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LTA Singapore Awards Two Contracts for Jurong Region Line

LTA Singapore Awards Two Contracts for Jurong Region Line

Singapore's LTA has awarded two contracts for its future Jurong Region Line (JRL), with a combined value of 386 million SGD.

Deutsche Bahn Unveils Interior Designs of Future ICE Fleet

Deutsche Bahn Unveils Interior Designs of Future ICE Fleet

Deutsche Bahn has unveiled new interior designs for its future ICE fleet, which will be rolled out from the end of 2023.

Network Rail’s RIDC Tests Its First Retrofitted ETCS Train

Network Rail’s RIDC Tests Its First Retrofitted ETCS Train

Alstom has carried out the first testing of a train retrofitted with European Train Control System (ETCS) equipment at Network Rail's RIDC.

Alstom Wins Contract for Tel Aviv’s Green Line LRT

Alstom Wins Contract for Tel Aviv’s Green Line LRT

Alstom has been awarded a contract to design, build, and maintain the Tel Aviv Metropolitan LRT Green Line.

Hong Kong’s East Rail Line Extension Commences Passenger Services

Hong Kong’s East Rail Line Extension Commences Passenger Servic...

Mass Transit Railway's (MTR) East Rail Line Cross-Harbour Extension has begun operating passenger services in Hong Kong.

Alstom and PKN ORLEN to Cooperate on Hydrogen Trains in Poland

Alstom and PKN ORLEN to Cooperate on Hydrogen Trains in Poland

PKN ORLEN and Alstom have signed a strategic cooperation agreement for the supply of zero-emission trains and hydrogen fuel.

Rail Leaders to Shape the Future of Station Development

Rail Leaders to Shape the Future of Station Development

Rail Station Development and Regeneration will take place on 28 June 2022. Focused on the future of station development and sustainability.

Stadler to Supply Bernese Oberland Railway with New Rolling Stock

Stadler to Supply Bernese Oberland Railway with New Rolling Stock

Berner Oberland-Bahnen has ordered six ABeh 4/8 multiple units from Stadler to expand the Bernese Oberland Railway's existing rolling stock.

Copenhagen Metro and Hitachi Rail Sign Digital Asset Management Agreement

Copenhagen Metro and Hitachi Rail Sign Digital Asset Management A...

The Copenhagen Metro, Metro Service, and Hitachi Rail have concluded a digital asset management agreement to make services more reliable.

Network Rail Launches Safety Scheme to Monitor Freight Train Wheelsets

Network Rail Launches Safety Scheme to Monitor Freight Train Whee...

Network Rail's new safety scheme will equip more than 15,000 British freight trains with technology to monitor the condition of wheelsets.

FRA Establishes Corridor ID Program to Enhance Intercity Passenger Rail Service

FRA Establishes Corridor ID Program to Enhance Intercity Passenge...

The FRA has established a new Corridor Identification and Development (ID) Program to transform the nation's passenger rail network.

Hitachi Rail Unveils New Digital Rail Products

Hitachi Rail Unveils New Digital Rail Products

Hitachi Rail has launched its latest digital rail products at the 2022 Railway Systems Supplies Inc. Communication & Signalling exhibition.

Sweden: Škoda to Upgrade 80 Trams for Gothenburg

Sweden: Škoda to Upgrade 80 Trams for Gothenburg

Swedish operator, Västtrafik AB has awarded Škoda Group a contract to upgrade 80 trams for the city of Gothenburg, Sweden.

CZ LOKO Continues to Modernise CD Cargo Locomotives

CZ LOKO Continues to Modernise CD Cargo Locomotives

CZ LOKO has been contracted to upgrade Class 742 diesel locomotives for CD Cargo, the Czech Republic's largest domestic freight carrier.

ORR Issues Approvals for Elizabeth Line Opening

ORR Issues Approvals for Elizabeth Line Opening

ORR has issued authorisations to all Elizabeth line stations due to open on 24 May, confirming the infrastructure is ready for passenger use.

SYSTRA Consortium to Ensure Malaysia-Singapore Cross-Border RTS Link Meets Safety Standards

SYSTRA Consortium to Ensure Malaysia-Singapore Cross-Border RTS L...

