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GTR’s Emergency Recovery Measures Agreement Extended

GTR’s Emergency Recovery Measures Agreement Extended

The UK Department for Transport (DfT) has extended GTR’s Emergency Recovery Measures Agreement (ERMA) until 31 March 2022.

ORR Begins UK Rail Infrastructure Planning for 2024–2029

ORR Begins UK Rail Infrastructure Planning for 2024–2029

The ORR has launched the 2023 Periodic Review – the process for determining the funding needed for Britain’s rail network from 2024-2029.

Deutsche Bahn Accelerates Its Climate-Neutrality Goals

Deutsche Bahn Accelerates Its Climate-Neutrality Goals

Deutsche Bahn has brought forward its deadline for achieving climate-neutrality by ten years, with 2040 as the new target date.

Scottish Government Unveils Levenmouth Rail Link Plans

Scottish Government Unveils Levenmouth Rail Link Plans

Scotland's Levenmouth rail link to be double tracked and electrified says Scottish Government Transport Minister Graeme Dey.

Webuild and Lane Construction Sign Final Agreement for Dallas-Houston High-Speed Railway

Webuild and Lane Construction Sign Final Agreement for Dallas-Hou...

Webuild and US subsidiary Lane Construction have signed the final agreement to build the US’ first true high-speed railway.

CN and KCS Submit Financial Documentation for STB Approval of Voting Trust

CN and KCS Submit Financial Documentation for STB Approval of Vot...

Canadian National Railway & Kansas City Southern Railway have filed documents requested by the STB in relation to their merger.

Rail Industry Warns Against Cutting Domestic Air Passenger Duty

Rail Industry Warns Against Cutting Domestic Air Passenger Duty

The RDG has warned that a cut in domestic air passenger duty would see thousands of passengers shift from rail to air.

Network Rail Chooses Siemens Mobility for Devon and Cornwall Re-signalling

Network Rail Chooses Siemens Mobility for Devon and Cornwall Re-s...

Network Rail has awarded Siemens Mobility the contract to deliver GRIP stages 4-8 of the Devon and Cornwall re-signalling programme.

Webuild Selected as Best Bidder for Orsara-Bovino High-Speed Railway

Webuild Selected as Best Bidder for Orsara-Bovino High-Speed Rail...

Webuild Group identified as best bidder for a design and build contract for the Orsara-Bovino section of the Naples-Bari high-speed railway.

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

Alstom’s Chinese JV Wins Operation and Maintenance Contract for...

Alstom’s Chinese joint venture PBTS has been awarded a new contract by Chengdu Tianfu International Airport to operate and maintain its APM.

Network Rail Reports Rail Freight Growth in Eastern Region

Network Rail Reports Rail Freight Growth in Eastern Region

Network Rail says that more freight is now being transported across one of its busiest business regions than before the pandemic.

ScotRail Extends Maintenance Contract for Siemens Mobility Class 380 Trains   

ScotRail Extends Maintenance Contract for Siemens Mobility Class ...

ScotRail has agreed a five-year maintenance contract extension for its fleet of Siemens Mobility Class 380 trains.

Consortium Led by Alstom to Supply Tren Maya Railway Project

Consortium Led by Alstom to Supply Tren Maya Railway Project

A consortium led by Alstom will supply Mexico’s large scale intercity railway project Tren Maya, a comprehensive 1,525 km mobility project.

Shchekinoazot Orders 132 Methanol Tank Cars from UWC

Shchekinoazot Orders 132 Methanol Tank Cars from UWC

Shchekinoazot has signed a contract for 132 new generation tank cars for methanol from United Wagon Company (UWC).

Electronic Interlocking Commissioned in Duisburg

Electronic Interlocking Commissioned in Duisburg

Electronic interlocking has now been fully commissioned in Duisburg after the second expansion stage was completed at the end of May.

