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Škoda Transportation and Hyundai Rotem to Produce Locomotives for Tanzania

Škoda Transportation and Hyundai Rotem to Produce Locomotives fo...

Škoda Transportation Group has signed a contract with Hyundai Rotem to deliver 17 sets of complete electrical equipment.

Hitachi Rail Wins Contract for Maintenance of ILSA Fleet

Hitachi Rail Wins Contract for Maintenance of ILSA Fleet

ILSA has awarded Hitachi Rail España the contract for the maintenance of its fleet of 20 new ETR trains for 30 years.

RDG: Building the UK’s Net Zero Railway Will Create 6,000 Jobs

RDG: Building the UK’s Net Zero Railway Will Create 6,000 Jobs

A study commissioned by the RDG has found that building the UK’s net zero railway could lead to the creation of approximately 6,000 jobs.

HS2 Announces Phase 2a Design and Delivery Partner Shortlist

HS2 Announces Phase 2a Design and Delivery Partner Shortlist

HS2 has published a shortlist of bidders for the Phase 2a Design and Delivery Partner contract. The winner will be announced next summer.

Innovation and Maintenance Will Take Centre Stage at SIFER

Innovation and Maintenance Will Take Centre Stage at SIFER

308 exhibitors have signed up to take part and showcase their latest innovations and expertise at the 12th edition of SIFER.

RIA Sets Out Six Key Actions for UK Government Ahead of Spending Review

RIA Sets Out Six Key Actions for UK Government Ahead of Spending ...

The Railway Industry Association (RIA) has set out six key actions for UK Government ahead of its Spending Review next week.

Kazakhstan: SilkWay Transit Orders 22 STM Electric Freight Locomotives

Kazakhstan: SilkWay Transit Orders 22 STM Electric Freight Locomo...

Sinara Transport Machines’ (STM) Trading House has signed an agreement with SilkWay Transit to deliver 22 2ES7 Black Granite locomotives.

Light Rail Systems Can Help Urban Areas Recover Post-Pandemic

Light Rail Systems Can Help Urban Areas Recover Post-Pandemic

A new report says that protecting light rail services is key to ensuring towns and cities recover from the impact of Covid-19.

Alstom Citadis X05 Trams Ordered for Ile-de-France’s T1-Line

Alstom Citadis X05 Trams Ordered for Ile-de-France’s T1-Lin...

Ile-de-France Mobilités and RATP have ordered 37 Alstom Citadis X05 trams for the Ile-de-France T1-Line in an order worth 130 million euros.

Brightline Begins Testing Ahead of Return to Service in Florida

Brightline Begins Testing Ahead of Return to Service in Florida

Brightline has begun testing its full operating train schedule between West Palm Beach and Miami in preparation for its return to service.

Night Tube to Resume on Central and Victoria Lines in November

Night Tube to Resume on Central and Victoria Lines in November

London’s Night Tube will resume service on the Central and Victoria lines from 27 December on Saturdays and Sundays.

Southeastern Services Begin under Operator of Last Resort

Southeastern Services Begin under Operator of Last Resort

Southeastern services begin under the government's Operator of Last Resort following last month's franchise breach announcement.

To Build or Not to Build? The Uncertain Future of HS2’s Eastern Leg

To Build or Not to Build? The Uncertain Future of HS2’s Eas...

In this month's column, Jonn Elledge muses on the future of HS2's eastern leg and the political tug of war taking place behind the scenes.

Rail Passenger Service Contracts Day Announced for UK

Rail Passenger Service Contracts Day Announced for UK

Next month the first phase of industry engagement on the UK’s new passenger service contracts (PSCs) will begin.

Stadler Signs First Contract in New Zealand

Stadler Signs First Contract in New Zealand

KiwiRail has signed a long-term framework agreement with Stadler, with a first call off for 57 diesel mainline locomotives.

Hitachi Rail and Linbrooke to Design Gloucester Digital Signalling Solution

Hitachi Rail and Linbrooke to Design Gloucester Digital Signallin...

Network Rail has awarded Hitachi Rail and Linbrooke S a contract to design a digital signalling solution for the Gloucester area.

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Bridgepoint Acquires a Majority Stake in PTV Group

Bridgepoint Acquires a Majority Stake in PTV Group

Bridgepoint has acquired a stake in PTV Group, the aim is to further expand the company's position as the world's leading software provider.

Czech Railway Test Track to See €20 Million Investment

Czech Railway Test Track to See €20 Million Investment

The Czech-based Railway Research Institute, VUZ, is set to invest €20 million on their railway test track in a bid to reduce emissions.

