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Banedanmark Completes Digital Signalling on Copenhagen S-Bahn

Banedanmark Completes Digital Signalling on Copenhagen S-Bahn

Banedanmark has completed installation of digital CBTC signalling on the last three sections of the Copenhagen S-Bahn.

Arup-Aurecon Alliance to Design Auckland Light Rail

Arup-Aurecon Alliance to Design Auckland Light Rail

An Arup-Aurecon alliance has been selected as the preferred bidder to plan and develop the future Auckland Light Rail network.

CargoBeamer Train Transports Semi-Trailers between Marseille and Calais

CargoBeamer Train Transports Semi-Trailers between Marseille and ...

CargoBeamer has operated the first intermodal train to transport semi-trailers between Marseille and Calais, France. 

safe.trAIn Project to Advance Development of AI-Enabled Automated Trains

safe.trAIn Project to Advance Development of AI-Enabled Automated...

Siemens AG will lead a consortium to facilitate advances in operating automated regional trains with artificial intelligence (AI).

Final Elizabeth Line Station – Bond Street – to Open 24 October

Final Elizabeth Line Station – Bond Street – to Open 24 Octob...

Transport for London (TfL) has announced that the Bond Street Elizabeth line station will open on 24 October.

Stadler to Build World’s First Fully Automated Overland Adhesion/Rack-and-Pinion Train

Stadler to Build World’s First Fully Automated Overland Adhesio...

Stadler will manufacture and deliver an automated rack-and-pinion rail vehicle for Appenzeller Bahnen’s Rheineck–Walzenhausen rail link.

Amtrak Aims for Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2045

Amtrak Aims for Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2045

Amtrak has announced a pledge to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across its entire network by 2045.

PESA Signs Contract for Heavy Maintenance of 59 PKP Intercity Cars

PESA Signs Contract for Heavy Maintenance of 59 PKP Intercity Car...

PKP Intercity has chosen PESA Bydgoszcz to undertake the heavy maintenance (level 5) of 24 152A and 35 154A series cars.

US: BNSF Orders Four EMD SD70J Locomotives from Progress Rail

US: BNSF Orders Four EMD SD70J Locomotives from Progress Rail

Progress Rail has been chosen to supply BNSF Railway with four EMD Joule battery electric locomotives and two charging systems.

LA Metro K Line to Open on 7 October

LA Metro K Line to Open on 7 October

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) has announced that the K Line will open on 7 October 2022.

US: Caltrain Unveils New Electric Trains

US: Caltrain Unveils New Electric Trains

Caltrain has unveiled its new electric train cars – a key component of its electrification project. These will enter service in 2024.

Talgo Looks to Decarbonisation and Digitalisation at InnoTrans 2022

Talgo Looks to Decarbonisation and Digitalisation at InnoTrans 20...

At InnoTrans, Talgo introduced its intercity train platform as well as new solutions to support decarbonisation of rail transport.

IN PICTURES: Stadler Presents Metro Train for Liverpool

IN PICTURES: Stadler Presents Metro Train for Liverpool

Stadler presented its IPEMU - independently powered EMU - at InnoTrans today in the presence of Liverpool Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram.

IN PICTURES: Stadler Presents New FLIRT Tri-Mode and CITYLINK Tram-Train for Wales

IN PICTURES: Stadler Presents New FLIRT Tri-Mode and CITYLINK Tra...

Stadler formally presented its FLIRT tri-mode and CITYLINK tram-train for Transport for Wales at InnoTrans today.

InnoTrans Addresses the Skills Gap in the Rail Industry

InnoTrans Addresses the Skills Gap in the Rail Industry

Industry leaders at InnoTrans addressed the skills gap in the rail sector and explored how new talent should be attained and leveraged. 

Italy: Alstom to Supply 20 Additional Traxx DC3 Electric Locomotives to Polo Mercitalia

Italy: Alstom to Supply 20 Additional Traxx DC3 Electric Locomoti...

Alstom has been contracted to supply Italian railway operator, Polo Mercitalia (FS Group) with 20 Traxx DC3 electric locomotives.

