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UAE Railways Program Officially Launched

UAE Railways Program Officially Launched

The UAE Railways Program, a strategy for the Emirates’ railway sector, has been officially launched at a special event at Dubai’s EXPO 2020.

Canada: TBMs Travel to Toronto to Dig Eglinton Crosstown West Extension Tunnels

Canada: TBMs Travel to Toronto to Dig Eglinton Crosstown West Ext...

Work on Toronto’s Eglington Crosstown West Extension is a step closer to starting, as the project’s TBM are now on their way to Canada.

SiC Semiconductor Trial on Siemens Mobility Avenio Tram Successfully Concludes in Munich

SiC Semiconductor Trial on Siemens Mobility Avenio Tram Successfu...

A trial using silicone carbide semiconductor technology in a Siemens Mobility Avenio tram in Munich has successfully concluded.

HS2 Launches First Tunnel Boring Machine in the Midlands

HS2 Launches First Tunnel Boring Machine in the Midlands

The first tunnel boring machine working on HS2 in the Midlands launched on 2 December, excavating a one-mile tunnel in Warwickshire.

Arriva Group Signs Six-Year National Rail Contract with DfT for Chiltern Railways

Arriva Group Signs Six-Year National Rail Contract with DfT for C...

Arriva Group, which owns the Chiltern Railways operating company, has signed a six-year National Rail Contract with the DfT.

E-Class Trams Begin Operation on Melbourne’s Route 58 this Month

E-Class Trams Begin Operation on Melbourne’s Route 58 this Mont...

Melbourne’s tram network is receiving a boost to its capacity as new E-class trams enter passenger service on Route 58 this month.

Germany Referred to Court of Justice for Non-Compliance with EU Safety and Interoperability Requirements

Germany Referred to Court of Justice for Non-Compliance with EU S...

Germany has been referred to the EU Court of Justice regarding non-compliance with safety and interoperability requirements.

Alstom and MOL to Explore Use of Hydrogen Technology on Hungarian Rail Network

Alstom and MOL to Explore Use of Hydrogen Technology on Hungarian...

Alstom has signed an MoU with oil and gas company MOL to explore the use of hydrogen technology for rail transport in Hungary.

Transport for Wales Take Delivery of First Class 231 FLIRT Trains

Transport for Wales Take Delivery of First Class 231 FLIRT Trains

Transport for Wales (TfW) has taken delivery of the first of 35 Stadler Class 231 FLIRT trains ahead of testing.

Hitachi to Acquire Bombardier’s Contribution to the V300 ZEFIRO from Alstom

Hitachi to Acquire Bombardier’s Contribution to the V300 ZE...

As part of Alstom's acquisition of Bombardier Transportation, the companies agreed to divest a number of assets, including the V300 ZEFIRO.

Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern Reach New Milestone in Merger Saga

Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern Reach New Milestone in ...

Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern have now received the necessary regulatory approval from Mexican authorities regarding their merger.

Canada: Alstom to Overhaul GO Transit’s BiLevel Commuter Rail Cars

Canada: Alstom to Overhaul GO Transit’s BiLevel Commuter Rail C...

Alstom has signed a contract with Metrolinx to refurbish 94 BiLevel series VII commuter rail cars for GO Transit.

HS2 Green Tunnel Contract Awarded to Stanton Precast

HS2 Green Tunnel Contract Awarded to Stanton Precast

Stanton Precast has been awarded the contract to deliver three 'green tunnels' for HS2 by the main works contractor EKFB.

DB Removes Bottleneck in Frankfurt

DB Removes Bottleneck in Frankfurt

A second track on Homburger Damm north of Frankfurt’s city centre has been put into operation by Deutsche Bahn.

ORR Finance Report: Rail Industry Recovering from Pandemic

ORR Finance Report: Rail Industry Recovering from Pandemic

The ORR has published its Rail Industry Finance report for 2020–21, showing that the sector is recovering from the coronavirus pandemic.

Network Rail to Give Endangered Hazel Dormice Dedicated Railway Crossing

Network Rail to Give Endangered Hazel Dormice Dedicated Railway C...