CTM Join the Women in Rail EDI Charter to Improve Workplaces

CTM Join the Women in Rail EDI Charter to Improve Workplaces

CTM’s creators, Sopra Steria, have joined the Women in Rail EDI Charter, supporting gender diversity and equality within the UK rail sector.

How aROK 8110 is Revolutionizing Railway AI Computing and Intelligent Surveillance

How aROK 8110 is Revolutionizing Railway AI Computing and Intelli...

NEXCOM introduces the most cutting-edge member of the aROK railway computer family, the aROK 8110.

Are Your Staff Industry Compliant?

Are Your Staff Industry Compliant?

CTM enables organisations to book and manage workforce training. This allows employers and employees to improve their competency management.

Munich Municipal Utilities Order Six Hybrid Track Vehicles from Robel

Munich Municipal Utilities Order Six Hybrid Track Vehicles from R...

Robel will supply six four-axle work vehicles for maintenance work in tunnels to the Munich municipal utilities company Stadtwerke München GmbH.

New Generation of Signal Lights: SLE161 and SLE162, Even More Visible

New Generation of Signal Lights: SLE161 and SLE162, Even More Vis...

TSL-ESCHA is now launching the next generation of signal lights: the SLE161 and SLE162 replace the previous SLE160.

STIMIO Raises €1.7 Million for the Digitalisation of Rail Maintenance

STIMIO Raises €1.7 Million for the Digitalisation of Rail Maint...

STIMIO raises €1.7 million for the digitalisation of rail maintenance, one of their aims is to accelerate international development.

Remote Monitoring of SNCF FRET Locomotive Starter Reservoirs

Remote Monitoring of SNCF FRET Locomotive Starter Reservoirs

STIMIO’s IoT solutions, including remote, real-time monitoring, are being used to monitor Fret SNCF’s freight locomotive starter reservoirs.

Daktronics Continues Commitment to Service and Support for Customers

Daktronics Continues Commitment to Service and Support for Custom...

Daktronics continues to show its commitment to the service and support of its customers with improvements implemented for better customer experience.

Remove the Influence of Graffiti with INPS Group Solutions

Remove the Influence of Graffiti with INPS Group Solutions

Protect your assets and customers with 3M™ Scotchgard™ (SG) Multi-Layer Protective Film 1004 from INPS Group.

Temperature Sensors with Plastic Connection Head

Temperature Sensors with Plastic Connection Head

SENSIT offer several versions of the temperature sensor with plastic connection heads, the plastic head design is unique to SENSIT.

IMA Dresden: We Test Everything

IMA Dresden: We Test Everything

IMA Dresden say the size of an object plays a subordinate role in their testing, having tested bone screws to the heaviest passenger aircraft.

Zonegreen Leads Safety Drive in Scottish Depots

Zonegreen Leads Safety Drive in Scottish Depots

Rail safety specialist, Zonegreen, has completed the first in a series of planned depot enhancements for Scottish railway operator, ScotRail.

British Steel Unveils Low-Carbon Roadmap with Net-Zero Pledge

British Steel Unveils Low-Carbon Roadmap with Net-Zero Pledge

British Steel today unveiled its Low-Carbon Roadmap, outlining its commitment to achieving net-zero status.

Events

Rolling Stock

First Automatic Train Runs at Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress

First Automatic Train Runs at Intelligent Transport Systems World...

The world’s first self-operating train, the digital S-Bahn, has made its first run at the opening of ITS in Hamburg.

Alstom to Supply Grand Paris Express Line 18 Rolling Stock and Signalling

Alstom to Supply Grand Paris Express Line 18 Rolling Stock and Si...

Alstom has been awarded the contract to design and supply the rolling stock for the Île-de-France network’s Line 18.

Trans Regio Signs Long-term Lease for 23 Alpha Trains EMUs

Trans Regio Signs Long-term Lease for 23 Alpha Trains EMUs

Trans Regio Deutsche Regionalbahn (Trans Regio) has signed a long-term lease with Alpha Trains for 23 EMU trains.

New Vienna – Munich – Paris Night Train Comes into Service this December

New Vienna – Munich – Paris Night Train Comes into Service th...

A new night train travelling between Vienna to Paris comes into service this December thanks to a collaboration between the ÖBB, SNCF and DB.

Stadler Wins Largest Tender in Swiss Rail History

Stadler Wins Largest Tender in Swiss Rail History

Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) has awarded Stadler a framework agreement for up to 510 new single-decker FLIRT multiple units.

Alstom Delivers 100th Flexity LRV to World’s Largest Tram Network

Alstom Delivers 100th Flexity LRV to World’s Largest Tram Netwo...

Alstom has delivered its 100th and final Flexity light rail vehicle (LRV) to the Department of Transport in Victoria.

