BLS Cargo Acquires 25 Siemens Vectron Locomotives
BLS Cargo has announced it is buying 25 Siemens Vectron multi-system locomotives to operate in Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy.
BLS Cargo has announced it is buying 25 Siemens Vectron multi-system locomotives to operate in Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy.
Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have awarded the contract to design, build, maintain, operate and finance the Hurontario LRT.
Network Rail and Arup have published a report entitled Tomorrow's Living Station to investigate how Britain's stations might evolve.
Avignon's first tram line opened to the public on 19 October with Alstom Citadis X05 trams. A second line is scheduled to open in 2023.
All the important rail news of the week, summed up for you in one place: our Railway-News Industry Insider Week 42 for 14–18 October 2019.
Stadler has signed the contract with ADIF for 22 rescue locomotives following the company's announcement on 31 July that it won the tender.
Alstom Ubunye has opened its rail factory in Ekurhuleni. It will supply components to Gibela Rail where the PRASA trains are being built.
The Vienna-Bratislava line is seeing upgrade works to make it a faster, electrified railway. 1 of 14 level crossings has now been eliminated.
Germany will cut VAT on long-distance rail journeys to 7%, down from the current 19%. It will also increase taxes on air passengers.
The EU says that it is seeking applications for funding for transport projects worth up to 1.4 billion euros. 50 million are for ERTMS.
All the important rail news of the week, summed up for you in one place: our Railway-News Industry Insider Week 41 for 7–11 October 2019.
Stadler and NAH.SH have signed the contract for 55 FLIRT Akku trains that will enter service in Schleswig-Holstein in 2022 and beyond.
Stadler has won its first major rolling stock contract in the Pacific region, with the Taiwan Railways Authority ordering 34 locomotives.
The ninth edition of EXPO Ferroviaria, Italy’s showcase for railway technologies, products and systems, closed at Rho Fiera Milano.
Skoda Transportation has won a contract to supply trains for the Warsaw metro. The Czech company will deliver the first unit within 2 years.
Corinna Salander has been appointed the head of the German Centre for Rail Transport Research – DZSF. She will start on 1 January 2020.
Discover how Socomec makes the world safer with their Enclosed Switches. Just follow Socomec Group on Linkedin and try the game!
These will be the last tamping machines of this variant that Robel will produce as progress is made on the next phase in tamper technology.
Unipart Rail hosted a visit to the UK by DMIA - Dhaya Maju Infrastructure (Asia) SDN Berhad - the biggest Rail contractor in South Asia.
Our new, high performance EN45545-HL2 compliant product, Altro Transflor Motus, is now available for preview and specification.
Schaltbau are proud to be supporting Vivarail with their Class 230 trains by supplying a range of switches, contactors and train controls.
ASC German Sensor Engineering design the measurement technology of tomorrow with intelligent sensors for rail traffic.
Unipart Rail has successfully completed the design, manufacture and testing of a revolutionary "green energy" power supply system.
Whether for track monitoring, navigation or mobile mapping, the new IMU 8 from ASC has versatile deployment possibilities.
Sydney Trains enables faster incident resolution with Frequentis Rail Emergency Management (REM) Solution in its Rail Operations Centre (ROC)
The Prime Minister of Mauritius, Mr. Pravind Jugnauth, attended the inauguration of phase 1 of the Mauritius Metro Express.
Harsco Rail, division of Harsco Corporation, introduced its new TX16 Production and Switch Tamper at Railway Interchange 2019 in Minneapolis.
Over 500 rail infrastructure experts attended the ROBEL in-house exhibition to engage in the current topics of track maintenance.
Robel is establishing close proximity to the market and the customer by setting up a separate company, Robel North America Corporation.
Aqseptence Group is active worldwide, providing water and wastewater management facilities and solutions for screening and filtration.
Together with its S3 Passenger customers Sqills delivers the best-available, inventory, reservation and ticketing solution in the world.
Chris Heaton-Harris MP, Minister of State for Transport, visited members of the British Steel rail team in Poland at TRAKO 2019.
