First Test Tram on Manchester’s Trafford Park Line
The first test tram on the Trafford Park Line, the new extension to the Metrolink network in Manchester, took place overnight Sunday.
The first test tram on the Trafford Park Line, the new extension to the Metrolink network in Manchester, took place overnight Sunday.
Rail Baltica has announced its tender for the Riga Airport station and associated works. Candidate selection will occur in January 2020.
UWC will supply 100 gondola freight cars to National Railways of Zimbabwe for cross-border operations. They will run on 1067mm gauge track.
As part of its knowledge transfer strategy Talgo UK has gifted a Rodal to the National College for Advanced Transport & Infrastructure.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 45 2019: all the latest rail news from 4–8 November in one place covering DB, CAF, Alstom and others.
Crossrail Ltd says the central section of the Elizabeth line now will not open in 2020. The previous window suggested Oct 2020–Mar 2021.
Von der Leyden has picked her candidate for Transport Commissioner, Romanian politician Adina-Ioana Valean. Her hearing is on 14 November.
MECX Medical Drug & Alcohol Testing Programs are straightforward, simple and backed by a rapid results turnaround service.
The Deutsche Bahn supervisory board has agreed a €100m investment in 30 new trains. Dr Sigrid Nikutta, head of BVB, will join DB in 2020.
The Berlin Wall came down 30 years ago, on 9 November 1989. After German Unity, the government implemented major transport projects.
Serbia: the EBRD is loaning 100 million euros to the Serbian state railway company Srbija Voz for the acquisition of up to 18 trains.
CAF Signalling has won a contract for the Ferrocarril Central project, Uruguay, expanding the CAF Group subsidiary's international operations.
Alstom and MMRC revealed a mock up of the train for the Aqua Line in Mumbai. Alstom is supplying 31 8-car units as part of a 2018 contract.
The electrication works on the Gail Valley Railway in Austria have entered their final phase. The OLE will go live on 11 November for testing.
Alstom and FS Italiane have reconfirmed their partnership with Bologna University. A four-week course will equip students with vital skills.
All the important rail news from around the world, including Germany's first digital interlocking for a long-distance rail service.
It has been confirmed that contracts have been entered into with Jingye Steel to acquire the business and assets of British Steel.
FirstClass Safety & Control Ltd offer a comprehensive 24/7 maintenance cover for your safety and control systems tailored to your needs.
Frauscher Sensor Technology India Private Limited participated in the International Railway Equipment Exhibition (IREE) for the first time.
The new D56 door control unit is designed and built to purpose of controlling electrical internal doors in trains.
Schaltbau supply train electrics to rolling stock manufacturers for use worldwide in urban transportation and main-line rail vehicles.
Daktronics is pleased to announce the Florida DOT has added the Daktronics Vanguard, RetroFit Series to its Approved Product List.
When repairing damages, time is money. Quick-change window systems from the HÜBNER Group help to keep these costs to a minimum.
Zonegreen, is to supply its DPPS technology to Metro operator, Nexus’, £8.4 million training facility, being constructed in South Shields.
British Steel was commended for its technological innovation to improve the safety and efficiency of railways at the Global Light Rail Awards
[email protected] allows extensive condition monitoring of the components on board the "advanced TrainLab" – a DB test vehicle based on an ICE-TD.
Global power management expert, Socomec, has launched a next generation modular solution – for the ultimate flexibility.
Discover how Socomec makes the world safer with their Enclosed Switches. Just follow Socomec Group on Linkedin and try the game!
These will be the last tamping machines of this variant that Robel will produce as progress is made on the next phase in tamper technology.
HÜBNER will be present at Busworld 2019 in Hall 3 at Booth 317 as well as in Hall 5 at Booth 527, together with its subsidiary companies.
Unipart Rail hosted a visit to the UK by DMIA - Dhaya Maju Infrastructure (Asia) SDN Berhad - the biggest Rail contractor in South Asia.
Our new, high performance EN45545-HL2 compliant product, Altro Transflor Motus, is now available for preview and specification.
