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Elevated Guideway and Stations Contract Awarded for Toronto’s Ontario Line

Elevated Guideway and Stations Contract Awarded for Toronto’...

Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have contracted Trillium Guideway Partners (TGP) to deliver the Ontario Line Elevated Guideway and Stations contract.

£21.4 Million Investment for Manchester’s Metrolink Tram Network

£21.4 Million Investment for Manchester’s Metrolink Tram Ne...

Metrolink is investing a further 21.4 million GBP to enhance Greater Manchester's light rail network over the next 12 months. 

US: $631 Million in Federal Funding to Buy New Railcars

US: $631 Million in Federal Funding to Buy New Railcars

The US DOT's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced 631 million USD in grants for transit agencies to buy new railcars. 

Rail Baltica Awards Mainline Construction Contracts in Estonia

Rail Baltica Awards Mainline Construction Contracts in Estonia

Rail Baltic Estonia has awarded construction contracts to Verston OÜ and Järelpinge Inseneribüroo OÜ for the mainline in Kohila and Rapla.

Metra Orders 16 Battery-Electric Stadler Trains for Chicago

Metra Orders 16 Battery-Electric Stadler Trains for Chicago

Metra has awarded a contract to Stadler to supply 16 battery-electric trains for operation in Chicago and the surrounding region.

Siemens Mobility to Supply up to 250 Locomotives to Railpool

Siemens Mobility to Supply up to 250 Locomotives to Railpool

Siemens Mobility has signed a framework agreement with leasing company, Railpool for the delivery of up to 250 Vectron locomotives.

India: Alstom Delivers First Trainset for Meerut Metro Project

India: Alstom Delivers First Trainset for Meerut Metro Project

Alstom has delivered the first trainset to the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) for the Meerut Metro project in India. 

Invitation Letter for Rail + Metro China 2024

Invitation Letter for Rail + Metro China 2024

This year's Rail + Metro China will feature in-depth discussions on key topics such as trends and developments in urban rail transit.

London Overground Lines Assigned New Names and Colours

London Overground Lines Assigned New Names and Colours

Transport for London (TfL) has announced that London’s Overground lines will be given new names and colours for the first time. 

UK DfT Publishes Draft Rail Reform Bill

UK DfT Publishes Draft Rail Reform Bill

The UK's Department for Transportation (DfT) has published the Draft Rail Reform Bill as part of its vision for the future of rail.

Wales: New Railway Station Planned for Vale of Glamorgan

Wales: New Railway Station Planned for Vale of Glamorgan

The UK government has announced its support for establishing a new railway station at St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. 

Booking Accomodation for InnoTrans 2024

Booking Accomodation for InnoTrans 2024

With InnoTrans 2024 fast approaching, taking some time to choose the ideal accommodation for you and your team should be a key consideration.

UK: East Midlands Railway Reveals Interior of Aurora Fleet

UK: East Midlands Railway Reveals Interior of Aurora Fleet

East Midlands Railway (EMR) has revealed the interior design of its new Aurora fleet that will operate on the Midland Mainline.

UK: TfL Shortlists Bidders to Operate Elizabeth Line

UK: TfL Shortlists Bidders to Operate Elizabeth Line

Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed the selection of four shortlisted bidders looking to become the next operator of the Elizabeth line. 

California Orders 6 Additional Stadler Hydrogen Trains

California Orders 6 Additional Stadler Hydrogen Trains

The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) and Caltrans have contracted Stadler to supply six additional hydrogen trains.

Switzerland: SBB Orders 5 Giruno Trains from Stadler

Switzerland: SBB Orders 5 Giruno Trains from Stadler

SBB has ordered five additional Giruno trains from Stadler to expand its international service from Switzerland to Italy from 2026.

Railway Supplier News

Mexican Rail Operator Renews Support Contract and Adds Duos AI

Mexican Rail Operator Renews Support Contract and Adds Duos AI

Duos Technologies has announced that it will provide maintenance and technical services as part of an AI subscription agreement.

