Latest Railway News

SNCF Orders a Further 15 Avelia Horizon Trains from Alstom

SNCF Orders a Further 15 Avelia Horizon Trains from Alstom

SNCF Voyageurs has ordered an additional 15 new-generation Avelia Horizon very high-speed trains from Alstom.

Over $230 Million Awarded to Modernise US Intercity Passenger Rail Services

Over $230 Million Awarded to Modernise US Intercity Passenger Rai...

The US Department of Transportation has awarded over 233m USD to projects that will improve and modernise intercity passenger rail services.

California High-Speed Rail Achieves Environmental Clearance in Northern California

California High-Speed Rail Achieves Environmental Clearance in No...

The California High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors has approved the line's 43-mile section from San Francisco to San Jose.

Chicago Metra to Create Battery-Powered Locomotives

Chicago Metra to Create Battery-Powered Locomotives

Chicago's rail operator, Metra has signed a contract with Progress Rail to convert up to six diesel locomotives to battery power.

First of Etihad Rail’s New Fleet Arrives in the UAE

First of Etihad Rail’s New Fleet Arrives in the UAE

The first batches of Etihad Rail’s new fleet of locomotives and wagons for the UAE National Rail Network have arrived in the Emirates.

California High-Speed Rail Board Approves Extension Design Contracts

California High-Speed Rail Board Approves Extension Design Contra...

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has approved design contracts for the line’s extension to Merced and Bakersfield.

US: Brightline Reaches Construction Milestone at Boca Raton Station

US: Brightline Reaches Construction Milestone at Boca Raton Stati...

Brightline has celebrated the 'topping-off' construction milestone for its Boca Raton station and parking garage in Florida.

First C-Series Railcar Leaves Alstom’s Western Australia Facility for Dynamic Testing

First C-Series Railcar Leaves Alstom’s Western Australia Facili...

Alstom’s first C-series railcar for Metronet is on its way to the Nowergup depot to begin dynamic testing in mid-September.

UK: Oxford Station to Undergo £161 Million Revamp

UK: Oxford Station to Undergo £161 Million Revamp

Oxford station will undergo a 161 million GBP upgrade that will enable more freight and passenger services.

Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern Merger Proposal Receives Clearance

Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern Merger Proposal Receive...

Canadian Pacific has received regulatory clearance from the Committee on Foreign Investment to combine CP and Kansas City Southern.

Ceremonial Opening Held for Long Island Rail Road Third Track

Ceremonial Opening Held for Long Island Rail Road Third Track

Governor Hochul joined the MTA at a ceremonial opening of the first section of the Long Island Rail Road's (LIRR) Main Line third track.

US: Brightline Receives Grant to RAISE Safety Standards

US: Brightline Receives Grant to RAISE Safety Standards

Brightline has been awarded a 25 million USD grant to enhance safety along the Florida East Coast Railway/Brightline corridor.

October Opening Announced for Perth’s Forrestfield-Airport Link

October Opening Announced for Perth’s Forrestfield-Airport Link

With testing and commissioning of Perth’s Forrestfield-Airport Link entering its final stages, operations will begin in October.

UK: Vivarail and Eversholt Rail to Develop Battery Power for Class 321 Fleet

UK: Vivarail and Eversholt Rail to Develop Battery Power for Clas...

Eversholt Rail and Vivarail have signed an agreement to develop a battery power and range extension system for Class 321 ‘Renatus’ trains.

CRRC Unveils High-Speed EMUs for Jakarta-Bandung Railway

CRRC Unveils High-Speed EMUs for Jakarta-Bandung Railway

CRRC has completed the production of the customised electric multiple units (EMU) for Indonesia's Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway line. 

Technical Testing of the Frecciarossa 1000 Begins in Spain

Technical Testing of the Frecciarossa 1000 Begins in Spain

ILSA has begun technical testing of the Frecciarossa 1000 on the railway line between Madrid and Barcelona in Spain.

Railway Supplier News

Power Supplies for Multimedia Equipment According to EN 55032

Power Supplies for Multimedia Equipment According to EN 55032

intreXis provides a dedicated DC/DC converter series which fulfils the EMC requirements of EN 55032 Class A by a wide margin.

