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LA Metro K Line to Open on 7 October

LA Metro K Line to Open on 7 October

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) has announced that the K Line will open on 7 October 2022.

US: Caltrain Unveils New Electric Trains

US: Caltrain Unveils New Electric Trains

Caltrain has unveiled its new electric train cars – a key component of its electrification project. These will enter service in 2024.

Talgo Looks to Decarbonisation and Digitalisation at InnoTrans 2022

Talgo Looks to Decarbonisation and Digitalisation at InnoTrans 20...

At InnoTrans, Talgo introduced its intercity train platform as well as new solutions to support decarbonisation of rail transport.

IN PICTURES: Stadler Presents Metro Train for Liverpool

IN PICTURES: Stadler Presents Metro Train for Liverpool

Stadler presented its IPEMU - independently powered EMU - at InnoTrans today in the presence of Liverpool Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram.

IN PICTURES: Stadler Presents New FLIRT Tri-Mode and CITYLINK Tram-Train for Wales

IN PICTURES: Stadler Presents New FLIRT Tri-Mode and CITYLINK Tra...

Stadler formally presented its FLIRT tri-mode and CITYLINK tram-train for Transport for Wales at InnoTrans today.

InnoTrans Addresses the Skills Gap in the Rail Industry

InnoTrans Addresses the Skills Gap in the Rail Industry

Industry leaders at InnoTrans addressed the skills gap in the rail sector and explored how new talent should be attained and leveraged. 

Italy: Alstom to Supply 20 Additional Traxx DC3 Electric Locomotives to Polo Mercitalia

Italy: Alstom to Supply 20 Additional Traxx DC3 Electric Locomoti...

Alstom has been contracted to supply Italian railway operator, Polo Mercitalia (FS Group) with 20 Traxx DC3 electric locomotives.

Siemens Mobility’s Mireo Plus B Goes on Public Show at InnoTrans 2022

Siemens Mobility’s Mireo Plus B Goes on Public Show at InnoTran...

The public is able to view Siemens Mobility’s Mireo Plus B battery train for the first time at InnoTrans 2022.

UK: Class 43 ETCS Testing Successfully Completed for East Coast Digital Programme

UK: Class 43 ETCS Testing Successfully Completed for East Coast D...

ETCS testing for Class 43 trains has been complete, marking the achievement of a new milestone for the East Coast Digital Programme.

InnoTrans: Official Presentation of Siemens Mobility Mireo Plus H

InnoTrans: Official Presentation of Siemens Mobility Mireo Plus H

Siemens Mobility presented its Mireo Plus H hydrogen train for the Berlin-Brandenburg region at InnoTrans 2022 today.

InnoTrans 22: DB Announces Largest-Ever Fleet Modernisation Programme

InnoTrans 22: DB Announces Largest-Ever Fleet Modernisation Progr...

Deutsche Bahn (DB) has announced that it will invest over 19 billion EUR in new passenger and fleet locomotives and trains by 2030.

More Hydrogen Trains Heading to California as Stadler Signs New MoU

More Hydrogen Trains Heading to California as Stadler Signs New M...

Stadler has signed a MoU to design and deliver four zero emission hydrogen FLIRT trains for operation in California.

InnoTrans: Hitachi and Trenitalia Unveil Battery Hybrid Blues Train

InnoTrans: Hitachi and Trenitalia Unveil Battery Hybrid Blues Tra...

Hitachi Rail and Trenitalia have unveiled the tri-mode 'Blues' battery hybrid train for Italy at InnoTrans 2022. 

InnoTrans 22: Stadler and NAH.SH Present First FLIRT Akku Battery-Electric Series-Produced Vehicle

InnoTrans 22: Stadler and NAH.SH Present First FLIRT Akku Battery...

Stadler and NAH.SH have unveiled the first FLIRT Akku battery-electric series-produced vehicle at InnoTrans 2022.

France: Rennes Metro Line B Enters Service

France: Rennes Metro Line B Enters Service

Rennes Metro’s Line B has now entered revenue service, equipped with Siemens Mobility’s driverless metro system Cityval.

