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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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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).

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Railway Supplier News

Duos Technologies Announces Upcoming Press Conference

Duos Technologies Announces Upcoming Press Conference

Duos Technologies, Inc. has announced it will hold a press conference to discuss major developments that will expand its market reach.

Fiber Optics to Keep Elephants and Trains Safe

Fiber Optics to Keep Elephants and Trains Safe

Sensonic has announced a contract award to implement an elephant detection system for Indian Railways' East Coast network.

Key Challenges Faced by Utility Vegetation Managers

Key Challenges Faced by Utility Vegetation Managers

LiveEO discusses challenges of vegetation management and how leveraging satellite intelligence can transform practices.

Ljubljana Center Has a New Maintenance Customer

Ljubljana Center Has a New Maintenance Customer

SŽ-VIT is the go-to maintenance supplier for two Vectron locomotives rented from Railpool, a rolling stock leasing company from Germany.

Zonegreen Protects Fuel Roads at Busy Derby Depot

Zonegreen Protects Fuel Roads at Busy Derby Depot

Sheffield-based Zonegreen is bringing new safety measures to of one of Derby’s busiest rail depots.

SGS Launches Supplier Evaluation and Qualification Solutions

SGS Launches Supplier Evaluation and Qualification Solutions

SGS is excited to announce that its new suite of Supplier Evaluation and Qualification Solutions is now available.

The Heart of Canada’s Passenger Journey: VIA Rail’s 2030 Vision

The Heart of Canada’s Passenger Journey: VIA Rail’s 2030 Vi...

Icomera recounts President and CEO of VIA Rail, Mario Péloquin's speech at the Montréal Chamber Breakfast on May 23.

Televic GSP Announces Kevin D’hoe as General Manager for NA

Televic GSP Announces Kevin D’hoe as General Manager for NA

 Televic GSP is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin D’hoe to the newly created position of General Manager for North America. 

Five Reasons Why Vegetation Management Matters

Five Reasons Why Vegetation Management Matters

LiveEO delves into the critical importance of utility vegetation management, examining its far-reaching implications for utility operators.

Sensit s.r.o. at Rail Business Days 2024

Sensit s.r.o. at Rail Business Days 2024

Sensit s.r.o. will be showcasing its sensor solutions at Rail Business Days 2024 from 11 - 13 June 2024 in Ostrava.

Chicago O’Hare Airport Construction – Track Monitoring

Chicago O’Hare Airport Construction – Track Monitoring

Senceive’s technology was used to monitor construction of utility conduit under Union Pacific Railroad tracks.

Compensation and Benefits in Today’s Workplace

Compensation and Benefits in Today’s Workplace

Stahl Recruiting discusses the evolving landscape of compensation and benefits in today's workplace, including trends and packages.

New Black Molded Seal for Signal Lights

New Black Molded Seal for Signal Lights

TSL-ESCHA's new black molded seal is ideal for the integration of signal lights into a train vehicle's appearance.

Duos Enters into Three-Year Agreement with CPKC

Duos Enters into Three-Year Agreement with CPKC

Duos Technologies has entered into a three-year agreement allowing CPKC to use Duos-developed Artificial Intelligence Solutions.

Active Fire Suppression for Rolling Stock: Is There a Perfect Solution?

Active Fire Suppression for Rolling Stock: Is There a Perfect Sol...

Stat-X Fire Suppression poses the question: Is There a Perfect Solution for Active Fire Suppression for Rolling Stock?

Northern Using Artificial Intelligence

Northern Using Artificial Intelligence

Northern has started using artificial intelligence (AI) to count the number of passengers on some of its services.

Events

Rolling Stock

UK: Siemens Mobility Looks to Build Battery Trains in Goole

UK: Siemens Mobility Looks to Build Battery Trains in Goole

Siemens Mobility has announced plans to build battery-powered trains in Goole, Yorkshire, to replace ageing fleets on Britain's railway. 

Alstom to Supply 6 Additional Vancouver SkyTrain Mark V Trains

Alstom to Supply 6 Additional Vancouver SkyTrain Mark V Trains

Alstom has been awarded a contract to supply 6 additional Vancouver SkyTrain Mark V trains to TransLink.

China: Hydrogen Shunting Locomotive Hauls 10,000 Tonnes

China: Hydrogen Shunting Locomotive Hauls 10,000 Tonnes

China's first high-power hydrogen shunting locomotive, developed by CRRC and China Energy Group, has completed a 10,000-tonne loading test.

Hitachi Rail Retrofits TransPennine Express Train with Battery Technology

Hitachi Rail Retrofits TransPennine Express Train with Battery Te...

With Angel Trains and Turntide Technologies, Hitachi Rail has retrofitted battery technology on a TransPennine Express train. 

Stadler Unveils Servicejet Rescue Train for ÖBB

Stadler Unveils Servicejet Rescue Train for ÖBB

Stadler and ÖBB have unveiled a new trimodal rescue train at the ÖBB training campus in St. Pölten, Austria. 

