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Certification for New UWC Chemicals Tank Car

Certification for New UWC Chemicals Tank Car

UWC gains certification from Federal Railway Certification Register for its new model of tank car, designed for transporting chemicals.

Alstom Reviews Growth One Year on from Bombardier Acquisition

Alstom Reviews Growth One Year on from Bombardier Acquisition

Alstom has released the details of its orders and sales for the first nine months of the financial year 2021/22.

A Test Train Equipped with Digital Automatic Couplers Has Embarked on Its Journey across Europe

A Test Train Equipped with Digital Automatic Couplers Has Embarke...

Rail freight revolution: A train equipped with digital automatic couplers had departed on a practical test journey in Germany. 

Network Rail Trial Aims to Improve Lineside Biodiversity

Network Rail Trial Aims to Improve Lineside Biodiversity

Network Rail is about to start a new trial project to improve lineside biodiversity on the West Highland Line.

First Phase of Elizabeth Line Trial Operations Comes to a Successful End

First Phase of Elizabeth Line Trial Operations Comes to a Success...

As the first phase of the Elizabeth line trial operations comes to an end, passenger services are set to begin in the first half of 2022.

Hitachi Rail to Operate and Maintain Riyadh Women’s University Metro

Hitachi Rail to Operate and Maintain Riyadh Women’s Univers...

Hitachi Rail has won the contract to operate and maintain the autonomous metro at Princess Nora bint Abdul Rahman University in Riyadh.

DB Cargo to Replace its Diesel Locomotive Fleet

DB Cargo to Replace its Diesel Locomotive Fleet

DB Cargo is investing in a new climate-friendly locomotive fleet with alternative drives. This will improve efficiency and sustainability.

Alstom Announces New CEO for Poland, Ukraine and Baltic States

Alstom Announces New CEO for Poland, Ukraine and Baltic States

Sławomir Cyza has been appointed CEO and Managing Director (MD) of Alstom in Poland, Ukraine and Baltic States.

Rail Baltica Control-Command and Signalling Contract Signed

Rail Baltica Control-Command and Signalling Contract Signed

RB Rail AS and an international consortium signed an agreement relating to the project's control-command and signalling component.

TK Elevator Awarded HS2 Station Lifts and Escalators Framework Agreement

TK Elevator Awarded HS2 Station Lifts and Escalators Framework Ag...

HS2 has chosen TK Elevator to manufacture and install approximately 160 lifts and 130 escalators at its four main stations.

UK: Work begins on Rockfall Shelter Extension at Parsons Tunnel, Devon

UK: Work begins on Rockfall Shelter Extension at Parsons Tunnel, ...

Overnight engineering work begins on 24 January to improve the railway line between Dawlish and Holcombe in Devon.

Canadian National Seeks Line Divestiture as Part of the CP-KCS Merger

Canadian National Seeks Line Divestiture as Part of the CP-KCS Me...

Canadian National wants the Surface Transportation Board to order the divestiture of KCS's Springfield Line as part of the CP-KCS merger.

Stadler Wins €4 Billion Contract for Up to 504 Vehicles

Stadler Wins €4 Billion Contract for Up to 504 Vehicles

Stadler has won a contract worth up to €4bn to supply a consortium of six transport companies with up to 504 CITYLINK tram-train vehicles.

Wiener Linien’s X-Car Metro Trains Get More Information-Rich Passenger Displays

Wiener Linien’s X-Car Metro Trains Get More Information-Ric...

Vienna: Wiener Lienen's new X-car metro trains will feature more information-rich passenger information displays.

United States: Amit Bose Announced as FRA Administrator

United States: Amit Bose Announced as FRA Administrator

Amit Bose has been confirmed as the 15th Administrator of the United States Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).

Hitachi Rail Offers New Freight Telematics Product Via IMT Partnership

Hitachi Rail Offers New Freight Telematics Product Via IMT Partne...

Hitachi Rail has signed a long-term partnership agreement with IMT to add the company’s monitoring sensors to its digital freight service.