A SYSTRA-led consortium will provide independent certification for the Straits of Johor cross-border rapid transit system (RTS) link.

Railway Supplier News

Robel Speeds up Automation in Track Maintenance

Robel Speeds up Automation in Track Maintenance

Robel Group division Robel Rail Automation pursues development projects in the automation of maintenance processes of the railway infrastructure.

Otso Ikonen Has Been Appointed CEO of VR Fleetcare

Otso Ikonen Has Been Appointed CEO of VR Fleetcare

Otso Ikonen has been appointed CEO of VR FleetCare, responsible for the maintenance of rolling stock, and a member of the Management Team.

Pandrol’s Team Deliver Bespoke Aluminothermic Welding Training

Pandrol’s Team Deliver Bespoke Aluminothermic Welding Training

Pandrol held nearly two weeks’ worth of aluminothermic welding training for KAI, Indonesia’s public rail operator.

Ricardo Appointed as Independent Safety Assessor for skyTran PRT System

Ricardo Appointed as Independent Safety Assessor for skyTran PRT ...

skyTran, the developer of a Personal Rapid Transit solution, has chosen Ricardo to perform a safety assessment of its magnetic levitation technology.

Cable Protection for Railway Control and Monitoring Systems

Cable Protection for Railway Control and Monitoring Systems

Cable protection products are not only suitable for the pre-assembling of cable harnesses, but also for proper cabling of control and monitoring systems.

Energy Absorbers – An Interview with Corex Honeycomb’s In-House Energy Mitigation Expert

Energy Absorbers – An Interview with Corex Honeycomb’s In-Hou...

Mehrdad Asadi, PhD, engineer at Corex Honeycomb, shares his knowledge of energy absorbers and the role that aluminium honeycomb has to play.

Skeleton Scientists Named European Inventor Award 2022 Finalists

Skeleton Scientists Named European Inventor Award 2022 Finalists

Skeleton has been nominated for the European Inventor Award 2022 for the development of their curved graphene material for supercapacitors.

Record Speeds for the Guangzhou Metro

Record Speeds for the Guangzhou Metro

Pandrol collaborated closely with all parties throughout the Guangzhou Metro project, providing reliable technology and safety guidance.

CableGuardian Success Celebrated as UK Sales Surpass 100 Units in a Single Year

CableGuardian Success Celebrated as UK Sales Surpass 100 Units in...

Viper Innovations has reached the milestone of 100 unit sales of their CableGuardian Signalling Power Monitoring System in the year ending 31st March 2022.

Senoplast’s New Product: senosan® CM60FR-2 SUPERMATT SOLAR

Senoplast’s New Product: senosan® CM60FR-2 SUPERMATT SOLA...

With the new product senosan® CM60FR-2 SUPERMATT SOLAR, Senoplast offers a material that is suitable for outdoor applications.

Sintrones Applications for Electric Vehicles and Charging Stations

Sintrones Applications for Electric Vehicles and Charging Station...

Sintrones has a layout of applications for electric vehicles and charging stations – pursuing explosive growth in 2022.

Skeleton Agreement with ZPUE for Sustainable Energy Solutions

Skeleton Agreement with ZPUE for Sustainable Energy Solutions

Skeleton Tech and ZPUE have entered into a commercial agreement to provide energy storage solutions to the Polish market.

Why Global Rail Operators Need to Harness Cloud & Disruptive Tech

Why Global Rail Operators Need to Harness Cloud & Disruptive ...

As Gold Sponsors of Middle East Rail 2022, Emeg Group explained why global rail operators need to harness cloud & disruptive tech.

Intelligent Embankment & Culvert/Washout Monitoring

Intelligent Embankment & Culvert/Washout Monitoring

Embankment failure should be managed from an early stage. Yeltech's solution provides an Earthworks Monitoring System utilising smart wireless sensors.

Hybrid Trains: A Must-Have Converter to Start up the Diesel Generator

Hybrid Trains: A Must-Have Converter to Start up the Diesel Gener...

Premium PSU want to introduce how their newest DC/DC converter CBS-10K works with a "start-up diesel engine" in hybrid trains.

VR FleetCare Adopts Adapro’s ABC Project Management Model

VR FleetCare Adopts Adapro’s ABC Project Management Model

VR FleetCare implements Adapro's ABC Project Management Model™ to offer customers consistently high quality and efficient project delivery.

