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HS2 Completes Excavation of Old Oak Common Station Box

HS2 Completes Excavation of Old Oak Common Station Box

HS2 Ltd has completed the excavation of the Old Oak Common station underground box following 3 years of work. 

VIA Rail Unveils New Lumi Train for Québec City-Windsor Corridor

VIA Rail Unveils New Lumi Train for Québec City-Windsor Corridor

VIA Rail Canada has unveiled a special exterior design for one of its new Québec City-Windsor corridor trains.

US: CAF to Supply New Trams in Omaha, Nebraska

US: CAF to Supply New Trams in Omaha, Nebraska

The Omaha Streetcar Authority has selected CAF to supply the trams for the city's new tram network project. 

New Report Calls for Long-Term Planning for UK Transport

New Report Calls for Long-Term Planning for UK Transport

London Transport Museum, Mott MacDonald, Gowling WLG and Hitachi Rail have published a report, advocating for long-term planning in UK transport.

Germany: Hitachi Rail Installs Digital Interlocking at Meitingen-Mertingen

Germany: Hitachi Rail Installs Digital Interlocking at Meitingen-...

Hitachi Rail has completed the installation of its digital interlocking (DSTW) technology at Meitingen-Mertingen.

Alstom to Supply Up to 374 Metro Trains and CBTC Signalling for Hamburg U-Bahn

Alstom to Supply Up to 374 Metro Trains and CBTC Signalling for H...

Alstom and Hamburger Hochbahn have signed a contract valued at up to 2.8bn EUR to supply new trains and signalling technology in Hamburg.

US: $11 Billion in Grants and Financing for Hudson River Tunnel Project

US: $11 Billion in Grants and Financing for Hudson River Tunnel P...

The Biden-Harris Administration has awarded 11 billion USD in grants and financing for the Hudson River Tunnel Project. 

Network Rail to Upgrade Bakerloo and London Overground Lines

Network Rail to Upgrade Bakerloo and London Overground Lines

Network Rail will complete a series of essential railway upgrades on the Bakerloo line and London Overground next month.

InnoTrans 2024 to Explore Future of Onboard Rail Catering

InnoTrans 2024 to Explore Future of Onboard Rail Catering

InnoTrans 2024 will include a focus on smart solutions for catering and onboard comfort in the rail industry.

UK: New Transport Secretary to Drive Forward Rail Reform

UK: New Transport Secretary to Drive Forward Rail Reform

Louise Haigh has been appointed the UK's new Transport Secretary, promising to "deliver the biggest overhaul to transport in a generation."

Sydney Metro City Targets 4 August Opening

Sydney Metro City Targets 4 August Opening

The Sydney Metro City project has announced a target opening date of 4 August, providing a new section of the Metro North West line.

Arriva Launches New Rail Route across Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany

Arriva Launches New Rail Route across Belgium, the Netherlands an...

Arriva Netherlands has launched a new rail route connecting Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.

KiwiRail Intergrates City Rail Link Signalling Systems in Auckland

KiwiRail Intergrates City Rail Link Signalling Systems in Aucklan...

KiwiRail and Link Alliance have successfully integrated the City Rail Link signalling systems with the wider rail network in Auckland.

Siemens Mobility to Upgrade Berlin Metro Lines with CBTC

Siemens Mobility to Upgrade Berlin Metro Lines with CBTC

BVG has selected Siemens Mobility to install a Communications-Based Train Control System (CBTC) on metro lines U5 and U8 in Berlin.

Alstom Prioritises Accessibility in Public Transport

Alstom Prioritises Accessibility in Public Transport

To meet the accessibility and inclusivity values within its ESG strategy, Alstom continues to work with Fundación ONCE.

Buenos Aires to Purchase 96 New Subway Trains

Buenos Aires to Purchase 96 New Subway Trains

In Argentina, Buenos Aires Subways S.E. (SBASE) has extended its international public tender to acquire 96 new vehicles for Line B.

Railway Supplier News

Arriva Rail London Trialling GoMedia Sign Language Solution

Arriva Rail London Trialling GoMedia Sign Language Solution

Arriva Rail is trialling a GoMedia British Sign Language solution to help London Overground travellers access important information.

INPS – Ahead of the Curve in Safety and Innovation

INPS – Ahead of the Curve in Safety and Innovation

Introducing the latest innovation from International Name Plate Supplies (INPS): Fireproof Hazmat Placards.

Zonegreen Upgrades Safety at Australian Rail Depot

Zonegreen Upgrades Safety at Australian Rail Depot

Workers at a rail depot in Queensland, Australia, are the latest to benefit from advanced safety technology developed by specialist Zonegreen.

Icomera, Equans and Bouygues: Partners on The Connected Journey

Icomera, Equans and Bouygues: Partners on The Connected Journey

Icomera and partners, Equans and Bouygues are positioned to accelerate the digital transition, delivering smarter, safer and greener mobility.