Partnerships and Going the Extra Mile: The Key Differentiator in Digital Transformation

Partnerships and Going the Extra Mile: The Key Differentiator in ...

Viper Innovations explains how to improve rail efficiency, performance and safety using partnerships, AI and collaborative machine learning.

DAMM Wins Pune Metro Line 3 and Continues the Success within Public Transportation in India

DAMM Wins Pune Metro Line 3 and Continues the Success within Publ...

The DAMM TetraFlex® TETRA radio communication solution has been selected for the new, prestigious state-of-the-art Pune Metro Rail Line 3 Project.

Aluminium Honeycomb Uses in Train Interior Design

Aluminium Honeycomb Uses in Train Interior Design

Aluminium honeycomb is a lightweight structural material with high strength to weight properties, making it suitable for a range of railway applications.

How Connected Technologies Can Optimise Fleet Operations

How Connected Technologies Can Optimise Fleet Operations

Nomad Digital details how implementing new, connected technologies can keep fleet operations running efficiently.

Rock Cliff Monitoring Using Remote IoT Technology

Rock Cliff Monitoring Using Remote IoT Technology

Worldsensing answers your most pressing questions about how remote Internet of Things (IoT) technology can be used for rock cliff monitoring.

Come See Our Orange Air Conditioner at InnoTrans 2022

Come See Our Orange Air Conditioner at InnoTrans 2022

INPS Group will be exhibiting the Orange Air Conditioner at InnoTrans 2022 in Hall 8.2 at Booth 480. We look forward to seeing you there.

Smart Trespassing System: All Your Security Needs under One Roof

Smart Trespassing System: All Your Security Needs under One Roof

Yeltech's smart trespassing system can be deployed in remote or challenging locations to reliably monitor and report rail trespassing. ⁣

Element Aquires Singapore Test Services

Element Aquires Singapore Test Services

Element Materials Technology strengthens its position in Singapore with the acquisition of Singapore Test Services.

Dowaldwerke GmbH at InnoTrans 2022

Dowaldwerke GmbH at InnoTrans 2022

Sanitary systems expert, Dowaldwerke GmbH, will be attending InnoTrans 2022 to present their new developments for rail.

New! Introducing Service Delivery Reporting Tools

New! Introducing Service Delivery Reporting Tools

Swiftly's Service Delivery Reporting Tools make common datasets, especially around missed transport service, more accessible than ever.

Nokia Tests Mission-Critical Voice and Data on 4.9G/LTE Private Wireless Network for NCRTC’s Phase 1

Nokia Tests Mission-Critical Voice and Data on 4.9G/LTE Private W...

National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) is using Nokia solutions to set up the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS).

Corex Honeycomb and BCP Are Exhibiting at Innotrans 2022

Corex Honeycomb and BCP Are Exhibiting at Innotrans 2022

Corex Honeycomb and Bespoke Composite Panels are pleased to be present at InnoTrans 2022, occupying Stand 291 in Hall 3.1.

NTD Reporting Just Got A Little Easier

NTD Reporting Just Got A Little Easier

Swiftly introduce a new set of features that simplify how agencies source, aggregate, and analyse NTD-related datasets.

Discover Smart Pantograph-Catenary Monitoring Systems from Intel

Discover Smart Pantograph-Catenary Monitoring Systems from Intel

Intel and its global ecosystem of partners have collaborated on a Pantograph Catenary Monitoring System (PCMS) solution.

Nokia Selected by Western Australia’s PTA to Modernise Rail Communications in Perth

Nokia Selected by Western Australia’s PTA to Modernise Rail...

Nokia has been selected by Western Australia's PTA to design, build and maintain a next generation railway communications system in Perth.

Events

Rolling Stock

Talgo Wins Night Train Contract in Egypt

Talgo Wins Night Train Contract in Egypt

Rolling stock manufacturer Talgo has received an order for seven night trains and 15 years of maintenance from Egyptian National Railways.

