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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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’.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Railway Supplier News

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.

Will We See You at TRAKO?

Will We See You at TRAKO?

Visit IMA Dresden at TRAKO, Europe’s second largest railway technology trade fair, taking place in Gdansk from 21-24 September 2021.

Silver Sponsor of Middle East Rail Expo in Dubai

Silver Sponsor of Middle East Rail Expo in Dubai

Emeg Group announce that they will be sponsoring the Middle East Rail Expo in Dubai on 12th & 13th October 2021 as a Silver Sponsor.

Dowaldwerke Resumes Trade Fair Activities

Dowaldwerke Resumes Trade Fair Activities

Dowaldwerke will be making an appearance at trade fairs across Germany in 2022, find out where and when you can find them here.

New Extension Building at Dippoldiswalde

New Extension Building at Dippoldiswalde

Dowaldwerke announces an extension at Dippoldiswalde providing a hall for the toilet assembly line. The work will start at the end of 2021.

Installation of Roediger Train Systems for Rail Depots

Installation of Roediger Train Systems for Rail Depots

Aqseptence Group has installed further Roediger train systems for railway service and maintenance depots in China.

SŽ – Vit Now with TSI-Compliant Wheelsets

SŽ – Vit Now with TSI-Compliant Wheelsets

Starting this year, SŽ – VIT is certified for the production of new wheelsets with a range of TSI-compliant designs.

Mechan Engineers Conquer Three Peaks for Charity

Mechan Engineers Conquer Three Peaks for Charity

A trio of intrepid engineers from Mechan, have participated in the Three Peaks Challenge by Rail to raise money for charity.

The Next Generation in Cable Protection: FIPLOCK® ONE – ONE FITS ALL

The Next Generation in Cable Protection: FIPLOCK® ONE – ON...

FRÄNKISCHE Industrial Pipes' FIPSYSTEMS® cable protection range ensures reliable fire protection and the highest mechanical and dynamic load capacities.

Cloud Convergence – What Directors Need to Know Part 2

Cloud Convergence – What Directors Need to Know Part 2

IL7 Security aim to show that TOC Management need to be cloud savvy to ensure delivery of a prompt, safe and comfortable service - Part 2.

Passenger Comfort Monitoring – And Why It Matters

Passenger Comfort Monitoring – And Why It Matters

Televic rail explain how data is used to improve rail experience making passengers eager to return and ensuring passenger comfort is key.

First Major Overhaul on Class 541 Taurus

First Major Overhaul on Class 541 Taurus

SŽ-VIT's Ljubljana depot overhauled the Siemens 541-004 Taurus, the first multi system electric locomotive in SŽ-Tovorni promet's fleet.

Events

Rolling Stock

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.

Railpool Orders First Siemens Mobility Vectron Multisystem Locomotives

Railpool Orders First Siemens Mobility Vectron Multisystem Locomo...

European rail vehicle rental company Railpool has ordered 20 Vectron MS multisystem locomotives from Siemens Mobility.

Alstom Completes Metrolinx GO Train Car Order

Alstom Completes Metrolinx GO Train Car Order

The last in an order of 36 new GO train coaches from Alstom has now arrived at Metrolinx’s Willowbrook facility in Etobicoke, Canada.

Swiss News Broadcaster Accuses SBB Trains of Being ‘Covid Catapults’

Swiss News Broadcaster Accuses SBB Trains of Being ‘Covid C...

A Swiss news broadcaster has accused the FV-DOSTO trains operated by Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) of being 'covid catapults'.

Videos

17 Sep 2021

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

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’.

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.

ERTMS to be Tested between Mogenstrup and Nykøbing Falster

ERTMS to be Tested between Mogenstrup and Nykøbing Falster

Banedanmark is rolling out a new digital signalling system between South Zealand and Falster, a section of which it will test this autumn.

Divers Pour Underwater Concrete to Protect West Coast Main Line

Divers Pour Underwater Concrete to Protect West Coast Main Line

Specialist divers are pouring underwater concrete to protect two major West Coast main line railway viaducts in Carlisle.

Leaders from Yorkshire and the North East Call on UK Government to Commit to Completing HS2 in Full

Leaders from Yorkshire and the North East Call on UK Government t...

Leaders from across Yorkshire and the North East of England have contributed to a report demonstrating the importance of HS2's Eastern Leg.

SYSTRA Returns to Brest for New Tramway and Electric Bus Project

SYSTRA Returns to Brest for New Tramway and Electric Bus Project

Nearly ten years after bringing the city’s first tramway line into service, SYSTRA has returned to Brest to oversee a new transport project.

All the Latest News

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.

Bank Holiday Seaside Train Ticket Sales Exceed Pre-Pandemic Levels

Bank Holiday Seaside Train Ticket Sales Exceed Pre-Pandemic Level...

Data from the UK rail industry shows bank holiday weekend ticket sales to seaside destinations have surpassed pre-pandemic levels.

Consortium Demonstrates Autonomous Tram in Depot Research Project

Consortium Demonstrates Autonomous Tram in Depot Research Project

A consortium led by Siemens Mobility and ViP Verkehrsbetrieb Potsdam has demonstrated its Autonomous Tram in Depot research project.

Events are back!

Events are back!

WOF Expo is an innovative event, bridging the entire supply chain, seeking to create business opportunities within the “New Europe” region.

New Sydney Metro Contract for SYSTRA Joint Venture

New Sydney Metro Contract for SYSTRA Joint Venture

A SYSTRA and KBR joint venture has been awarded an independent certification services contract for the Sydney Metro West project.

California High-Speed Rail Line Approved Between Bakersfield and Palmdale

California High-Speed Rail Line Approved Between Bakersfield and ...

California High-Speed Rail Authority has approved the final EIR/EIS for the 80-mile Bakersfield to Palmdale project alignment section.

NY’s Coney Island Yard Complex Fortifications Enter New Phase

NY’s Coney Island Yard Complex Fortifications Enter New Phase

A new section of the MTA Coney Island Yard Complex is being fortified against extreme weather to make it more resilient to climate change.

Savage Partners with KCS to Construct and Operate Louisiana Railport

Savage Partners with KCS to Construct and Operate Louisiana Railp...

Savage is partnering with Kansas City Southern (KCS) to construct a multi-commodity railport in Louisiana.

Russia’s New High-Speed Line Will Connect to Moscow Central Diameter

Russia’s New High-Speed Line Will Connect to Moscow Central Dia...

Russia’s new high speed railway (HSR) line, linking Moscow and Saint Petersburg, will connect to the Moscow Central Diameter – D3.

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