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Etihad Rail Completes Excavation of Gulf Railway’s Longest Rail Tunnel

Etihad Rail Completes Excavation of Gulf Railway’s Longest ...

Etihad Rail has completed the excavation of the longest rail tunnel on the Gulf Railways project, measuring 1.8km under the Hajar Mountains.

Voyager and Super Voyager Intercity Fleets Celebrate 20 Years of UK Service

Voyager and Super Voyager Intercity Fleets Celebrate 20 Years of ...

A special event has taken place to mark 20 years of operation by the Voyager and SuperVoyager Intercity fleets.

Design-Build Contract for Singapore’s Ang Mo Kio Metro Station Extension Goes to VINCI Construction

Design-Build Contract for Singapore’s Ang Mo Kio Metro Station ...

A consortium including a subsidiary of VINCI Construction has been awarded the contract for the extension of Ang Mo Kio metro station.

Metrolink Certifies Final EIR for Simi Valley Double Track Project

Metrolink Certifies Final EIR for Simi Valley Double Track Projec...

California: Metrolink has certified the final environmental impact report for the Simi Valley Double Track project, a SCORE-funded project.

Renfe Signs Contract with Alstom for 152 High-Capacity Trains

Renfe Signs Contract with Alstom for 152 High-Capacity Trains

Renfe has signed a 1,447m euros (1,712m USD) agreement for the purchase of 152 Alstom high-capacity trains for Cercanías.

DB ICE Maintenance Site to Open Two Years Ahead of Schedule

DB ICE Maintenance Site to Open Two Years Ahead of Schedule

Deutsche Bahn’s new railway works in Cottbus is now set to begin servicing ICE trains in 2024 – two years earlier than originally planned.

Transport for Wales’ FLIRTS Begin Testing

Transport for Wales’ FLIRTS Begin Testing

Transport for Wales' new fast light intercity and regional trains (FLIRTs) have begun testing in Europe this month.

UK Rail Industry Faces Summer of Uncertainty Warns RIA

UK Rail Industry Faces Summer of Uncertainty Warns RIA

With the UK’s House of Commons summer recess now underway, the RIA's warning of a summer of uncertainty could now become a reality.

Avanti West Coast Begins UK’s Biggest Ever Train Fleet Upgrade

Avanti West Coast Begins UK’s Biggest Ever Train Fleet Upgr...

The complete Alstom Pendolino fleet leased by Avanti West Coast is undergoing refurbishment, an investment of 117 million GBP.

Excavation for First of Five HS2 Chiltern Tunnel Vent Shafts Begins

Excavation for First of Five HS2 Chiltern Tunnel Vent Shafts Begi...

Excavation of the vent shaft at Chalfont St Peter has begun in Buckinghamshire. It is the first of five on the HS2 Chiltern tunnels section.

DB Takes Stock: “Destruction of Historic Proportions”

DB Takes Stock: “Destruction of Historic Proportions”

Deutsche Bahn has taken stock after the 2021 floods, saying the damage is of historic proportions and might take years to fix in full.

First Alstom Passenger Locomotive Fully Assembled in Kazakhstan

First Alstom Passenger Locomotive Fully Assembled in Kazakhstan

Following assembly in France in 2014–2016, the first Alstom Prima electric passenger locomotive has been fully assembled in Kazakhstan.

LeadMind Accelerates Diagnostics during Oslo Tram Testing Phase

LeadMind Accelerates Diagnostics during Oslo Tram Testing Phase

CAF is supplying Sporveien with 87 new Urbos trams featuring its fleet operation and maintenance digital platform LeadMind.

Talgo and Repsol Collaborate on Renewable Hydrogen-Powered Train Project

Talgo and Repsol Collaborate on Renewable Hydrogen-Powered Train ...

Repsol and Talgo have signed an agreement to support the development of hydrogen-powered trains in the Iberian Peninsula.

Innovate UK and DfT Fund Project to Electrify Rail Freight Terminals

Innovate UK and DfT Fund Project to Electrify Rail Freight Termin...

A prototype electrified rail freight terminal is to receive funding from Innovate UK and the Department for Transport.