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Rolling Stock

TX Logistik Tests 838-Metre Freight Train in Sweden

TX Logistik Tests 838-Metre Freight Train in Sweden

TX Logistik has successfully completed two test-runs of a 838-metre long freight train in Sweden on 8 and 9 May 2022.

Siemens Mobility and Mitsubishi Electric Europe Partner on SiC Technology

Siemens Mobility and Mitsubishi Electric Europe Partner on SiC Te...

MoU signed to push the use of high voltage SiC technology for increasing railway drive systems’ energy efficiency.

Alstom Wins Its Largest Order in Germany to Date

Alstom Wins Its Largest Order in Germany to Date

Alstom has signed a contract to supply 130 Coradia Stream High Capacity electric double-decker trains to SFBW in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Alstom Delivers India’s First Semi High-Speed Regional Train

Alstom Delivers India’s First Semi High-Speed Regional Train

Alstom has delivered India’s first semi high-speed regional train for National Capital Region Transport Corporation’s (NCRTC) RRTS line.

Czech Republic: Subterra Takes Delivery of First EffiShunter 1000 Locomotive

Czech Republic: Subterra Takes Delivery of First EffiShunter 1000...

Subterra has taken delivery of a CZ LOKO EffiShunter 1000 locomotive (designation 744.150) equipped with an ETCS train control system.

Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility Unveil New Complete Hydrogen System for Rail

Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility Unveil New Complete Hydrogen S...

Deutsche Bahn (DB) and Siemens Mobility have unveiled elements of their newly developed complete hydrogen system for rail.

Siemens Mobility Awarded Contract for Denmark’s First Battery-Powered Trains

Siemens Mobility Awarded Contract for Denmark’s First Battery-P...

Midtjyske Jernbaner orders 7 2-car battery-powered Mireo Plus B trains from Siemens Mobility in Denmark’s first battery powered rail contract.

Stadler Introduces Class 99 Bi-Mode Locomotive to UK Market 

Stadler Introduces Class 99 Bi-Mode Locomotive to UK Market 

Stadler has introduced its Class 99 bi-mode Co’Co’ locomotives to the UK, following a successful rollout across Europe.

Munich Adds to Siemens Mobility C2 Metro Train Order Upon Delivery of First Vehicle

Munich Adds to Siemens Mobility C2 Metro Train Order Upon Deliver...

Stadtwerke München and Munich Transport Company have taken delivery of the first of 22 type C2 metro trains of the third delivery series.

Alpha Trains Awards Alstom Long-Term Locomotive Maintenance Contract

Alpha Trains Awards Alstom Long-Term Locomotive Maintenance Contr...

Alpha Trains Group has awarded Alstom a long-term maintenance contract for 70 Traxx locomotives in its fleet.

Talgo Unveils New Lightweight Running Gear Frame

Talgo Unveils New Lightweight Running Gear Frame

Talgo has developed a new type of running gear frame, or rodal, that reduces the mass of the rolling assembly by 50%.

Alstom Awarded Southern Hemisphere’s Largest Tram Contract

Alstom Awarded Southern Hemisphere’s Largest Tram Contract

Alstom has signed a framework contract with the Department of Transport Victoria, Australia, for 100 Flexity low-floor next generation trams.

Siemens Mobility and Network Rail Upgrade 10,000 Cab Radios

Siemens Mobility and Network Rail Upgrade 10,000 Cab Radios

Siemens Mobility and Network Rail are celebrating the milestone of having upgraded 10,000 of 11,700 cab radios to the latest V4.0 version.

United States: Amtrak Unveils New Locomotive Livery

United States: Amtrak Unveils New Locomotive Livery

The first locomotive to carry Amtrak’s new livery is making its inaugural journey across America, travelling from California from Delaware.

Alstom Wins DFW APM Maintenance Contract

Alstom Wins DFW APM Maintenance Contract

Alstom has signed a new contract to provide operations and maintenance services for Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s APM system.

Austria: ÖBB Orders 41 KISS Double Decker Trains from Stadler

Austria: ÖBB Orders 41 KISS Double Decker Trains from Stadler

Stadler has received an order from Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) for 41 KISS double decker trains valued at approximately 600 million euros.