Ricardo’s First Certification in Belgium: The FLIRT Commuter Train

Ricardo’s First Certification in Belgium: The FLIRT Commuter Trai...

The first Stadler FLIRT trains with ECTS Guardia signalling system are now in service in Belgium, following certification from Ricardo Rail.

How Can Companies Boost Employee Engagement and Motivation in the Workplace?

How Can Companies Boost Employee Engagement and Motivation in the...

Stahl Recruiting covers the importance of employee engagement, strategies for improving this and how to create a motivating work environment.

ADLINK Unveils Next-Generation Railway Solutions

ADLINK Unveils Next-Generation Railway Solutions

ADLINK Technology Inc. has launched its latest products, including the AVA-7200 edge AI server, AVA-1000 train to ground gateway and PIDS.

Railway Bridge Upgrade

Railway Bridge Upgrade

This case study from Senceive examines the challenges of adding a walkway for pedestrians and cyclists to a railway bridge in Yorkshire, UK.

Design and Installation Continuity

Design and Installation Continuity

Angelo Marasco of Plan Group and Mark Hoptroff of Icomera discuss how installation and operations are incorporated into design decisions.

Cable Troughing System Wins UK Award

Cable Troughing System Wins UK Award

Complete Composite Systems has announced that its ‘Rapid Route’ ARCOSYSTEM® has won a national rail award in the UK.

Masats Expands Its Facilities by 5,000 Metres Squared

Masats Expands Its Facilities by 5,000 Metres Squared

Masats has announced the expansion of its facilities up to 25,000 metres squared, to increase production capacity.

Rapid Progress Propels Zonegreen to 3,000 Orders

Rapid Progress Propels Zonegreen to 3,000 Orders

Rail safety specialist, Zonegreen has marked a major milestone in its 16-year history, having just secured its 3,000th order.

Icomera Redefines Onboard Communication

Icomera Redefines Onboard Communication

A new era in transportation connectivity: Icomera redefines onboard communication with FirstNet-certification.

Duos Technologies Announces Major Business Expansion

Duos Technologies Announces Major Business Expansion

Duos Technologies Group, Inc. held a press conference on June 18th, highlighting key developments in its business strategy.

Jewers Doors at Rolling Stock Networking 2024

Jewers Doors at Rolling Stock Networking 2024

Jewers Doors will be attending Rolling Stock Networking (RSN) 2024 on 4 July 2024 in Derby, UK.

Weather on the Warpath – Wind

Weather on the Warpath – Wind

Sensonic provides a comprehensive guide on the wide range of issues that can cause havoc along a railway track.

Events

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Canada: Polar Bear Express Introduces Express Wi-Fi Service

Canada: Polar Bear Express Introduces Express Wi-Fi Service

Ontario Northland has announced that its new ON Board Wi-Fi and Entertainment System is now available on board the Polar Bear Express.

Canada: VIA Rail Unveils New Fleet in Ontario

Canada: VIA Rail Unveils New Fleet in Ontario

VIA Rail Canada has launched its new fleet in Southwestern Ontario as part of its mission to modernise rail services from Québec City-Windsor.

Brazil: Alstom Unveils Design of  São Paulo Metro Line 6-Orange Trains

Brazil: Alstom Unveils Design of São Paulo Metro Line 6-Orange T...

Alstom and Linha Universidade (LinhaUni) have revealed the design for the São Paulo Metro's Line 6-Orange trains.

Alstom Delivers MP14 Metros for Paris’ Line 14 Extension

Alstom Delivers MP14 Metros for Paris’ Line 14 Extension

Alstom has celebrated the delivery of its MP14 rubber-tyred metro, coinciding with the opening of the Line 14 extension in Île-de-France.

Poland: Koleje Mazowieckie Orders FLIRT EMUs from Stadler

Poland: Koleje Mazowieckie Orders FLIRT EMUs from Stadler

Koleje Mazowieckie is ordering up to 50 advanced electric FLIRT multiple units from Stadler for use in the Mazovia region of Poland.

Alstom Completes UK’s Largest Fleet Upgrade for Avanti West Coast

Alstom Completes UK’s Largest Fleet Upgrade for Avanti West Coast

Alstom has completed a 117 million GBP refurbishment programme for Avanti West Coast’s Class 390 Pendolino trains.

Sydney Metro City & Southwest Project Begins Trial Runs

Sydney Metro City & Southwest Project Begins Trial Runs

Metro Trains Sydney (MTS) has commenced the final testing phase on the City section of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project.

South Western Railway Begins Operating Refurbished Class 458 Trains

South Western Railway Begins Operating Refurbished Class 458 Trai...

On 24 June, South Western Railway (SWR) introduced the first of its refurbished Class 458 trains on routes from London Waterloo.

