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Škoda Group Acquires Cegelec A.S.

Škoda Group Acquires Cegelec A.S.

Škoda Group has announced it has acquired electrical equipment developer Cegelec a.s. from VINCI Energies.

UK: Grand Central Proposes Additional Open Access Rail Services

UK: Grand Central Proposes Additional Open Access Rail Services

Arriva’s Grand Central has submitted an application to the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) to expand its open access rail services in the UK.  

US: Over $2 Billion Announced in Northeast Corridor Funding

US: Over $2 Billion Announced in Northeast Corridor Funding

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has announced over 2 billion USD in funding for projects on the Northeast Corridor (NEC).

ARTC Receives Over $1 Billion from Australian Government

ARTC Receives Over $1 Billion from Australian Government

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has announced it has received over 1 billion AUD in funding from the Australian Government.

Global Rail Trends: A Look around the World of Innovations

Global Rail Trends: A Look around the World of Innovations

Shahar Hania, CEO & Co-Founder at Rail Vision takes a look at the global trends and innovations in the rail industry.

The Railway-News Magazine Issue 2 2024 Is Here!

The Railway-News Magazine Issue 2 2024 Is Here!

Why US rail infrastructure projects are so much more expensive than anywhere else in the world and what can be done about it; why it is make-or-break time for U...

Stadler Unveils Servicejet Rescue Train for ÖBB

Stadler Unveils Servicejet Rescue Train for ÖBB

Stadler and ÖBB have unveiled a new trimodal rescue train at the ÖBB training campus in St. Pölten, Austria. 

UK: Alstom to Refurbish c2c Class 357 Fleet

UK: Alstom to Refurbish c2c Class 357 Fleet

Alstom has been awarded an 8.8 million GBP contract from British train operator, c2c to refurbish its Class 357 Electrostar fleet.

UK DfT Submits Proposal to Attract Young Train Drivers

UK DfT Submits Proposal to Attract Young Train Drivers

The UK Department for Transport has submitted a proposal to lower the minimum age for train drivers in Great Britain from 20 to 18.

British Steel to Supply Rail for High-Speed Electric Railway in Turkey

British Steel to Supply Rail for High-Speed Electric Railway in T...

British Steel has been awarded a contract to supply rail for a new high-speed electric railway connection in southern Turkey. 

Czech Republic: RegioJet Orders 23 EMUs from Škoda Group

Czech Republic: RegioJet Orders 23 EMUs from Škoda Group

Škoda Group has been awarded a contract to deliver 23 electric trains to RegioJet, the largest private railway carrier in Central Europe. 

InnoTrans 2024 to Highlight Future of Digitalisation

InnoTrans 2024 to Highlight Future of Digitalisation

InnoTrans 2024 will include a focus on how electrification, digitalisation and automation will help shape the future of mobility. 

Stadler Delivers New Trains for Lauterbrunnen-Mürren Mountain Railway

Stadler Delivers New Trains for Lauterbrunnen-Mürren Mountain Rai...

Stadler has delivered new rolling stock for the Lauterbrunnen-Mürren mountain rail- and cableway (BLM) in Switzerland. 

MTA Modernises Metro-North’s Maintenance and Operations Hub

MTA Modernises Metro-North’s Maintenance and Operations Hub

New York's MTA has completed a multi-year modernisation project at the Metro-North Railroad's Croton-on-Hudson hub.

Eurostar Announces 100% Renewable Energy Goal of 2030

Eurostar Announces 100% Renewable Energy Goal of 2030

Eurostar has announced a goal of achieving 100% renewable operation across its high-speed rail network by the end of 2030.

UK: RSSB Published Refreshed Rail Health and Safety Strategy

UK: RSSB Published Refreshed Rail Health and Safety Strategy

The Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) has unveiled an updated Rail Health and Safety Strategy for the UK. 