Siemens Completes Delivery of Velaro High-Speed Trains for Turkey

Siemens Completes Delivery of Velaro High-Speed Trains for Turkey

Siemens Mobility has completed the delivery of high-speed Velaro trains ordered by the Turkish State Railways (TCDD) between 2013 and 2019.

Railway Supplier News

Zonegreen Marks End of Epic Crown Point Project

Zonegreen Marks End of Epic Crown Point Project

Zonegreen has successfully installed its flagship Depot Personnel Protection System (DPPS) at Crown Point maintenance facility, Norwich.

Mechan Adds Jewel in Crown Point Upgrade

Mechan Adds Jewel in Crown Point Upgrade

Mechan have installed a bespoke bogie drop as part of the largescale development of Norwich’s Crown Point rail depot.

ESA Jumpstarts LiveEO’s Product Development

ESA Jumpstarts LiveEO’s Product Development

European Space Agency (ESA) support jumpstarts LiveEO’s product development and enables market leadership.

Texelis’s Modernisation & Maintenance for Mobility Sub-Systems

Texelis’s Modernisation & Maintenance for Mobility Sub-Sys...

MD of the Transportation Business Unit Laurent Garnier gives his insights on Texelis's future outlook, its services and expertise.

Efficient Maintenance, Effective Safety and Transformational Asset Management for Signalling Power Supplies

Efficient Maintenance, Effective Safety and Transformational Asse...

Viper Innovations: Efficient maintenance, effective safety and transformational asset management for signalling power supplies.

British Cables Company Gains Agreement with Network Rail

British Cables Company Gains Agreement with Network Rail

British Cables Company (BCC) has gained a 5-year framework agreement to supply a range of specialist cables to Network Rail.

Judgement on Patent Infringement

Judgement on Patent Infringement

A statement by Gordon Donald, Managing Director of Geofabrics, regarding the judgement on patent infringement by Fiberweb Geosynthetics Ltd.

Webinar – An Interference Masterclass

Webinar – An Interference Masterclass

Find out how rail and signalling operators can monitor interference on GSM-R networks and equipment to identify and prevent failures.

KfW IPEX-Bank Co-financing 32 EMUs for HLB

KfW IPEX-Bank Co-financing 32 EMUs for HLB

Bayern LB, Helaba and KfW IPEX-Bank are co-financing the acquisition of 32 modern Coradia Continental electric multiple units for HLB.

Join British Steel: Search Is on for Manufacturing Trainees

Join British Steel: Search Is on for Manufacturing Trainees

British Steel is looking to recruit new manufacturing trainees to enhance its operations in Scunthorpe, UK.

Zonegreen Ensures Safety at Notts Depot Is on Point

Zonegreen Ensures Safety at Notts Depot Is on Point

Zonegreen is expanding the services it offers to Nottingham’s Eastcroft depot, following the installation of its Points Converter technology.

For On-Train Service Equipment, Talk to Us!

For On-Train Service Equipment, Talk to Us!

Korita Aviation is a leading manufacturer of galley insert equipment and has been manufacturing on-train service equipment since 2006.

Plasser & Theurer – Oxygen for India

Plasser & Theurer – Oxygen for India

Humanitarian aid: five companies take part in project initiated by Plasser & Theurer and Plasser India.

DAMM Appoints Joseph Mehawej Business Development Manager, MENA

DAMM Appoints Joseph Mehawej Business Development Manager, MENA

We are pleased to announce that we have hired Joseph Mehawej as our new Business Development Manager for MENA.

British Steel Products Showcased in Shanghai

British Steel Products Showcased in Shanghai

British Steel products have been exhibited at the 20th China (Shanghai) International Metallurgical Industry Exhibition.

Virtek’s New Real-Time Tracking Software Revolutionizes Assembly Tasks on Moving Parts

Virtek’s New Real-Time Tracking Software Revolutionizes Assembl...

Virtek's Iris™ ActiveTrack laser positioning software continuously projects stable, accurate laser lines onto moving parts.

