tunnels to design, build and maintain the Cairo Metro Line 6.

Amtrak to Replace Northeast Corridor’s Susquehanna River Rail Bridge

Amtrak to Replace Northeast Corridor’s Susquehanna River Ra...

Amtrak is advancing a major infrastructure project to replace the 116-year-old Susquehanna River Rail Bridge in Havre de Grace Maryland.

VIA Rail to Modernise Maintenance Centres in Toronto and Montréal

VIA Rail to Modernise Maintenance Centres in Toronto and Montréal

VIA Rail has awarded contracts to modernise its maintenance centres in Toronto and Montréal for its Corridor Fleet Replacement Program.

Hitachi Rail to Deliver Digital Commuter Railway in the Philippines

Hitachi Rail to Deliver Digital Commuter Railway in the Philippin...

Hitachi Rail will deliver Electrical & Mechanical Systems and Track Works for the new railway from Solis to Malolos in the Philippines.

US: FRA Publishes Northeast Corridor Project Priorities

US: FRA Publishes Northeast Corridor Project Priorities

The FRA has published a list of priority projects to advance the development of the Northeast Corridor (NEC).

All the Latest News

ORR Approves Operation of Grand Union Trains on Great Western Main Line

ORR Approves Operation of Grand Union Trains on Great Western Mai...

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has approved the introduction of Grand Union Trains between London, Cardiff and South West Wales from 2024.

Transport Minister to Deliver Keynote at Rail Industry Forum

Transport Minister to Deliver Keynote at Rail Industry Forum

Huw Merriman MP, Minister of State at the Department for Transport, will give a keynote address at this year’s Rail Industry Forum.

Adif Researches Potential of Synthetic Sleepers

Adif Researches Potential of Synthetic Sleepers

Adif is trialling the use of synthetic sleepers to assess whether they have the potential to become a viable alternative to wooden sleepers.

Kazakhstan Railways and Alstom Announce New Cooperation Agreement

Kazakhstan Railways and Alstom Announce New Cooperation Agreement

Kazakhstan Railways and Alstom have announced an expansion of their partnership with the signing of a new cooperation agreement.

Hitachi Rail Receives Two New Contracts for Bi-Standard Cab Signalling

Hitachi Rail Receives Two New Contracts for Bi-Standard Cab Signa...

Hitachi Rail has been chosen to equip digital bi-standard cab signalling technology on SNCF and Eurostar trains.

Rolling Stock Networking Announces Range of Content for Rail Expo

Rolling Stock Networking Announces Range of Content for Rail Expo

RSN is continuing to provide rail opportunities for their exhibitors and visitors, with a huge range of content announced for 6th July 2023.

Flexibility, Accessibility, and Sustainability Will Define Rolling Stock Interiors

Flexibility, Accessibility, and Sustainability Will Define Rollin...

As part of the Railway Interior Innovation Summit 2022, leaders shared their thoughts on major issues facing the railway interiors industry.

US: Norfolk Southern to Purchase Cincinnati Southern Railway

US: Norfolk Southern to Purchase Cincinnati Southern Railway

Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSRC) will purchase all of the Cincinnati Southern Railway’s (CSR) assets for 1.62 billion USD.

It Could, Let’s Be Honest, Have Been Quite a Lot Worse

It Could, Let’s Be Honest, Have Been Quite a Lot Worse

In his November column Jonn Elldge considers what the recent Budget means for the rail sector in terms of investment in projects such as HS2.

Testing of Tri-Rail Services to Begin at MiamiCentral Station

Testing of Tri-Rail Services to Begin at MiamiCentral Station

The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority will begin training and testing of Tri-Rail services at MiamiCentral Station.

TfL Launches Accessibility Trial for New Bridging Device

TfL Launches Accessibility Trial for New Bridging Device

Transport for London (TfL) has launched a trial of a new bridging device, a ramp specifically designed for step-free stations.

Network Rail to Upgrade Bakerloo and London Overground Lines

Network Rail to Upgrade Bakerloo and London Overground Lines

Network Rail has announced that major improvement works are set to take place on the Bakerloo and London Overground lines.

Silver Line Extension Commences Service to Washington Dulles Airport

Silver Line Extension Commences Service to Washington Dulles Airp...

WMATA has celebrated the opening of the Silver Line Extension, which has added six new stations and 11.4 miles of Metrorail track.

Portugal: Alstom to Supply Signalling for Metro do Porto Yellow Line Extension

Portugal: Alstom to Supply Signalling for Metro do Porto Yellow L...

Alstom has been awarded a contract to supply the signalling systems for the Metro do Porto yellow line extension in Porto, Portugal.

Construction Work Begins at CDG Airport for Line 17 of the Grand Paris Express

Construction Work Begins at CDG Airport for Line 17 of the Grand ...

Construction work is now underway at Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport for line 17 of the Grand Paris Express.

Alstom and Siemens to Develop Concepts for New DB ICE Trains

Alstom and Siemens to Develop Concepts for New DB ICE Trains

Deutsche Bahn (DB) has commissioned Alstom and Siemens to each develop a vehicle concept for the new high-speed ICE trains in Germany.

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