Railway Supplier News

TALLYMATICS Introduces the TW5390 Smart Antenna

TALLYMATICS Introduces the TW5390 Smart Antenna

TALLYMATICS Inc., a division of Tallysman Wireless, is excited to introduce its latest Smart Antenna to the market, the TW5390 Smart Antenna.

Yellow Window Designs Interior for Rennes Ville et Métropole Metro

Yellow Window Designs Interior for Rennes Ville et Métropole Met...

Yellow Window is delighted to have worked with Siemens Mobility on the interior design of Rennes Ville et Métropole city’s latest metro line.

Emeg® Group’s InnoTrans Round-up

Emeg® Group’s InnoTrans Round-up

The Emeg team is back in the UK and reflecting on a very successful trip to Berlin for InnoTrans 2022 at the Messe Berlin Expo Centre.

HÜBNER to Supply Up to 1,008 Gangway Systems for Stadler

HÜBNER to Supply Up to 1,008 Gangway Systems for Stadler

Marking the largest order in Stadler's history, HÜBNER will be supplying up to 1,008 gangway systems for the VDV Tram-Train project.

Making Rail Networks More Resilient with Satellite Insights

Making Rail Networks More Resilient with Satellite Insights

LiveEO’s satellite-based, data-driven vegetation management solution delivers offers the opportunity to create a more resilient rail network.

How RAILSoft Improved PKP Energetyka’s Infrastructure Service

How RAILSoft Improved PKP Energetyka’s Infrastructure Servi...

Petrosoft improved PKP Energetyka's infrastructure service by moving their data from paper documents to one cohesive digital system.

The New Nautiz X81: An Ultra-Rugged 5G Android 12 Handheld

The New Nautiz X81: An Ultra-Rugged 5G Android 12 Handheld

Handheld Group announces the release of its all-new Nautiz X81; an ultra-rugged Android handheld with a familiar feel.

iryo Implements S3 Passenger in Only 12 Months

iryo Implements S3 Passenger in Only 12 Months

It took only 12 months for high-speed operator, iryo, to implement S3 Passenger from Sqills using the software's self-service mode.

The UVM Podcast Wins Utility Arborist Association Award For Education

The UVM Podcast Wins Utility Arborist Association Award For Educa...

The award-winning UVM Podcast, sponsored by LiveEO, focuses on preventing contact between trees and electrical lines.

Remain Vigilant against Adverse Weather Conditions with Yeltech’s IPHT

Remain Vigilant against Adverse Weather Conditions with Yeltech?...

Yeltech's IPHT controls the energy to the strip heaters that are dependent on the local weather conditions. 

Opportunities and Challenges in Sharing Digital Twins

Opportunities and Challenges in Sharing Digital Twins

Ricardo explores the benefits and obstacles of sharing digital twins during all phases of the train and infrastructure lifecycle.

Does Your Workshop Equipment Have the Right Safety Features?

Does Your Workshop Equipment Have the Right Safety Features?

Totalkare outlines three of the most common workshop hazards, and how choosing the right equipment can help to reduce those risks.

Zonegreen Points Bournemouth Depot to Safer Future

Zonegreen Points Bournemouth Depot to Safer Future

Rail safety specialist Zonegreen has undertaken a complete overhaul of its Points Converter system at Bournemouth depot.

ARCOSYSTEM® the Perfect Fit In Scenic Austria

ARCOSYSTEM® the Perfect Fit In Scenic Austria

ARCOSYSTEM® elevated cable troughing was expertly installed at some challenging trackside locations in Austria.

Flame Resistant Erosion Control & Slope Stabilisation Technology

Flame Resistant Erosion Control & Slope Stabilisation Technol...

Propex low carbon solutions have been protecting and stabilizing channels, slopes, levees, and stream banks for more than 20 years.

Gabriel J. Lopez-Bernal Appointed President of Icomera US

Gabriel J. Lopez-Bernal Appointed President of Icomera US

Icomera US President, Gabriel J. Lopez-Bernal, will lead a team of fifty engineers and analysts to identify gaps in the passenger experience.

Events

Rolling Stock

Siemens Mobility’s Mireo Plus B Goes on Public Show at InnoTrans 2022

Siemens Mobility’s Mireo Plus B Goes on Public Show at InnoTran...