Railway Supplier News

Netskrt Joins the Streaming Media Alliance

Netskrt Joins the Streaming Media Alliance

Netskrt announce it has joined the Streaming Video Alliance (the Alliance), to solve intractable problems that hinder video streaming.

British Steel Rails to Keep North Yorkshire Moors Railway Running

British Steel Rails to Keep North Yorkshire Moors Railway Running

Nearly 300 tonnes of British Steel's Scunthorpe rail are set to be installed at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, helping keep services running.

New EMR Aurora Contract Supports STAUFF

New EMR Aurora Contract Supports STAUFF

STAUFF is providing key products for the new EMR Aurora contract, such as specialist clamping solutions and tube manipulation.

Rail Innovation Timeline – 1800s

Rail Innovation Timeline – 1800s

Viper Innovations research interesting rail innovations and key points of time from the 1800s that moved the railway industry forward.

Refurbishment of the Alstom Coradia Continental S-Bahn Bremen

Refurbishment of the Alstom Coradia Continental S-Bahn Bremen

The first stage of refurbishment for the Alstom Coradia Continental S-Bahn Bremen metro trains commenced in January 2022.

The Power of Synergies to Modernise the Railway Sector

The Power of Synergies to Modernise the Railway Sector

Fincons Group speaks with Mr Francois Davenne, UIC General Director, to discuss future opportunities for the railway sector.

Frauscher China Celebrates 10-Year Presence in China’s Railway Industry

Frauscher China Celebrates 10-Year Presence in China’s Railway ...

Frauscher China has turned 10! We hear from Ma Jin/Trevor and Georg Mattner, to gain insight into the development of the China's railway.

WITT EscS 7: Railway Voltage Limiting Device with Approval of the EBA

WITT EscS 7: Railway Voltage Limiting Device with Approval of the...

The WITT EscS 7 is an auto-resetting earth short-circuiting device that accords to EN regulations for the protection of public and infrastructure.

Skeleton Technologies Welcomes Dr. Linus Froböse as New COO

Skeleton Technologies Welcomes Dr. Linus Froböse as New COO

Skeleton Technologies welcomes Dr. Linus Froböse as new Chief Operating Officer, with over 9 years of experience in battery technology.

Envision the Next Stage of Transportation with NEXCOM and NVIDIA

Envision the Next Stage of Transportation with NEXCOM and NVIDIA

NEXCOM’s Mobile Computing Solutions group features top-of-the-line NVIDIA graphic processing units (GPUs) in select industrial AI edge computers.

Complete Composite Systems: Successful Installation in Flood-Hit Area

Complete Composite Systems: Successful Installation in Flood-Hit ...

Complete Composite System's versatile cable management product ARCOSYSTEM®, was successfully fitted in Kordel, Germany.

ENSCO Rail Introduces the Ultrasonic Rail Flaw System (URFS)

ENSCO Rail Introduces the Ultrasonic Rail Flaw System (URFS)

ENSCO Rail introduces the latest product in its suite of railway track inspection and maintenance planning products: the Ultrasonic Rail Flaw System (URFS).

KfW Launches Promotional Programmes for Sustainable Mobility

KfW Launches Promotional Programmes for Sustainable Mobility

KfW is supporting companies to invest in sustainable mobility with a broad range of promotional programmes.

PaxLife Innovations Offer Passengers Digital Services With railSTACK

PaxLife Innovations Offer Passengers Digital Services With railST...

PaxLife Innovations introduce railSTACK, the in-vehicle cloud hosting software platform offering passengers digital services on board.

Change at the Executive Management Level of Plasser & Theurer

Change at the Executive Management Level of Plasser & Theurer

As of 1 January 2022, Dr. Stefan Peiker is the new COO of Plasser & Theurer, Export von Bahnbaumaschinen, Gesellschaft m.b.H.

Frauscher: On Track for a Greener Future

Frauscher: On Track for a Greener Future

Rail transport is one of the most eco-friendly modes of transport, however, Fraucher's goal is to implement more sustainable practices.

Events

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Alstom Wins Norway’s Largest Rail Procurement Contract

Alstom Wins Norway’s Largest Rail Procurement Contract

Alstom has signed an agreement to provide up to 200 Coradia Nordic trains to Norske Tog in Norway's largest rail procurement contract.