HS2 Designers Cut Carbon with New Viaduct Design

HS2 Designers Cut Carbon with New Viaduct Design

HS2 designers are set to more than halve the amount of embedded carbon used in one of the high-speed rail project’s viaducts.

Railway Supplier News

Content Changes Are Now Synchronised through OBIS

Content Changes Are Now Synchronised through OBIS

Nomad Digital's OBIS solution has been developed with the operator’s needs in mind and the passenger as the end-user.

Zonegreen Transports Historic Depot to Cutting Edge

Zonegreen Transports Historic Depot to Cutting Edge

Sheffield-based Zonegreen has installed its very latest rail safety technology at a depot famed for servicing steam locomotives.

Need an Enhanced Level of Security for Your Trolleys?

Need an Enhanced Level of Security for Your Trolleys?

Need an Enhanced Level of Security for Your Trolleys? Korita Aviation's solution enables you to add an additional padlock/seal to them!

Solutions for Crew Accommodation – Comfortable, Low Cost, Personalised

Solutions for Crew Accommodation – Comfortable, Low Cost, Perso...

Xenia has 30 years’ specialisation in crew accommodation and management, helping rail companies with all their hotel and transfer needs.

Viper Innovations, Leading the Way for SMEs Carbon-Neutral Challenge

Viper Innovations, Leading the Way for SMEs Carbon-Neutral Challe...

Viper Innovations are leading the way in reducing their carbon footprint, calling for UK SME businesses to combat global warming.

Take the Next Step with Korita Aviation – Experience Quality!

Take the Next Step with Korita Aviation – Experience Quality!

Korita Aviation supplies high quality galley insert equipment to ensure that all rail catering operations deliver customer satisfaction.

Focused Technology’s PowerForce Battery Generator: Eliminating the Need for Gas Tools

Focused Technology’s PowerForce Battery Generator: Eliminating ...

Focused Technology Solutions has announced the release of their latest technological breakthrough; the PowerForce battery-powered generator.  

Exact Position Data for the Highest Standards

Exact Position Data for the Highest Standards

The time-proven inertial measurement unit IMU 8 from ASC Sensors now features expanded measuring ranges and even better performance.

Port & Intermodal Yard Stabilisation Webinar

Port & Intermodal Yard Stabilisation Webinar

Presto Geosystems' Port & Intermodal Yard Stabilisation with the GEOWEB® 3D Geocells webinar will take place on Tuesday, August 10, 2021.

Reliable, Safe and Efficient Infrastructure through Automated Rail Testing

Reliable, Safe and Efficient Infrastructure through Automated Rai...

Goldschmidt's video inspection system is an automated rail testing system that can provide precise and reliable information on rail defects.

Autonomous Track Inspection: Keeping Railways Safe & Efficient

Autonomous Track Inspection: Keeping Railways Safe & Efficien...

The ENSCO Rail Automated Maintenance Advisor performs track inspections intelligently, making track maintenance and planning straightforward.

Over a Century of Tradition Represents Real Commitment

Over a Century of Tradition Represents Real Commitment

Gmeinder has 100 years of experience in the manufacture and servicing of gearboxes for special railway vehicles, DMUs and locomotives.

Connectivity: The Key to Unlocking Big Data in Rail

Connectivity: The Key to Unlocking Big Data in Rail

Klas explains how connectivity and Big Data can help rail operators improve predictive maintenance and enhance the passenger experience.

Providing Passenger Info beyond PIS Regulation

Providing Passenger Info beyond PIS Regulation

TSI-PRM has a strong influence on players in the railway sector. Televic believes it’s necessary to go beyond these specifications with PIS.

Design Flexibility Improved – New intreXis Potential-Free DC-OK Signal

Design Flexibility Improved – New intreXis Potential-Free DC-OK...

The new potential-free DC-OK signal improves design flexibility and increases the competitiveness of the successful intreXis converters.

You Have the Ability to Keep Your Assets Clean and Neat

You Have the Ability to Keep Your Assets Clean and Neat

Glass barriers can become a palette for graffiti. Keep your assests clean and neat by applying 3M™ Scotchgard™ Multi-Layer film.

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Bavaria and Siemens Mobility Partner on Hydrogen-Powered Train Trial

Bavaria and Siemens Mobility Partner on Hydrogen-Powered Train Tr...