The public is able to view Siemens Mobility’s Mireo Plus B battery train for the first time at InnoTrans 2022.

UK: Class 43 ETCS Testing Successfully Completed for East Coast Digital Programme

UK: Class 43 ETCS Testing Successfully Completed for East Coast D...

ETCS testing for Class 43 trains has been complete, marking the achievement of a new milestone for the East Coast Digital Programme.

InnoTrans: Official Presentation of Siemens Mobility Mireo Plus H

InnoTrans: Official Presentation of Siemens Mobility Mireo Plus H

Siemens Mobility presented its Mireo Plus H hydrogen train for the Berlin-Brandenburg region at InnoTrans 2022 today.

More Hydrogen Trains Heading to California as Stadler Signs New MoU

More Hydrogen Trains Heading to California as Stadler Signs New M...

Stadler has signed a MoU to design and deliver four zero emission hydrogen FLIRT trains for operation in California.

InnoTrans: Hitachi and Trenitalia Unveil Battery Hybrid Blues Train

InnoTrans: Hitachi and Trenitalia Unveil Battery Hybrid Blues Tra...

Hitachi Rail and Trenitalia have unveiled the tri-mode 'Blues' battery hybrid train for Italy at InnoTrans 2022. 

InnoTrans 22: Stadler and NAH.SH Present First FLIRT Akku Battery-Electric Series-Produced Vehicle

InnoTrans 22: Stadler and NAH.SH Present First FLIRT Akku Battery...

Stadler and NAH.SH have unveiled the first FLIRT Akku battery-electric series-produced vehicle at InnoTrans 2022.

Stadler Presents FLIRT H2 Hydrogen Train for San Bernardino

Stadler Presents FLIRT H2 Hydrogen Train for San Bernardino

Stadler has unveiled its FLIRT H2 hydrogen train, which will be delivered to the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority in 2023.

Alstom to Supply 17 Additional Coradia Stream Electric Trains in Romania

Alstom to Supply 17 Additional Coradia Stream Electric Trains in ...

The Romanian Railway Reform Authority (ARF) has contracted Alstom to supply an additional 17 Coradia Stream inter-regional trains.

InnoTrans 2022: Škoda Unveils Its 36T Tram-Train for RNV

InnoTrans 2022: Škoda Unveils Its 36T Tram-Train for RNV

Škoda and RNV unveiled the new 1m-gauge tram-train for the cities of Heidelberg, Mannheim and Ludwigshafen am Rhein at InnoTrans 2022 today.

Coradia iLint Achieves New Milestone with 1,175km Distance Run 

Coradia iLint Achieves New Milestone with 1,175km Distance Run 

Alstom has proven the capability of the Coradia iLint train to provide long-distance travel with its recording-breaking 1175km journey.

China: CRRC Completes Wuhan Monorail Suspension Train

China: CRRC Completes Wuhan Monorail Suspension Train

CRRC has successfully completed the first Optics Valley Photon monorail suspension train for use in Wuhan, China.

France: CAF to Supply 15 Trams to Marseilles

France: CAF to Supply 15 Trams to Marseilles

RTM (Régie des Transports Métropolitains) has contracted CAF to supply 15 new trams for Marseilles, France.

World’s First Automatic S-Bahn Train Enters Passenger Service

World’s First Automatic S-Bahn Train Enters Passenger Servi...

Deutsche Bahn and Siemens have entered the first Digital S-Bahn automatic train into passenger service in Hamburg, Germany.

US: First New Rail Cars Delivered for PATH Improvement Plan

US: First New Rail Cars Delivered for PATH Improvement Plan

The Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) has taken delivery of two new rail cars from Kawasaki as part of its improvement plan,

DB Presents New Level Access ICE L Car

DB Presents New Level Access ICE L Car

Deutsche Bahn (DB) has unveiled the first car of its new ICE L (low floor), which has stepless access, improving accessibility.

CAF to Supply an Additional 5 Canberra Metro Trams

CAF to Supply an Additional 5 Canberra Metro Trams

CAF will supply an additional 5 trams equipped with OESS to run on catenary-free sections of the Canberra Metro.

Videos

MADE FOR RAIL: Safety. All the Way Down the Line.