Russia: STM To Supply Port Terminals with Latest Diesel Locomotives

Russia: STM To Supply Port Terminals with Latest Diesel Locomotiv...

STM Trading House is supplying Russian port terminals in Khabarovsk and Novorossiysk with its latest TEM14M shunting locomotives.

Germany: DB Regio Orders 17 Alstom Coradia Stream Trainsets

Germany: DB Regio Orders 17 Alstom Coradia Stream Trainsets

DB Regio has ordered 17 Coradia Stream electric multiple units for the Main-Weser subnetwork between Frankfurt, Giessen, Marburg and Kassel.

Railpool Signs Framework Agreement for 100 Vectron Locomotives

Railpool Signs Framework Agreement for 100 Vectron Locomotives

Rail vehicle rental company Railpool has signed a framework agreement with Siemens Mobility for 100 Vectron MS locomotives.

Romania: Alstom Chosen to Maintain Bucharest’s Metro Fleet

Romania: Alstom Chosen to Maintain Bucharest’s Metro Fleet

Bucharest’s metro network operator Metrorex has chosen Alstom to continue providing maintenance services for its fleet until 2036.

Hitachi Rail to Equip Nordic Re-Finance Locomotives with ERTMS

Hitachi Rail to Equip Nordic Re-Finance Locomotives with ERTMS

Hitachi Rail is upgrading Nordic Re-Finance's fleet of TMe diesel-electric locomotives with ERTMS and STM. The work will be complete by 2023.

Stadler Enters Guinness Book of Records with Its FLIRT Akku

Stadler Enters Guinness Book of Records with Its FLIRT Akku

Stadler enters the Guinness Book of Records for the longest range travelled by a train in battery-only mode.

Driverless APM System Enters Service at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport

Driverless APM System Enters Service at Shenzhen Bao’an Interna...

Alstom's driverless automatic people mover has entered passenger service at Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport.

Siemens Mobility to Supply 20 Vectron Locomotives to Akiem

Siemens Mobility to Supply 20 Vectron Locomotives to Akiem

Siemens Mobility will supply Akiem with 20 Vectron locomotives. This is the first order under a framework agreement signed in August 2021.

Belgium: Alstom to Supply SNCB with 98 Additional M7 Train Cars

Belgium: Alstom to Supply SNCB with 98 Additional M7 Train Cars

Belgian operator SNCB is exercising a contract option under a framework agreement signed in 2015 for 98 M7 train cars.

Alstom to Provide Trains and Maintenance Support for Marseille-Nice Line

Alstom to Provide Trains and Maintenance Support for Marseille-Ni...

Alstom is to provide 16 eight-car Omneo Premium trains for the Marseille-Nice line that Transdev will operate from 2025.

Greece: Attiko Metro Adds Citadis X05 Trams to its LRV Fleet

Greece: Attiko Metro Adds Citadis X05 Trams to its LRV Fleet

25 Alstom Citadis X05 trams have entered passenger service on Attiko Metro’s Athens and Piraeus network, having completed successful testing.

Progress Rail, BNSF and Chevron Collaborate on Hydrogen Locomotive Project

Progress Rail, BNSF and Chevron Collaborate on Hydrogen Locomotiv...

Progress Rail, BNSF Railway and Chevron have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to demonstrate a hydrogen-powered locomotive.

Two New International Night Train Lines Launched in Europe

Two New International Night Train Lines Launched in Europe

Two new Nightjet lines are launching, providing night-time rail travel between Vienna – Munich ­– Paris and Zurich – Cologne – Amsterdam.

Alstom Signs Ten Year Agreement with Irish Rail to Replace and Expand DART Fleet

Alstom Signs Ten Year Agreement with Irish Rail to Replace and Ex...

Alstom has signed a ten-year framework agreement with Irish Rail (IE) for up to 750 new X’trapolis commuter rail cars.