UK: Alstom to Refurbish c2c Class 357 Fleet

UK: Alstom to Refurbish c2c Class 357 Fleet

Alstom has been awarded an 8.8 million GBP contract from British train operator, c2c to refurbish its Class 357 Electrostar fleet.

Czech Republic: RegioJet Orders 23 EMUs from Škoda Group

Czech Republic: RegioJet Orders 23 EMUs from Škoda Group

Škoda Group has been awarded a contract to deliver 23 electric trains to RegioJet, the largest private railway carrier in Central Europe. 

Stadler Delivers New Trains for Lauterbrunnen-Mürren Mountain Railway

Stadler Delivers New Trains for Lauterbrunnen-Mürren Mountain Rai...

Stadler has delivered new rolling stock for the Lauterbrunnen-Mürren mountain rail- and cableway (BLM) in Switzerland. 

CAF to Deliver 20 M4000 Metro Trains to Oslo

CAF to Deliver 20 M4000 Metro Trains to Oslo

CAF has been awarded a new contract from Sporveien to deliver 20 M4000 metro trains to the city of Oslo in Norway. 

US: DART Commences Testing Silver Line Stadler Trains

US: DART Commences Testing Silver Line Stadler Trains

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has commenced the testing phase for its Silver Line trains, manufactured by Stadler.

Siemens Mobility to Manufacture High-Speed Trains for Brightline West

Siemens Mobility to Manufacture High-Speed Trains for Brightline ...

Brightline West has selected Siemens Mobility as the preferred bidder to manufacture its high-speed trains.

Knorr-Bremse Signs Service Contract for Stadler Trains in Europe

Knorr-Bremse Signs Service Contract for Stadler Trains in Europe

Knorr-Bremse has signed a service agreement with Stadler, covering maintenance, repairs and the supply of spare parts for trains in Europe. 

California High-Speed Rail Presents Preliminary Seating Designs

California High-Speed Rail Presents Preliminary Seating Designs

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has released preliminary interior design renderings for the seating of its future trains.

ÖBB Orders 21 Desiro ML Electric Trains from Siemens Mobility

ÖBB Orders 21 Desiro ML Electric Trains from Siemens Mobility

Siemens Mobility has been contracted to deliver an additional 21 Desiro ML electric trains to Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB).

Stadler Receives First Order in Bulgaria for 7 KISS Trains

Stadler Receives First Order in Bulgaria for 7 KISS Trains

The Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Bulgaria has ordered seven KISS double-decker trains from Stadler.

IN PICTURES: Interior Train Renderings for Brightline West

IN PICTURES: Interior Train Renderings for Brightline West

Earlier this week, Brightline West broke ground on its high-speed rail line. These images display its vision for the future train interiors.  

Videos

Composite Bridges Installation

Complete Composite Systems has produced a special video presentation showcasing some installations of its composite bridges.

Railway Infrastructure

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. 

British Steel to Supply Rail for High-Speed Electric Railway in Turkey

British Steel to Supply Rail for High-Speed Electric Railway in T...

British Steel has been awarded a contract to supply rail for a new high-speed electric railway connection in southern Turkey. 

MTA Modernises Metro-North’s Maintenance and Operations Hub

MTA Modernises Metro-North’s Maintenance and Operations Hub

New York's MTA has completed a multi-year modernisation project at the Metro-North Railroad's Croton-on-Hudson hub.

Eurostar Announces 100% Renewable Energy Goal of 2030

Eurostar Announces 100% Renewable Energy Goal of 2030

Eurostar has announced a goal of achieving 100% renewable operation across its high-speed rail network by the end of 2030.

UK: Dawlish Cliff Works Paused Due to Unexpected Wildlife

UK: Dawlish Cliff Works Paused Due to Unexpected Wildlife

Works on a Dawlish cliff were recently brought to a brief pause due to the discovery of a tawny owl nesting on the side of the cliff face.

HS2 Reaches Halfway Point in Tunnelling

HS2 Reaches Halfway Point in Tunnelling

HS2 has completed 29 miles of tunnelling, thus passing the halfway point in its network of tunnels for the high-speed line. 

Major Contract Awarded to Deliver Sydney’s Southwest Metro

Major Contract Awarded to Deliver Sydney’s Southwest Metro

John Holland and Laing O'Rourke Australia Construction have been contracted to deliver a final package of works for Sydney's Southwest Metro.

The Channel Tunnel Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

The Channel Tunnel Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

Getlink and its subsidiary Eurotunnel are celebrating 30 years since the opening of the Channel Tunnel in 1994. 

France: RER Line E Extends West to Nanterre

France: RER Line E Extends West to Nanterre

On 6 May, the RER E line extension between Saint-Lazare station and Nanterre opened in the western suburbs of Paris. 

