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Operator of Last Resort to Take Over Southeastern Following £25m Breach

Operator of Last Resort to Take Over Southeastern Following £25m...

The British government's Operator of Last Resort will run Southeastern services, following a £25m breach of the franchise agreement.

Škoda Transportation Signs Contract to Service Czech Railways EMUs

Škoda Transportation Signs Contract to Service Czech Railways EM...

Škoda Transportation Group has been chosen by Czech Railways to provide regular servicing of its electrical units.

Bidders Invited to Tender for HS2 Phase 2a Advanced Civil Works

Bidders Invited to Tender for HS2 Phase 2a Advanced Civil Works

HS2 has invited six bidders to tender for a major two-part enabling works contract for its recently approved Phase 2a section.

SIFER – 12th International Exhibition of Railway Technology

SIFER – 12th International Exhibition of Railway Technology

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.

Alstom’s Chinese JV Wins Shenzhen Airport APM Operation and Maintenance Contract

Alstom’s Chinese JV Wins Shenzhen Airport APM Operation and Mai...

Alstom’s Chinese joint venture has signed a contract with Shenzhen Airport to provide operation and maintenance service for its APM system.

AECOM Signs MoU to Develop Hydrogen-Powered Railway in Central Italy

AECOM Signs MoU to Develop Hydrogen-Powered Railway in Central It...

AECOM has signed a memorandum of understanding to upgrade Italy’s Apennine diesel railway with hydrogen trains.

Keolis-MHI Joint Venture Begins Operations of Dubai Metro and Tram Networks

Keolis-MHI Joint Venture Begins Operations of Dubai Metro and Tra...

The Keolis-MHI Rail Management and Operation LLC consortium has begun operating the Dubai Metro and Dubai Tram networks.

UK Rail Freight Returns to Pre-Pandemic Levels

UK Rail Freight Returns to Pre-Pandemic Levels

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.

Hitachi Rail Aims to Improve America’s Rail Network

Hitachi Rail Aims to Improve America’s Rail Network

Hitachi Rail is displaying a series of new products aimed at freight railroads and passenger rail operators at the RSSI C&S Exhibition.

Rail Industry Experts Call on UK Government to Begin Implementing Fare Reforms

Rail Industry Experts Call on UK Government to Begin Implementing...

The Chair of the Williams Rail Review warns it’s now or never to radically overhaul Britain’s confusing and outdated rail fares system.

TfL Opens Northern Line Extension to Battersea Power Station

TfL Opens Northern Line Extension to Battersea Power Station

Transport for London (TfL) has opened the new extension to the Northern Line from Kennington to Battersea Power Station.

Alstom and Plastic Omnium to Develop Onboard Hydrogen Storage Systems for the Rail Sector

Alstom and Plastic Omnium to Develop Onboard Hydrogen Storage Sys...

Alstom and Plastic Omnium have signed a MoU to work together on the development of high-end hydrogen storage systems for the railway sector.

STM Supplies Track Maintenance Vehicles to Uzbekistan’s Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combinat

STM Supplies Track Maintenance Vehicles to Uzbekistan’s Navoi M...

Trading House STM has supplied 19 track maintenance vehicles to Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combinat (NMMC) in Uzbekistan.

Alstom to Supply Melbourne with ‘Next Gen’ X’trapolis Trains

Alstom to Supply Melbourne with ‘Next Gen’ X’trapolis Train...

Alstom has signed a €300m contract with to supply 25 X’trapolis trains for Melbourne’s suburban rail network.

Celebrating the European Year of Rail – The Connecting Europe Express

Celebrating the European Year of Rail – The Connecting Europe E...

The Connecting Europe Express, one of the feature activities of the European Year of Rail 2021, is visiting TRAKO in Poland today.

Expo Ferroviaria 2021: Italy’s Leading Railway Industry Exhibtion

Expo Ferroviaria 2021: Italy’s Leading Railway Industry Exh...

EXPO Ferroviaria, Italy's only show for railway technologies, products and systems takes place from 28-30 September, at Rho Fiera Milano.