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Germany’s ICE Train Turns 30

Germany’s ICE Train Turns 30

Deutsche Bahn (DB) has celebrated 30 years of ICE traffic in Germany with the christening of the first XXL ICE.

Train Manufacturing Restarts in Western Australia

Train Manufacturing Restarts in Western Australia

Alstom has begun operations at METRONET’s brand new train manufacturing facility in Perth, Western Australia.

ORR Launches Review into Hitachi Class 800 and 385 Crack Issues

ORR Launches Review into Hitachi Class 800 and 385 Crack Issues

The ORR has launched a 'lessons learned' review to examine how the cracking issue in the Hitachi Class 800 trains occurred.

Transport for Wales Says Final Goodbye to Pacer Trains

Transport for Wales Says Final Goodbye to Pacer Trains

TfW has said goodbye to its last Pacer trains after more than 30 years of service, marking the end of an era for Britain’s railways.

Arriva Submits First Open Access Rail Application in the Netherlands

Arriva Submits First Open Access Rail Application in the Netherla...

Arriva Group is filing an application to operate regional rail open access night services in the Netherlands.

Toronto to Get 60 New Flexity Trams

Toronto to Get 60 New Flexity Trams

Alstom has signed a contract with the Toronto Transit Commission for the supply of 60 five-car Flexity trams (streetcars).

Talgo Avril Exceeds 360km/h in Testing

Talgo Avril Exceeds 360km/h in Testing

A Talgo Avril unit has reached a key milestone in the very high-speed train's homologation process by exceeding 363 kilometres per hour.

UWC’s Russian-Made Flat Cars Approved for Operation on European Rail Networks

UWC’s Russian-Made Flat Cars Approved for Operation on European...

United Wagon Company has obtained vehicle type approval from the European Union Agency for Railways for two of its flat cars.

Alstom to Provide and Maintain Shunting Locomotives for SWEG

Alstom to Provide and Maintain Shunting Locomotives for SWEG

Alstom and SWEG have signed a framework agreement that will see Alstom provide and maintain locomotives from its rental pool for eight years.

Alstom Receives Order for 32 Coradia Continental Regional Trains from Hessische Landesbahn

Alstom Receives Order for 32 Coradia Continental Regional Trains ...

Alstom has received an order from Hessische Landesbahn GmbH (HLB) to supply 32 Coradia Continental electric multiple units.

SNCF Voyageurs and Alstom Unveil TGV M Power Car

SNCF Voyageurs and Alstom Unveil TGV M Power Car

Alstom and SNCF Voyageurs have unveiled the first TGV M power car. Its carbon footprint is the lowest on the market. 

Talgo Gives Second Life to Intercity Trains with New Renfe Locomotive Contract

Talgo Gives Second Life to Intercity Trains with New Renfe Locomo...

Talgo has secured a contract from Renfe to manufacture 26 new variable gauge and 330 km/h commercial speed powerheads (locomotives).

East Midlands Railway Celebrates Iconic HST with Farewell Documentary

East Midlands Railway Celebrates Iconic HST with Farewell Documen...

East Midlands Railway EMR and AV IT Media have produced a commemorative documentary on the High Speed Train (HST).

Transport for Wales’ New Class 197 Trains Come Off the Production Line

Transport for Wales’ New Class 197 Trains Come Off the Prod...

Transformation of the Wales and Borders network has moved another step closer with the first Class 197 trains coming off the production line.

Deutsche Bahn and Stadler Sign Agreement to Develop Digital Twin

Deutsche Bahn and Stadler Sign Agreement to Develop Digital Twin

Deutsche Bahn (DB) and Stadler have signed an agreement to develop the first virtual image, or digital twin, of a complete train.

France Takes Step Closer to Fully Autonomous Train Travel

France Takes Step Closer to Fully Autonomous Train Travel

SNCF and partners have begun to test their prototype autonomous regional train on commercial tracks in northern France.

