In this month's column, Jonn Elledge muses on the future of HS2's eastern leg and the political tug of war taking place behind the scenes.
Next month the first phase of industry engagement on the UK’s new passenger service contracts (PSCs) will begin.
KiwiRail has signed a long-term framework agreement with Stadler, with a first call off for 57 diesel mainline locomotives.
Network Rail has awarded Hitachi Rail and Linbrooke S a contract to design a digital signalling solution for the Gloucester area.
The world’s first self-operating train, the digital S-Bahn, has made its first run at the opening of ITS in Hamburg.
After a 50-year hiatus, the Dartmoor Line will resume regular passenger services between Okehampton and Exeter St Davids next month.
Alstom has been awarded the contract to design and supply the rolling stock for the Île-de-France network’s Line 18.
Trans Regio Deutsche Regionalbahn (Trans Regio) has signed a long-term lease with Alpha Trains for 23 EMU trains.
Stadler is to appeal against an Austrian Court’s decision to nullify a contract it had been awarded by the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB).
The East Kilbride and Barrhead electrification project will pass through East Renfrewshire and South Lanarkshire to the south of Glasgow.
The Connecting Europe Express has reached its final destination of Paris after 36 days travelling across Europe.
Alstom is investing €14m to modernise its Taubaté factory in Brazil following the signing of multiple national and international contracts.
New figures from the Office of Rail and Road show that UK rail travel started to rebound between April and June 2021.
RedCabin, together with its host partner Irish Rail, today announces the return of its Railway Interior Innovation Summit.
A footbridge made from super-strong fibre-reinforced plastic has been installed in Bicester to replace a footpath level crossing.
CTM enables organisations to book and manage workforce training. This allows employers and employees to improve their competency management.
Robel will supply six four-axle work vehicles for maintenance work in tunnels to the Munich municipal utilities company Stadtwerke München GmbH.
TSL-ESCHA is now launching the next generation of signal lights: the SLE161 and SLE162 replace the previous SLE160.
STIMIO raises €1.7 million for the digitalisation of rail maintenance, one of their aims is to accelerate international development.
STIMIO’s IoT solutions, including remote, real-time monitoring, are being used to monitor SNCF FRET’s freight locomotive starter reservoirs.
Daktronics continues to show its commitment to the service and support of its customers with improvements implemented for better customer experience.
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SENSIT offer several versions of the temperature sensor with plastic connection heads, the plastic head design is unique to SENSIT.
IMA Dresden say the size of an object plays a subordinate role in their testing, having tested bone screws to the heaviest passenger aircraft.
Rail safety specialist, Zonegreen, has completed the first in a series of planned depot enhancements for Scottish railway operator, ScotRail.
British Steel today unveiled its Low-Carbon Roadmap, outlining its commitment to achieving net-zero status.
PTV Group have released a video simulation representing how much road space cars take up along with other modes of transport.
Comtest Wireless and RINA are holding a webinar together on 4 November 2021 to discuss testing GSM-R & LTE-R networks along with other tools.
The CEO of Výzkumný Ústav Železniční a.s CZE, Martin Bělčík explains why their test circuit is of high interest and booked for several years.
PowerRail introduce PowerRail Engine Systems a full-service engine company offering remanufactured engines and components.
The League of Railway Women (LRW) 2021 Virtual Annual Conference will take place from 18-20 October 2021.
SIFER will be taking place in Grand Palais, Lille, France on 26–28 October 2021. Hear insights about future trends in policy and technology.
Rolling Stock Networking is taking place at Derby Velodrome, UK on 30 October 2021. This event is free to attend.
Rail Wellbeing Live's Wellbeing Wednesdays take place on the first Wednesday every month. Livestreams are free and cover a range of topics.
RedCabin is proud to announce that our 2nd Railway Interior Innovation Summit taking place in Berlin, Germany, from 09th – 10th of November 2021.
Rail Wellbeing Live is ONLINE on 17 – 18 November 2021. The event has been created to inspire those in rail to lead a healthier life and is free to attend.
The Safety of Passenger Conference: This event has been postponed and will now take place in 2022. Details to follow.
Rail Live! Madrid will be held at IFEMA, Madrid on 30 November – 2 December 2021. Technology, innovation & strategy for the rail supply chain.
Transport Ticketing Global 2022 will take place on 1-2 February and will be hosted at the iconic Olympia London in London, UK.
AusRAIL PLUS will now be taking place at the International Convention Centre in Sydney, Australia from 28 February to 2 March 2022.
RailwayTech Indonesia will take place in JIEXPO Kemayoran, Jakarta, Indonesia on 17 – 19 March 2022. A B2B international rail trade expo.
World Tunnel Congress: Underground solutions for a world in change will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark on 22 - 28 April 2022.
The Rise of IoT & Big Data in Rail, the Rail industry’s number one event to match buyer requirements with expert solutions.
Sydney Infrastructure Expo 2022 Australia’s construction infrastructure & transport show, takes place on 1 – 2 June 2022.
Rolling Stock Networking serves the UK Rail Passenger and Freight Rolling Stock, Depot Equipment, Ancillary Services and the Rail Supply Chain.
Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) has awarded Stadler a framework agreement for up to 510 new single-decker FLIRT multiple units.
Alstom has delivered its 100th and final Flexity light rail vehicle (LRV) to the Department of Transport in Victoria.
Siemens Mobility has received an order to build 23 four-car Mireo trainsets for rail operator agilis Eisenbahngesellschaft.
Vivarail’s next-gen battery train will be launched at COP26 this November, and will run daily services throughout the event.
Škoda Transportation Group has been chosen by Czech Railways to provide regular servicing of its electrical units.
Alstom’s Chinese joint venture has signed a contract with Shenzhen Airport to provide operation and maintenance service for its APM system.
The amount of freight moved across the Uk's railway has returned to pre-pandemic levels according to new Office of Rail and Road statistics.
Trading House STM has supplied 19 track maintenance vehicles to Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combinat (NMMC) in Uzbekistan.
Alstom has signed a €300m contract with to supply 25 X’trapolis trains for Melbourne’s suburban rail network.
Alstom’s first two Innovia 300 monorail trains for the Cairo Monorail project have arrived in the city marking a major milestone.
Alstom and S-Bahn Hamburg have signed a contract for the delivery of an additional 64 Class 490 S-Bahn trains.
Alstom has conducted a technical demonstration journey of its latest battery-powered train in Saxony, Germany.
The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has published its interim report into the cracks found in Hitachi's Class 800 trains.
Alstom has run its Coradia iLint hydrogen train in France for the first time. The event took place at a railway test centre.
Alstom has received an option exercise order from SYTRAL, Lyon's public transport authority, for 35 Citadis trams.
This simulation in PTV Vissim and PTV Viswalk shows how 200 people cross the line of a signal head in different modes.
HS2 tunnel boring machine ‘Florence’ has passed the one mile mark, cutting through a mix of chalk and flint beneath the Chiltern hills.
An Alstom-led consortium has been awarded a contract to provide an integrated metro system for Taipei Circular Line Phase Two.
Network Rail has announced a £25m plan to protect the Newport-Gloucester line from further damage caused by extreme weather.
Transdev Group and Strides International Business awarded shadow operator contract for four new Greater Paris driverless metro lines.
HS2 has invited six bidders to tender for a major two-part enabling works contract for its recently approved Phase 2a section.
AECOM has signed a memorandum of understanding to upgrade Italy’s Apennine diesel railway with hydrogen trains.
The Keolis-MHI Rail Management and Operation LLC consortium has begun operating the Dubai Metro and Dubai Tram networks.
Transport for London (TfL) has opened the new extension to the Northern Line from Kennington to Battersea Power Station.
Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Devlet Demiryolları (TCDD) has received the first of 26 Alstom locomotives equipped with ETCS level 1 and 2.
Network Rail has completed upgrades at Hayes & Harlington station ahead of the Elizabeth line opening in the first half of next year.
Alstom has been awarded contracts to design, deliver and provide long-term service support for ETCS Level 2 trackside signalling technology.
One year on from the start of phase one's construction, HS2 has announced that 20,000 people are now working on the high-speed rail project.
HS2 has confirmed the shortlist of bidders to build its control centre and rolling stock maintenance depot.
Network Rail's completed signalling work on new track near Peterborough that will divert freight trains under the East Coast Main Line.
The upgrade works at Bristol East Junction have been completed with full train services at Bristol Temple Meads having been resumed.
A joint German-Dutch project to trial the control and remote monitoring of automated freight trains has begun this month.
Scotland’s First Minister has said that decarbonising transport, including rail services, can help reduce the threat of climate change.
Deutsche Post DHL and Deutsche Bahn are expanding their partnership with new connections that will allow more parcels to travel via rail.
Knorr-Bremse is expanding its range of digital products and services for train manufacturers and rail operators around the world.
The British government's Operator of Last Resort will run Southeastern services, following a £25m breach of the franchise agreement.
The 12th edition of SIFER, France’s only B2B International Railway Exhibition, will be taking place from 26 to 28 October 2021 at Lille Grand Palais.
Hitachi Rail is displaying a series of new products aimed at freight railroads and passenger rail operators at the RSSI C&S Exhibition.
The Chair of the Williams Rail Review warns it’s now or never to radically overhaul Britain’s confusing and outdated rail fares system.
Alstom and Plastic Omnium have signed a MoU to work together on the development of high-end hydrogen storage systems for the railway sector.
The Connecting Europe Express, one of the feature activities of the European Year of Rail 2021, is visiting TRAKO in Poland today.
EXPO Ferroviaria, Italy's only show for railway technologies, products and systems takes place from 28-30 September, at Rho Fiera Milano.
Issue 4 of our e-magazine is here! Centred around TRAKO in Poland, read about the Connecting Europe Express as well as industry updates!
TfL's recent ad campaign to get passengers back using its trains and buses is a symptom of its underlying funding woes, writes Jonn Elledge.
A new report showcases UK rail as a major economic sector that’s driving growth, investment and jobs right across the United Kingdom.
Metrolink will pilot a new technology designed to ensure the safe and rapid slowing and stopping of trains in the event of an earthquake.