HellermannTyton produces products that fasten, insulate, protect, identify and apply cables and wires used in locomotives and railway infrastructure.

Railway Infrastructure

France: Rennes Metro Line B Enters Service

France: Rennes Metro Line B Enters Service

Rennes Metro’s Line B has now entered revenue service, equipped with Siemens Mobility’s driverless metro system Cityval.

Rail Baltica: Construction Begins on Latvia’s Longest Railway Overpass

Rail Baltica: Construction Begins on Latvia’s Longest Railway O...

Construction has begun on Latvia’s longest railway overpass, with the completion of the structure’s first piles.

Paris: Underground Station Constructed at Châtillon Montrouge

Paris: Underground Station Constructed at Châtillon Montrouge

Construction is now complete on the underground space at Châtillon Montrouge station, which will serve the Grand Paris Express metro Line 15.

Automation of Paris Metro’s Line 4 Complete

Automation of Paris Metro’s Line 4 Complete

Automatic driverless metros are now running on Paris Metro’s Line 4, as work has been completed to digitise and automate the line.

Birmingham Eastside Metro Extension Hits New Construction Milestone

Birmingham Eastside Metro Extension Hits New Construction Milesto...

The Birmingham Eastside Metro extension has reached a new milestone with the installation of 45 metres of double track.

DB Cargo Showcases Hydrogen Logistics Solutions

DB Cargo Showcases Hydrogen Logistics Solutions

DB Cargo has showcased how it’s already capable of transporting large quantities of hydrogen by freight rail.

UAE: Etihad Rail Connects ICAD Railway Freight Terminal to National Main Line

UAE: Etihad Rail Connects ICAD Railway Freight Terminal to Natio...

Etihad Rail has connected the national rail network’s main line with the ICAD-based railway freight terminal currently under construction.

Draft Environmental Document for Palmdale to Burbank Section of California High-Speed Rail Released

Draft Environmental Document for Palmdale to Burbank Section of C...

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has released the draft environmental report for the Palmdale to Burbank section.

Latvia: Rail Baltica Tender for Construction of Mainline Enters Stage Two

Latvia: Rail Baltica Tender for Construction of Mainline Enters S...

Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas has launched the second stage of the tender for the construction of the Rail Baltica mainline in Latvia.

SAT Consortium to Supply CBTC Solution for Panama Metro Line 1 Extension

SAT Consortium to Supply CBTC Solution for Panama Metro Line 1 Ex...

An Alstom-led consortium will supply the communications-based train control (CBTC) solution for the extension of Line 1 of the Panama Metro.

UK: New DLR Timetable to be Introduced this Month

UK: New DLR Timetable to be Introduced this Month

A new DLR timetable will be introduced on 26 September in response to changes in passenger use of the network since the Elizabeth line opened.

1.4 Billion in Funding to Improve US Rail Infrastructure and Safety

1.4 Billion in Funding to Improve US Rail Infrastructure and Safe...

The US Department of Transportation has announced over $1.4 billion in consolidated rail infrastructure and safety improvement grant funding.

Step-Free Elizabeth Line Entrance Building Opens at Ilford Station

Step-Free Elizabeth Line Entrance Building Opens at Ilford Statio...

Network Rail has opened a new entrance building with step-free access for Elizabeth Line passengers using Ilford station in London.

Last Track Laid for Sydney Metro City & Southwest Line

Last Track Laid for Sydney Metro City & Southwest Line

The final piece of track has been laid for the Sydney Metro City & Southwest lines, Australia's largest public transport project. 

Thelo DB to Support the Modernisation of Ghana’s Western Railway Line

Thelo DB to Support the Modernisation of Ghana’s Western Railwa...

Thelo DB has signed a framework agreement with the Ghanaian government to modernise Ghana's railway network.

Taiwan: Stadler Wins First Metro Tender in Asia 

Taiwan: Stadler Wins First Metro Tender in Asia 

ST Engineering, Stadler and Siemens Mobility consortium will provide turnkey rail services for Kaohsiung's new MRT Yellow Line in Taiwan.

All the Latest News

InnoTrans 22: DB Announces Largest-Ever Fleet Modernisation Programme

InnoTrans 22: DB Announces Largest-Ever Fleet Modernisation Progr...

