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UAE: Etihad Rail Announces Stage Two Advancements and Contract with CAF

UAE: Etihad Rail Announces Stage Two Advancements and Contract wi...

The Chairman of Etihad Rail recently reviewed construction progress on Stage Two of the UAE national rail network.

Amtrak Takes Up Option for 50 More Siemens Mobility Charger Locomotives

Amtrak Takes Up Option for 50 More Siemens Mobility Charger Locom...

Amtrak has taken up the option to order a further 50 Charger locomotives from Siemens Mobility as it continues to replace its fleet.

CRRC Delivers New Chicago Metro Trains

CRRC Delivers New Chicago Metro Trains

CRRC has delivered the first fully assembled and commissioned 7000-series metro train to the Chicago Transportation Authority (CTA).

US: Amtrak Launches First Procurement Phase for B&P Tunnel Replacement Programme

US: Amtrak Launches First Procurement Phase for B&P Tunnel Re...

Amtrak has launched the procurement phase for the first of three major construction contracts for the B&P Tunnel Replacement Programme.

Germany: DB and Federal Government Announce New High-Performance Network Plans

Germany: DB and Federal Government Announce New High-Performance ...

Deutsche Bahn (DB) and the German federal government have shared their new high-performance network plans.

Thailand: CRRC Completes Traction Testing on CDA5B1 Locomotives

Thailand: CRRC Completes Traction Testing on CDA5B1 Locomotives

CRRC has completed successful traction performance testing on 20 CDA5B1 locomotives delivered to the State Railway of Thailand (SRT).

Denmark: Atkins Chosen as Lead Consultant for Vestfyn Line

Denmark: Atkins Chosen as Lead Consultant for Vestfyn Line

Atkins Denmark has been appointed lead consultant for the Vestfyn Line, a new high-speed railway on the island of Funen.

EC Approves Italian Scheme to Compensate Rail Freight Companies Affected by Pandemic

EC Approves Italian Scheme to Compensate Rail Freight Companies A...

The EC has approved an Italian scheme to compensate rail freight companies for financial damage suffered due to the pandemic.

Spain: Thales Begins Valladolid Eastern Bypass Signalling Project

Spain: Thales Begins Valladolid Eastern Bypass Signalling Project

Thales has begun drafting the construction project for the installation of signalling on the Eastern Bypass in Valladolid, Spain.  

Softronic Orders ETCS Level 2 Equipment from Thales for LEMA Locomotives

Softronic Orders ETCS Level 2 Equipment from Thales for LEMA Loco...

Softronic has chosen Thales to deliver and equip five LEMA 6000 kW locomotives with ETCS Level 2 and PZB vehicle equipment.

HS2 Promises Superior Connectivity for 21st Century Rail Travel

HS2 Promises Superior Connectivity for 21st Century Rail Travel

Transport companies have to have resilient cybersecurity systems in place so they can protect their assets and detect and respond to incidents.

France: CAF to Supply 60 Trams to Montpellier

France: CAF to Supply 60 Trams to Montpellier

CAF has been selected to supply a new fleet of trams for the Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole region in France.

Rail Upgrades to Power Elizabeth Line and Extend West Anglia Platforms

Rail Upgrades to Power Elizabeth Line and Extend West Anglia Plat...

Rail upgrades at the end of July will extend platforms and provide power for the Elizabeth Line in preparation for its next stage of opening.

HS2 Obtains Planning Permission for Birmingham Viaducts

HS2 Obtains Planning Permission for Birmingham Viaducts

Birmingham City Council has granted planning permission to HS2 Ltd to construct two viaducts in Birmingham.

Kazakhstan: Škoda Receives New Traction Motor Order from Wabtec

Kazakhstan: Škoda Receives New Traction Motor Order from Wabtec

Wabtec has ordered traction motors from Škoda Group for an additional 26 locomotives that will operate in Kazakhstan.

Metrolink’s Earthquake Early Warning System Gets Tech Update

Metrolink’s Earthquake Early Warning System Gets Tech Update

Metrolink's updated earthquake early warning system (EEW) automatically slows down and stop trains when an earthquake occurs.