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Railway Infrastructure

HS2 Launches Search for Interchange Station Construction Partner

HS2 Launches Search for Interchange Station Construction Partner

HS2 begins search for a construction partner to build Interchange Station. This will be at the centre of the new high speed rail network.

Network Rail Completes Upgrade Work at London King’s Cross

Network Rail Completes Upgrade Work at London King’s Cross

No trains ran to or from London King’s Cross this past weekend as work continued on Network Rail’s East Coast Upgrade.

Alstom’s Chinese JV to Maintain Wuhu Innovia Monorail System

Alstom’s Chinese JV to Maintain Wuhu Innovia Monorail System

Alstom’s Chinese joint venture PBTS has been awarded a 27-year contract to maintain the Innovia Monorail 300 platform for Wuhu City in China.

Railway-News Magazine Issue 2 2021

Railway-News Magazine Issue 2 2021

The Railway-News Magazine Issue 2 2021 Is Here! The second issue of the Railway-News e-magazine of 2021 celebrates the return of real world events by taking ...

Track Laying for Jiangxi Section of the Ganzhou-Shenzhen High-Speed Railway Complete

Track Laying for Jiangxi Section of the Ganzhou-Shenzhen High-Spe...

Track laying in Jiangxi Province for the Ganzhou-Shenzhen High-Speed Railway in China is complete. This section measures 134.5km.

HS2 Reveals New Piling Technique

HS2 Reveals New Piling Technique

HS2 Ltd has revealed a new vacuum excavation technique for piling which could have massive benefits for the wider construction industry.

UK Government Announces Railway Funding for the North and Midlands

UK Government Announces Railway Funding for the North and Midland...

The UK government has announced a significant railway funding boost for the north and Midlands valued at 401m GBP.

Network Rail’s Delivery Plans Broadly on Track Says ORR

Network Rail’s Delivery Plans Broadly on Track Says ORR

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has found Network Rail’s progress in delivering against its Control Period 6 (CP6) plans broadly on track.

Melbourne Metro Tunnel TBMs Reach the End of the Line

Melbourne Metro Tunnel TBMs Reach the End of the Line

Four tunnel boring machines have finished 20 months of digging under Melbourne to create two 9km rail tunnels for the Metro Tunnel Project.

Brightline Hits Halfway Milestone on Miami to Orlando Extension Project

Brightline Hits Halfway Milestone on Miami to Orlando Extension P...

Brightline has passed the halfway mark on construction of its 170-mile track extension from Miami to Orlando.

Work to Start on Latest Section of Verona-Padua High-Speed Rail Line

Work to Start on Latest Section of Verona-Padua High-Speed Rail L...

The IRICAV Due Consortium is set to start work on a section of Italy’s Verona-Padua high-speed, high-capacity railway.

London King’s Cross Track Upgrade Reaches Final Stage

London King’s Cross Track Upgrade Reaches Final Stage

Work is underway on the final stage of a major project to transform London King’s Cross’ track layout, which will reduce congestion.

Rail Baltica to Scan Former Military Site for Unexploded Ordnance

Rail Baltica to Scan Former Military Site for Unexploded Ordnance

An ex-military site in Latvia is being scanned for unexploded ordnance as part of a Rail Baltica greenfield railway infrastructure project.

Sydney’s Newest Metro Stations Announced

Sydney’s Newest Metro Stations Announced

The Sydney Metro West project has announced two new stations – Pyrmont, and Hunter Street in the city's central business district.

HS2 Launches First Giant Tunnelling Machine

HS2 Launches First Giant Tunnelling Machine

HS2 has deployed the first of 10 tunnel boring machines (TBMs) that will be used during phase one of the UK’s new high speed railway.

Reviewers Appointed for Rail Baltica Technical Design in Latvia

Reviewers Appointed for Rail Baltica Technical Design in Latvia

RB Rail AS has appointed reviewers to assess the detailed technical design of the Rail Baltica high-speed railway line in Latvia.