Railway Supplier News

PaxLife Innovations Silver Sponsor of World Passenger Festival

PaxLife Innovations Silver Sponsor of World Passenger Festival

PaxLife Innovations is delighted to be a Silver Sponsor at the World Passenger Festival, taking place on 5 - 6 October 2021 in Amsterdam.

Webinar: Optimising Passenger Experience

Webinar: Optimising Passenger Experience

In this webinar, Televic Rail will explain how LiveCoM Suite enables the operator to bring passenger information to their passengers.

Tommy Trip Appointed as CEO of DAMM Cellular Systems A/S

Tommy Trip Appointed as CEO of DAMM Cellular Systems A/S

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that Tommy Trip has accepted the position as CEO of DAMM Cellular Systems A/S.

E³ Now Also for Robel Machines

E³ Now Also for Robel Machines

Robel has adopted Plasser & Theurer's E3 brand for products that live up to high environmental standards.

Inauguration of the Trinitat Nova Station in Barcelona

Inauguration of the Trinitat Nova Station in Barcelona

Masats have installed PSD platform doors on line 11 at Trinitat Nova Station, Barcelona, providing maximum safety for passengers.

Webinar: Delivering an Optimal on-Board Audio Experience

Webinar: Delivering an Optimal on-Board Audio Experience

Televic Rail is holding a live webinar on how to deliver an optimal on-board audio experience, taking place on 27 October 2021.

Televic Rail Will Attend InnoTrans 2022

Televic Rail Will Attend InnoTrans 2022

Televic Rail will highlight their range of on-board communication solutions and novelties for passenger information at InnoTrans 2022.

Cable Temperature Sensors

Cable Temperature Sensors

SENSIT explain the different types of cable temperature sensors that they offer as well as a customised solution that can be offered.

onway One of 8 Most Innovative Companies at the Railway Forum

onway One of 8 Most Innovative Companies at the Railway Forum

onway has been selected as one of eight companies classified as particularly innovative at the Railway Forum 2021 in Berlin.

3Squared Showcase at the Virtual ‘Great British RailSmart Day’

3Squared Showcase at the Virtual ‘Great British RailSmart D...

On Wednesday 29th September, 3Squared will be showcasing its flagship suite of RailSmart products at Virtual 'Great British RailSmart Day'.

Embrace the Digitalisation of Your Industry

Embrace the Digitalisation of Your Industry

As the railway industry continues to develop digitalisation, Sopra Steria use their skills to create the Competency Training Marketplace.

Manufacturing Rail Catering Trolleys for on-Train Service!

Manufacturing Rail Catering Trolleys for on-Train Service!

Korita Aviation continue to grow and develop solutions for on-train service, manufacturing rail catering trolleys with great performance.

Holmatro Extends its Rerailing Portfolio

Holmatro Extends its Rerailing Portfolio

Holmatro extends its rerailing portfolio with a Compact Rerailing Unit which is lightweight and easy to use when space is limited.

SmartMMI Technology Makes Intelligent Data Directly Available to Passengers

SmartMMI Technology Makes Intelligent Data Directly Available to ...

With SmartMMI, passengers can be provided up-to-date information about developments in their ongoing journeys – directly on their adjacent train window.

Visit IMA Dresden at International Rail Vehicle Conference 

Visit IMA Dresden at International Rail Vehicle Conference 

Visit IMA Dresden at stand 7 for the 18th International Rail Vehicle Conference, taking place in Dresden from 22-24 September 2021.

Be More Cost-Effective with Wheelabrator’s Digital Tool

Be More Cost-Effective with Wheelabrator’s Digital Tool

Wheelabrator's digital tool uses software to enable energy-efficient shot blasting, allowing operators to see how much energy is being used.

Events

Rolling Stock

Alstom Delivers First Two Innovia 300 Monorail Trains for Cairo Monorail

Alstom Delivers First Two Innovia 300 Monorail Trains for Cairo M...

Alstom’s first two Innovia 300 monorail trains for the Cairo Monorail project have arrived in the city marking a major milestone.

S-Bahn Hamburg Signs Contract for 64 Additional Alstom Commuter Trains

S-Bahn Hamburg Signs Contract for 64 Additional Alstom Commuter T...