Deutsche Bahn (DB) has announced that it will invest over 19 billion EUR in new passenger and fleet locomotives and trains by 2030.

Adina Vălean: The Commission Cannot Create a Second Golden Age for Rail All by Itself

Adina Vălean: The Commission Cannot Create a Second Golden Age f...

The EU Commissioner for Transport, Adina Vălean, addressed the rail industry, operators and policy makers at InnoTrans 2022.

A Sneak Peek of InnoTrans 2022

A Sneak Peek of InnoTrans 2022

InnoTrans 2022 is officially kicking off on 20 September. As is customary, the press gets a sneak peek the day before.

Dutch Railways to Retrofit ViRM Fleet with Siemens Mobility ETCS Technology

Dutch Railways to Retrofit ViRM Fleet with Siemens Mobility ETCS ...

Dutch Railways has chosen Siemens Mobility to retrofit 176 of its ViRM trains with the latest ETCS Level 2 technology.

Portugal: Alstom Opens New Engineering and Innovation Centre in Maia

Portugal: Alstom Opens New Engineering and Innovation Centre in M...

Alstom has opened a new 460 square metre engineering and innovation centre in Maia, Portugal, which will initially provide 25 jobs.

Railtex 2023: A Clear Focus on the Rail Industry of Tomorrow

Railtex 2023: A Clear Focus on the Rail Industry of Tomorrow

Taking place on 9–11 May 2023 in Birmingham, the UK’s number one industry event will bring together the whole railway community.

New Zealand: Alstom to Supply TMS Train Control for KiwiRail

New Zealand: Alstom to Supply TMS Train Control for KiwiRail

Alstom has been awarded a contract to supply a fully integrated Traffic Management System (TMS) for KiwiRail's network in New Zealand.

Union Pacific to Invest in Decarbonising Operations

Union Pacific to Invest in Decarbonising Operations

Union Pacific has issued a 600 million USD green bond offering to fund investments that will decarbonise the company’s footprint and reduce its emissions.

Alstom to Focus on Digitalisation and Green Traction Solutions at InnoTrans 2022

Alstom to Focus on Digitalisation and Green Traction Solutions at...

Alstom has announced the solutions and rolling stock it will be showing at InnoTrans 2022, with a focus on digitalisation and green mobility.

Germany: CAF to Supply 42 LRVs in Hannover

Germany: CAF to Supply 42 LRVs in Hannover

CAF has been selected to supply 42 TW 4000 LRVs for ÜSTRA, the public transport operator in the city of Hannover, Germany.

Australia: 12 Additional VLocity DMUs Ordered for Victoria’s Regional Network

Australia: 12 Additional VLocity DMUs Ordered for Victoria’s Re...

Alstom has received an order for an additional 12 VLocity DMU regional trains from the Department of Transport in Victoria.

Alstom and SNCF Unveil TGV M High-Speed Train

Alstom and SNCF Unveil TGV M High-Speed Train

Alstom and SNCF have unveiled the TGV M high-speed Avelia Horizon train at Alstom's La Rochelle site in France. 

DB and Siemens Test Hydrogen Trains with Mobile Refuelling Stations

DB and Siemens Test Hydrogen Trains with Mobile Refuelling Statio...

Deutsche Bahn and Siemens have commenced testing for the Mireo Plus H hydrogen trains along with the mobile hydrogen refuelling process.

Talgo Avril Achieves New Speed Record in Iberian Gauge

Talgo Avril Achieves New Speed Record in Iberian Gauge

A Talgo Avril very high-speed train has set a new record during testing by reaching a speed of 360 kilometres per hour in Iberian gauge.

Sierra Northern Railway Unveils Look of New Hydrogen Switching Locomotive

Sierra Northern Railway Unveils Look of New Hydrogen Switching Lo...

Sierra Northern Railway (SERA) has unveiled the look of its new zero emission hydrogen switching locomotive.

What Can You Expect from the Intelligent Rail Summit 2022?

What Can You Expect from the Intelligent Rail Summit 2022?

The Intelligent Rail Summit will take place on 16-17 November in Germany, and will look at the use of data in rail infrastructure management.

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