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In Depth: The Government’s Plans to Reform Britain’s Railways

In Depth: The Government’s Plans to Reform Britain’s Railways

An in-depth look at the Williams-Shapps plan to transform Britain's railways following the launch of the Williams Review in 2019.

Automatic Marshalling – DB Cargo Launches Germany’s First Digital Goods Yard

Automatic Marshalling – DB Cargo Launches Germany’s Firs...

Germany launches its first digital marshalling yard in Munich. DB Cargo is testing numerous technologies to automate marshalling activities.

Euston Station First in UK to Make Announcements in British Sign Language

Euston Station First in UK to Make Announcements in British Sign ...

Euston has become the first station in the UK to offer updates on disruptions in British Sign Language, making the station more accessible.

Siemens Partners with Academia to Research Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier Technology

Siemens Partners with Academia to Research Liquid Organic Hydroge...

Siemens Mobility and HI ERN have signed an MoU to research use of Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) technology in rail transport.

Regulator Says Network Rail Performance in NW&C Region Is Improving

Regulator Says Network Rail Performance in NW&C Region Is Im...

A year on from its investigation into poor train performance in the NW&C region, the ORR has announced that progress has been made.

FirstGroup Signs National Rail Contracts for SWR and TPE

FirstGroup Signs National Rail Contracts for SWR and TPE

FirstGroup has signed two National Rail Contracts for TransPennine Express and South Western Railway, which will commence in May 2021.

CAF Signalling Receives ETCS Baseline 3 Certification

CAF Signalling Receives ETCS Baseline 3 Certification

CAF Signalling has received certification in accordance to the latest TSIs for its ETCS Baseline 3 Release 2 solution – AURIGA.

Government Announces Sweeping Reforms to the Railways in Britain

Government Announces Sweeping Reforms to the Railways in Britain

The UK government has announced a set of reforms for the railways in Britain, including scrapping the franchise system and simplifying fares.

Alstom’s First Cross-Border Coradia Polyvalent Train Starts Approval and Certification Tests

Alstom’s First Cross-Border Coradia Polyvalent Train Starts...

Alstom’s first pre-production Coradia Polyvalent France-Germany cross-border train starts certification and approval tests.

Refinancing Agreement Paves the Way for Eurostar Recovery

Refinancing Agreement Paves the Way for Eurostar Recovery

Eurostar has reached a refinancing agreement with its shareholders and banks worth £250m (289.9m euros | 353.9m USD).

ÖBB Rail Cargo Group Doubles Transport of Goods on New Silk Road

ÖBB Rail Cargo Group Doubles Transport of Goods on New Silk Road

The Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) Rail Cargo Group (RCG) is continuing to expand its activities on the New Silk Road.

National College for Advanced Transport and Infrastructure Relaunches

National College for Advanced Transport and Infrastructure Relaun...

The University of Birmingham has relaunched the National College for Advanced Transport and Infrastructure (NCATI).

KCS Calls CN Bid ‘Superior’ as the US DOJ Says CN-KCS Merger Poses Greater Risk to Competition

KCS Calls CN Bid ‘Superior’ as the US DOJ Says CN-KCS...

Kansas City Southern has called Canadian National's acquisition bid superior to that made by Canadian Pacific, but the US DOJ has concerns.

UK Rail to Extend Timetables as Travel Restrictions Ease

UK Rail to Extend Timetables as Travel Restrictions Ease

UK rail companies have added more than 2,500 daily services to their timetables, which come into play today.

Alstom on Track for a Successful Integration of Bombardier

Alstom on Track for a Successful Integration of Bombardier

Alstom has published its 2020-21 results and provided an update on its continuing integration of Bombardier Transportation.

ORR Concerned about Siemens and Alstom Market Dominance

ORR Concerned about Siemens and Alstom Market Dominance

In its update paper into the state of the British railway signalling market, the ORR has expressed concern about Siemens / Alstom dominance.

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