Network Rail is creating a special bridge for endangered wild hazel dormice in Lancashire in a bid to grow their populations.

Railway Supplier News

Korita Aviation: Rail Containers Renowned for Strength and Durability!

Korita Aviation: Rail Containers Renowned for Strength and Durabi...

The aluminium rail containers from Korita Aviation are used in railway catering, onboard trains all over the world.

Mechan’s Latest Custom Project Heads to Capital

Mechan’s Latest Custom Project Heads to Capital

Mechan is extending its longstanding relationship with London Underground, by supplying a bespoke bogie press to its Stratford Market depot.

VR FleetCare Chosen to Maintain VR Group’s Newest Diesel Locomotive

VR FleetCare Chosen to Maintain VR Group’s Newest Diesel Locomo...

VR FleetCare has signed an agreement with VR Group for the maintenance of the new Stadler diesel locomotive’s stock.

Tallysman® Adds to the TW7000 Line of Surface-Mount Antennas

Tallysman® Adds to the TW7000 Line of Surface-Mount Antennas

Tallysman® has added Galileo-E6, QZSS-L6, and BeiDou-B3 support to the TW7000 line of surface-mount antennas.

IMA Dresden: The Heart of Our Test Benches

IMA Dresden: The Heart of Our Test Benches

IMA Dresden explain how the heart of their test benches is the hydraulic system which is constantly supplying the test bench with oil.

Zonegreen Adds Freight to Rail Safety Credentials

Zonegreen Adds Freight to Rail Safety Credentials

Rail safety specialist, Zonegreen, has completed its first installation for the rail freight sector, equipping a new logistics park in Northamptonshire.

4 Reasons Why the aROK 5510 Is the Top Choice Railway Computer

4 Reasons Why the aROK 5510 Is the Top Choice Railway Computer

Railway networks prepare for the latest and greatest, as NEXCOM presents the aROK 5510, our newest, top-notch, and AI-enhanced railway computer.

Stimio: IoT Rail Compressor Monitoring Solution

Stimio: IoT Rail Compressor Monitoring Solution

Stimio explains how their Oxygen Solution makes it possible to analyse the behaviour of the different compressors installed on trains.

Bayerische Regiobahn to Use DatNet from ETC Solutions

Bayerische Regiobahn to Use DatNet from ETC Solutions

Bayerische Regiobahn has signed a contract with ETC Solutions to introduce the production planning and control platform, DatNet.

IMA Dresden: Day 2 at the JEC Dach Forum

IMA Dresden: Day 2 at the JEC Dach Forum

IMA Dresden are at the JEC Dach Forum in Frankfurt, discussing sustainability, e-mobility and thermoplastic composites.

Pandrol Achieves Environmental Product Declarations

Pandrol Achieves Environmental Product Declarations

Pandrol announce the publication of Environmental Product Declarations for three of its Sustainable Resilient System products.

High-Speed Rail: Why Quality Rail Materials Are Key to Sustainable Travel

High-Speed Rail: Why Quality Rail Materials Are Key to Sustainabl...

To achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, we must look to high-speed rail as a go-to choice, and to do this, we need to be using quality rail materials.

PTFE Hose from Parker Surpasses the Limitations of Other Hose Types

PTFE Hose from Parker Surpasses the Limitations of Other Hose Typ...

Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, launches its 2030T-V70CON convoluted PTFE hose.

3Squared: The Integrated Rail Plan: What Does it Signal?

3Squared: The Integrated Rail Plan: What Does it Signal?

After the long-awaited Integrated Rail Plan was released, 3Squared explain how the changes will impact the future of rail in the north.

How to Enable Smooth and Safe Passenger Flows in Train Stations

How to Enable Smooth and Safe Passenger Flows in Train Stations

Network Rail adopt a new tool, based on PTV technology, for station planners to analyse detailed passenger movements within their station.

Stimio Keeps IoT Monitoring on Track with Quectel GNSS

Stimio Keeps IoT Monitoring on Track with Quectel GNSS

Stimio keeps IoT monitoring on track for high-value rail and utility assets with Quectel GNSS and cellular modules.