Railway Supplier News

Join Yeltech Ltd at Rail Live UK 2024

Join Yeltech Ltd at Rail Live UK 2024

Join Yeltech Ltd at Rail Live 2024, the UK's immersive rail exhibition, and learn all about the future of rail transportation.

Sensor Solutions for Optimised High-speed Railway Performance

Sensor Solutions for Optimised High-speed Railway Performance

Introducing JA-80GA, a servo-balanced quartz accelerometer innovation from ASC Sensors' Japanese partner JAE.

Rapid Route ARCO Passes TRU Test

Rapid Route ARCO Passes TRU Test

The ‘Rapid Route’ technique of installing CCS’s ARCOSYSTEM® cable troughing via Anchor Systems’ screw piles was an overwhelming success.

GSF Rail Infra SoundSafe Moveable Noise Barrier in Final Phase

GSF Rail Infra SoundSafe Moveable Noise Barrier in Final Phase

GSF Rail Infra b.v. has announced that its SoundSafe Movable noise barrier has passed through to the final implementation phase.

Sensit at SENSOR + TEST 2024

Sensit at SENSOR + TEST 2024

SENSIT s.r.o. invites you to the SENSOR + TEST 2024 trade fair, which will take place from 11 to 13 June 2024 in Nuremberg, Germany.

Harnessing AI to Create Smarter Connected Public Transport

Harnessing AI to Create Smarter Connected Public Transport

Icomera explores what exactly it means by artificial intelligence, and discusses some of its use cases when it comes to onboard connectivity.

Point One Navigation & Calian GNSS Collaborate

Point One Navigation & Calian GNSS Collaborate

Calian Group Ltd. is collaborating with Point One Navigation to deliver Smart GNSS Antenna support for Polaris RTK.

Field-Proven Technology – intreXis Flat-Battery Start Units

Field-Proven Technology – intreXis Flat-Battery Start Units

intreXis offers two mature series DC/DC converters with a proven track record in many projects around the world.

Bitzer Celebrates 90 Years of Excellence

Bitzer Celebrates 90 Years of Excellence

The BITZER success story began 90 years ago: in 1934, the Swabian inventor Martin Bitzer laid the foundations in Sindelfingen, Germany.

Why Government Procurement Must Evolve with Technology

Why Government Procurement Must Evolve with Technology

Icomera believes that it’s high time we acknowledged that traditional procurement methods are not yielding the desired results.

LED Auto Rack Railcar Lighting by INPS

LED Auto Rack Railcar Lighting by INPS

INPS Group has introduced an innovative modular LED light system specifically designed for Autorack railcars.

Raising Awareness about Digital Sustainability in Rail

Raising Awareness about Digital Sustainability in Rail

At the RailFreight Summit, Willem Jan Groenewoud of Ab Ovo shed light on overlooking digital pollution when making transport eco-friendly.

Gmeinder Is Going to Exhibit in Ostrava

Gmeinder Is Going to Exhibit in Ostrava

The Gmeinder team look forward to seeing you at Rail Business Days, taking place on 11–13 June 2024 in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Jewers Doors at Asia Pacific Rail 2024

Jewers Doors at Asia Pacific Rail 2024

Jewers Doors has announced that it will be attending Asia Pacific Rail 2024 from 29 – 30 May at Bitec Bangkok, Thailand.

U-Lift at InnoTrans 2024

U-Lift at InnoTrans 2024

U-Lift will showcase its train-mounted lift solutions for disabled passengers at InnoTrans 2024 in Berlin.

New Dispatching and Passenger Information System at SZU

New Dispatching and Passenger Information System at SZU

CN-Consult's DiLoc|Motion allows SZU to now track all vehicles and record disruptions automatically or manually for the route network.

Events

Rolling Stock

CAF to Deliver 20 M4000 Metro Trains to Oslo

CAF to Deliver 20 M4000 Metro Trains to Oslo

CAF has been awarded a new contract from Sporveien to deliver 20 M4000 metro trains to the city of Oslo in Norway. 