AARC Professional Services – What’s in a Name?

AARC Professional Services – What’s in a Name?

AARC Professional Services' name, logo and key imagery all link back to AARC’s Founder and Managing Director, Steve Derrick.

IEC 9/PT 63452: Proudly Contributing to the Next Railway Cybersecurity Standard

IEC 9/PT 63452: Proudly Contributing to the Next Railway Cybersec...

Icomera is a member of IEC 9/PT 63452, a multi-organisational team working to draft the rail industry's next cybersecurity standard.

Enhancing Railway Safety and Reliability via Cross-Industry Collaboration

Enhancing Railway Safety and Reliability via Cross-Industry Colla...

An incident during Storm Isha highlighted the effectiveness of the PANDAS-V® monitoring system from Transmission Dynamics.

Future-Proof Non-ballasted Tracks with Pandrol’s New Common Interface System

Future-Proof Non-ballasted Tracks with Pandrol’s New Common Inter...

Pandrol has announced the launch of the Common Interface System, a new solution designed to future-proof non-ballasted track.

Tracks and Turbines: A Green Alliance

Tracks and Turbines: A Green Alliance

Sensonic takes a deep dive into the unlikely relationship between wind turbines and the rail sector, driving sustainability for the future.

Streamlining Safety on the Rails: The Railway Traffic Safety Module

Streamlining Safety on the Rails: The Railway Traffic Safety Modu...

Petrosoft.pl's Railway Traffic Safety Module is a novel comprehensive system at the forefront of the ever-evolving realm of railway safety.

Transitioning the Railway Sector to a Greener Future

Transitioning the Railway Sector to a Greener Future

SGS, together with RENFE, ENAGAS, CNH2 and SEGULA, has put together a white paper on the use of alternative fuels in rail.

Advanced Cybersecurity Tactics for Train Operators

Advanced Cybersecurity Tactics for Train Operators

Televic GSP discusses cybersecurity essentials for railway operators, various proactive strategies and more.

Setting Our Sights on ASLRRA 2024

Setting Our Sights on ASLRRA 2024

Rail Vision gears up to attend the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) Conference this March in Kansas City.

Metro Vancouver’s Blueprint for Sustainable Transportation

Metro Vancouver’s Blueprint for Sustainable Transportation

The future of Metro Vancouver's sustainable transportation and housing is explored in this interview by Icomera's Gabriel Lopez-Bernal.

Jewers Doors Supplies 6 Sets of Bi-Folding Depot Doors to Stadler

Jewers Doors Supplies 6 Sets of Bi-Folding Depot Doors to Stadler

Working with contractors VolkerFitzpatrick Ltd, Jewers Doors supplied six sets of Swift fully-glazed bi-folding depot doors to Stadler.

Wheel, Axle, Wheelset: We Join Safety-Relevant Components

Wheel, Axle, Wheelset: We Join Safety-Relevant Components

MAE. ensures that wheel discs and axles are reliably and securely pressed with its bespoke calibration service.

Future-Proof Scroll Compressor in Modern Public Transport

Future-Proof Scroll Compressor in Modern Public Transport

The new SPEEDLITE ELV52 scroll compressor from BITZER is optimally designed for railway-specific requirements.

Argus Fluidhandling – Alfa Water Barriers

Argus Fluidhandling – Alfa Water Barriers

Argus Fluidhandling's Double Dam is reusable, provides flexible layout options and is suitable for worksite dewatering and flood protection.

The Advantages of Wireless in Winter

The Advantages of Wireless in Winter

The coming of winter weather conditions increases the pressure on engineers - Senceive's wireless technology has the answer.

Events

Rolling Stock

Germany: 8 Additional LRVs Ordered for Dortmund

Germany: 8 Additional LRVs Ordered for Dortmund

DSW21 has ordered eight additional light rail vehicles (LRVs) from HeiterBlick and Kiepe Electric for use in Dortmund, Germany.