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Rolling Stock

Japan: Hitachi to Produce Express Trains for Tobu Railway

Japan: Hitachi to Produce Express Trains for Tobu Railway

Hitachi has been chosen to design and build a fleet of N100 express trains for Tobu Railway Company's Tokyo and Nikko and Kinugawa service.

CZ Loco Researches Hydrogen-Powered Locomotive

CZ Loco Researches Hydrogen-Powered Locomotive

CZ LOKO is looking into the feasibility of building a hydrogen-powered locomotive. This has tentatively been named the HydrogenShunter 1000.

Kazakhstan: Silkway Transit Celebrates Arrival of First Black Granite Electric Locomotives

Kazakhstan: Silkway Transit Celebrates Arrival of First Black Gra...

Silkway Transit has celebrated the arrival of its first ‘Black Granite’ electric locomotives at Nurly-Zhol railway station.

Canada: Finch West Facility Takes Delivery of Second Alstom LRV

Canada: Finch West Facility Takes Delivery of Second Alstom LRV

The second of two Alstom light rail vehicles (LRV) has now arrived at the Finch West Maintenance and Storage Facility (MSF) in Toronto.

First Stadler FLIRT DMU Destined for San Bernardino Leaves Factory

First Stadler FLIRT DMU Destined for San Bernardino Leaves Factor...

The first of three DMUs ordered from Stadler by the SBCTA has now left the manufacturer’s factory in Salt Lake City.

BLT Signs Contract for 25 Stadler TINA Trams

BLT Signs Contract for 25 Stadler TINA Trams

Baselland Transport and Stadler have signed a contract for the manufacture and delivery of 25 TINA (total integrated low-floor drive) trams.

Germany: First Battery Trains Ordered for VBB Network

Germany: First Battery Trains Ordered for VBB Network

NEB has ordered 31 two-car, battery-operated Mireo Plus B trains from Siemens Mobility for the new East Brandenburg rail network.

Knorr-Bremse and CAF Sign Maintenance Framework Agreement

Knorr-Bremse and CAF Sign Maintenance Framework Agreement

Knorr-Bremse, manufacturer of train braking systems, HVAC systems and entrance systems has signed a maintenance framework agreement with CAF.

Israel Railways Issues Notice to Proceed for Supply of 36 TRAXX Locomotives

Israel Railways Issues Notice to Proceed for Supply of 36 TRAXX L...

Israel Railways has issued a notice to proceed for the supply of 36 TRAXX P160 AC3 electric locomotives manufactured by Alstom.

Alstom and Eversholt Rail Sign Hydrogen Train Fleet Agreement

Alstom and Eversholt Rail Sign Hydrogen Train Fleet Agreement

Alstom and Eversholt Rail have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at the development of 10 three-car hydrogen trains for the UK.

Hitachi Rail and Angel Trains to Retrofit Batteries on TPE Trains

Hitachi Rail and Angel Trains to Retrofit Batteries on TPE Trains

Hitachi Rail and Angel Trains have agreed to retrofit batteries on to TransPennine Express Nova 1 intercity trains.

Alstom Wins Egypt’s Largest Metro Rolling Stock Contract

Alstom Wins Egypt’s Largest Metro Rolling Stock Contract

Alstom has won the largest metro rolling stock contract in Egypt: it will supply 55 Metropolis trainsets for the Cairo Metro Line 1.

Fully Automated, Driverless Monorail Enters Service in Wuhan

Fully Automated, Driverless Monorail Enters Service in Wuhan

China's first fully automated, driverless elevated monorail has entered passenger service in Wuhan with 28 six-car Innovia trains.

Hitachi Rail to Deliver 50 High-Capacity Regional Trains to Lombardy

Hitachi Rail to Deliver 50 High-Capacity Regional Trains to Lomba...

Hitachi Rail and FERROVIENORD have signed a contract for the delivery of 50 high-capacity regional trains for Lombardy, Italy.

RAIB: Wheel Slide Present at Salisbury Tunnel Junction Collision

RAIB: Wheel Slide Present at Salisbury Tunnel Junction Collision

The RAIB said wheel slide was at play in the collision between a SWR and a GWR service at Salisbury Tunnel Junction on 31 October 2021.