US: DART Commences Testing Silver Line Stadler Trains

US: DART Commences Testing Silver Line Stadler Trains

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has commenced the testing phase for its Silver Line trains, manufactured by Stadler.

Siemens Mobility to Manufacture High-Speed Trains for Brightline West

Siemens Mobility to Manufacture High-Speed Trains for Brightline ...

Brightline West has selected Siemens Mobility as the preferred bidder to manufacture its high-speed trains.

Knorr-Bremse Signs Service Contract for Stadler Trains in Europe

Knorr-Bremse Signs Service Contract for Stadler Trains in Europe

Knorr-Bremse has signed a service agreement with Stadler, covering maintenance, repairs and the supply of spare parts for trains in Europe. 

California High-Speed Rail Presents Preliminary Seating Designs

California High-Speed Rail Presents Preliminary Seating Designs

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has released preliminary interior design renderings for the seating of its future trains.

ÖBB Orders 21 Desiro ML Electric Trains from Siemens Mobility

ÖBB Orders 21 Desiro ML Electric Trains from Siemens Mobility

Siemens Mobility has been contracted to deliver an additional 21 Desiro ML electric trains to Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB).

Stadler Receives First Order in Bulgaria for 7 KISS Trains

Stadler Receives First Order in Bulgaria for 7 KISS Trains

The Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Bulgaria has ordered seven KISS double-decker trains from Stadler.

IN PICTURES: Interior Train Renderings for Brightline West

IN PICTURES: Interior Train Renderings for Brightline West

Earlier this week, Brightline West broke ground on its high-speed rail line. These images display its vision for the future train interiors.  

Siemens and Škoda Group to Deliver First ComfortJet Trains to Czech Railways

Siemens and Škoda Group to Deliver First ComfortJet Trains to Cze...

Siemens Mobility and Škoda Group are transferring the first new ComfortJet trains to Czech Railways ahead of passenger service this summer. 

East Midlands Railway to Refurbish Luton Airport Express Trains

East Midlands Railway to Refurbish Luton Airport Express Trains

East Midlands Railway (EMR) is investing 27.6 million GBP in a train refurbishment programme for the Luton Airport Express.

Alstom to Supply Metropolis Trains for Santo Domingo Metro Extension

Alstom to Supply Metropolis Trains for Santo Domingo Metro Extens...

OPRET has contracted Alstom to supply new trains for the extension of Line 2 on the Santo Domingo Metro in the Dominican Republic. 

FCH2Rail Bi-Mode Hydrogen Train Completes Tests in Portugal

FCH2Rail Bi-Mode Hydrogen Train Completes Tests in Portugal

CAF has announced that the FCH2Rail project has completed testing of its bimodal hydrogen train on the rail network in Portugal. 

California High-Speed Rail Releases RFP for Electric Train Contract

California High-Speed Rail Releases RFP for Electric Train Contra...

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has approved the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) to procure its electric high-speed trains.

Amtrak Issues RFI for Zero-Emission Rail Technologies

Amtrak Issues RFI for Zero-Emission Rail Technologies

Amtrak has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for solutions that could help transform its rail fleet with zero-emission technologies. 

California High-Speed Rail Releases Train Interior Design Renderings

California High-Speed Rail Releases Train Interior Design Renderi...

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has released new preliminary interior design renderings for its future train amenities. 

Spain: Talgo Delivers First Avril Trains to Renfe

Spain: Talgo Delivers First Avril Trains to Renfe

In Spain, Talgo has delivered its first Avril trains to Renfe following the completion of on-track testing. 

Videos

LIRR LaserTrain 1 Test 2020

Watch this video from LPS to see the LaserTrain track cleaning solution in action.

Railway Infrastructure

UK: Dawlish Cliff Works Paused Due to Unexpected Wildlife

UK: Dawlish Cliff Works Paused Due to Unexpected Wildlife

Works on a Dawlish cliff were recently brought to a brief pause due to the discovery of a tawny owl nesting on the side of the cliff face.