Alstom and S-Bahn Hamburg have signed a contract for the delivery of an additional 64 Class 490 S-Bahn trains.

Alstom Demonstrates Battery-Powered Multiple Unit Train in Saxony

Alstom Demonstrates Battery-Powered Multiple Unit Train in Saxony

Alstom has conducted a technical demonstration journey of its latest battery-powered train in Saxony, Germany.

ORR Publishes Interim Report on Class 800 Train Cracks

ORR Publishes Interim Report on Class 800 Train Cracks

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has published its interim report into the cracks found in Hitachi's Class 800 trains.

Coradia iLint Hydrogen Train Runs in France for the First Time

Coradia iLint Hydrogen Train Runs in France for the First Time

Alstom has run its Coradia iLint hydrogen train in France for the first time. The event took place at a railway test centre.

Alstom to Supply 35 Additional Citadis Trams to Lyon

Alstom to Supply 35 Additional Citadis Trams to Lyon

Alstom has received an option exercise order from SYTRAL, Lyon's public transport authority, for 35 Citadis trams.

Knorr-Bremse to Supply Brake Systems for Czech Rolling Stock Orders

Knorr-Bremse to Supply Brake Systems for Czech Rolling Stock Orde...

Skoda Transportation has chosen Knorr-Bremse to supply brake systems and other equipment for rolling stock contracts in the Czech Republic.

Siemens Mobility Battery Hybrid Streetcars Enter Service in Charlotte

Siemens Mobility Battery Hybrid Streetcars Enter Service in Charl...

Siemens Mobility's battery hybrid S700 streetcars have entered service in Charlotte, North Carolina. They were ordered in 2016.

UWC Flat Car Certified Allowing It to Begin Fulfilling 1,000-Unit Contract

UWC Flat Car Certified Allowing It to Begin Fulfilling 1,000-Unit...

UWC's model 13-6724 flat car has been certified and it's begun supplying Laude Smart Intermodal with 1,000 freight cars.

Alstom Promotes Hydrogen Trains as a Route to Sustainable Mobility in the Middle East and North Africa

Alstom Promotes Hydrogen Trains as a Route to Sustainable Mobilit...

Alstom is working closely with transportation authorities in MENA, showcasing sustainable mobility solutions including its hydrogen train.

Alstom Coradia iLint Hydrogen Train Showcased in Sweden for First Time

Alstom Coradia iLint Hydrogen Train Showcased in Sweden for First...

Alstom has run its Coradia iLint hydrogen-powered regional passenger train in Sweden for the first time in Östersund.

Alstom to Supply Bogies for Rail Vehicles that Will Run on Bangladesh’s Padma Bridge

Alstom to Supply Bogies for Rail Vehicles that Will Run on Bangla...

Alstom has won a contract with CRRC Tangshan to supply 200 MD523 broad-gauge bogies for rail operator Bangladesh Railway.

Alstom to Supply Metropolis Trains to Santo Domingo

Alstom to Supply Metropolis Trains to Santo Domingo

Alstom signs contract to manufacture, supply and commission eight new three-car Metropolis trainsets for Line 1 of the Santo Domingo Metro.

Austrian Federal Railways Orders 21 Further Siemens Desiro ML Trains

Austrian Federal Railways Orders 21 Further Siemens Desiro ML Tra...

Austrian Federal Railways has ordered a further 21 Siemens Desiro ML multiple units, this time in a four-car version.

Moscow Central Circle Takes Step Closer to Introducing Unmanned Trains

Moscow Central Circle Takes Step Closer to Introducing Unmanned T...

Russian Railways plans to introduce unmanned trains in Moscow and is testing an ATO system on its high-speed electric train Lastochka.

Siemens Mobility Improves Passenger Capacity for Alpha Trains with Trainset Upgrades

Siemens Mobility Improves Passenger Capacity for Alpha Trains wit...

Siemens Mobility has converted Alpha Trains’ Ostdeutsche Eisenbahn GmbH- (ODEG) leased train units from three- to four-car trainsets.