Stadler EuroDual Locomotive Now Approved in Austria

Stadler EuroDual Locomotive Now Approved in Austria

The Stadler-built EuroDual locomotives, part of the European Loc Pool fleet, have been approved for operation in Austria.

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Railway Infrastructure

Alstom Wins Two Major Signalling Projects in Turkey

Alstom Wins Two Major Signalling Projects in Turkey

Turkey’s AYGM and Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality have chosen Alstom to help upgrade the country's signalling infrastructure.

STM Launches New Railway Infrastructure Division

STM Launches New Railway Infrastructure Division

STM has entered the rail infrastructure services market with the establishment of a new railway infrastructure division.

Elizabeth Line Trial Operations Now Underway

Elizabeth Line Trial Operations Now Underway

The trial operations phase of the Elizabeth line has now begun. This is the final stage of the project before the line opens in 2022. 

Construction of HS2’s Old Oak Common Station Box Begins

Construction of HS2’s Old Oak Common Station Box Begins

Work on HS2’s Old Oak Common 850-metre-long station box has begun. The reinforced concrete structure will form the station's frame and base.

UAE National Rail Network Tunnels Completed Ahead of Schedule

UAE National Rail Network Tunnels Completed Ahead of Schedule

Etihad Rail has completed the excavation of the nine tunnels that make up Package D of Stage Two of the UAE National Rail Network.

Dartmoor Line Passenger Services Resume After 50-Year Hiatus

Dartmoor Line Passenger Services Resume After 50-Year Hiatus

Regular train services resumed on the Dartmoor Line between Exeter and Okehampton this past weekend after a 50-year hiatus.

Double Tracks to Enable Half-Hourly Services between Biel and Basel

Double Tracks to Enable Half-Hourly Services between Biel and Bas...

Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) has applied for a building permit to expand the railway line between Grellingen and Duggingen to double tracks.

Webuild Joint Venture Wins Brenner Base Tunnel Lot H41 Award

Webuild Joint Venture Wins Brenner Base Tunnel Lot H41 Award

An Implenia/Webuild (and swiss subsidiary CSC) joint venture has been awarded Lot  H41 of the Brenner Base Tunnel project.

Latvia: Largest Rail Baltica Tender Launched for Main Line Construction

Latvia: Largest Rail Baltica Tender Launched for Main Line Constr...

Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas has launched the international tender for the construction of Rail Baltica’s main line in Latvia.

Traffic through Salisbury Tunnel Junction to Reopen Tomorrow Following Collision

Traffic through Salisbury Tunnel Junction to Reopen Tomorrow Foll...

Following the collision between a SWR train and a GWR train on 31 October, the line is set to reopen to passenger traffic on 16 November.

Germany: Route Severely Damaged by Floods Reopens Today

Germany: Route Severely Damaged by Floods Reopens Today

Following severe flooding in Germany in July, Deutsche Bahn has reopened part of the Ahr Valley Railway to passenger traffic again today.

Hitachi Rail Signs Deal with ScottishPower for 100% Renewable Electricity

Hitachi Rail Signs Deal with ScottishPower for 100% Renewable Ele...

Hitachi Rail and ScottishPower have signed a three-year deal for 100 percent renewable electricity (wind, solar, hydro-electric).

East Midlands Railway Nottingham Depot Gets £2 Million Upgrade

East Midlands Railway Nottingham Depot Gets £2 Million Upgrade

East Midlands Railway's Eastcroft depot near Nottingham is being upgraded to the tune of two million GBP. Works will be complete in June 2022.

Rail Baltica to Receive Over 19m Euros from New Grant Agreement

Rail Baltica to Receive Over 19m Euros from New Grant Agreement

Rail Baltica has been granted an additional 19.7m euros in funding thanks to a Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) cross-border grant agreement.

VINCI Construction to Build Grand Paris Express Line 18 Operation and Maintenance Centre

VINCI Construction to Build Grand Paris Express Line 18 Operation...

VINCI Construction will build the operation and rolling stock maintenance centre for the Grand Paris Express’ future Line 18.