Railway Supplier News

Quality Passenger Service with the Urban Mobility Digital Revolution

Quality Passenger Service with the Urban Mobility Digital Revolut...

Khalid Alhogail underlines how collaboration, innovation and determination are fundamental to encourage the use of public transport.

Installing a Remote Monitoring System for Network Rail at Chapel Hill

Installing a Remote Monitoring System for Network Rail at Chapel ...

Yeltech was approached by Network Rail to install a remote monitoring system to one of the brick arches that support the track at Chapel Hill.

FRA, ENSCO Announce Plans for New Grade Crossing Testing Capabilities at TTC

FRA, ENSCO Announce Plans for New Grade Crossing Testing Capabili...

The Federal Railroad Administration and ENSCO have announced plans for a new grade crossing test bed at the U.S. DoT's Transportation Technology Center.

Three Components of a Connected Rail Ecosystem

Three Components of a Connected Rail Ecosystem

Cummins Inc. outlines the key components of a connected rail ecosystem, and what the future relies on in each of these.

Sustainability and the Fastener Industry

Sustainability and the Fastener Industry

Despite their reduced size, the importance for the environmental impact, strength, and durability of a fastener is critical.

The Future of Rail Flaw Detection: Better, Faster, Smarter

The Future of Rail Flaw Detection: Better, Faster, Smarter

Shenhao Technology's Dual-track Type Ultrasonic Internal Rail Flaw Detector has a high flaw detection accuracy and detection speed.

Pfaff Verkehrstechnik Installation for the New Metro Lima Depot in Peru

Pfaff Verkehrstechnik Installation for the New Metro Lima Depot i...

Pfaff Verkehrstechnik has successfully completed a major contract for the new Metro Lima depot in Peru, which will start operating this year.

Come See INPS Group at InnoTrans Hall 8.2 Booth 480

Come See INPS Group at InnoTrans Hall 8.2 Booth 480

INPS Group will be exhibiting their offerings of unique solutions to the rail industry at Hall 8.2 Booth 480 InnoTrans 2022.

Mechan Answers Call For Space-Saving Servicing

Mechan Answers Call For Space-Saving Servicing

Heavy lifting and handling specialist, Mechan, has transformed the centre of a busy London rail depot into a multi-purpose maintenance space.

See CCS’ Ground-Breaking Products at Rail Live 2022

See CCS’ Ground-Breaking Products at Rail Live 2022

A range of Complete Composite Systems' innovative composite and engineered plastic products will be showcased at the Rail Live 2022.

Premium PSU’s Clean Room Ensures Their Products’ Quality

Premium PSU’s Clean Room Ensures Their Products’ Qual...

In order to meet some of their most demanding customers’ needs, Premium Power Supplies incorporated a clean room to their facility in 2020.

A Lookahead to Rail Live 2022

A Lookahead to Rail Live 2022

An interview with Martin Gleadow, Solution Architect of 3Squared, on his thoughts about the upcoming Rail Live 2022 event.

Digital Fallback Increases Availability of Audio Communication Systems

Digital Fallback Increases Availability of Audio Communication Sy...

Telvic GSP discusses their Train Audio Communication System (TRACS) and the importance of its innovative digital fallback.

Structural Cab for Shunter Locomotives –  XBODY® Lok

Structural Cab for Shunter Locomotives – XBODY® Lok

XBODY® Lok is a structural cab solution for Shunter locomotives that replaces conventional welded steel or aluminum cab solutions.

Why Public Transit Needs a Connected Transit Platform

Why Public Transit Needs a Connected Transit Platform

Swiftly, the first Connected Transit Platform, gives transit agencies the technology they need to operate in today’s connected world.

Switchio at Transport Ticketing Global in London

Switchio at Transport Ticketing Global in London

Switchio will be presenting its unique cEMV payments solution on 28 and 29 June 2022 at booth b14 of Transport Ticketing Global Olympia London.

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Italy: GTS Rail Orders 20 Additional Traxx DC3 Electric Locomotives

Italy: GTS Rail Orders 20 Additional Traxx DC3 Electric Locomotiv...

