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US: Inaugural Train Arrives into Grand Central Madison

US: Inaugural Train Arrives into Grand Central Madison

The inaugural Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train arrived into Grand Central Madison, Manhattan, on 25 January.

Work Starts on West Midlands Metro Depot Redevelopment

Work Starts on West Midlands Metro Depot Redevelopment

Work has begun on the expansion of the West Midlands Metro depot, which includes extended and updated workshop and maintenance facilities.

Network Rail Track Upgrade to Deliver Improved Reliability in Scarborough

Network Rail Track Upgrade to Deliver Improved Reliability in Sca...

Network Rail is upgrading almost three miles of railway tracks to improve the reliability of trains running through Scarborough.

Alstom Unveils First Two Trainsets for Hauts-de-France Region

Alstom Unveils First Two Trainsets for Hauts-de-France Region

Alstom has unveiled two new trainsets for the Hauts-de-France Region: the Omneo Premium and the Regio 2N equipped with ERTMS.

Transport for Wales Officially Launches New Fleet

Transport for Wales Officially Launches New Fleet

The first of Transport for Wales’ (TfW) new fleet of trains has been officially launched at a ceremony at Llandudno railway station.

Eurostar Group Unveils New Brand Identity

Eurostar Group Unveils New Brand Identity

The Eurostar Group, an alliance of Thalys and Eurostar, has marked a new milestone with the unveiling of its new brand.

Long-Term Partnership Could Fund Upgrades to Network Rail’s Ageing Telecoms Infrastructure

Long-Term Partnership Could Fund Upgrades to Network Rail’s Agein...

Progress is being made towards Network Rail’s goal to upgrade the UK railway’s ageing telecoms infrastructure.

Switzerland: Aargau Verkehr Orders 5 Stadler Trains for WSB Network

Switzerland: Aargau Verkehr Orders 5 Stadler Trains for WSB Netwo...

Aargau Verkehr has ordered five low-floor ABe 4/8 Saphir II trains for the Wynental and Suhrentalbahn (WSB) railway in Aargau, Switzerland.

Estonia: Elron Orders 10 Additional EMUs from Škoda Group

Estonia: Elron Orders 10 Additional EMUs from Škoda Group

Estonian railway operator Eesti Liinirongid (Elron) has taken up the option for a further 10 electric trains from Škoda Group.

France: Talgo Signs Agreement with LE TRAIN for High-Speed Fleet

France: Talgo Signs Agreement with LE TRAIN for High-Speed Fleet

Talgo has signed an agreement with LE TRAIN to develop a fleet of high-speed trains based on its Avril platform.

Montréal Metro to Be Equipped with New Train Control System

Montréal Metro to Be Equipped with New Train Control System

STM has announced that over 565 million CAD is being invested to equip the Montréal Metro with a new train control system.

Trenitalia Launches New High-Speed Rail Service between Rome and Milan

Trenitalia Launches New High-Speed Rail Service between Rome and ...

FS Italiane has announced that new high-speed Trenitalia rail services between Rome and Milan commenced service on 23 January. 

HS2: Installation of First Birmingham Viaduct Pier Completed

HS2: Installation of First Birmingham Viaduct Pier Completed

The first five-metre-tall V-shaped pier for the Curzon No. 3 Viaduct into HS2's Curzon Street Station in Birmingham has been installed.

Germany: National Express Awarded Long-Term Contract for Rhein-Ruhr-Express 1 and 11

Germany: National Express Awarded Long-Term Contract for Rhein-Ru...

National Express Rail has been awarded the contract to operate the German RE1 and RE11 Rhein-Ruhr-Express (RRX) lines up to 2033.

BNSF Announces $3.96 Billion Capital Investment Plan

BNSF Announces $3.96 Billion Capital Investment Plan

Freight railroad operator, BNSF has released a 3.96bn USD capital investment plan for 2023, which focusses on improving its core network.

Czech Republic: First Four-Car Moravia Trainset Enters Test Service

Czech Republic: First Four-Car Moravia Trainset Enters Test Servi...