Knorr-Bremse and Hyundai Rotem Sign 5-Year Framework Agreement

Knorr-Bremse and Hyundai Rotem Sign 5-Year Framework Agreement

Hyundai Rotem and Knorr-Bremse have signed a five-year framework agreement for the supply of braking, entrance and HVAC systems.

Knorr-Bremse to Equip Siemens Mobility Trains for Operation in Egypt

Knorr-Bremse to Equip Siemens Mobility Trains for Operation in Eg...

Siemens Mobility has awarded Knorr-Bremse a contract to equip 15 high-speed Velaro Egypt EMUs with braking and entrance systems.

Alstom Completes Production of First Cars for Marseille’s Modernised Metro

Alstom Completes Production of First Cars for Marseille’s Moder...

Alstom has completed production of the first two of 152 cars for the next generation Marseille metro in France.

Egypt’s First EMU Begins Trial Operations

Egypt’s First EMU Begins Trial Operations

Egypt's first electric multiple unit (EMU), developed by CRRC Sifang has started trial operations in 10th of Ramadan City, Egypt.

CAF Begins Dynamic Track Tests on Hydrogen Train Prototype

CAF Begins Dynamic Track Tests on Hydrogen Train Prototype

CAF has begun dynamic track testing the hydrogen-powered demonstrator train developed for the FCH2Rail project.

Union Pacific Unveils Industry’s Largest Ever Investment in Locomotive Modernisation

Union Pacific Unveils Industry’s Largest Ever Investment in...

Union Pacific has announced the rail industry’s largest ever investment (1 billion USD) in locomotive modernisation.

Brazil: Alstom Begins Production of Metropolis Trains for São Paulo Lines 8 and 9

Brazil: Alstom Begins Production of Metropolis Trains for São Pa...

Alstom has started production of Metropolis trains for operation on Lines 8 – Diamond and 9 – Emerald in São Paulo, Brazil.

Stadler Begins Production of Class 93 Locomotives for Rail Operations UK

Stadler Begins Production of Class 93 Locomotives for Rail Operat...

Stadler has started production of the Class 93 locomotive fleet for Rail Operations UK at its plant in Valencia, Spain.

CAF Awarded New Contracts in Europe Valued at Over 100m Euros

CAF Awarded New Contracts in Europe Valued at Over 100m Euros

CAF has been awarded two new contracts – in Athens and Seville – valued at more than 100 million EUR (102.39m USD).

Siemens Delivers Two Brightline Trains to Orlando

Siemens Delivers Two Brightline Trains to Orlando

Brightline has welcomed the delivery of two Siemens Mobility trains to operate on the upcoming Orlando extension line.

Metrolink Refurbishes Train Interiors in California

Metrolink Refurbishes Train Interiors in California

Metrolink has put its first refurbished train car into service in California to enhance passenger comfort and safety. 

Caltrain Tests Electric Trainset on Corridor in San Jose

Caltrain Tests Electric Trainset on Corridor in San Jose

Caltrain’s first electric trainset has completed clearance testing along the corridor between Santa Clara and Tamien Stations in San Jose.

DB’s 100th ICE 4 Delivered as Part of €10bn Fleet Expansion

DB’s 100th ICE 4 Delivered as Part of €10bn Fleet Expansi...

Deutsche Bahn (DB) has christened its 100th ICE 4 as part of the company's 10bn EUR investment in expanding its long-distance fleet.

ÖBB Rail Cargo Group Rolls Out 11,000th Intelligent Freight Wagon

ÖBB Rail Cargo Group Rolls Out 11,000th Intelligent Freight Wago...

ÖBB Rail Cargo Group – the freight transport division of Austrian Federal Railways ­­– has put its 11,000th smart freight cae on the rails.

SBB Cargo Leases 35 New Vectron Locomotives

SBB Cargo Leases 35 New Vectron Locomotives

SBB Cargo has chosen to lease 35 Vectron AC locomotives from Siemens Mobility. The vehicles will be delivered in 2024.

Videos

U-Lift Company Presentation 2022

U-Lift is one of the two biggest players on the world market, producing wheelchair lifts for trains and making travel more accessible.