Tommaso Spanevello from UNIFE on the new European rail supply industry's vision on digitalisation: the outlook is optimistic.
For International Women in Engineering Day 2019, we look at the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) talk given by Mark Lomas from HS2.
Anton Abrahams, Chairman of the Critical Communications World (CCW), discusses critical communications for Australia's railways.
Sven Flore, CEO of SBB Cargo International, gives his thoughts on the Ceneri Base Tunnel, the future of freight, ETCS and more.
Railtex has been running since 1993, and since the very beginning RIA has been involved as an important partner.
Research and innovation (“R&I”) represent a vital area of activity that is widely recognised as a strategic priority for the European rail...
The Graz Declaration was endorsed by all Transport and Environment Ministers from EU Member States. Tommaso Spanevello, Public Affairs Manager for the Associati...
The Inland Rail link between Melbourne and Brisbane is currently under construction. In this article Richard Wankmuller, Chief Executive Officer of Inland Rail,...
Dave Ashton, CEO of Loco2: The rail industry is going through a revolution. It’s easier than ever to buy your train tickets through apps and websites to trave...
A panel discussion with the heads of Siemens Mobility, Michael Peter, Alstom, Henri Poupart-Lafarge, and Bombardier, Laurent Troger. They discuss automation, mu...
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 47 (19–23 November): rolling stock, infrastructure and policy news from the rail sector. In addition, Andreas Scheuer, ...
GE Transportation at InnoTrans: At InnoTrans right now we’re unveiling what are called the next generation of engines. A new high- speed, high-performance eng...
Andreas Scheuer, Minister of Transportation, and Richard Lutz, CEO of Deutsche Bahn give insights on Germany at InnoTrans 2018.
Stephen Lemon, Programme Director, Digital Systems, Transport for New South Wales, tells Railway-News how digitalisation will improve the safety and efficiency ...
Every year operators spend millions of dollars cleaning defaced rolling stock. In this article Steve Sorrentino, Director of Speciality Films for Madico, tells ...
As awareness of employee wellbeing has increased so has confusion and uncertainty in how to support them. Mark Eastwood, Director of Staff Absence Solutions Ltd...
The first Stadler train for Merseyrail has been transported to Germany where it will undergo dynamic testing before entering service in 2020.
Leo Express has received its first Sirius EMU from CRRC. It is Velim for the necessary certification tests so it can enter passenger service.
Alstom is to supply 42 Metropolis trainsets for Barcelona. Barcelona currently runs Metropolis trains on Lines 9 and 10 of its metro.
CAF has won a contract to supply 21 Urbos 3 trams for Birmingham. Just like the city's existing Urbos fleet, they can run without catenaries.
One major complaint of rail passengers in Wales has been capacity. In response, TfW is introducing 6500 extra spaces per week from December.
UK rail franchise operator GTR has completed a 5-year transformation programme that has seen the introduction of 1,500 new carriages.
At Ferroviaria 2019 Stadler and FNM have presented a mock-up of the new FLIRT diesel-electric multiple unit for the Lombardy region.
Stadtwerke Augsburg has signed a contract with Stadler for the supply of 11 metre-gauge TRAMLINK trams, to enter service in 2022.
NEWAG has signed a contract with the ROSCO Rail Capital Partners for the delivery of 5 electric Dragon 2 locomotives for delivery in 2020.
The Northern refurbishment works are now two thirds complete. As part of its franchise agreement Northern is refurbishing 243 trains.
All the important rail news of the week, summed up for you in one place: our Railway-News Industry Insider Week 37 / 38 for 09–20 September 2019.
The MBTA has ordered 80 double-decker coaches from Hyundai-Rotem to add capacity to its commuter rail services and replace ageing vehicles.
SNCF Mobilités has chosen CAF as preferred bidder to deliver 28 trains to enter service in 2023. The order is worth ca. 700 million euros.
Deutsche Bahn is investing in hybrid technology for its maintenance fleets and shunting locomotives to reduce its environmental impact.
Alstom will deliver 4 additional Coradia Lint trains for Denmark. The operator, Nordjyske Jernbaner, will receive the units by mid-2021.