Stadler Presents FLIRT H2 Hydrogen Train for San Bernardino

Stadler Presents FLIRT H2 Hydrogen Train for San Bernardino

Stadler has unveiled its FLIRT H2 hydrogen train, which will be delivered to the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority in 2023.

Railway Supplier News

Gabriel J. Lopez-Bernal Appointed President of Icomera US

Gabriel J. Lopez-Bernal Appointed President of Icomera US

Icomera US President, Gabriel J. Lopez-Bernal, will lead a team of fifty engineers and analysts to identify gaps in the passenger experience.

Railway AC/AC Variable Frequency Drives

Railway AC/AC Variable Frequency Drives

The new AC/AC Variable Frequency Drives from Premium Power Supplies reduce maintenance costs and noise emissions.

6 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Yeltech’s IPHT

6 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Yeltech’s IPHT

Find out what Yeltech's eco-track Intelligent Points Heating Transformer (IPHT) temperature control system could do for you.

Visa Ready for Transit – Accelerate Adoption of cEMV Payments

Visa Ready for Transit – Accelerate Adoption of cEMV Payments

Switchio's unique all-in-one cEMV payment solution meets Visa’s exacting global standards for quality and reliability.

Improving Railroad Crossing Safety

Improving Railroad Crossing Safety

Ricardo has been working with Wavetrain Systems on a new system targeted squarely at previously passively protected crossings.

Frauscher to Develop a New Generation of Axle Counters in France

Frauscher to Develop a New Generation of Axle Counters in France

Frauscher has been contracted by SNCF Réseau for the development, deployment and maintenance of a new generation of axle counters in France.

RAILSOFT – Supporting Virtually All Railway Processes

RAILSOFT – Supporting Virtually All Railway Processes

RAILSOFT has been created by a team of Petrosoft.pl experts, ensuring work optimization in the full range of railway processes.

SKF at InnoTrans: Traction Motor Bearing Units for the Trains of the Future

SKF at InnoTrans: Traction Motor Bearing Units for the Trains of ...

SKF has manufactured new sealed, maintenance-free traction motor bearing units in close collaboration with the German Aerospace Center.

What Is EN50155 for Railway Applications?

What Is EN50155 for Railway Applications?

Premium summarises some of the most important requirements and standards that apply to power supply devices in railway applications.

Mechan Delivers Fleet of Jacks to Capital

Mechan Delivers Fleet of Jacks to Capital

Rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, is giving a busy London maintenance depot the lifting power to tackle a new heavy overhaul programme.

SKF and Televic GSP Aim to Collaborate to Offer Advanced Maintenance Intelligence for Rolling Stock Operators

SKF and Televic GSP Aim to Collaborate to Offer Advanced Maintena...

SKF and Televic GSP will to collaborate to drive development and innovation to advance condition-based maintenance capabilities for rolling stock operators.

Televic and SKF Combine Technologies to Benefit the Rail Industry

Televic and SKF Combine Technologies to Benefit the Rail Industry

Televic GSP and SKF plan to combine their technologies to help the global rail industry reduce maintenance costs and improve reliability.

Frequentis Members Receive Important International System Safety Accolades for 2022

Frequentis Members Receive Important International System Safety ...

The International System Safety Society (ISSS) has awarded two Frequentis members with prestigious awards for their contributions.

Ricardo Partners on Innovative Hydrogen-Electric Train Trial

Ricardo Partners on Innovative Hydrogen-Electric Train Trial

Ricardo and partners have received funding to develop their innovative Holistic Hydrogen Approach to Heavy Duty Transport (H2H) project.

HÜBNER Is a Proud Partner of Siemens Mobility in Egypt

HÜBNER Is a Proud Partner of Siemens Mobility in Egypt

In the expansion of the Egyptian rail network, the HÜBNER Group will be a supplier of important products for Siemens Mobility.

Join the Yeltech Team: Tech Support Engineer Vacancy

Join the Yeltech Team: Tech Support Engineer Vacancy

Manufacturer of bespoke remote monitoring products, Yeltech, is searching for a Tech Support Engineer to join its ambitious team.

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Alstom to Supply 17 Additional Coradia Stream Electric Trains in Romania

Alstom to Supply 17 Additional Coradia Stream Electric Trains in ...