HS2 Announces Phase 2a Design and Delivery Partner Shortlist

HS2 Announces Phase 2a Design and Delivery Partner Shortlist

HS2 has published a shortlist of bidders for the Phase 2a Design and Delivery Partner contract. The winner will be announced next summer.

All the Latest News

Alstom and Liebherr Collaborate on Optimisation of Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Alstom and Liebherr Collaborate on Optimisation of Hydrogen Fuel ...

Alstom and Liebherr – Aerospace and Transportation SAS have signed a collaboration agreement aimed at optimising hydrogen systems.

The New Silk Road is Booming for DB Cargo

The New Silk Road is Booming for DB Cargo

A new DB Cargo subsidiary, DB Cargo Transasia, has been established in Shanghai due to the popularity of the New Silk Road rail route.

Alstom Agrees to CAF Asset Transfer

Alstom Agrees to CAF Asset Transfer

Alstom has agreed to hand over its Reichshoffen production site and Coradia Polyvalent and TALENT3 platforms to CAF.

New COVID-19 Measures Come into Force on Deutsche Bahn Services

New COVID-19 Measures Come into Force on Deutsche Bahn Services

Deutsche Bahn is applying new requirements for passengers to carry proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative COVID-19 test.

New Partnership Focuses on Optimising Hydrogen Train Refuelling

New Partnership Focuses on Optimising Hydrogen Train Refuelling

Hynamics has signed a new partnership agreement with Alstom to reduce the time needed to refuel hydrogen trains.

The Integrated Rail Plan: A Disaster for Rail, Passengers and the Environment

The Integrated Rail Plan: A Disaster for Rail, Passengers and the...

The Integrated Rail Plan published today, 18 November 2021, announces a huge slash in new railway lines being built in England.

Alstom Formally Opens New Indian Manufacturing Facility

Alstom Formally Opens New Indian Manufacturing Facility

Alstom formally opened its new manufacturing facility in Coimbatore, India with a ceremony attended by France’s Ambassador to India.

COP26: Doing the Wrong Thing Better

COP26: Doing the Wrong Thing Better

Jonn Elledge laments COP26's focus on electric vehicles to the exclusion of all other modes of transport, including the cleanest of them all.

Transport Day at COP26: UITP and UIC Joint Statement

Transport Day at COP26: UITP and UIC Joint Statement

For Transport Day at COP26 (10 Nov 2021), UITP and UIC have released a joint statement urging a focus on rail and public transport.

ORR Publishes Signalling Market Study to Improve Competition

ORR Publishes Signalling Market Study to Improve Competition

The Office of Rail and Road has published its Signalling Market Study, launched in November 2020, to improve competition in the sector in GB.

The Railway-News Magazine Issue 5 2021 Is Here!

The Railway-News Magazine Issue 5 2021 Is Here!

The Railway-News Magazine Issue 5 2021 Is Here! Welcome to issue 5 of the Railway-News magazine. Originally due to be published in the run-up to AusRAIL PLUS...

Deutsche Bahn Is Getting into Industrial 3D Printing for Faster, Easier Train Maintenance

Deutsche Bahn Is Getting into Industrial 3D Printing for Faster, ...

Deutsche Bahn says it is getting into industrial 3D printing in order to make the maintenance of its trains faster and easier.

Germany Must Speed Up Rail Network Electrification says Transport Alliance

Germany Must Speed Up Rail Network Electrification says Transport...

Germany is lagging behind the rest of Europe when it comes to rail network electrification says Allianz pro Schiene.

Enhanced Passenger Information Service Trialled by Network Rail and GWR

Enhanced Passenger Information Service Trialled by Network Rail a...

Network Rail and GWR are trialling a new information service designed to enable passengers to make more informed decisions.

Deutsche Bahn Trains Dogs to Sniff Out Protected Species

Deutsche Bahn Trains Dogs to Sniff Out Protected Species

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is training dogs to detect protected species in order to speed up construction projects.

Commuters Returning, but London Lags Behind Rest of UK

Commuters Returning, but London Lags Behind Rest of UK

Commuting into London lags behind rest of the UK says RDG, putting the recovery of London’s shops, theatres, restaurants and bars at risk.

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