RegioJet has introduced double-decker coaches in Slovakia, purchased from DB Regio. They are hauled by Siemens Eurorunner locomotives.
Robust sensor solutions by ASC stand out with their performance in railway engineering. ASC sensors are used for the following applications:
RB Rail AS, which is delivering Rail Baltica, has announced a tender for a Notified Body service provider to assess EU TSI conformity.
Engineering company Salini Impregilo has won a contract with Bane NOR to upgrade 13.6km of railway track on the Vestfold Line.
The Engadine Line infrastructure works between Scuol-Tarasp and Susch are almost complete. RhB had closed the section completely on 11 March.
An in-brief look at the status of current European railway infrastructure projects in Switzerland, Spain, Lativa, and France.
Copenhagen's new metro line, Cityringen, will open on 29 September 2019. It has been under construction for 8 years and features 17 stations.
Ground-breaking events for the new 26-mile Silver Line took place at six locations in the Dallas Area Rapid Transit region on 19 September.
The Paris-Lyon high-speed line is to get the Atlas ERTMS Level 2 solution to increase capacity on what is Europe's busiest route.
Changzhou Metro Line 1 began passenger operations on 21 September 2019. It is the first metro line in the Chinese city, with 5 more planned.
Metronet has made public a tender for the construction of an assembly and maintenance depot for railcars in Bellevue, Western Australia.
Transport for Wales has published its Station Improvement Vision stating that it will invest £194 in modernising all 247 stations in Wales.
Balfour Beatty VINCI SYSTRA joint venture wins construction management contract for HS2's Old Oak Common station worth 1 billion GBP.
On 16 September Shanghai Keolis opened the Pudong International Airport metro, connecting the terminals to the new satellite halls.
Construction on the sea wall at Dawlish, Devon is set to restart after a break to minimise disruption during the peak summer tourist season.
Alstom equipped the entirety of Wuppertal Suspension Railway (Wuppertaler Schwebebahn) with the Atlas ETCS train control system.
Deutsche Bahn says it will halve its use of glyphosate in 2020 and instead focus on more mechanical, manual options for removing weeds.
Dutch rail infrastructure manager ProRail has created its 2020 timetable with 740m freight trains and a planning tool to increase capacity.
Matt Byrne is the new president for the UK region of Bombardier Transportation and the Chair of Bombardier Transportation UK Ltd.
Henrik Hololei spoke at Digital Transport Days to hail the successes and goals of Shift2Rail to address climate change and other focuses.
An in-brief look at current rail policy in Europe and the United Kingdom issued by the European Commission, the BAV and more.
The Singapore LTA is getting OEMs to open local facilities as part of their contracts to reduce train maintenance and repair times.
The NCHSR rebrands to reflect its broader remit. It will now be known as the National College for Advanced Transport & Infrastructure.
The Mayor of Manchester has published his vision for rail for the city, to double passenger numbers to 200,000 by 2040 and other goals.
All the important rail news of the week, summed up for you in one place: our Railway-News Industry Insider Week 39 for 23–27 September 2019.
Rail Baltica has produced a study to assess the potential impact of climate change on the project and to develop mitigation measures.
The Rail Delivery Group has published proposals for rail fare reforms following the largest-ever passenger survey in the country.
Alstom has been awarded the contract to retrofit 17 ICE 3 trains with its Atlas ETCS solution in a contract worth more than 30 million euros.
Brigitte Zypries has joined the supervisory board of Bombardier Transportation. She was previously a member of the supervisory board at DB.
Following a successful six-month trial ScotRail is now rolling out the use of GSM-R to give passengers more detailed real-time information.
Deutsche Bahn is experimenting with white rails to reduce the temperature of the steel, thereby avoiding stress on the rails in extreme heat.
The private Swiss rail operator BLS is halting the introduction of a new resource planning system. BLS has aborted the roll-out of the new software, which would...
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) is headquartered in Washington, D.C. It lobbies Congress on behalf of the railroad industry.
An in-brief look at current rail policy in the United States issued by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), ASLRRA and more.