Alpha Trains and Stadler Sign Maintenance Agreement for EURO9000 Locomotives

Alpha Trains and Stadler Sign Maintenance Agreement for EURO9000 ...

Alpha Trains has signed a full-service maintenance agreement with Stadler for its recently ordered EURO9000 locomotives.

UK: Siemens to Assemble 80% of New Piccadilly Line Trains in Goole

UK: Siemens to Assemble 80% of New Piccadilly Line Trains in Gool...

Siemens Mobility has confirmed that 80 percent of the new Piccadilly line trains will now be assembled in Goole, Yorkshire.

Alstom Starts Production of Driverless Trainsets for Chennai Metro Phase II

Alstom Starts Production of Driverless Trainsets for Chennai Metr...

India: Alstom has started the production of its Metropolis trainsets for the Chennai Metro Phase II at its manufacturing facility in Sricity.

CZ Loko Completes Modernisation of 742 Locomotives for ČD

CZ Loko Completes Modernisation of 742 Locomotives for ČD

CZ Loko has completed the modernisation of fourteen 742 series rail vehicles for major railway operator, ČD.

Stadler to Supply 10 Intercity Trains to Saudi Arabia

Stadler to Supply 10 Intercity Trains to Saudi Arabia

Stadler has been contracted to supply 10 next-generation intercity passenger trains to Saudi Arabia Railways (SAR).

Alstom to Deliver 16 Electric Locomotives to Romania

Alstom to Deliver 16 Electric Locomotives to Romania

Alstom has signed a contract to supply 16 electric locomotives with 20 years of maintenance to the Romanian Railway Reform Authority (ARF).

Talgo to Develop Hydrogen Propulsion for High-Speed Trains

Talgo to Develop Hydrogen Propulsion for High-Speed Trains

Ten Spanish companies are collaborating to design, build and install a hydrogen propulsion system for high-speed trains.

Alstom to Deliver 96 Double-Decker Coaches to Israel Railways

Alstom to Deliver 96 Double-Decker Coaches to Israel Railways

Alstom has signed a contract with Israel Railways (ISR) for the production of 96 double-decker train coaches.

Denmark: DSB Unveils Talgo 230 Intercity Trains

Denmark: DSB Unveils Talgo 230 Intercity Trains

Danish State Railways (DSB) has unveiled the Talgo 230 Intercity trains ordered to serve international routes in Denmark. 

Romania: ABB to Retrofit 19 CFR Călători Locomotives

Romania: ABB to Retrofit 19 CFR Călători Locomotives

ABB has been contracted to deliver a complete traction chain to upgrade 19 CFR Călători locomotives in Romania.

Siemens Mobility to Deliver 70 Mireo Trains to ÖBB

Siemens Mobility to Deliver 70 Mireo Trains to ÖBB

ÖBB has ordered the first 70 Mireo regional and long-distance trains from Siemens Mobility under a framework agreement signed in 2023.

Germany: DB Regio Orders High-Capacity EMUs from Alstom

Germany: DB Regio Orders High-Capacity EMUs from Alstom

Alstom has received an order to supply 18 modern Coradia Max electric multiple-unit (EMU) trains to DB Regio AG. 

Italy: FdC Orders Additional Narrow-Gauge H2 Trains from Stadler

Italy: FdC Orders Additional Narrow-Gauge H2 Trains from Stadler

Italian rail operator FdC has ordered a further three narrow-gauge hydrogen trains from Stadler from a framework agreement signed in 2023.

US: BART’s Fleet of the Future Set to Deliver Under Budget

US: BART’s Fleet of the Future Set to Deliver Under Budget

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has announced that its Fleet of the Future project will be delivered millions of USD under budget.

Knorr-Bremse to Equip 246 Stadler Trams

Knorr-Bremse to Equip 246 Stadler Trams

Knorr-Bremse has announced it will be outfitting at least 246 CITYLINK trams with both braking and air conditioning systems.