Tommaso Spanevello from UNIFE on the new European rail supply industry's vision on digitalisation: the outlook is optimistic.
For International Women in Engineering Day 2019, we look at the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) talk given by Mark Lomas from HS2.
Anton Abrahams, Chairman of the Critical Communications World (CCW), discusses critical communications for Australia's railways.
Sven Flore, CEO of SBB Cargo International, gives his thoughts on the Ceneri Base Tunnel, the future of freight, ETCS and more.
Railtex has been running since 1993, and since the very beginning RIA has been involved as an important partner.
Research and innovation (“R&I”) represent a vital area of activity that is widely recognised as a strategic priority for the European rail...
The Graz Declaration was endorsed by all Transport and Environment Ministers from EU Member States. Tommaso Spanevello, Public Affairs Manager for the Associati...
The Inland Rail link between Melbourne and Brisbane is currently under construction. In this article Richard Wankmuller, Chief Executive Officer of Inland Rail,...
Dave Ashton, CEO of Loco2: The rail industry is going through a revolution. It’s easier than ever to buy your train tickets through apps and websites to trave...
A panel discussion with the heads of Siemens Mobility, Michael Peter, Alstom, Henri Poupart-Lafarge, and Bombardier, Laurent Troger. They discuss automation, mu...
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 47 (19–23 November): rolling stock, infrastructure and policy news from the rail sector. In addition, Andreas Scheuer, ...
GE Transportation at InnoTrans: At InnoTrans right now we’re unveiling what are called the next generation of engines. A new high- speed, high-performance eng...
Andreas Scheuer, Minister of Transportation, and Richard Lutz, CEO of Deutsche Bahn give insights on Germany at InnoTrans 2018.
Stephen Lemon, Programme Director, Digital Systems, Transport for New South Wales, tells Railway-News how digitalisation will improve the safety and efficiency ...
Every year operators spend millions of dollars cleaning defaced rolling stock. In this article Steve Sorrentino, Director of Speciality Films for Madico, tells ...
As awareness of employee wellbeing has increased so has confusion and uncertainty in how to support them. Mark Eastwood, Director of Staff Absence Solutions Ltd...
Alstom is set to test the new Coradia iLint in the Netherlands. This is due to a signage between Alstom, Engie, Arriva and ProRail.
FreiLacke is the only company to supply both powder coatings and wet coatings in a combined system to the advanced TrainLab.
Gazpromtans have signed another contract with UWC, this time for 120 tank cars in order to transport molten sulphur for parent Gazprom.
WESTbahn has purchased 17 Stadler KISS trains. The TOC is selling its existing fleet to DB. The new trains will enter service in 2021.
Alstom is celebrating a milestone for its Hanoi Metro contract signed in 2017. The first trainset will be complete by the end of the month.
Bombardier is celebrating 25 years of its APM system running in Germany. Frankfurt Airport got the INNOVIA 100 sytem in 1994.
France's Grand Est region has ordered 39 Alstom Coradia Polyvalent trains for both cross-border and domestic operations.
BLS Cargo has announced it is buying 25 Siemens Vectron multi-system locomotives to operate in Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy.
All the important rail news of the week, summed up for you in one place: our Railway-News Industry Insider Week 42 for 14–18 October 2019.
Stadler has signed the contract with ADIF for 22 rescue locomotives following the company's announcement on 31 July that it won the tender.
Stadler and NAH.SH have signed the contract for 55 FLIRT Akku trains that will enter service in Schleswig-Holstein in 2022 and beyond.
Stadler has won its first major rolling stock contract in the Pacific region, with the Taiwan Railways Authority ordering 34 locomotives.
Skoda Transportation has won a contract to supply trains for the Warsaw metro. The Czech company will deliver the first unit within 2 years.
The first Stadler train for Merseyrail has been transported to Germany where it will undergo dynamic testing before entering service in 2020.
Leo Express has received its first Sirius EMU from CRRC. It is Velim for the necessary certification tests so it can enter passenger service.
Alstom is to supply 42 Metropolis trainsets for Barcelona. Barcelona currently runs Metropolis trains on Lines 9 and 10 of its metro.