Siemens Mobility have signed an MoU with the State of Bavaria to begin testing its hydrogen-powered train from mid-2023.

Alstom Starts Manufacture of Trains for Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Project

Alstom Starts Manufacture of Trains for Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RR...

Alstom has begun manufacturing regional commuter and transit trains for the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) Phase 1.

First APM Delivered to Beijing Capital International Airport

First APM Delivered to Beijing Capital International Airport

Beijing Capital International Airport has received its first new automated people mover – an INNOVIA 300, following a 2019 contract.

GTR Sub-Leases 6 Gatwick Express Trains to GWR Following Class 800 Cracks

GTR Sub-Leases 6 Gatwick Express Trains to GWR Following Class 80...

GTR is sub-leasing six of its Class 387/2 Gatwick Express trains to GWR to assist with capacity following the cracks found in the Class 800s.

Alstom to Supply a Further 19 Metros to Île-de-France Mobilités

Alstom to Supply a Further 19 Metros to Île-de-France Mobilités

Alstom will supply 19 additional five-car MP14 metros with driver's cab for line 11 of the Île-de-France Mobilités network, operated by RATP.

CAF Secures Two New Service Contracts in Sweden

CAF Secures Two New Service Contracts in Sweden

SJ AB has awarded EuroMaint Rail AB, a CAF Group subsidiary, two service contracts totalling over 100m euros.

Passenger Trains Repurposed to Deliver Parcels into City Centres

Passenger Trains Repurposed to Deliver Parcels into City Centres

High-speed parcel deliveries to city centres will soon be made by converted passenger trains showcases Network Rail and Orion.

Amtrak Signs $7.3bn Contract for New Multi-Powered Trains from Siemens Mobility

Amtrak Signs $7.3bn Contract for New Multi-Powered Trains from Si...

Siemens Mobility has signed a contract with Amtrak to manufacture a fleet of up to 83 multi-powered modern trains.

EuroChem and UWC Sign Contract for 2,000 Mineral Hopper Cars

EuroChem and UWC Sign Contract for 2,000 Mineral Hopper Cars

United Wagon Company (UWC) has received an order from EuroChem for 2,000 new generation hopper cars for mineral fertilisers.

Alstom’s Régiolis Crossborder Train Arrives at Czech Test Circuit

Alstom’s Régiolis Crossborder Train Arrives at Czech Test Circ...

Alstom’s Régiolis Crossborder, a hybrid unit, has arrived at Výzkumný Ústav Železniční's test circuit in the Czech Republic.

Alstom to Equip Luxembourg Railways’ Coradia Trains with ATO System

Alstom to Equip Luxembourg Railways’ Coradia Trains with ATO Sy...

CFL has chosen Alstom to equip its 34 new Coradia regional trains with an automatic train operation (ATO) system.

Alstom and MVB Sign Contract for New Flexity Trams

Alstom and MVB Sign Contract for New Flexity Trams

Alstom and local transport authority MVB have signed a contract for the delivery of Flexity trams and their accompanying spare part supply.

Siemens Mobility and Paribus Sign Framework Agreement for 30 Vectron Dual Mode Locomotives

Siemens Mobility and Paribus Sign Framework Agreement for 30 Vect...

Siemens Mobility and Paribus have signed a framework purchase agreement and full service contract for up to 30 Vectron Dual Mode locomotives.

Alstom Commissions First Seven Prima T8 Freight Locomotives in Azerbaijan

Alstom Commissions First Seven Prima T8 Freight Locomotives in Az...

Alstom has successfully commissioned the first seven Prima T8 AZ8A freight locomotives to Azerbaijan Railways (ADY).

CAF Announces Contracts in Belgium, Australia and Turkey

CAF Announces Contracts in Belgium, Australia and Turkey

CAF has secured tram supply extension contracts in Belgium and Australia, in addition to a signalling installation contract in Turkey.

Alstom Marks Major Milestone in Cairo Monorail Project

Alstom Marks Major Milestone in Cairo Monorail Project

The first four Innovia 300 monorail units for the Alstom-led Cairo Monorail project have been completed and in transit to the Egyptian city.