The Romanian Railway Reform Authority (ARF) has contracted Alstom to supply an additional 17 Coradia Stream inter-regional trains.

InnoTrans 2022: Škoda Unveils Its 36T Tram-Train for RNV

InnoTrans 2022: Škoda Unveils Its 36T Tram-Train for RNV

Škoda and RNV unveiled the new 1m-gauge tram-train for the cities of Heidelberg, Mannheim and Ludwigshafen am Rhein at InnoTrans 2022 today.

Coradia iLint Achieves New Milestone with 1,175km Distance Run 

Coradia iLint Achieves New Milestone with 1,175km Distance Run 

Alstom has proven the capability of the Coradia iLint train to provide long-distance travel with its recording-breaking 1175km journey.

China: CRRC Completes Wuhan Monorail Suspension Train

China: CRRC Completes Wuhan Monorail Suspension Train

CRRC has successfully completed the first Optics Valley Photon monorail suspension train for use in Wuhan, China.

France: CAF to Supply 15 Trams to Marseilles

France: CAF to Supply 15 Trams to Marseilles

RTM (Régie des Transports Métropolitains) has contracted CAF to supply 15 new trams for Marseilles, France.

World’s First Automatic S-Bahn Train Enters Passenger Service

World’s First Automatic S-Bahn Train Enters Passenger Servi...

Deutsche Bahn and Siemens have entered the first Digital S-Bahn automatic train into passenger service in Hamburg, Germany.

US: First New Rail Cars Delivered for PATH Improvement Plan

US: First New Rail Cars Delivered for PATH Improvement Plan

The Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) has taken delivery of two new rail cars from Kawasaki as part of its improvement plan,

DB Presents New Level Access ICE L Car

DB Presents New Level Access ICE L Car

Deutsche Bahn (DB) has unveiled the first car of its new ICE L (low floor), which has stepless access, improving accessibility.

CAF to Supply an Additional 5 Canberra Metro Trams

CAF to Supply an Additional 5 Canberra Metro Trams

CAF will supply an additional 5 trams equipped with OESS to run on catenary-free sections of the Canberra Metro.

Germany: CAF to Supply 42 LRVs in Hannover

Germany: CAF to Supply 42 LRVs in Hannover

CAF has been selected to supply 42 TW 4000 LRVs for ÜSTRA, the public transport operator in the city of Hannover, Germany.

Australia: 12 Additional VLocity DMUs Ordered for Victoria’s Regional Network

Australia: 12 Additional VLocity DMUs Ordered for Victoria’s Re...

Alstom has received an order for an additional 12 VLocity DMU regional trains from the Department of Transport in Victoria.

Alstom and SNCF Unveil TGV M High-Speed Train

Alstom and SNCF Unveil TGV M High-Speed Train

Alstom and SNCF have unveiled the TGV M high-speed Avelia Horizon train at Alstom's La Rochelle site in France. 

Talgo Avril Achieves New Speed Record in Iberian Gauge

Talgo Avril Achieves New Speed Record in Iberian Gauge

A Talgo Avril very high-speed train has set a new record during testing by reaching a speed of 360 kilometres per hour in Iberian gauge.

Sierra Northern Railway Unveils Look of New Hydrogen Switching Locomotive

Sierra Northern Railway Unveils Look of New Hydrogen Switching Lo...

Sierra Northern Railway (SERA) has unveiled the look of its new zero emission hydrogen switching locomotive.

Ballard to Power First Hydrogen Trains in India

Ballard to Power First Hydrogen Trains in India

Ballard Power Systems’ fuel cells will power India’s first hydrogen trains thanks to a fuel cell module order from Medha Servo Drives.

First EffiShunter 1000 for Trainport Norway Leaves CZ Loko Plant

First EffiShunter 1000 for Trainport Norway Leaves CZ Loko Plant

CZ Loko has dispatched the first of five EffiShunter 1000 locomotives ordered by Trainpoint Norway from its Jihlava plant.

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Y25 Axlebox 2022

The new Y25 axlebox from SKF, designed for trains weighing up to 25 tons, complies with industry standards.