Videos

Premium PSU: CBS-10K Railway 10kW Peak DC/DC Converter

The CBS-10K is a single output DC/DC converter that provides a peak power of up to 10kW with multiple input-output voltage combinations.

Railway Infrastructure

Track Installation Advances Construction of Finch West LRT

Track Installation Advances Construction of Finch West LRT

Metrolinx has announced that key sections of track have now been installed for the Finch West LRT project in Toronto, Canada.

Germany: DB Breaks Ground on New Cottbus Maintenance Facility

Germany: DB Breaks Ground on New Cottbus Maintenance Facility

DB has begun construction of its new Cottbus railway depot in Lausitz, which will support the region's move towards more sustainable jobs.

UK: HS2 Purchases Second Manchester Development Site

UK: HS2 Purchases Second Manchester Development Site

HS2 has reached an agreement to purchase Square One on Travis Street, Manchester from property provider Bruntwood.

TfL to Re-Open Northern Line Bank Branch

TfL to Re-Open Northern Line Bank Branch

TfL's Northern line Bank branch will re-open on 16 May following a 17-week closure as part of the Bank Station Capacity Upgrade project.

California Legislature Urged to Approve High-Speed Rail Funding

California Legislature Urged to Approve High-Speed Rail Funding

The California Legislature is being urged to approve 4.2 billion USD in funding for California's High-Speed Rail project.

BREAKING: TfL Announces Elizabeth Line Opening Date

BREAKING: TfL Announces Elizabeth Line Opening Date

BREAKING: Transport for London (TfL) has announced the opening date for the Elizabeth line (Crossrail).

UK: Great Northern Passengers to Benefit from New Digital Signalling System

UK: Great Northern Passengers to Benefit from New Digital Signall...

A new digital signalling system was commissioned over the bank holiday weekend on Great Northern’s route into the City of London.

ABB System Recycles Energy Created by Melbourne’s Braking Trains

ABB System Recycles Energy Created by Melbourne’s Braking Train...

ABB’s Enviline Energy Storage System is being used by Metro Trains Melbourne to capture, store and reuse energy created by braking trains.

Germany: DB Highlights Success of Noise Abatement Efforts

Germany: DB Highlights Success of Noise Abatement Efforts

Deutsche Bahn has published its Noise Protection Balance Sheet for 2021, which highlights the advancements made in noise abatement.

UK: New Environmentally-Friendly Designs Unveiled for Cubbington Section of HS2

UK: New Environmentally-Friendly Designs Unveiled for Cubbington ...

HS2 has unveiled updated environmentally-friendly designs for the Cubbington, Warwickshire section of the new high speed line.

Network Rail Tests Siemens Mobility System in Rough Ride Prediction Trial

Network Rail Tests Siemens Mobility System in Rough Ride Predicti...

Siemens Mobility’s train-borne conditioning monitoring system is one of six solutions being tested in Network Rail’s Lot 1 Operational Trial.

UK: Dartmoor Line Upgrades Begin in Preparation for Hourly Services

UK: Dartmoor Line Upgrades Begin in Preparation for Hourly Servic...

Network Rail will start engineering upgrades on parts of the Dartmoor Line next week, ahead of the introduction of new hourly services.

ORR and Network Rail Work to Increase Signalling Market Competition

ORR and Network Rail Work to Increase Signalling Market Competiti...

Network Rail and the Office of Rail and Road are collaborating to increase competitiveness and lower costs in the rail signalling market.

Canada: ONxpress Consortium Signs Up to Ontario’s Largest Capital Infrastructure Project

Canada: ONxpress Consortium Signs Up to Ontario’s Largest Capit...

ONxpress Transportation Partners has signed a multi-billion USD, 25-year agreement with Metrolinx for the On-Corridor Works Project.

South Africa: Siemens Mobility Completes Germiston Resignalling Project

South Africa: Siemens Mobility Completes Germiston Resignalling P...

Work to resignal Germiston station complex, one of the busiest railway junctions in Africa, has now been completed by Siemens Mobility..

Siemens Mobility Awarded São Paulo Metro Signalling and Electrification Contracts

Siemens Mobility Awarded São Paulo Metro Signalling and Electrif...