BREAKING: Alstom and Hitachi Win HS2 Rolling Stock Contract

BREAKING: Alstom and Hitachi Win HS2 Rolling Stock Contract

The contract to design, build and maintain the HS2 rolling stock fleet for Phase 1 London-Birmingham has gone to the Hitachi Rail-Alstom JV.

Videos

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Providing advanced research, engineering and testing capabilities, ENSCO is taking the lead in surface transportation and around the world.

Railway Infrastructure

Wealthy Roman Settlement Excavated by HS2 Archaeologists

Wealthy Roman Settlement Excavated by HS2 Archaeologists

HS2 archaeologists have excavated a vast roman settlement in Northamptonshire - one of over 100 sites HS2 has examined since 2018.

HS2 Publishes Net Zero Carbon Plan

HS2 Publishes Net Zero Carbon Plan

HS2 has published its Net Zero Carbon Plan, which sets out how it plans to make the project net zero carbon from 2035.

Qatar’s First Catenary Tram Enters Commercial Service

Qatar’s First Catenary Tram Enters Commercial Service

The Lusail tramway has entered commercial service in Qatar with 28 low-floor Alstom Citadis X05 trams carrying passengers in the city.

HS2 Reveals First Images of Greatworth Green Tunnel

HS2 Reveals First Images of Greatworth Green Tunnel

HS2 has revealed the first images of its 1.5 mile-long Greatworth tunnel - one of three ‘green tunnels’ to be built in Bucks and Notts.

BBV Starts Recruitment Drive to Support HS2 Works

BBV Starts Recruitment Drive to Support HS2 Works

Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV) has launched a recruitment drive to support HS2 construction works planned for 2022 and beyond.

UK: Network Rail Begins Bishops Stortford Renewal Works

UK: Network Rail Begins Bishops Stortford Renewal Works

Network Rail has begun track, bridge and station works designed to improve services for travellers between London and Anglia.

Germany: Deutsche Bahn’s Modernisation Programme Renovates Over 1,000 Stations

Germany: Deutsche Bahn’s Modernisation Programme Renovates Over...

Over 1,000 stations across Germany were renovated last year as part of Deutsche Bahn’s modernisation programme.

Network Rail Completes Christmas Break Upgrades

Network Rail Completes Christmas Break Upgrades

Britain: There have been no rail services on Christmas Day for 40 years and once again Network Rail has delivered a swathe of upgrades.

East West Rail: Platform Construction Begins at Winslow

East West Rail: Platform Construction Begins at Winslow

Platform construction has started at Winslow as part of the East West Rail project. 500 precast concrete platform units will be laid.

Main Works to Begin on Electrifying Midland Main Line between Kettering and Market Harborough

Main Works to Begin on Electrifying Midland Main Line between Ket...

Electrification of the railway line between Kettering and Market Harborough on the Midland Main Line to begin on 24 December 2021.

HS2: Construction Begins on First Giant Pier for UK’s Longest Rail Bridge

HS2: Construction Begins on First Giant Pier for UK’s Longe...

The first of 56 giant concrete piers for the Colne Valley Viaduct has been cast. Once complete, this will be the UK's longest rail bridge.

Germany: Siemens Awarded Contract for Frankfurt’s Digital Train Control System 

Germany: Siemens Awarded Contract for Frankfurt’s Digital Train...

VGF has awarded the contract for Frankfurt's metro and tram network digital train control system to Siemens Mobility.

Siemens Mobility to Equip Oslo Metro with CBTC

Siemens Mobility to Equip Oslo Metro with CBTC

Siemens Mobility has won a contract with Sporveien AS to install its CBTC technology on the Oslo Metro network.

Reverse Train Traffic Starts on Moscow Central Diameter 1

Reverse Train Traffic Starts on Moscow Central Diameter 1

Trains are now alternately running in both directions on the Belorusskaya – Savyolovskaya track of the Moscow Central Diameter 1 (MCD-1).

Engineering Works at Salisbury to Check on Track Repairs Following October Collision

Engineering Works at Salisbury to Check on Track Repairs Followin...

Engineering works will take place at Salisbury to check the alignment of the new track laid after the collision at Fisherton Tunnel.