The new four-car Moravia trainset has entered trial operation on the S2 line from Brno to Letovice in South Moravia.

Railway Supplier News

Five Trends from the 2023 State of Public Transit Report

Five Trends from the 2023 State of Public Transit Report

Swiftly dig into public transit’s most important topics in the 2023 State of Public Transit Report, taking the pulse of the transit industry.

Success-Story – Verkehrsbetriebe Potsdam

Success-Story – Verkehrsbetriebe Potsdam

NSH Group's documentary about the successful customer relationship with ViP Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam GmbH is now online.

Mini Gears Now Offers Gear Grinding Up To 800mm in Diameter

Mini Gears Now Offers Gear Grinding Up To 800mm in Diameter

Mini Gears Ltd has made an investment in its gear grinding capacity with the arrival of a brand new Gleason Pfauter Profile Grinding Machine.

EMS LU and Rail Natural Multi-Track Entrance Matting System

EMS LU and Rail Natural Multi-Track Entrance Matting System

EMS has developed two high quality and heavy duty entrance matting systems specifically for the London Underground.

RailSoft System for Railway Auditors

RailSoft System for Railway Auditors

The RailSoft team has developed new functionality for railway auditors to increase safety and efficiency on railway premises.

Real-Time Feedback Improving Operational Performance

Real-Time Feedback Improving Operational Performance

Icomera discusses the capacity for real-time passenger feedback to identify and fix issues relating to onboard assets.

Zonegreen Improves Points Safety at Southsea

Zonegreen Improves Points Safety at Southsea

Technology created by Zonegreen is protecting workers at a historic Portsmouth depot from the potential risks posed by manual points.

Detecting Anomalies with Machine Learning: A Time & Cost Saver

Detecting Anomalies with Machine Learning: A Time & Cost Save...

Televic GSP discusses the benefits of of condition-based maintenance (CBM) for train and railway operators.

Ricardo Supports Procurement of Zero-Emission Fleet

Ricardo Supports Procurement of Zero-Emission Fleet

Ricardo has been appointed to develop the technical specifications for a zero-emission rail fleet serving the Latvian capital, Riga.

PKP Energetyka – Implementation of RAILSOFT

PKP Energetyka – Implementation of RAILSOFT

Petrosoft pl's comprehensive solution for railway companies, RAILSOFT, has been implemented at PKP Energetyka.

Surge Protection Devices for Information Panels for Train Stations

Surge Protection Devices for Information Panels for Train Station...

HAKEL has co-operated with Mobatime Swiss Time Systems for several years, with its surge protection devices used inside Mobatime panels.

Specialist Rail & Transport Entrance Matting

Specialist Rail & Transport Entrance Matting

EMS provide a range of aluminium grid entrance matting systems with a selection of heavy duty infill materials for the rail sector.

BALLASTICK® 101

BALLASTICK® 101

Derby Rubber manufactures two flagship, one-piece broom elements, in both hollow and solid form for railway operators across the world.

RAILSOFT – The Best Solution on the Market for Railway

RAILSOFT – The Best Solution on the Market for Railway

Petrosoft pl's transport planning system, RailSoft, has been implemented at Silva LS sp. z o.o., a licensed railway carrier.

Yeltech Position Sensor

Yeltech Position Sensor

Yeltech's Position Sensor provides accurate, power efficient & robust measurements without interference in harsh environments.

Webinar: Rail Ballast Stabilisation with the GEOWEB® 3D Geocells

Webinar: Rail Ballast Stabilisation with the GEOWEB® 3D Geocells

Presto Geosystems will be holding a webinar on March 14 to discuss rail ballast stabilisation with its GEOWEB® 3D Geocells.

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Rolling Stock

Amtrak Begins Process of Replacing its Overnight Railcar Fleet

Amtrak Begins Process of Replacing its Overnight Railcar Fleet

Amtrak has received submissions from 10 manufacturers regarding replacement railcars for its overnight routes.