Railway Infrastructure

Denmark: MT Højgaard to Construct New Railway Bridge across Guldborgsund

Denmark: MT Højgaard to Construct New Railway Bridge across Guld...

Banedanmark has awarded a 509 million DKK contract to MT Højgaard to construct a new railway bridge across Guldborgsund in Sjælland, Denmark.

Amtrak Makes New York Penn Station More Accessible

Amtrak Makes New York Penn Station More Accessible

Amtrak has announced it will be making the entrance to New York Penn Station at 7th Avenue and 32nd Street more accessible.

California High Speed Railway Receives $25M for Merced Extension

California High Speed Railway Receives $25M for Merced Extension

California High Speed Railway has been awarded 25 million USD in federal RAISE Grant funding for the Merced Extension Design Project.

Coventry Very Light Rail to Boost Urban Connectivity

Coventry Very Light Rail to Boost Urban Connectivity

At the Future Mobility Showcase Day hosted by WMGC, Coventry City Council presented its ongoing Coventry Very Light Rail Project.

World’s First Fully Automated Heavy-Haul Rail System Sees 10% Expansion

World’s First Fully Automated Heavy-Haul Rail System Sees 1...

The world's first fully automated heavy-rail system AutoHaul has been increased by 166km to connect Rio Tinto's new Gudai-Darri iron ore mine.

Canada: Samuel de Champlain Bridge Opens to Rail Traffic

Canada: Samuel de Champlain Bridge Opens to Rail Traffic

The Samuel de Champlain Bridge in Quebec has opened to light rail traffic, forming part of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) line.

Canadian Federal-Provincial Partnership Announces 147 Million USD Investment in Hudson Bay Railway

Canadian Federal-Provincial Partnership Announces 147 Million USD...

The Arctic Gateway Group, which owns and operates the Hudson Bay Railway, will receive funding of 147.6 million USD over the next two years.

Rail Baltica’s Estonia Route Meets Environmental Impact Assessment Requirements

Rail Baltica’s Estonia Route Meets Environmental Impact Ass...

The EIA report for Rail Baltica’s main route in Estonia has found that the planned route meets the necessary compliance requirements.

Work Starts to Renew Glasgow Rail Bridge

Work Starts to Renew Glasgow Rail Bridge

Network Rail is about to start vital maintenance and renewal work on the Glasgow city centre rail bridge which spans the A8 at Saltmarket.

ÖBB Train Tech to Invest €600 Million into Site Modernisation and Expansion

ÖBB Train Tech to Invest €600 Million into Site Modernisation ...

ÖBB Train Tech is investing 600 million EUR (608.99m USD) into the expansion and modernisation of 22 sites across Austria.

US: Construction Begins on the Northeast Corridor’s Portal North Bridge

US: Construction Begins on the Northeast Corridor’s Portal ...

Construction has started on the new Portal North Bridge, which will improve service, reliability and capacity along the Northeast Corridor.

DB Engineering and Consulting to Oversee Rail Electrification Project in Uzbekistan

DB Engineering and Consulting to Oversee Rail Electrification Pro...

DB Engineering and Consulting will oversee the electrification of Uzbekistan’s 452-kilometre-long Bukhara-Urgench-Khiva railway line.

Spain: New Tests Begin on Murcia High Speed Line

Spain: New Tests Begin on Murcia High Speed Line

A new phase of testing has begun on the Murcia high speed line which is scheduled to be commissioned later this year.

US: BNSF Opens New Rail Hub at the Port of Tacoma

US: BNSF Opens New Rail Hub at the Port of Tacoma

BNSF has collaborated with Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) to open a new intermodal rail hub at the Port of Tacoma, Washington.

Alstom to Electrify Barcelona’s Tram Connection with APS Technology

Alstom to Electrify Barcelona’s Tram Connection with APS Te...

ATM has contracted Alstom to electrify the first phase of Barcelona's tram connection using APS technology.

Thales Awarded Long-Term Services Support Contract to Maintain Reliability of Singapore CBTC Signalling

Thales Awarded Long-Term Services Support Contract to Maintain Re...

Thales has been awarded a long-term services support contract to ensure the continued reliability of its CBTC signalling system in Singapore.