Videos

Reducing Noise and Vibration in High-Speed Trains | Henkel Rail

Henkel showcases its technology portfolio for high-speed trains such as damping materials, coatings and NVH materials.

Railway Infrastructure

Alstom Hands Over Turkey’s First ETCS Levels 1 and 2 Locomotive

Alstom Hands Over Turkey’s First ETCS Levels 1 and 2 Locomotive

Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Devlet Demiryolları (TCDD) has received the first of 26 Alstom locomotives equipped with ETCS level 1 and 2.

Hayes & Harlington Station Upgrades Completed

Hayes & Harlington Station Upgrades Completed

Network Rail has completed upgrades at Hayes & Harlington station ahead of the Elizabeth line opening in the first half of next year.

Alstom to Supply ETCS Level 2 to Sydney’s Suburban Rail Network

Alstom to Supply ETCS Level 2 to Sydney’s Suburban Rail Network

Alstom has been awarded contracts to design, deliver and provide long-term service support for ETCS Level 2 trackside signalling technology.

HS2 Hits 20,000 Job Landmark One Year After Construction Begins

HS2 Hits 20,000 Job Landmark One Year After Construction Begins

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 Train Depot and Network Control Centre Builder Shortlist Announced

HS2 Train Depot and Network Control Centre Builder Shortlist Anno...

HS2 has confirmed the shortlist of bidders to build its control centre and rolling stock maintenance depot.

Network Rail Completes Major East Coast Main Line Signalling Work Near Peterborough

Network Rail Completes Major East Coast Main Line Signalling Work...

Network Rail's completed signalling work on new track near Peterborough that will divert freight trains under the East Coast Main Line.

Bristol East Junction Upgrade Works Completed

Bristol East Junction Upgrade Works Completed

The upgrade works at Bristol East Junction have been completed with full train services at Bristol Temple Meads having been resumed.

D3 Forecast to Tempt Over Six Million Passengers Out of Their Cars in First Year of Operation

D3 Forecast to Tempt Over Six Million Passengers Out of Their Car...

During its first year of operation, it's predicted that 6.6 million people will choose to travel on the MCD D3 line rather than by car.

Scarborough Subway Extension Tunnel Boring Machine Undertakes Quality Control and Testing Prior to Shipment

Scarborough Subway Extension Tunnel Boring Machine Undertakes Qua...

Workers in Schwanau, Germany, have been busy manufacturing t the Scarborough Subway Extension’s tunnel boring machine (TBM).

HS2 Ltd Releases Revised Camden Headhouse Images

HS2 Ltd Releases Revised Camden Headhouse Images

HS2 Ltd has published revised images of the Adelaide Road headhouse in Camden, after changes were made to the design.

HS2 Unveils Designs for Final Chiltern Tunnel Headhouse

HS2 Unveils Designs for Final Chiltern Tunnel Headhouse

Images of HS2’s Chesham Road rural headhouse, which will provide emergency access to the 10-mile-long Chiltern tunnel, has been unveiled.

Siemens Mobility Signs Contract to Deliver Egypt’s First High-Speed, Electrified Rail System

Siemens Mobility Signs Contract to Deliver Egypt’s First High-S...

Siemens Mobility will deliver an Egyptian rail system featuring the country’s first high-speed, electrified main and freight rail line.

Key Rail Route to North Wales to Be Protected from Flash Flooding

Key Rail Route to North Wales to Be Protected from Flash Flooding

Network Rail is delivering works to prevent the tracks between Crewe and Chester from flooding as part of the Great North Rail Project.

Digital Signalling Installed as Part of the Great North Rail Project

Digital Signalling Installed as Part of the Great North Rail Proj...

23 new signals and 109 pieces of associated signalling equipment have been installed around Trafford Park under the Great North Rail Project.

HS2 Ltd Shortlists Bidders to Build Interchange Station

HS2 Ltd Shortlists Bidders to Build Interchange Station

The companies shortlisted to build HS2's Interchange Station in Solihull have been named by HS2 Ltd. The contract is to be awarded in 2022.

Network Rail Southern Invests Over £1.8bn in Maintenance and Upgrades

Network Rail Southern Invests Over £1.8bn in Maintenance and Upg...