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22 Jun 2021

EYYES RailEye® 4.0

The digital rear-view mirror system from EYYES represents a highly secure digital rearview mirror system for public transport vehicles.

Railway Infrastructure

Severe Weather Causes Substantial Damage to Germany’s Rail Infrastructure

Severe Weather Causes Substantial Damage to Germany’s Rail ...

DB has reported significant damage to rail infrastructure in Germany following the extreme storms in Europe last week.

Fire Seriously Damages Troon Station in Scotland

Fire Seriously Damages Troon Station in Scotland

A fire at Troon station on 17 July has seriously damaged the station building as well as an overhead power line.

Alstom Commissions 9th Section of Egypt’s Beni Suef-Asyut Line

Alstom Commissions 9th Section of Egypt’s Beni Suef-Asyut L...

Alstom commissions the 9th section of the Beni Suef-Asyut line in Egypt, the 15km Quseia section, now equipped with electronic interlocking.

East Coast Upgrade: NR Prepares to Connect 11,000t Tunnel to Existing Track

East Coast Upgrade: NR Prepares to Connect 11,000t Tunnel to Exis...

This month Network Rail will connect a new tunnel north of Peterborough to the existing railway as part of the East Coast Upgrade project.

Webuild JV Wins Contract for Turin-Lyon High-Speed/High-Capacity Railway Base Tunnel

Webuild JV Wins Contract for Turin-Lyon High-Speed/High-Capacity ...

Webuild and partners have won a contract to excavate a section of the Turin-Lyon high-speed/high-capacity railway base tunnel.

HS2 Begins Search for Phase 2b Ground Investigation Contractors

HS2 Begins Search for Phase 2b Ground Investigation Contractors

HS2 has begun its search for a team of specialist ground investigation contractors for the western leg of Phase 2b from Crewe to Manchester.

DB to Turn the Cologne Rail Hub Digital

DB to Turn the Cologne Rail Hub Digital

Deutsche Bahn has launched a feasibility study into the digitalisation options for the busy Cologne rail hub.

Elizabeth Line Improvements Offer Step-Free London Underground Access from Moorgate Station

Elizabeth Line Improvements Offer Step-Free London Underground Ac...

Liverpool Street Elizabeth line station has been officially transferred to TfL, providing immediate benefits to passengers at Moorgate.

Further Northern City Line Closures Announced to Keep East Coast Digital Project on Track

Further Northern City Line Closures Announced to Keep East Coast ...

Further weekend closures of the Northern City Line have been confirmed to enable work on the East Coast Digital Programme.

DB to Use New Fibre-Optic Cables That Don’t Require Cable Troughs

DB to Use New Fibre-Optic Cables That Don’t Require Cable T...

DB and partners have developed new fibre-optic cables that can be laid directly in the ground without the need for cable troughs.

Construction of Rail Baltica Station Begins at Riga International Airport

Construction of Rail Baltica Station Begins at Riga International...

Construction of the Rail Baltica station ­– and related infrastructure – has begun at Riga International Airport.

HS2 Launches Second Giant Tunnelling Machine – Cecilia

HS2 Launches Second Giant Tunnelling Machine – Cecilia

HS2 has launched Cecilia, the second of two 2,000t tunnelling machines that will excavate ten-mile-long tunnels beneath the Chiltern Hills.

Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof Gets Green Light for New Tunnel

Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof Gets Green Light for New Tunnel

Germany: A new tunnel and station for long-distance services at Frankfurt has been given the green light by a feasibility study.

Woolwich Elizabeth Line Station Transfers from Crossrail to TfL

Woolwich Elizabeth Line Station Transfers from Crossrail to TfL

The Woolwich Elizabeth line station has officially been transferred from Crossrail to Transport for London (TfL).

New Palermo-Catania-Messina High-Capacity Railway Contract for Webuild

New Palermo-Catania-Messina High-Capacity Railway Contract for We...

Webuild has won a contract that will see it help to double the capacity of the Palermo-Catania-Messina high-capacity railway in Sicily.

Network Rail Lays First Recycled Plastic Railway Sleepers

Network Rail Lays First Recycled Plastic Railway Sleepers

Network Rail lays its first composite railway sleepers across the weight-restricted Sherrington Viaduct between Salisbury and Warminster.