Italy: Mercitalia Rail Orders 70 Alstom Traxx Universal Locomotives

Italy: Mercitalia Rail Orders 70 Alstom Traxx Universal Locomotiv...

Alstom has been contracted to supply 70 Traxx Universal locomotives for Mercitalia Rail, part of Polo Logistica FS in Italy. 

Škoda Commences Production of 52T Trams for Prague

Škoda Commences Production of 52T Trams for Prague

At its Pilsden facility, Škoda Group has commenced production of the new Škoda ForCity Plus Praha 52T trams for Prague.

CAF to Deliver 40 New Trains to Metro de Madrid

CAF to Deliver 40 New Trains to Metro de Madrid

CAF has signed a contract with Metro de Madrid to supply 40 new wide-gauge trains for the Spanish capital. 

DB Completes ICE 3neo Transition on Amsterdam and Brussels Routes

DB Completes ICE 3neo Transition on Amsterdam and Brussels Routes

Deutsche Bahn (DB) has announced that its routes to Amsterdam and Brussels are now exclusively served by the ICE 3neo.

UK: Alstom Confirms Derby Order for New Elizabeth Line Trains

UK: Alstom Confirms Derby Order for New Elizabeth Line Trains

Alstom has signed a contract to manufacture 10 Aventra trains for the Elizabeth line in London at its rolling stock facility in Derby.

Škoda Commences Gothenburg Tram Modernisation Project

Škoda Commences Gothenburg Tram Modernisation Project

Škoda Group has commenced the modernisation of Gothenburg's M31 trams for Swedish operator, Västtrafik AB.

Czech Republic: Škoda Unveils Battery-Powered RegioPanter Train

Czech Republic: Škoda Unveils Battery-Powered RegioPanter Train

At Rail Business Days, Czech Railways and Škoda Group unveiled the first RegioPanter train equipped with battery technology.

Canada: CN Unveils New Firefighting Trains

Canada: CN Unveils New Firefighting Trains

CN has unveiled two brand new firefighting trains, as well as two additional railcars, to its fire suppression fleet.

Videos

INPS Fireproof Placard

INPS Group's Two Layer Steel Cut Out Fireproof Hazmat Placards are designed to withstand extreme conditions.

Railway Infrastructure

California High-Speed Rail Authority Awards Design Contract

California High-Speed Rail Authority Awards Design Contract

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has contracted SYSTRA | TYPSA to design the track and overhead electrical systems for its initial route.

Sydney Metro Tunnels Completed for Western Sydney Airport

Sydney Metro Tunnels Completed for Western Sydney Airport

Sydney Metro has completed the 9.8-kilometre twin metro railway tunnels for the Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport project.

Amtrak Awards Construction Contract for New Connecticut River Bridge

Amtrak Awards Construction Contract for New Connecticut River Bri...

Amtrak has awarded a contract to a joint venture formed of O&G/Tutor Perini to construct the new Connecticut River Bridge.

Environmental Clearance for California High-Speed Rail from San Francisco to Los Angeles

Environmental Clearance for California High-Speed Rail from San F...

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has cleared the final environmental milestone for its route between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Metro Extension to Orly Airport Opens in Paris

Metro Extension to Orly Airport Opens in Paris

Île-de-France Mobilités has opened the line 14 Metro extension in Paris to Saint-Denis and Orly Airport ahead of the Olympic Games.

Denmark: 5 New Metro Stations Inaugurated in Copenhagen

Denmark: 5 New Metro Stations Inaugurated in Copenhagen

Five new metro stations have been officially inaugurated on Metroselskabet's M4 line in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Germany: Opening of Stuttgart 21 Station Delayed to 2026

Germany: Opening of Stuttgart 21 Station Delayed to 2026

Deutsche Bahn (DB) has provided an update on the delayed Stuttgart 21 project, releasing a detailed timetable for commissioning.

Advance Construction to Begin on Chicago’s Red Line Extension

Advance Construction to Begin on Chicago’s Red Line Extensi...

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has announced that advance construction work is set to begin on its Red Line Extension this summer. 

Deutsche Bahn Modernises Hanover-Würzburg High-Speed Line

Deutsche Bahn Modernises Hanover-Würzburg High-Speed Line

Deutsche Bahn (DB) has completed the modernisation of the Hanover-Würzburg high-speed line following an investment of 850 million EUR. 

OC Transpo Provides Update on O-Train Extensions in Ottawa

OC Transpo Provides Update on O-Train Extensions in Ottawa

OC Transpo has provided a comprehensive update on the progress of three O-Train extensions in Ottawa, Canada.

Amtrak Completes Accessibility Upgrades at Bay Area Stations

Amtrak Completes Accessibility Upgrades at Bay Area Stations

Amtrak has invested 20.8 million USD to complete significant accessibility improvements at several Bay Area stations in Califonia.