Stadler to Supply Eight FLIRT Vehicles for the Rheingau Express

Stadler to Supply Eight FLIRT Vehicles for the Rheingau Express

Stadler has won the contract to supply eight four-car FLIRT3 XL vehicles for use on the Rheingau Express (RE) lines in Germany.

Last of 73 Regio 2N Trains Arrives in Paris

Last of 73 Regio 2N Trains Arrives in Paris

Île-de-France Mobilités has announced that the last of 73 Regio 2N trains to equip line N has arrived at Gare Montparnasse in Paris. 

Renfe Begins Testing AVE Trains between Spain and France

Renfe Begins Testing AVE Trains between Spain and France

Renfe has commenced on-route testing of its AVE high-speed trains that will operate between Spain and France.

Finland: VR Group Orders New Sleeping Coaches and Freight Wagons from Škoda

Finland: VR Group Orders New Sleeping Coaches and Freight Wagons ...

Škoda has received an order for nine sleeping coaches and eight freight wagons for cars from Finnish state railway company VR Group.

Liverpool City Region’s New Fleet to Enter Service this Month

Liverpool City Region’s New Fleet to Enter Service this Month

Liverpool City Region’s new fleet of publicly-owned trains could enter service as soon as 23 January, the city mayor has announced.

Sweden: Alstom Awarded New VR Maintenance Contract

Sweden: Alstom Awarded New VR Maintenance Contract

VR Sweden has renewed a contract with Alstom to provide maintenance for the 30-strong Tåg i Bergslagen’s (Tågab) fleet of regional trains.

Siemens Mobility Awarded €3bn Indian Railways Locomotive Order

Siemens Mobility Awarded €3bn Indian Railways Locomotive Order

Siemens Mobility will supply Indian Railways with 1,200 locomotives, marking the single largest locomotive order in its history.

Stadler to Retrofit DB Netz Maintenance Vehicles with GUARDIA ETCS

Stadler to Retrofit DB Netz Maintenance Vehicles with GUARDIA ETC...

Stadler has signed an agreement with DB Netz to retrofit up to 80 maintenance and track service vehicles with its GUARDIA ETCS system.

Île-de-France Mobilités to Modernise Paris Metro Line 6

Île-de-France Mobilités to Modernise Paris Metro Line 6

Île-de-France Mobilités has announced plans to update metro line 6’s entire fleet of MP73 trains and update the line's track and platforms.

Alstom to Supply 10 Additional Metropolis Trains to Santo Domingo Metro

Alstom to Supply 10 Additional Metropolis Trains to Santo Domingo...

Alstom has signed a contract to supply 10 three-car Metropolis trains for operation on Line 1 of the Santo Domingo Metro.

GB Railfreight Signs New Locomotive Leasing Deal with Akiem

GB Railfreight Signs New Locomotive Leasing Deal with Akiem

GB Railfreight (GBRf) has signed a new 10-year locomotive leasing deal with rolling stock leasing company, Akiem.

Alstom to Overhaul ScotRail’s Class 334 Trains

Alstom to Overhaul ScotRail’s Class 334 Trains

Alstom will carry out an overhaul of ScotRail’s Class 334 fleet of 40 trains that operate between Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Renfe Invests 122 Million Euro into Freight Rail Decarbonisation and Digitisation

Renfe Invests 122 Million Euro into Freight Rail Decarbonisation ...

Renfe Mercancías has announced plans to invest 122.7 million EUR into the decarbonisation and digitisation of freight rail in Spain.

Talgo Intercity Trains Commence Operations in Egypt

Talgo Intercity Trains Commence Operations in Egypt

Egypt National Railways (ENR) has commenced the commercial operation of Talgo Intercity trains between Cairo and Alexandria. 

Slovakia: ZSSK Orders Five More RegioPanter Electric Units from Škoda

Slovakia: ZSSK Orders Five More RegioPanter Electric Units from Š...

Slovakian rail company ZSSK has ordered a further five RegioPanter electric units from Skoda Group as part of the modernisation of its fleet.

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griwephon Sound Deadening Mass products are solvent-free sound-deadening masses based on aqueous synthetic resin dispersion.