Railway Infrastructure

Rail Baltica: Construction Begins on Latvia’s Longest Railway Overpass

Rail Baltica: Construction Begins on Latvia’s Longest Railway O...

Construction has begun on Latvia’s longest railway overpass, with the completion of the structure’s first piles.

Paris: Underground Station Constructed at Châtillon Montrouge

Paris: Underground Station Constructed at Châtillon Montrouge

Construction is now complete on the underground space at Châtillon Montrouge station, which will serve the Grand Paris Express metro Line 15.

Automation of Paris Metro’s Line 4 Complete

Automation of Paris Metro’s Line 4 Complete

Automatic driverless metros are now running on Paris Metro’s Line 4, as work has been completed to digitise and automate the line.

Birmingham Eastside Metro Extension Hits New Construction Milestone

Birmingham Eastside Metro Extension Hits New Construction Milesto...

The Birmingham Eastside Metro extension has reached a new milestone with the installation of 45 metres of double track.

DB Cargo Showcases Hydrogen Logistics Solutions

DB Cargo Showcases Hydrogen Logistics Solutions

DB Cargo has showcased how it’s already capable of transporting large quantities of hydrogen by freight rail.

UAE: Etihad Rail Connects ICAD Railway Freight Terminal to National Main Line

UAE: Etihad Rail Connects ICAD Railway Freight Terminal to Natio...

Etihad Rail has connected the national rail network’s main line with the ICAD-based railway freight terminal currently under construction.

Draft Environmental Document for Palmdale to Burbank Section of California High-Speed Rail Released

Draft Environmental Document for Palmdale to Burbank Section of C...

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has released the draft environmental report for the Palmdale to Burbank section.

Latvia: Rail Baltica Tender for Construction of Mainline Enters Stage Two

Latvia: Rail Baltica Tender for Construction of Mainline Enters S...

Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas has launched the second stage of the tender for the construction of the Rail Baltica mainline in Latvia.

SAT Consortium to Supply CBTC Solution for Panama Metro Line 1 Extension

SAT Consortium to Supply CBTC Solution for Panama Metro Line 1 Ex...

An Alstom-led consortium will supply the communications-based train control (CBTC) solution for the extension of Line 1 of the Panama Metro.

UK: New DLR Timetable to be Introduced this Month

UK: New DLR Timetable to be Introduced this Month

A new DLR timetable will be introduced on 26 September in response to changes in passenger use of the network since the Elizabeth line opened.

1.4 Billion in Funding to Improve US Rail Infrastructure and Safety

1.4 Billion in Funding to Improve US Rail Infrastructure and Safe...

The US Department of Transportation has announced over $1.4 billion in consolidated rail infrastructure and safety improvement grant funding.

Step-Free Elizabeth Line Entrance Building Opens at Ilford Station

Step-Free Elizabeth Line Entrance Building Opens at Ilford Statio...

Network Rail has opened a new entrance building with step-free access for Elizabeth Line passengers using Ilford station in London.

Last Track Laid for Sydney Metro City & Southwest Line

Last Track Laid for Sydney Metro City & Southwest Line

The final piece of track has been laid for the Sydney Metro City & Southwest lines, Australia's largest public transport project. 

Thelo DB to Support the Modernisation of Ghana’s Western Railway Line

Thelo DB to Support the Modernisation of Ghana’s Western Railwa...

Thelo DB has signed a framework agreement with the Ghanaian government to modernise Ghana's railway network.

Taiwan: Stadler Wins First Metro Tender in Asia 

Taiwan: Stadler Wins First Metro Tender in Asia 

ST Engineering, Stadler and Siemens Mobility consortium will provide turnkey rail services for Kaohsiung's new MRT Yellow Line in Taiwan.

Rail Baltica Appoints Shadow Operator Services Provider

Rail Baltica Appoints Shadow Operator Services Provider

Rail Baltica has contracted a joint venture to provide Shadow Operator services for the Rail Baltica high-speed corridor.

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Adina Vălean: The Commission Cannot Create a Second Golden Age for Rail All by Itself

Adina Vălean: The Commission Cannot Create a Second Golden Age f...