Metrolinx Conducts First LRV Test Trips Along Finch West Route

Metrolinx Conducts First LRV Test Trips Along Finch West Route

Metrolinx has conducted the first on-rail test along the new Finch West route.

Sydney Metro West Prepares to Tunnel Toward CBD

Sydney Metro West Prepares to Tunnel Toward CBD

Sydney Metro West is nearing completion of preparations to launch a new TBM to create the city's second under-harbour railway line.

Innovative Know-How from Saxony for Railway Infrastructure in Ireland

Innovative Know-How from Saxony for Railway Infrastructure in Ire...

Saxony is an attractive partner for the construction and modernisation of the railway infrastructure and technology in Ireland.

Sydney Metro Completes Waterloo Station on City & Southwest Line

Sydney Metro Completes Waterloo Station on City & Southwest L...

Sydney Metro has completed Waterloo Station: the first new station on the city section of the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project.

Renderings Unveiled for Liverpool Baltic Station

Renderings Unveiled for Liverpool Baltic Station

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has released new images of the planned 100 million GBP Liverpool Baltic station. 

All the Latest News

Tri-Rail Launches New Express Service to MiamiCentral

Tri-Rail Launches New Express Service to MiamiCentral

The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) has launched a new Tri-Rail express train service from 1 July.

Elizabeth Line Tunnels Equipped with 4G and 5G Mobile Coverage

Elizabeth Line Tunnels Equipped with 4G and 5G Mobile Coverage

The first tunnelled section of Transport for London's (TfL) Elizabeth line has now been equipped with high-speed mobile coverage. 

Maximizing Investments for Better Passenger Experience

Maximizing Investments for Better Passenger Experience

Gabriel J. Lopez-Bernal, President of Icomera North America discusses strategies for US rail operators to retain and increase passenger numbers.

Safety Matters on US Railroads

Safety Matters on US Railroads

The APTA Rail Conference addressed safety concerns for US rail networks and explored how operators are responding to these challenges.

RSN Looks Forward to Welcoming You Next Week

RSN Looks Forward to Welcoming You Next Week

Rolling Stock Networking will open its doors at 09.30am on 4 July 2024 at Derby Arena.

Amtrak Publishes Its Latest Sustainability Report

Amtrak Publishes Its Latest Sustainability Report

Amtrak has released its fiscal year 2023 Sustainability report, detailing its progress towards net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045.

Performance, Not Prescriptions: Enhancing Rail Investments

Performance, Not Prescriptions: Enhancing Rail Investments

At the APTA Rail Conference, Gabriel J. Lopez-Bernal, President of Icomera North America spoke with us about optimising investments in rail.

Rolling Stock Networking 2024: A Day Well Spent

Rolling Stock Networking 2024: A Day Well Spent

Including an exhibition, conference and ‘Trailblazers’ event for young rail professionals, RSN attracts visitors from all over the UK.

The Future of Freight: Innovations Transforming Rail Cargo

The Future of Freight: Innovations Transforming Rail Cargo

Shahar Hania, CEO & Co-Founder at Rail Vision explores key developments and drivers in the freight rail industry.

Hitachi Rail Installs ETCS L2 Trial Track in Finland

Hitachi Rail Installs ETCS L2 Trial Track in Finland

Hitachi Rail has successfully installed an ETCS Level 2 trial track on the Kouvola-Kotka/Hamina line in Finland. 

Rail Safety Week 2024 – Let’s Build Safety Together

Rail Safety Week 2024 – Let’s Build Safety Together

With safety remaining of paramount importance to the rail industry, Rail Forum is committed to delivering Rail Safety Week 2024.

Alstom to Supply Twelve Additional Trams to Zurich

Alstom to Supply Twelve Additional Trams to Zurich

Alstom is set to supply 12 Flexity trams to Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich (VBZ).

TW20 Alstom Tram Commences Dynamic Testing in Île-de-France

TW20 Alstom Tram Commences Dynamic Testing in Île-de-France

The new TW20 tram supplied by Alstom has commenced dynamic tests in Île-de-France for operations on the T1 tramway.

ASEAN’s Leading Trade Show for Rail Transport Solutions

ASEAN’s Leading Trade Show for Rail Transport Solutions

RailwayTech Indonesia is is committed to supporting the Indonesian government in the advancement of rail transportation.

India: Alstom Delivers First Train for Pune Metro Line 3

India: Alstom Delivers First Train for Pune Metro Line 3

Alstom has successfully delivered the first Metropolis metro train for Line 3 of the Pune Metro.

First ETCS Level 2 Train Tested on UK Mainline

First ETCS Level 2 Train Tested on UK Mainline

A Great Northern Class 717 train has become the first digitally signalled train to be operated on a UK mainline. 

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