Siemens Mobility Receives New Mireo Trainset Order for Regensburg/Danube Valley Rail Network

Siemens Mobility Receives New Mireo Trainset Order for Regensburg...

Siemens Mobility has received an order to build 23 four-car Mireo trainsets for rail operator agilis Eisenbahngesellschaft.

Next-Generation Battery Train to Launch at COP26 Climate Conference

Next-Generation Battery Train to Launch at COP26 Climate Conferen...

Vivarail’s next-gen battery train will be launched at COP26 this November, and will run daily services throughout the event.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Videos

Simulation: How Much Road Space Do Cars Take?

This simulation in PTV Vissim and PTV Viswalk shows how 200 people cross the line of a signal head in different modes.

Railway Infrastructure

Dartmoor Line Resumes Year-Round Service This November

Dartmoor Line Resumes Year-Round Service This November

After a 50-year hiatus, the Dartmoor Line will resume regular passenger services between Okehampton and Exeter St Davids next month.

Scottish Rail Electrification Programme Gets the Green Light

Scottish Rail Electrification Programme Gets the Green Light

The East Kilbride and Barrhead electrification project will pass through East Renfrewshire and South Lanarkshire to the south of Glasgow.

Network Rail Installs First Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Footbridge

Network Rail Installs First Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Footbridge

A footbridge made from super-strong fibre-reinforced plastic has been installed in Bicester to replace a footpath level crossing.

HS2 Tunnel Boring Machine Completes First Mile Under the Chilterns

HS2 Tunnel Boring Machine Completes First Mile Under the Chiltern...

HS2 tunnel boring machine ‘Florence’ has passed the one mile mark, cutting through a mix of chalk and flint beneath the Chiltern hills.

Alstom-led Consortium to Provide Integrated Metro System for Taipei’s Fully Automated Metro Line

Alstom-led Consortium to Provide Integrated Metro System for Taip...

An Alstom-led consortium has been awarded a contract to provide an integrated metro system for Taipei Circular Line Phase Two.

Network Rail Announces Multi-Million Investment to Protect Critical Wales and Borders Transport Link

Network Rail Announces Multi-Million Investment to Protect Critic...

Network Rail has announced a £25m plan to protect the Newport-Gloucester line from further damage caused by extreme weather.

Shadow Operator of New Greater Paris Driverless Metro Lines Chosen

Shadow Operator of New Greater Paris Driverless Metro Lines Chose...

Transdev Group and Strides International Business awarded shadow operator contract for four new Greater Paris driverless metro lines.

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.

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.

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 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.

All the Latest News

Stadler to Appeal Against Austrian Court’s Decision to Nullify OEBB Award

Stadler to Appeal Against Austrian Court’s Decision to Nullify ...

Stadler is to appeal against an Austrian Court’s decision to nullify a contract it had been awarded by the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB).

Connecting Europe Express Reaches End of 20,000 Kilometre Journey

Connecting Europe Express Reaches End of 20,000 Kilometre Journey

The Connecting Europe Express has reached its final destination of Paris after 36 days travelling across Europe.

Alstom to Modernise São Paulo Factory

Alstom to Modernise São Paulo Factory

Alstom is investing €14m to modernise its Taubaté factory in Brazil following the signing of multiple national and international contracts.

ORR Statistics Show Rail Passengers Returning

ORR Statistics Show Rail Passengers Returning

New figures from the Office of Rail and Road show that UK rail travel started to rebound between April and June 2021.

Irish Rail to Chair the Railway Interior Innovation Summit 2021

Irish Rail to Chair the Railway Interior Innovation Summit 2021

RedCabin, together with its host partner Irish Rail, today announces the return of its Railway Interior Innovation Summit.

Automated Freight Train Testing Picks Up Speed

Automated Freight Train Testing Picks Up Speed

A joint German-Dutch project to trial the control and remote monitoring of automated  freight trains has begun this month.

Scotland Puts Rail Decarbonisation at Heart of Net Zero Plans

Scotland Puts Rail Decarbonisation at Heart of Net Zero Plans

Scotland’s First Minister has said that decarbonising transport, including rail services, can help reduce the threat of climate change.

DB Cargo and DHL Deepen Partnership to Move More Parcels by Rail

DB Cargo and DHL Deepen Partnership to Move More Parcels by Rail

Deutsche Post DHL and Deutsche Bahn are expanding their partnership with new connections that will allow more parcels to travel via rail.

Knorr-Bremse Expands its Range of Digital Products for Passenger and Freight

Knorr-Bremse Expands its Range of Digital Products for Passenger ...

Knorr-Bremse is expanding its range of digital products and services for train manufacturers and rail operators around the world.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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