HS2 Reaches Halfway Point in Tunnelling

HS2 Reaches Halfway Point in Tunnelling

HS2 has completed 29 miles of tunnelling, thus passing the halfway point in its network of tunnels for the high-speed line. 

Major Contract Awarded to Deliver Sydney’s Southwest Metro

Major Contract Awarded to Deliver Sydney’s Southwest Metro

John Holland and Laing O'Rourke Australia Construction have been contracted to deliver a final package of works for Sydney's Southwest Metro.

The Channel Tunnel Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

The Channel Tunnel Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

Getlink and its subsidiary Eurotunnel are celebrating 30 years since the opening of the Channel Tunnel in 1994. 

France: RER Line E Extends West to Nanterre

France: RER Line E Extends West to Nanterre

On 6 May, the RER E line extension between Saint-Lazare station and Nanterre opened in the western suburbs of Paris. 

Sydney Metro West Tunnelling Reaches Burwood North

Sydney Metro West Tunnelling Reaches Burwood North

Two Sydney Metro West tunnel boring machines (TBMs), Beatrice and Daphne, have reached the Burwood North Station site.

UK: Porterbrook to Electrify Track at Long Marston Rail Innovation Centre

UK: Porterbrook to Electrify Track at Long Marston Rail Innovatio...

Porterbrook has confirmed plans to renew and electrify the 3.5-kilometre track at the Long Marston Rail Innovation Centre in Warwickshire.

HS2 Completes First Sections of Curzon Street Station Viaduct

HS2 Completes First Sections of Curzon Street Station Viaduct

HS2 Ltd has completed the first sections of the Curzon Street station viaduct to bring high-speed trains into Birmingham’s new station. 

Germany: DB Launches 2024 Infrastructure Renewal Programme

Germany: DB Launches 2024 Infrastructure Renewal Programme

DB InfraGO AG has launched a comprehensive infrastructure programme to renew Germany's railway network in 2024.

Alstom Completes Electric Train Maintenance Depot in Romania

Alstom Completes Electric Train Maintenance Depot in Romania

Alstom has completed work on a new maintenance depot in Romania that will test and validate the nation's new electric trains. 

Brightline West Breaks Ground on High-Speed Rail Line

Brightline West Breaks Ground on High-Speed Rail Line

Brightline West has officially broken ground on its high-speed rail project to connect Las Vegas and Southern California. 

Deutsche Bahn Starts 4-Track Expansion of Hanau-Gelnhausen Line

Deutsche Bahn Starts 4-Track Expansion of Hanau-Gelnhausen Line

Deutsche Bahn has commenced a 1.6bn EUR project on the rail network in Hesse with a four-track expansion of the Hanau-Gelnhausen line.

Caltrain Completes Integrated Testing between San Francisco and San Jose

Caltrain Completes Integrated Testing between San Francisco and S...

Caltrain's electric trains have completed integrated testing between San Francisco and San Jose in California.

Scotland: Network Rail Invests £3.4 Million in Glenfinnan Viaduct

Scotland: Network Rail Invests £3.4 Million in Glenfinnan Viaduct

Network Rail is commencing a 3.4 million GBP investment project to repair the 123-year-old Glenfinnan Viaduct. 

Canada: Team Selected to Build Surrey Langley SkyTrain Stations

Canada: Team Selected to Build Surrey Langley SkyTrain Stations

British Columbia has selected South Fraser Station Partners to design and build eight new stations for the Surrey Langley SkyTrain project.

Chicago Metra Launches $332 Million Construction Plan for 2024

Chicago Metra Launches $332 Million Construction Plan for 2024

Chicago's commuter rail system, Metra, has announced a comprehensive list of construction projects planned for 2024.