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Unlimited Free WiFi Now Available to Passengers at Liverpool Lime Street Station

Unlimited Free WiFi Now Available to Passengers at Liverpool Lime...

Passengers at Liverpool Lime Street station can now get free, unlimited WiFi that’s fast enough to support video calls and streaming. 

What Does the UK Government’s Decarbonising Transport Plan Say about Rail?

What Does the UK Government’s Decarbonising Transport Plan ...

The UK government has published its Decarbonising Transport plan, in which it also lays out how it will decarbonise rail by 2050.

DB Partners with Google Maps on Journey Planning

DB Partners with Google Maps on Journey Planning

Deutsche Bahn (DB) and Google are working together to make it even easier to plan and book rail travel using Google Maps.

A Greener UK Economic Recovery Requires Shifting Freight from Road to Rail Says RDG

A Greener UK Economic Recovery Requires Shifting Freight from Roa...

The Rail Delivery Group is calling on the UK government to introduce policies that will help shift freight from road to rail.

Scottish Government Offers Additional Financial Support to Light Rail Operators

Scottish Government Offers Additional Financial Support to Light ...

The Scottish government is to provide a further £5.6m emergency funding to Glasgow Subway and Edinburgh Trams in response to the pandemic.

CAF Selected as Preferred Bidder for New Niederrhein Münsterland Rolling Stock

CAF Selected as Preferred Bidder for New Niederrhein Münsterland...

CAF has been selected as the preferred bidder for new battery-electric rolling stock for the Niederrhein-Münsterland network in Germany.

ORR: TOCs Kept Passengers Well Informed during Hitachi Class 800 Cracking Issue

ORR: TOCs Kept Passengers Well Informed during Hitachi Class 800 ...

The ORR has published findings showing that train operators kept passengers well informed during the Class 800 cracking issue.

Alstom to Upgrade Miami’s Metromover APM System

Alstom to Upgrade Miami’s Metromover APM System

Alstom has been selected to provide its Cityflo 650 CBTC solution for the Miami-Dade Metromover automated people mover system.

Transdev and Snälltåget Launch Night Train between Sweden, Denmark and Germany

Transdev and Snälltåget Launch Night Train between Sweden, Denm...

This month Transdev and Snälltåget will launch the first trans-European night train linking three capitals: Stockholm, Copenhagen and Berlin.

Railtex & Infrarail: Joining Forces to Shape the Future of UK Rail

Railtex & Infrarail: Joining Forces to Shape the Future of UK...

For the first time in 2021, Railtex and Infrarail will come together to form the ultimate show for the rail industry. 7-9 September 2021.

Alstom to Equip Stuttgart S-Bahn with ETCS and ATO Technology

Alstom to Equip Stuttgart S-Bahn with ETCS and ATO Technology

Alstom has signed a contract with DB Regio AG to equip BR 423 and BR 430 trains with ETCS Levels 2 and and ATO GoA2 technology.

Porterbrook Takes Over Long Marston

Porterbrook Takes Over Long Marston

The rolling stock owner and railway asset manager Porterbrook has taken over the Long Marston site, where it will develop a rail innovation centre.

DB and Deutsche Telekom Plan Seamless Mobile Network Along Germany’s Railways

DB and Deutsche Telekom Plan Seamless Mobile Network Along German...

Deutsche Bahn and Deutsche Telekom plan to offer full mobile coverage across all of Germany’s long distance and regional rail routes.

West Coast Main Line Signalling Gets Major Investment

West Coast Main Line Signalling Gets Major Investment

Work begins this July on a major project to improve railway signalling on a key section of the West Coast main line in the UK’s North West.

HS2 Starts Permanent Works on Old Oak Common Station

HS2 Starts Permanent Works on Old Oak Common Station

Permanent works on HS2's Old Oak Common station have got under way today with phase 1 seeing the construction of a 750,000m3 underground box.

Making Berlin’s Metro Cars Lightweight

Making Berlin’s Metro Cars Lightweight

Stadler, who is manufacturing the new metro cars for Berlin's U-Bahn, has partnered with PMC for new lightweight seats.

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