Network Rail Awards Carstairs Junction Signalling Contract to Siemens Mobility

Network Rail Awards Carstairs Junction Signalling Contract to Sie...

Siemens Mobility has been awarded the contract to deliver signalling works for the Carstairs remodelling project in Scotland.

All the Latest News

DB and Germany’s Northern States form Future Rail North Alliance

DB and Germany’s Northern States form Future Rail North All...

An (MoU)has been signed between DB and five federal states to improve rail infrastructure and expand services across northern Germany.

United States: CP and Amtrak Sign Agreement in Support of Expansion Plans

United States: CP and Amtrak Sign Agreement in Support of Expansi...

Amtrak and Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) have signed an agreement to support each other’s expansion plans in North America.

Leaves on the Line Could Become a Problem of the Past

Leaves on the Line Could Become a Problem of the Past

Experts from industry and academia are developing an on-board system that can identify low adhesion hazards such as leaves on the line.

The Problem with Our Railways Isn’t Boris, It’s Scrooge

The Problem with Our Railways Isn’t Boris, It’s Scroo...

Jonn Elledge gets into the Christmas spirit and does some finger-pointing as to who is really to blame for the state of Britain's railways.

Stadler to Take Over Signalling Expert BBR Group

Stadler to Take Over Signalling Expert BBR Group

Stadler is taking over German signalling expert BBR Group in order to strengthen its position in the railway signalling market.

Amtrak Announces Stephen Gardner as New CEO

Amtrak Announces Stephen Gardner as New CEO

Amtrak has announced that CEO Bill Flynn is retiring. Stephen Gardner will consequently be appointed as the company’s President and CEO.

Canadian Pacific Completes Acquisition of Kansas City Southern

Canadian Pacific Completes Acquisition of Kansas City Southern

CP has completed its purchase of KCS. This will lead to the creation of the only single-line railway linking the Canada, USA and Mexico.

Abellio Rail Folds in Germany, Concessions Given to Other Operators

Abellio Rail Folds in Germany, Concessions Given to Other Operato...

Following ongoing financial problems, NS-subsidiary Abellio will cease operating in Germany, with concessions awarded to other operators.

Alstom Invests in Morocco with New Transformer Production Line

Alstom Invests in Morocco with New Transformer Production Line

Alstom will build a new production line in Morocco in order to manufacture on-board transformers in-country.

Go-Ahead Launches First Bavarian Services

Go-Ahead Launches First Bavarian Services

Go-Ahead has launched its first services in the German state of Bavaria, following the launch of services in Baden-Württemberg in 2019.

Canadian Pacific Shareholders Vote in Support of CP-KCS Merger Agreement

Canadian Pacific Shareholders Vote in Support of CP-KCS Merger Ag...

Canadian Pacific (CP) shareholders have voted in favour of the CP - Kansas City Southern (KCS) merger agreement.

UK: TfN Launches First Regional Transport Decarbonisation Strategy

UK: TfN Launches First Regional Transport Decarbonisation Strateg...

Transport for the North (TfN) has launched a transport decarbonisation strategy for the north of England - the first of its kind.

10 New Stations Open on Moscow Metro’s Big Circle Line

10 New Stations Open on Moscow Metro’s Big Circle Line

Moscow Metro has opened a section of the Big Circle Line (BCL) in the south and west of the city, with 10 new stations.

FRA Announces $198 Million in Funding for Intercity Rail Projects

FRA Announces $198 Million in Funding for Intercity Rail Projects

The US Federal Railroad Administration has issued $198 million in funding to repair intercity passenger railroad infrastructure and assets.

Network Rail Plays its Part in Fighting Period Poverty

Network Rail Plays its Part in Fighting Period Poverty

As part of an initiative to help tackle period poverty, Network Rail has begun offering free sanitary products at Leeds station.

Australia: ARTC Appoints Preferred Contractor for Inland Rail sections of Rail Corridor Programme

Australia: ARTC Appoints Preferred Contractor for Inland Rail sec...

The ARTC has chosen Martinus as the preferred contractor for delivery of the Inland Rail sections of its Rail Corridor Programme.

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