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Railway Infrastructure

Spain: SYSTRA Gains Consultancy Contract for New High-Speed Line

Spain: SYSTRA Gains Consultancy Contract for New High-Speed Line

SYSTRA Subterra has been awarded a new consultancy and assistance contract for the future Cantabria – Mediterranean high-speed corridor.

Norfolk Southern Completes $1 Billion in Infrastructure Upgrades

Norfolk Southern Completes $1 Billion in Infrastructure Upgrades

US freight railroad company, Norfolk Southern has completed 1 billion USD in infrastructure upgrades throughout 2023. 

Amtrak Awards Construction Contract for Frederick Douglass Tunnel

Amtrak Awards Construction Contract for Frederick Douglass Tunnel

Amtrak has awarded a contract to Kiewit/J.F. Shea Joint Venture to build the new Frederick Douglass Tunnel in Baltimore.

TfL Launches Consultation on DLR Extension

TfL Launches Consultation on DLR Extension

Transport for London (TfL) has launched a new consultation to decide on plans to extend the city's DLR service.

Hitachi Rail Completes First Dynamic Testing of Its Digital Interlocking Signalling System on Paris-Lyon HSR Line

Hitachi Rail Completes First Dynamic Testing of Its Digital Inter...

Hitachi Rail, in collaboration with SNCF Reseau, has completed the first dynamic test of its new signalling system for the Paris-Lyon line.

Alstom and Skanska Present Report on Oslo-Stockholm Railway

Alstom and Skanska Present Report on Oslo-Stockholm Railway

Alstom and Skanska have unveiled a new report presenting a proposed plan for a railway connection between Oslo and Stockholm. 

Valley Metro Light Rail Extension Opens in Phoenix

Valley Metro Light Rail Extension Opens in Phoenix

Federal, state and local leaders recently gathered to celebrate the inauguration of the Northwest Phase II extension of light rail in Phoenix.

Freight Rail Lines to Be Upgraded in California

Freight Rail Lines to Be Upgraded in California

The US Department of Transportation has announced the provision of a 31.4 million USD loan to upgrade key freight rail lines in California. 

$2.5 Billion in Private Activity Bonds Approved for Brightline West

$2.5 Billion in Private Activity Bonds Approved for Brightline We...

The US DOT has approved the allocation of 2.5 billion USD in private activity bonds for the Brightline West high-speed rail project.

Construction Begins on HS2 Birmingham Curzon Street Station

Construction Begins on HS2 Birmingham Curzon Street Station

HS2 Ltd has announced that its 5-year construction programme has commenced on Birmingham Curzon Street Station.

Rail Resilience: Preparing for Trouble Down the Tracks

Rail Resilience: Preparing for Trouble Down the Tracks

Rail Live! recognised the challenges caused by climate change and highlighted the need for long-term sustainability through climate adaptation.

Poland: CPK’s High-Speed Rail Tunnel in Łódź Receives Additional Permit

Poland: CPK’s High-Speed Rail Tunnel in Łódź Receives Addit...

CPK has received another permit to move ahead with the building of a new high-speed rail tunnel in the city of Łódź.

Litgrid to Prepare Network for Rail Baltica Electrification

Litgrid to Prepare Network for Rail Baltica Electrification

Litgrid AB, LTG Infra and RB Rail AS have signed an agreement to prepare electricity transmission networks for the Rail Baltica project.

New York’s Interborough Express Project Moves Forward

New York’s Interborough Express Project Moves Forward

Under Governor Kathy Hochul's direction, New York's MTA is set to initiate engineering work for the Interborough Express (IBX).

Portugal: Tender Launched for First Section of Lisbon-Porto High-Speed Line

Portugal: Tender Launched for First Section of Lisbon-Porto High-...

Infraestruturas de Portugal has opened the international tender for the first portion of the high-speed rail line between Lisbon and Porto.