Alstom has signed an agreement to deliver a further 20 Traxx DC3 electric locomotives to Italy-based GTS Rail.

Taiwan: EMU3000 Receives Prestigious Design Award

Taiwan: EMU3000 Receives Prestigious Design Award

Hitachi and the Taiwan Railway Administration have received the 2022 iF Design Award for the EMU3000 electric intercity express train.

Switzerland: SBB Orders 7 Additional Stadler Giruno Trains

Switzerland: SBB Orders 7 Additional Stadler Giruno Trains

Swiss rail operator SBB has ordered seven additional Stadler Giruno high-speed trains for cross-border services into Germany from 2026.

UK: Testing Begins on Avanti West Coast’s New Fleet of Hitachi Trains

UK: Testing Begins on Avanti West Coast’s New Fleet of Hitachi ...

Static testing has begun on the first of Avanti West Coast’s new fleet of trains at Hitachi Rail’s Newton Aycliffe factory.

Škoda to Deliver an Additional 10 Two-Way Trams to Bratislava

Škoda to Deliver an Additional 10 Two-Way Trams to Bratislava

Dopravní podnik Bratislava has contracted Škoda Group to supply 10 new two-way ForCity Plus 30T trams to operate in the Slovak capital. 

SBB and Stadler Sign Contract for Largest Order in Swiss Rail History

SBB and Stadler Sign Contract for Largest Order in Swiss Rail His...

SBB, Thurbo, RegionAlps and Stadler have finally signed their framework agreement for up to 510 single-decker FLIRT multiple units.

Finland: Tampere Orders Additional ForCity Smart Artic Trams from Škoda

Finland: Tampere Orders Additional ForCity Smart Artic Trams from...

Škoda Group has received an order for a further five ForCity Smart Artic trams from Finnish tram operator Tampereen Raitiotie Oy.

Swiss Court Upholds SBB Contract with Stadler

Swiss Court Upholds SBB Contract with Stadler

The Swiss Federal Administrative Court has dismissed Alstom's appeal against the award of an SBB Thurbo and RegionAlps contract to Stadler.

Germany: CAF Awarded Bonn LRV Contract

Germany: CAF Awarded Bonn LRV Contract

CAF has been chosen to supply SWBV and SSB 22 light rail vehicles (LRV), along with all relevant spare parts.

Deutsche Bahn Unveils Interior Designs of Future ICE Fleet

Deutsche Bahn Unveils Interior Designs of Future ICE Fleet

Deutsche Bahn has unveiled new interior designs for its future ICE fleet, which will be rolled out from the end of 2023.

Alstom Wins Contract for Tel Aviv’s Green Line LRT

Alstom Wins Contract for Tel Aviv’s Green Line LRT

Alstom has been awarded a contract to design, build, and maintain the Tel Aviv Metropolitan LRT Green Line.

Stadler to Supply Bernese Oberland Railway with New Rolling Stock

Stadler to Supply Bernese Oberland Railway with New Rolling Stock

Berner Oberland-Bahnen has ordered six ABeh 4/8 multiple units from Stadler to expand the Bernese Oberland Railway's existing rolling stock.

Sweden: Škoda to Upgrade 80 Trams for Gothenburg

Sweden: Škoda to Upgrade 80 Trams for Gothenburg

Swedish operator, Västtrafik AB has awarded Škoda Group a contract to upgrade 80 trams for the city of Gothenburg, Sweden.

CZ LOKO Continues to Modernise CD Cargo Locomotives

CZ LOKO Continues to Modernise CD Cargo Locomotives

CZ LOKO has been contracted to upgrade Class 742 diesel locomotives for CD Cargo, the Czech Republic's largest domestic freight carrier.

TX Logistik Tests 838-Metre Freight Train in Sweden

TX Logistik Tests 838-Metre Freight Train in Sweden

TX Logistik has successfully completed two test-runs of a 838-metre long freight train in Sweden on 8 and 9 May 2022.

Siemens Mobility and Mitsubishi Electric Europe Partner on SiC Technology

Siemens Mobility and Mitsubishi Electric Europe Partner on SiC Te...