Siemens Mobility has been chosen to upgrade and modernise São Paulo’s metro network, helping enhance operations and improve sustainability.

All the Latest News

Network Rail Receives Million Pound Fine for Major Health and Safety Breach

Network Rail Receives Million Pound Fine for Major Health and Saf...

An Office of Rail and Road (ORR) Investigation has led to Network Rail being fined 1.4 million GBP for a health and safety breach.

SWISS and SBB Strengthen Partnership with SWISS Air Rail Announcement

SWISS and SBB Strengthen Partnership with SWISS Air Rail Announce...

Swiss International Air Lines and SBB Swiss Federal Railways are expanding and renaming their intermodal rail/air travel product.

UK Minister of State for Transport to Deliver Keynote Address

UK Minister of State for Transport to Deliver Keynote Address

Wendy Morton MP, UK Minister of State for Transport will present the keynote address live at Transport Ticketing Global on 28 June 2022.

UK Freight Rail Industry Joins Forces to Improve Safety and Reduce Delays

UK Freight Rail Industry Joins Forces to Improve Safety and Reduc...

Network Rail joins with freight rail industry to tackle freight rail delays and safety risks with launch of new programme.

Interrail Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Discounted Passes

Interrail Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Discounted Passes

To celebrate 50 years of Interrailing, 43 European railways have launched a joint campaign offering a 50% discount on Interrail tickets.

UK: ORR to Strengthen Scrutiny of Network Rail

UK: ORR to Strengthen Scrutiny of Network Rail

The ORR has launched its business plan for 2022/23, with details on how it plans to more closely scrutinise the work of Network Rail.

Railtex / Infrarail will take place from 10–12 May

Railtex / Infrarail will take place from 10–12 May

Railtex / Infrarail will take place from 10–12 May 2022, from 10 am to 5 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, and 10 am to 4 pm on Thursday. 

Railtex / Infrarail Opens Its Doors Next Week

Railtex / Infrarail Opens Its Doors Next Week

Railtex / Infrarail, the UK’s number one event for the rail industry, takes place from 10-12 May. Bringing together the railway supply sector.

Digital Automatic Coupling Passes Practical Tests in Europe

Digital Automatic Coupling Passes Practical Tests in Europe

Positive interim results have been reported from the EU test run of a Deutsche Bahn freight train equipped with digital automatic couplers.

UK: New Tool Launched to Help Measure Rail Industry’s Social Value

UK: New Tool Launched to Help Measure Rail Industry’s Social Va...

A new tool has been launched to help measure the social value of rail investments, infrastructure projects and day-to-day operations.

Single to London? That’ll Be an Arm and a Leg, Please!

Single to London? That’ll Be an Arm and a Leg, Please!

Jonn Elledge looks at the story behind Andy Burnham's pointed comments about the exorbitant costs of rail fares in Britain.

SJSC Latvijas Dzelzceļš and Uzbekistan Railways Announce Plans for Closer Collaboration

SJSC Latvijas Dzelzceļš and Uzbekistan Railways Announce Plans ...

SJSC Latvijas dzelzceļš and Uzbekistan Railways aim to work more closely to increase freight transport volumes between Latvia and Uzbekistan.

UK: Priority Seating Week Marks Fifth Anniversary of TfL’s ‘Please Offer me a Seat’ Badge

UK: Priority Seating Week Marks Fifth Anniversary of TfL’s ‘P...

Priority Seating Week marks five years since Transport for London launched its ‘Please Offer me a Seat’ badge.

Germany: Regulatory Agency Accuses DB of Abuse of Market Power

Germany: Regulatory Agency Accuses DB of Abuse of Market Power

The Bundeskartellamt has accused Deutsche Bahn of an abuse of power that could hinder the growth of mobility platforms.

Siemens Mobility Announces Relocation of Berlin Development and Production Site

Siemens Mobility Announces Relocation of Berlin Development and P...

Siemens Mobility has announced plans to move its Berlin development and production site to a new 26,420 square metre facility in Aldershof.

DB Speeds Up Project Implementation and Spends 2021’s Allocated Funds

DB Speeds Up Project Implementation and Spends 2021’s Alloc...

Deutsche Bahn (DB) has been able to reduce its residual expenditure on expansion projects by half a billion euros.

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