Railway Infrastructure

Network Rail to Deliver Improved Rail Connections in Devon and Cornwall

Network Rail to Deliver Improved Rail Connections in Devon and Co...

New funding has been announced for Network Rail to deliver transformational rail projects in the South West of England.

Canada: Tunnelling Commences on Scarborough Subway Extension

Canada: Tunnelling Commences on Scarborough Subway Extension

Metrolinx has announced that tunnelling is now underway on Scarborough’s 7.8-km subway extension in Toronto, Canada. 

MoU Supports Collaboration Across North-East Europe High-Speed Rail Projects

MoU Supports Collaboration Across North-East Europe High-Speed Ra...

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed to promote and develop high-speed rail projects across North-East Europe.

RATP Dev Signs Belgrade Automated Metro Early Operator Assistance Contract

RATP Dev Signs Belgrade Automated Metro Early Operator Assistance...

RATP Dev has been awarded a one-year Early Operator Assistance contract for the Belgrade automated metro system.

Estonia: Rail Baltica Awards Design Contract for Seven Regional Stations

Estonia: Rail Baltica Awards Design Contract for Seven Regional S...

Rail Baltic Estonia has awarded the design works of seven regional stations across the counties of Harju and Pärnu to Ardanuy Ingeneria.

UK: WMCA Funds Coventry Very Light Rail Demonstration

UK: WMCA Funds Coventry Very Light Rail Demonstration

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has confirmed the first instalment of its 72 million GBP investment in Coventry Very Light Rail.

Network Rail Continues Improvements to Bakerloo Line and London Overground

Network Rail Continues Improvements to Bakerloo Line and London O...

Major works were completed last month to the Bakerloo line and London Overground between London Euston and Watford Junction.

Chile: Thales to Provide Operation Control Centre for Santiago Metro Line 7

Chile: Thales to Provide Operation Control Centre for Santiago Me...

Thales has been selected to design, install and commission the Operation Control Centre (OCC) for Line 7 of the Santiago Metro in Chile.

Wales: Work Begins on Bay Line Transformation

Wales: Work Begins on Bay Line Transformation

Works on the Bay Line transformation project in Wales are set begin with the construction of a new two-platform Butetown railway station.

First Track Laid for Birmingham Eastside Metro Extension’s Delta Junction  

First Track Laid for Birmingham Eastside Metro Extension’s Delta ...

A total of 130 metres of double track has been installed along Lower Bull Street as part of the Birmingham Eastside Metro extension project.

New York Governor Announces Interborough Express Light Rail Project

New York Governor Announces Interborough Express Light Rail Proje...

Governor Kathy Hochul has announced that New York's Interborough Express service will be constructed as a light rail line.

Brightline Unveils First Look at Orlando Station

Brightline Unveils First Look at Orlando Station

Brightline has released a video and renderings of the future station at Orlando International Airport in Florida.

Ireland: Works to Reopen Limerick to Foynes Rail Line for Freight Begins Next Month

Ireland: Works to Reopen Limerick to Foynes Rail Line for Freight...

Irish Rail has awarded John Sisk and Son the contract for phase 1 works to reinstate the Limerick to Foynes rail line for freight services.

Rail Baltica Announces Shortlist for Energy Subsystem Design and Construction Contract

Rail Baltica Announces Shortlist for Energy Subsystem Design and ...

Three international consortiums have qualified for the second stage of the Rail Baltica energy subsystem design and construction procurement.

Network Rail Completes Emergency West Coast Main Line Repairs

Network Rail Completes Emergency West Coast Main Line Repairs

The West Coast mainline near Carstairs has been reopened for passenger services after emergency engineering works was completed.

New SunRail Station Planned for Universal Orlando Resort

New SunRail Station Planned for Universal Orlando Resort

Orlando's Right Rail and Universal Orlando Resort have announced plans to open a new SunRail station at the Orange County Convention Center.

All the Latest News

UK: Varamis Rail Launches ‘Zero-Carbon’ Freight Service

UK: Varamis Rail Launches ‘Zero-Carbon’ Freight Servi...