MoU signed to push the use of high voltage SiC technology for increasing railway drive systems’ energy efficiency.

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Railway Infrastructure

Adif Announces Plan to Sustainably Transform Railway Stations

Adif Announces Plan to Sustainably Transform Railway Stations

Adif President María Domínguez discusses the infrastructure manager’s commitment to remodel its railway stations at Global Mobility Call.

Infrastructure Upgrades Speeding Up Train Travel Across US Northeast Corridor

Infrastructure Upgrades Speeding Up Train Travel Across US Northe...

Infrastructure improvements made by Amtrak have raised the speed trains can travel in parts of New Jersey.

UK: Digital Twin on Track to Optimise Reading Station’s Energy Performance

UK: Digital Twin on Track to Optimise Reading Station’s Energy ...

A new project has begun that will help Reading station lower its carbon emissions and optimise its energy performance by approximately 20%.

California High-Speed Rail Authority Releases Final Environmental Studies of San Francisco-San Jose Section

California High-Speed Rail Authority Releases Final Environmental...

California High-Speed Rail Authority shares final environmental impact report for the San Francisco-San Jose section of its project.

HS2 Begins Building First of Five ‘Green Tunnels’

HS2 Begins Building First of Five ‘Green Tunnels’

HS2 has begun construction of the first of five ‘green tunnels’ that have been designed to blend into the landscape.

UK: Major Signalling Overhaul Completed in Manchester

UK: Major Signalling Overhaul Completed in Manchester

Network Rail has moved all signalling equipment from the outdated signal box near Philips Park to Manchester’s modern rail operating centre.

ÖBB Celebrates First Breakthrough in Semmering Base Tunnel

ÖBB Celebrates First Breakthrough in Semmering Base Tunnel

ÖBB has achieved its first breakthrough in boring the Semmering Base Tunnel, connecting Göstritz and Fröschnitzgraben in Austria.

HS2 Trials Electric Drilling Rig for Construction in Warwickshire

HS2 Trials Electric Drilling Rig for Construction in Warwickshire

Balfour Beatty VINCI Joint Venture is trialling an electric, high-capacity drilling rig for construction in Warwickshire. 

Singapore: Jacobs Secures Contract for Cross Island Line Project

Singapore: Jacobs Secures Contract for Cross Island Line Project

Jacobs has secured. a contract for the design and construction of the Tavistock Station and Tunnels for Singapore's Cross Island Line Phase 1.

UK: Phase Two of Gosforth Metro Depot Rebuild is Completed

UK: Phase Two of Gosforth Metro Depot Rebuild is Completed

Phase two of work on Nexus’ Gosforth Metro depot has been completed with the installation of three more sections of line on the site.

Italy: RFI Awards 2.7bn ERTMS Tender

Italy: RFI Awards 2.7bn ERTMS Tender

RFI has awarded its tender for the design and construction of an ERTMS across 42,000 kilometres of railway lines in Italy.

UK: Testing of New Digital Signalling System Begins on Northern City Line

UK: Testing of New Digital Signalling System Begins on Northern C...

Testing of the Northern City Line’s new digital signalling system has begun, marking a milestone in the East Coast Digital Programme.

Amtrak Commits to Infrastructure Improvements on Northeast Corridor

Amtrak Commits to Infrastructure Improvements on Northeast Corrid...

Amtrak has committed approximately 130m USD to carry out infrastructure improvements between Washington DC and New York.

Rail Baltica Launches Electrification Procurement

Rail Baltica Launches Electrification Procurement

RB Rail AS has announced a public procurement for the electrification systems for the Rail Baltica high-speed railway line.

Germany: DB Inaugurates Ruhr-Sieg Line Digital Interlocking Technology

Germany: DB Inaugurates Ruhr-Sieg Line Digital Interlocking Techn...

Modernisation of signalling and interlocking technology on DB's Ruhr-Sieg line has been completed in just 18 months.

Paris Métro Line 12 Extended to Aubervilliers

Paris Métro Line 12 Extended to Aubervilliers

Line 12 on the Paris Métro has been extended and two new stations have been built to connect Aubervilliers with the centre of Paris.