Sydney Metro West Tunnelling Reaches Burwood North

Sydney Metro West Tunnelling Reaches Burwood North

Two Sydney Metro West tunnel boring machines (TBMs), Beatrice and Daphne, have reached the Burwood North Station site.

UK: Porterbrook to Electrify Track at Long Marston Rail Innovation Centre

UK: Porterbrook to Electrify Track at Long Marston Rail Innovatio...

Porterbrook has confirmed plans to renew and electrify the 3.5-kilometre track at the Long Marston Rail Innovation Centre in Warwickshire.

HS2 Completes First Sections of Curzon Street Station Viaduct

HS2 Completes First Sections of Curzon Street Station Viaduct

HS2 Ltd has completed the first sections of the Curzon Street station viaduct to bring high-speed trains into Birmingham’s new station. 

Germany: DB Launches 2024 Infrastructure Renewal Programme

Germany: DB Launches 2024 Infrastructure Renewal Programme

DB InfraGO AG has launched a comprehensive infrastructure programme to renew Germany's railway network in 2024.

Alstom Completes Electric Train Maintenance Depot in Romania

Alstom Completes Electric Train Maintenance Depot in Romania

Alstom has completed work on a new maintenance depot in Romania that will test and validate the nation's new electric trains. 

All the Latest News

Hitachi Rail Acquires Thales’ Ground Transportation Systems

Hitachi Rail Acquires Thales’ Ground Transportation Systems

Hitachi Rail has officially acquired Thales’ Ground Transportation Systems for a price of 1.66 billion EUR. 

VIA Rail Unveils Strategic Plan for Passenger Rail Services in Canada

VIA Rail Unveils Strategic Plan for Passenger Rail Services in Ca...

Via Rail has unveiled its VIAction 2030 strategic plan to transform passenger rail services in Canada. 

FirstGroup Applies to Operate Rochdale to London Lumo Service

FirstGroup Applies to Operate Rochdale to London Lumo Service

FirstGroup has submitted an application to run a new open access rail service between Rochdale and London as part of its Lumo business.

Mark Wild OBE Named New CEO of HS2 Ltd

Mark Wild OBE Named New CEO of HS2 Ltd

HS2 Ltd has appointed Mark Wild OBE as its new CEO to oversee the completion of the UK's high-speed railway. 

How to Get More Tracks for Your Greenbacks

How to Get More Tracks for Your Greenbacks

During a recent webinar, the High-Speed Rail Alliance invited Paul Lewis from DB E.C.O. to discuss the systemic cost problem for rail in the US.

The Future of Long Distance: What We Learned at RIIS 2024

The Future of Long Distance: What We Learned at RIIS 2024

On 16–18 April 2024, RedCabin welcomed rail professionals from around the world to discuss the latest innovations at its first 2024 summit.

Škoda Group Acquires Cegelec A.S.

Škoda Group Acquires Cegelec A.S.

Škoda Group has announced it has acquired electrical equipment developer Cegelec a.s. from VINCI Energies.

UK: Grand Central Proposes Additional Open Access Rail Services

UK: Grand Central Proposes Additional Open Access Rail Services

Arriva’s Grand Central has submitted an application to the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) to expand its open access rail services in the UK.  

US: Over $2 Billion Announced in Northeast Corridor Funding

US: Over $2 Billion Announced in Northeast Corridor Funding

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has announced over 2 billion USD in funding for projects on the Northeast Corridor (NEC).

ARTC Receives Over $1 Billion from Australian Government

ARTC Receives Over $1 Billion from Australian Government

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has announced it has received over 1 billion AUD in funding from the Australian Government.

Global Rail Trends: A Look around the World of Innovations

Global Rail Trends: A Look around the World of Innovations

Shahar Hania, CEO & Co-Founder at Rail Vision takes a look at the global trends and innovations in the rail industry.

The Railway-News Magazine Issue 2 2024 Is Here!

The Railway-News Magazine Issue 2 2024 Is Here!

Why US rail infrastructure projects are so much more expensive than anywhere else in the world and what can be done about it; why it is make-or-break time for U...

UK DfT Submits Proposal to Attract Young Train Drivers

UK DfT Submits Proposal to Attract Young Train Drivers

The UK Department for Transport has submitted a proposal to lower the minimum age for train drivers in Great Britain from 20 to 18.

InnoTrans 2024 to Highlight Future of Digitalisation

InnoTrans 2024 to Highlight Future of Digitalisation

InnoTrans 2024 will include a focus on how electrification, digitalisation and automation will help shape the future of mobility. 

UK: RSSB Published Refreshed Rail Health and Safety Strategy

UK: RSSB Published Refreshed Rail Health and Safety Strategy

The Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) has unveiled an updated Rail Health and Safety Strategy for the UK. 

Siemens Mobility Invests in Digital Service Depot in Dortmund

Siemens Mobility Invests in Digital Service Depot in Dortmund

Siemens Mobility is investing around 150 million EUR in expanding its digital service depot for trains in Dortmund, Germany. 

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