Network Rail’s southern region has invested over £1.8bn in the railway to support the UK’s mission to ‘build back better’.

All the Latest News

The Railway-News Magazine Issue 4 2021 Is Here!

The Railway-News Magazine Issue 4 2021 Is Here!

Issue 4 of our e-magazine is here! Centred around TRAKO in Poland, read about the Connecting Europe Express as well as industry updates!

Sticking Plasters Won’t Solve Transport for London’s Funding Woes

Sticking Plasters Won’t Solve Transport for London’s ...

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.

New RIA Report Highlights the Economic Value of UK Rail

New RIA Report Highlights the Economic Value of UK Rail

A new report showcases UK rail as a major economic sector that’s driving growth, investment and jobs right across the United Kingdom.

Metrolink to Pilot Earthquake Early Warning System

Metrolink to Pilot Earthquake Early Warning System

Metrolink will pilot a new technology designed to ensure the safe and rapid slowing and stopping of trains in the event of an earthquake.

Canadian Pacific Offer Declared ‘Company Superior Proposal’ by KCS Board

Canadian Pacific Offer Declared ‘Company Superior Proposal’ b...

Kansas City Southern’s (KCS) Board of Directors has deemed Canadian Pacific’s (CP) proposed merger agreement a ‘company superior proposal’.

Research Highlights the Negative Effect of New Commuting Habits on City Centres

Research Highlights the Negative Effect of New Commuting Habits o...

New research by the Rail Delivery Group has highlighted the negative effect new commuting habits could have on city centre economies.

Railtex/Infrarail 2021 Brings Industry Back on Track

Railtex/Infrarail 2021 Brings Industry Back on Track

Railtex/Infrarail detail the success of the 15th International Exhibition of Railway equipment, systems and services held this week.

RAIB Makes Recommendations after Reviewing Fatal Waterloo Underground Accident

RAIB Makes Recommendations after Reviewing Fatal Waterloo Undergr...

RAIB has made recommendations to London Underground in its report into a fatal accident that took place at Waterloo Underground station.

New Operator Lumo Aims to Compete with Domestic Flights between London and Edinburgh

New Operator Lumo Aims to Compete with Domestic Flights between L...

New open access operator Lumo will offer direct, fully electric rail services between London and Edinburgh starting at £14.90 for a single.

Railtex/Infrarail 2021 Opens Tomorrow

Railtex/Infrarail 2021 Opens Tomorrow

The NEC Birmingham will play host to Railtex/Infrarail, a total of 220 exhibitors will present a variety of the latest railway equipment.

Canadian Pacific Back in the Running Following STB’s Ruling against Voting Trust in KCS-CN Merger

Canadian Pacific Back in the Running Following STB’s Ruling...

Canadian Pacific is back in the running in its desire to merge with Kansas City Southern, following the STB's voting trust ruling for CN-KCS.

Network Rail to Trial Fibre Optic Acoustic Sensing Technology

Network Rail to Trial Fibre Optic Acoustic Sensing Technology

Network Rail has chosen Thales Ground Transportation to develop and trial fibre-optic acoustic sensing technology.

National Rail Enquiries Launches ‘Alert Me by WhatsApp’

National Rail Enquiries Launches ‘Alert Me by WhatsApp&#821...

National Rail has launched Alert Me by WhatsApp, which gives passengers real-time personalised travel information via the messaging app.

Surface Transportation Board Says No to Voting Trust for CN-KCS Merger

Surface Transportation Board Says No to Voting Trust for CN-KCS M...

The Surface Transportation Board has unanimously decided to reject a voting trust as a mechanism in the proposed CN-KCS merger.

Deutsche Bahn and STM Sign Collaboration MoU

Deutsche Bahn and STM Sign Collaboration MoU

Sinara Transport Machines Center of Innovation Development (STM CID) and DB Systemtechnik sign a MOU to share knowledge and experience.

Wigan to Bolton Electrification Gets the Go-Ahead

Wigan to Bolton Electrification Gets the Go-Ahead

The 13-mile electrification project between Wigan and Bolton has been given the go-ahead by the British government.

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