All the Latest News

UK: Rail Journeys Double Post-Pandemic

UK: Rail Journeys Double Post-Pandemic

More people are returning to rail travel post-pandemic according to the latest figures from the UK’s Office of Rail and Road (ORR).

Renfe-as-a-Service to Contribute to a Sustainable Railway Network

Renfe-as-a-Service to Contribute to a Sustainable Railway Network

Spain's rail operator, Renfe has presented its Renfe-as-a-Service (RaaS) platform at the first edition of Global Mobility Call.

Alstom Names New Managing Director for India

Alstom Names New Managing Director for India

Olivier Loison has been named the new Managing Director of Alstom’s India cluster, taking over from Alain Sphor, who is retiring.

Germany: Autonomous Regional Rail Travel Takes a Step Closer to Reality

Germany: Autonomous Regional Rail Travel Takes a Step Closer to R...

Alstom’s German autonomous rail pilot project has now entered its second phase with testing on two regional trains.

UK: Digital Signalling Installed at Birmingham New Street

UK: Digital Signalling Installed at Birmingham New Street

All signals at Birmingham New Street station have now been digitalised to meet 21st Century signalling standards. 

Union Pacific Joins RailPulse’s Campaign to Broaden GPS Use in US Freight Rail

Union Pacific Joins RailPulse’s Campaign to Broaden GPS Use in ...

Union Pacific Railroad has joined RailPulse, becoming the coalition’s seventh member, joining companies such as GATX,TrinityRail and Watco.

AI and LiDAR Sensors Leveraged to Develop Future HS2 Stations

AI and LiDAR Sensors Leveraged to Develop Future HS2 Stations

HS2 has announced that OpenSpace Group Ltd is using artificial intelligence (AI) and LiDAR sensors to develop future train stations.

CAF Begins Static Tests on Hydrogen Train Prototype

CAF Begins Static Tests on Hydrogen Train Prototype

CAF has commenced static tests on the hydrogen-powered demonstrator train that is being developed for the FCH2Rail project.

Level 2 Testing Complete on Porterbrook Power Cars Retrofitted with ETCS

Level 2 Testing Complete on Porterbrook Power Cars Retrofitted wi...

Porterbrook has completed successful Level 2 testing on three Class 43 power cars retrofitted with the European Train Control System (ETCS). 

14th Edition of RailTech Europe is Around the Corner

14th Edition of RailTech Europe is Around the Corner

The European railway sector will gather at RailTech Europe 2022, from June 21-23 in the centre of the Netherlands.

Deutsche Bahn Orders Converter Station from Hitachi Energy

Deutsche Bahn Orders Converter Station from Hitachi Energy

Hitachi Energy has received an order from Deutsche Bahn (DB) for a 120 MW converter station south of Berlin

HS2: Construction Begins on UK’s Longest Railway Bridge

HS2: Construction Begins on UK’s Longest Railway Bridge

Construction of the Colne Valley Viaduct has now started, overseen by HS2’s main works contractor Align JV.

The Railway-News Magazine Issue 2 2022 Is Here!

The Railway-News Magazine Issue 2 2022 Is Here!

Read our second eMagazine of 2022, with contributions from big names such as British Steel, Cummins, Nokia, Cisco and more!

Deutsche Bahn CEO Shares Plans to Overhaul Germany’s Ageing Rail Network

Deutsche Bahn CEO Shares Plans to Overhaul Germany’s Ageing Rai...

Deutsche Bahn’s CEO has announced a concept that will improve Germany’s rail infrastructure by removing network bottlenecks.

Consortium Finalises Contract to Build Egypt’s High-Speed Rail System

Consortium Finalises Contract to Build Egypt’s High-Speed Rail ...

Siemens Mobility-led consortium signs contract to design, install and commission a 1,800 kilometre high-speed rail network in Egypt.

Over 1 Million Journeys Made During the Elizabeth Line’s First Week

Over 1 Million Journeys Made During the Elizabeth Line’s Fi...

More than one million passengers have used London's new Elizabeth line during its first week of operation. 

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