All the Latest News

Deutsche Bahn Is Adding 1000 Service Staff on Its Long-Distance Services

Deutsche Bahn Is Adding 1000 Service Staff on Its Long-Distance S...

Deutsche Bahn is adding almost 1,000 new employees to its service team for long-distance services in response to poor punctuality.

Network Rail Signs Solar Power Agreement with EDF Renewables UK

Network Rail Signs Solar Power Agreement with EDF Renewables UK

Network Rail has signed a contract with EDF Renewables UK for the supply of 49.9MW of solar power for non-traction power requirements.

US: Patriot Rail to Acquire Pioneer Lines to Expand its Freight Network

US: Patriot Rail to Acquire Pioneer Lines to Expand its Freight N...

Patriot Rail Company LLC has entered into an agreement to acquire Pioneer Lines, which operates 15 short line railroads across 12 states.

Explore the ‘World of Freight’ in the Heart of Europe

Explore the ‘World of Freight’ in the Heart of Europe

WOF Expo Prague - the leading platform for transport, logistics and supply chain solutions in the CEE region - will take place this October.

SWR Trials Tech Designed to Improve Accessibility for Customers with Vision Loss

SWR Trials Tech Designed to Improve Accessibility for Customers w...

South Western Railway (SWR) has begun a three-month trial of a new app designed to improve station accessibility.

IRFC to Introduce Direction of Czech and European Rail

IRFC to Introduce Direction of Czech and European Rail

The IRFC conference will take place from 5–7 October 2022, to assess the Czech Republic's priorities for transport, especially rail.

Alstom Completes Final EC Commitments for Bombardier Acquisition

Alstom Completes Final EC Commitments for Bombardier Acquisition

Alstom has transferred its Coradia Polyvalent platform, its French Reichshoffen production site and its TALENT 3 platform to CAF.

New Siemens Xcelerator Platform to be Unveiled at InnoTrans 2022

New Siemens Xcelerator Platform to be Unveiled at InnoTrans 2022

Siemens Mobility has announced it will be unveiling its new open digital business platform – the Siemens Xcelerator ­­– at InnoTrans 2022.

Deutsche Bahn Announces Return to Profitable Business

Deutsche Bahn Announces Return to Profitable Business

Deutsche Bahn Deutsche Bahn has announced a return to profitable business for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

UK: Network Rails Begins Legal Consultation with Trade Unions Regarding Maintenance Reforms

UK: Network Rails Begins Legal Consultation with Trade Unions Reg...

Network Rail has formally begun the legal consultation process with the necessary trade unions regarding its planned maintenance reforms.

US: $1.75bn in Funding to Improve Accessibility at Rail Stations

US: $1.75bn in Funding to Improve Accessibility at Rail Stations

FTA has announced 1.75 billion USD in funding through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to improve accessibility at rail and subway stations.

Ile-de-France Rail Network Will Be Fully Electrified by 2030

Ile-de-France Rail Network Will Be Fully Electrified by 2030

Ile-de-France Mobilités has announced that the electrification of the entire Ile-de-France rail network will be completed by 2030.

HS2 Tunnel Boring Machine Completes First Breakthrough

HS2 Tunnel Boring Machine Completes First Breakthrough

Dorothy, HS2’s 2000-tonne tunnel boring machine, has made its first breakthrough on the UK's high-speed rail line from London to Birmingham.

TfL Tests New Cooling System on London’s Tube Network

TfL Tests New Cooling System on London’s Tube Network

Transport for London (TfL) is trialling a cooling panel solution to reduce platform and tunnel temperatures at deep Tube stations.

Alstom to Use ELS-96 Wheel Detection on Railway Lines in Poland

Alstom to Use ELS-96 Wheel Detection on Railway Lines in Poland

PKP PLK has granted approval to Alstom to use the ELS-96 wheel detector system on railway lines in Poland.

Hitachi Rail to Work on World-First Application of ATO over ETCS

Hitachi Rail to Work on World-First Application of ATO over ETCS

Hitachi Rail has been chosen to install ATO over ETCS Level 2 technology across Queensland’s New Generation Rollingstock fleet.

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