The EU Commissioner for Transport, Adina Vălean, addressed the rail industry, operators and policy makers at InnoTrans 2022.

A Sneak Peek of InnoTrans 2022

A Sneak Peek of InnoTrans 2022

InnoTrans 2022 is officially kicking off on 20 September. As is customary, the press gets a sneak peek the day before.

Dutch Railways to Retrofit ViRM Fleet with Siemens Mobility ETCS Technology

Dutch Railways to Retrofit ViRM Fleet with Siemens Mobility ETCS ...

Dutch Railways has chosen Siemens Mobility to retrofit 176 of its ViRM trains with the latest ETCS Level 2 technology.

Portugal: Alstom Opens New Engineering and Innovation Centre in Maia

Portugal: Alstom Opens New Engineering and Innovation Centre in M...

Alstom has opened a new 460 square metre engineering and innovation centre in Maia, Portugal, which will initially provide 25 jobs.

Railtex 2023: A Clear Focus on the Rail Industry of Tomorrow

Railtex 2023: A Clear Focus on the Rail Industry of Tomorrow

Taking place on 9–11 May 2023 in Birmingham, the UK’s number one industry event will bring together the whole railway community.

New Zealand: Alstom to Supply TMS Train Control for KiwiRail

New Zealand: Alstom to Supply TMS Train Control for KiwiRail

Alstom has been awarded a contract to supply a fully integrated Traffic Management System (TMS) for KiwiRail's network in New Zealand.

Union Pacific to Invest in Decarbonising Operations

Union Pacific to Invest in Decarbonising Operations

Union Pacific has issued a 600 million USD green bond offering to fund investments that will decarbonise the company’s footprint and reduce its emissions.

Alstom to Focus on Digitalisation and Green Traction Solutions at InnoTrans 2022

Alstom to Focus on Digitalisation and Green Traction Solutions at...

Alstom has announced the solutions and rolling stock it will be showing at InnoTrans 2022, with a focus on digitalisation and green mobility.

DB and Siemens Test Hydrogen Trains with Mobile Refuelling Stations

DB and Siemens Test Hydrogen Trains with Mobile Refuelling Statio...

Deutsche Bahn and Siemens have commenced testing for the Mireo Plus H hydrogen trains along with the mobile hydrogen refuelling process.

What Can You Expect from the Intelligent Rail Summit 2022?

What Can You Expect from the Intelligent Rail Summit 2022?

The Intelligent Rail Summit will take place on 16-17 November in Germany, and will look at the use of data in rail infrastructure management.

ÖBB and Siemens Mobility Unveil Next-Gen Nightjet Interiors

ÖBB and Siemens Mobility Unveil Next-Gen Nightjet Interiors

ÖBB and Siemens Mobility have revealed the interior designs of the next generation Nightjet sleeping and couchette cars.

Switzerland: New Fire and Rescue Vehicles Inaugurated for Vereina Tunnel

Switzerland: New Fire and Rescue Vehicles Inaugurated for Vereina...

The Rhaetian Railway (RhB) has inaugurated two new fire and rescue vehicles (LöReF) for use in the Vereina tunnel in eastern Switzerland.

InnoTrans Special: The Railway-News Magazine Issue 3 2022 Is Here!

InnoTrans Special: The Railway-News Magazine Issue 3 2022 Is Here...

After a long four-year wait, InnoTrans is finally taking place again in Berlin this month. Please enjoy our InnoTrans Special 2022.

Spain: Alstom Receives Order for 10 Coradia Stream Trains from Catalonian Operator FGC

Spain: Alstom Receives Order for 10 Coradia Stream Trains from Ca...

FGC (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya) has ordered 10 Coradia Stream regional trains from Alstom.

US: CAF to Supply 102 LRVs for Boston Green Line

US: CAF to Supply 102 LRVs for Boston Green Line

The MBTA has selected CAF to supply 102 Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) that will operate on the Green Line in the City of Boston.

Honolulu Rail System Commences Trial Runs

Honolulu Rail System Commences Trial Runs

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation has announced that trial testing for the Honolulu Rail System commenced on 29 August 2022.

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