DB Opens New ICE 4 Maintenance Plant in Cottbus

DB Opens New ICE 4 Maintenance Plant in Cottbus

Deutsche Bahn (DB) has officially opened its new ICE 4 maintenance facility in Cottbus, Germany.

All the Latest News

Siemens Mobility Launches Smart Train Lease Subsidiary

Siemens Mobility Launches Smart Train Lease Subsidiary

Siemens Mobility has launched a subsidiary for leasing regional trains in Germany: Smart Train Lease GmbH. 

Head of Continuous Improvement | Translink

Head of Continuous Improvement | Translink

4c Executive has partnered up with Translink, Northern Ireland’s main public transport provider, as they seek to appoint a Head of Continuous Improvement.

Deutsche Bahn Begins Testing for High Speed Internet on Trains

Deutsche Bahn Begins Testing for High Speed Internet on Trains

Testing is now underway on infrastructure to create 5G corridors along tracks in Germany, paving the way for high-speed internet on trains. 

AECOM Partners with Key Clients to Deliver Major US Rail Projects

AECOM Partners with Key Clients to Deliver Major US Rail Projects

AECOM has secured funding for a slew of major rail projects across the US from the Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail Grant Program.

Rail+Metro China 2024 Is Set for a Grand Launch

Rail+Metro China 2024 Is Set for a Grand Launch

Rail+Metro China will be launching on 5 June 2024 in Shanghai, to explore international cooperation in the railway market.

US: Amtrak Plans to Double Ridership by 2040

US: Amtrak Plans to Double Ridership by 2040

Amtrak has announced plans to advance several key initiatives throughout 2024 as part of its goal to double annual ridership by 2040. 

Transport for London Launches Equity in Motion Plan

Transport for London Launches Equity in Motion Plan

The Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL) have published a plan to make London transport fairer, more accessible and more inclusive. 

Etihad Rail Completes First Passenger Journey from Abu Dhabi to Al Dhannah

Etihad Rail Completes First Passenger Journey from Abu Dhabi to A...

Etihad Rail has completed its first passenger rail journey between Abu Dhabi City and Al Dhannah City alongside ADNOC leadership.

Rolling Stock Networking 2024: What to Expect

Rolling Stock Networking 2024: What to Expect

Rolling Stock Networking will take place on 4 July 2024 in Derby, UK. What can we expect to see at this year's edition?

Italy: Regional Trains Return Between Tortona and Novi Ligure

Italy: Regional Trains Return Between Tortona and Novi Ligure

A section of the Terzo Valico dei Giovi/Genoa Junction One Project has been inaugurated.

Siemens Mobility Wins HS2 Contract for Station Management Systems

Siemens Mobility Wins HS2 Contract for Station Management Systems

Siemens Mobility will deliver the station building systems for all HS2 stations: Curzon Street, Interchange, Old Oak Common and Euston. 

Alstom to Build Infrastructure for Florence Tramway Line 4

Alstom to Build Infrastructure for Florence Tramway Line 4

The  Municipality of Florence has selected Alstom to construct infrastructure for the Florence tramway Line 4 in Italy. 

US: Caltrain Electric Trains Complete Testing

US: Caltrain Electric Trains Complete Testing

Caltrain has finalised testing for three new electric trains, with each of the new units having completed a thousand miles of testing.

DPP Orders Up to 200 Škoda Trams for Prague

DPP Orders Up to 200 Škoda Trams for Prague

In Prague, Dopravní podnik hl. m. Prahy (DPP) has ordered 40 Škoda ForCity Plus Praha 52T trams, with the option for an additional 160 units.

Network Rail Consulting to Support California High-Speed Rail Construction

Network Rail Consulting to Support California High-Speed Rail Con...

Network Rail Consulting has been awarded a contract to provide systems engineering services for California’s High-Speed Rail Program.

The Railway-News Magazine Issue 1 2024 Is Here!

The Railway-News Magazine Issue 1 2024 Is Here!

Issue 1 2024: we take a look at the climate resilience of railways, fire suppression in depots, worksite protection, virtual berths and more!

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