ROBEL demonstrates the ROSAW B battery powered rail band saw for economical cutting of maximum strength rails at Rail Live 2019.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 43: Wabtec and Bombardier celebrate milestones, and Avignon's tramway opens with Alstom rolling stock.
Transport for Wales is continuing its station improvement vision by investing 280,000 GBP in enhancing 13 Borderlands Line stations.
Network Rail is choosing to use augemented reality to showcase its three new footbridge designs to the public via the ARki app.
Crossrail has published a new plan that will see 120 key milestones being tracked, with a scheduled opening of October 2020–March 2021.
Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have awarded the contract to design, build, maintain, operate and finance the Hurontario LRT.
Avignon's first tram line opened to the public on 19 October with Alstom Citadis X05 trams. A second line is scheduled to open in 2023.
The Vienna-Bratislava line is seeing upgrade works to make it a faster, electrified railway. 1 of 14 level crossings has now been eliminated.
All the important rail news of the week, summed up for you in one place: our Railway-News Industry Insider Week 41 for 7–11 October 2019.
RB Rail AS, which is delivering Rail Baltica, has announced a tender for a Notified Body service provider to assess EU TSI conformity.
Engineering company Salini Impregilo has won a contract with Bane NOR to upgrade 13.6km of railway track on the Vestfold Line.
The Engadine Line infrastructure works between Scuol-Tarasp and Susch are almost complete. RhB had closed the section completely on 11 March.
An in-brief look at the status of current European railway infrastructure projects in Switzerland, Spain, Lativa, and France.
Copenhagen's new metro line, Cityringen, will open on 29 September 2019. It has been under construction for 8 years and features 17 stations.
Ground-breaking events for the new 26-mile Silver Line took place at six locations in the Dallas Area Rapid Transit region on 19 September.
The Paris-Lyon high-speed line is to get the Atlas ERTMS Level 2 solution to increase capacity on what is Europe's busiest route.
Changzhou Metro Line 1 began passenger operations on 21 September 2019. It is the first metro line in the Chinese city, with 5 more planned.
The British rail operators have jointly published a report outlining investments in rolling stock and infrastructure for 2020 and beyond.
Talgo has signed a framework agreement with Transport Scotland and Scottish Enterprise for a manufacturing base in Longannet, Fife.
Deutsche Bahn is transforming its rail network with digital signal boxes. The first regulating a long-distance route has entered service.
Vivarail has announced expansion plans with a move to Southam. It has out-grown its premised at Long Marston thanks to a growing order book.
Wabtec has announced 2 milestones for its India operations at IREE 2019. For example, its Indian factory has been operating for a year now.
Spanish train manufacturer Talgo has established Talgo UK with Jon Veitch as its new MD. It aims to build an 'all Britain' supply chain.
Network Rail and Arup have published a report entitled Tomorrow's Living Station to investigate how Britain's stations might evolve.
Alstom Ubunye has opened its rail factory in Ekurhuleni. It will supply components to Gibela Rail where the PRASA trains are being built.
Germany will cut VAT on long-distance rail journeys to 7%, down from the current 19%. It will also increase taxes on air passengers.
The EU says that it is seeking applications for funding for transport projects worth up to 1.4 billion euros. 50 million are for ERTMS.
The ninth edition of EXPO Ferroviaria, Italy’s showcase for railway technologies, products and systems, closed at Rho Fiera Milano.
Corinna Salander has been appointed the head of the German Centre for Rail Transport Research – DZSF. She will start on 1 January 2020.
Matt Byrne is the new president for the UK region of Bombardier Transportation and the Chair of Bombardier Transportation UK Ltd.
Henrik Hololei spoke at Digital Transport Days to hail the successes and goals of Shift2Rail to address climate change and other focuses.
CAF has won a contract to supply 21 Urbos 3 trams for Birmingham. Just like the city's existing Urbos fleet, they can run without catenaries.
An in-brief look at current rail policy in Europe and the United Kingdom issued by the European Commission, the BAV and more.