Varamis Rail has collaborated with Network Rail to launch a 'zero-carbon freight service' between Scotland and the Midlands.  

ÖBB Rail Cargo Group Launches New Subsidiary in Serbia

ÖBB Rail Cargo Group Launches New Subsidiary in Serbia

ÖBB Rail Cargo Group (RCG) has founded a new subsidiary in Belgrade, Serbia to provide sustainable rail freight transport.

Hyundai Movex to Install Mechanical Gap Fillers for Sydney Metro City & Southwest

Hyundai Movex to Install Mechanical Gap Fillers for Sydney Metro ...

Sydney Metro has contracted Hyundai Movex to install mechanical gap fillers at stations for the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project.

Germany: CAF Gets Keys to BWW Bismark Railway Depot

Germany: CAF Gets Keys to BWW Bismark Railway Depot

CAF has taken ownership of the former BWW Bismarck railway depot in Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW).

FEATI University Sets Its Sights on Railway Engineering and Technology

FEATI University Sets Its Sights on Railway Engineering and Techn...

FEATI University, the Philippines, has set its sights on becoming a leading academic institution in railway engineering and technology.

Industry-Academia Collaboration to Improve Rail Depot Efficiency

Industry-Academia Collaboration to Improve Rail Depot Efficiency

EMR and the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre are developing a simulation tool to improve depot efficiency.

Italy: RFI Signs Agreement to Install ERTMS Onboard Trains

Italy: RFI Signs Agreement to Install ERTMS Onboard Trains

Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI) has signed an agreement with Hitachi, Mermec, Progress Rail and Alstom to install ERTMS onboard its trains.

DB Improves Regional Passenger Experience with Real-Time Capacity Information

DB Improves Regional Passenger Experience with Real-Time Capacity...

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is introducing real-time occupancy information displays on regional routes for the very first time.

Construction Tender for Second Section of Rail Baltica Mainline in Estonia Announced

Construction Tender for Second Section of Rail Baltica Mainline i...

The construction tender for the second section of Rail Baltica mainline in Estonia has been announced. Construction is to begin later in 2023.

Austria: ÖBB’s Largest Expansion and Investment Programme to Continue Throughout 2023

Austria: ÖBB’s Largest Expansion and Investment Programme to Cont...

The Austrian Federal Railways (OEBB) is continuing with its largest ever expansion and investment programme in 2023.

Beijing Metro Line 16 Celebrates New Year with Opening of Phase III Southern Section

Beijing Metro Line 16 Celebrates New Year with Opening of Phase I...

Beijing MTR, a subsidiary of MTR Corporation, has announced the opening of Beijing Metro Line 16’s phase III southern section.

Deutsche Bahn Achieves Biofuel Target Two Years Ahead of Target

Deutsche Bahn Achieves Biofuel Target Two Years Ahead of Target

Deutsche Bahn (DB) has reached its target volume for biofuel two years ahead of target, hitting 17 million litres of HVO.

Network Rail Progresses Transpennine Route Upgrade Works

Network Rail Progresses Transpennine Route Upgrade Works

Network Rail has completed a series of improvement works for the Transpennine Route Upgrade between Manchester, Huddersfield, Leeds and York.

Romania: Alstom Consortium Awarded Signalling and Electrification Modernisation Contracts

Romania: Alstom Consortium Awarded Signalling and Electrification...

An Alstom consortium has been awarded two new signalling and electrification contracts to support rail modernisation in Romania.

US: $9 Billion in Funding to Improve Services on the Northeast Corridor

US: $9 Billion in Funding to Improve Services on the Northeast Co...

The US DOT has announced nearly 9 billion USD in funding to upgrade and expand passenger rail services along the Northeast Corridor (NEC).

Czech Republic: Electric RegioPanter Trains Deployed from Olomouc to Šumperk

Czech Republic: Electric RegioPanter Trains Deployed from Olomouc...

The first RegioPanter trains have commenced service on the newly electrified line from Olomouc to Šumperk via Uničov in the Czech Republic. 

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