All the Latest News

Siemens Mobility Invests in Digital Service Depot in Dortmund

Siemens Mobility Invests in Digital Service Depot in Dortmund

Siemens Mobility is investing around 150 million EUR in expanding its digital service depot for trains in Dortmund, Germany. 

Amtrak Issues RFIs for Enhanced Wi-Fi Connectivity

Amtrak Issues RFIs for Enhanced Wi-Fi Connectivity

Amtrak has issued two RFIs to support its delivery of high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity along the 450-mile Northeast Corridor (NEC).

Technology Pioneer Inma Martinez Is IT-TRANS Keynote Speaker

Technology Pioneer Inma Martinez Is IT-TRANS Keynote Speaker

Inma Martinez’s unique insight and skills make her the keynote speaker at the opening session of IT-TRANS 2024. 

ORR Publishes Track Access Dashboard for UK Rail Network

ORR Publishes Track Access Dashboard for UK Rail Network

ORR has published a track access dashboard to hold the industry accountable for the efficient use of the UK's rail network. 

UK: High Speed Rail Group Publishes ‘Exploiting the Potential’ Report

UK: High Speed Rail Group Publishes ‘Exploiting the Potenti...

The High Speed Rail Group's new report provides recommendations for the UK government to maximise the potential of high-speed rail.

Amtrak Highlights Plan for High-Speed Rail in Texas

Amtrak Highlights Plan for High-Speed Rail in Texas

Amtrak has provided an update on its plans for high-speed rail in the US, including a corridor between Dallas and Houston.

UK: Class 66 Locomotive Starts Dynamic Testing with ETCS

UK: Class 66 Locomotive Starts Dynamic Testing with ETCS

The first DB Cargo locomotive equipped with digital signalling in Britain's principal freight fleet has commenced dynamic testing. 

California High-Speed Rail Presents Its Sustainability Strategies

California High-Speed Rail Presents Its Sustainability Strategies

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has highlighted its progress in sustainability while delivering its electric high-speed rail line.

Rail Live Releases Exciting 2024 Agenda

Rail Live Releases Exciting 2024 Agenda

Rail Live has released their highly anticipated agenda for the upcoming 2024 congress edition event, taking place on 26–27 November.

Siemens Mobility to Install First ETCS Deployment in Finland

Siemens Mobility to Install First ETCS Deployment in Finland

Siemens Mobility will upgrade Finland's rail network with ETCS Level 2 as part of the Finnish government's Digirail Project. 

Derby City Council Confirms Potential Train Order for Alstom

Derby City Council Confirms Potential Train Order for Alstom

Derby City Council has confirmed plans from the UK government to order new Elizabeth Line trains from Alstom's UK rolling stock factory. 

Siemens Mobility to Equip Copenhagen S-Bane with GoA4 Automation

Siemens Mobility to Equip Copenhagen S-Bane with GoA4 Automation

Siemens Mobility has been contracted by Banedanmark and DSB to upgrade the Copenhagen S-Bane with GoA4 automation technology.

Alstom to Sell North American Signalling Business to Knorr-Bremse

Alstom to Sell North American Signalling Business to Knorr-Bremse

Knorr-Bremse AG is entering the Control, Command and Signaling (CCS) market by acquiring the Alstom Signaling North America business. 

Caltrain Celebrates Electrification of 51-Mile Corridor

Caltrain Celebrates Electrification of 51-Mile Corridor

Caltrain, Balfour Beatty and PG&E have celebrated the start of testing across the fully electrified 51-mile Caltrain corridor. 

HS2 Launches Final Northolt Tunnel Boring Machine

HS2 Launches Final Northolt Tunnel Boring Machine

The fourth and final tunnel boring machine (TBM) being used to build the Northolt Tunnel has been launched under London.

PATH Forward to Enhance Rail Network in New Jersey

PATH Forward to Enhance Rail Network in New Jersey

PANYNJ has launched PATH Forward: a two-year programme to provide enhanced services and infrastructure on New Jersey's PATH rail network. 

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