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Estonian railway company Elron has renewed maintenance contract of its Flirt train bogies with VR FleetCare after an international tender.

EN 45545 Interiors Textile Materials

EN 45545 Interiors Textile Materials

Testori has recently updated its comprehensive range of textile materials to comply to the latest EN 45545 standards.

The First Wi-Fi 7 Access Point Purpose-Built for Public Transport

The First Wi-Fi 7 Access Point Purpose-Built for Public Transport

Icomera is launching the A2, the very first rail-grade access point to support Wi-Fi 7, the most advanced generation of wireless technology.

Siemens Mobility Tests Mireo Plus H Hydrogen Train in Bavaria

Siemens Mobility Tests Mireo Plus H Hydrogen Train in Bavaria

Siemens Mobility has completed the first test runs of its Mireo Plus H hydrogen-powered train in Bavaria, Germany.

Caltrain Completes Major Milestones Towards Network Electrification

Caltrain Completes Major Milestones Towards Network Electrificati...

Caltrain has successfully completed three major milestones to advance its rail electrification project in California.

NEXCOM’s nROK 7270 and nROK 7271

NEXCOM’s nROK 7270 and nROK 7271

NEXCOM’s nROK 7270 and nROCK 7271 meet the growth demand for vision-based obstacle detection by high-speed camera and edge AI inference.

Stadler and Siemens Complete Delivery of 104 Berlin S-Bahn Trains

Stadler and Siemens Complete Delivery of 104 Berlin S-Bahn Trains

A consortium comprised of Stadler and Siemens Mobility has completed the delivery of 106 new trains manufactured for the Berlin S-Bahn.

Success in Power Electronics Integration to Power HVAC in Trams

Success in Power Electronics Integration to Power HVAC in Trams

A prominent manufacturer of HVAC systems for the railway industry partnered with Premium PSU to create a custom tram inverter.

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Power Modules vs. Complete Power Supply Units

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Avanti West Coast Awarded Long-Term National Rail Contract

The Department for Transport has awarded a new National Rail Contract to Avanti West Coast and the West Coast Partnership Development.

Hitachi Rail Refiles Merger Notification for Acquisition of Thales’ GTS

Hitachi Rail Refiles Merger Notification for Acquisition of Thale...

Hitachi Rail has refiled its merger notification with the European Commission to seek final clearance for the acquisition of Thales' GTS.

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GSF RailInfra Delivers SoundSafe Movable Prototype

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Petrosoft.pl Showcases at TRAKO in Gdańsk, September 19-22

Petrosoft.pl will be showcasing its solutions at the International Railway Fair – TRAKO in Gdańsk, September 19-22, 2023, Hall E, Booth 133.

First Light Rail Vehicle Arrives in Greater Copenhagen

First Light Rail Vehicle Arrives in Greater Copenhagen

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Germany's federal government and Deutsche Bahn (DB) have presented a comprehensive modernisation programme for the nation's rail network.

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Network Rail to Repair World’s Oldest Viaduct in Merseyside

Network Rail is investing 3.8 million GBP in carrying out repairs on the world's oldest viaduct in Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside.

Irish Rail and DIGAS to Retrofit Hydrogen Freight Locomotive

Irish Rail and DIGAS to Retrofit Hydrogen Freight Locomotive

Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail) has partnered with  DIGAS to trial Europe’s first retrofitted hydrogen freight locomotive.

HS2 Begins Construction on Greatworth Tunnel

HS2 Begins Construction on Greatworth Tunnel

HS2 has begun work on assembling the project's longest ‘green tunnel’ in Greatworth, West Northamptonshire.

Wikov Secured a Service-Production Base in North America

Wikov Secured a Service-Production Base in North America

On September 13, 2023, Wikov successfully acquired a 100% stake in Wessex Precision Machining Limited in the Canadian province of Ontario.

West Midlands Metro Extension to Start Service in Wolverhampton

West Midlands Metro Extension to Start Service in Wolverhampton

TfWM has announced that passenger tram services on the West Midlands Metro extension in Wolverhampton will start on 17 September.

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Petrosoft.pl is committed to continually evolving the RAILSoft system to meet the dynamic needs and requirements of the railway industry.

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Brightline Orlando to Commence Service on 22 September

Brightline has announced that its service to Orlando International Airport (MCO) will officially launch on 22 September 2023.

Job Cuts Expected in Derby Due to Delayed Alstom Orders

Job Cuts Expected in Derby Due to Delayed Alstom Orders

Derby City Council has announced that it is seeking talks with Alstom in response to expected job losses at its Derby factory. 

Network Rail Invests £1 Million in Glasgow’s Rail Infrastructure

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Network Rail has announced that it is investing more than 1 million GBP in improving rail infrastructure around Glasgow, Scotland. 

Revolutionizing Rail Maintenance for 15 Years!

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Amtrak Awards Contracts for Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program

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The European Commission has published its 2023 Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI) package for cross-border rail services. 

Accelerating the Traffic Turnaround Together

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New Traction Substation Built for HS2 Project at Euston

New Traction Substation Built for HS2 Project at Euston

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ZF Presents Track Monitoring for Digital Track Inspection

ZF Presents Track Monitoring for Digital Track Inspection

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Safe Level Crossings – Efficiently Protected!

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NEXCOM Advancing Mobility Systems for Public Transit at APTA

NEXCOM Advancing Mobility Systems for Public Transit at APTA

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AARCPS’ Operational Training Goes from Strength to Strength

AARCPS’ Operational Training Goes from Strength to Strength

AARC Professional Services (AARCPS) has now completed its second operational training course for Amey Infrastructure Wales (AIW). 

Sydney Metro West Launches Autonomous Tunnel Boring Machine

Sydney Metro West Launches Autonomous Tunnel Boring Machine

Australia’s first autonomous tunnel boring machine (TBM) has been launched as part of the Sydney Metro West project. 

Transpennine Route Upgrade to Replace Tracks in Northern England

Transpennine Route Upgrade to Replace Tracks in Northern England

Throughout September and October, the Transpennine Route Upgrade programme will replace tracks in Manchester, Huddersfield, Leeds and York.

Digital Signalling Proved Ready for Passenger Service on Northern City Line

Digital Signalling Proved Ready for Passenger Service on Northern...

Network Rail and Govia Thameslink Railway have demonstrated that digital signalling on the Northern City Line is ready for passenger service. 

New Hitachi Trams to Commence Service in Turin

New Hitachi Trams to Commence Service in Turin

Hitachi Rail has announced that 30 new trams will start service in Turin on 11 September under a contract with Gruppo Torinese Trasporti.

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Passenger Experience and Decarbonisation – The Same Thing?

There were two main topics of conversation at Rolling Stock Networking (RSN): Passenger Experience and Decarbonisation.

Contract for the Supply of a Rail Inspection Vehicle for Berlin

Contract for the Supply of a Rail Inspection Vehicle for Berlin

Goldschmidt will supply a rail inspection vehicle with combined testing, measuring & analysis technology for the Berlin underground.

HS2 Trains Achieve BSI PAS 2080 Carbon Reduction Standard

HS2 Trains Achieve BSI PAS 2080 Carbon Reduction Standard

HS2's high-speed electric trains have become the first in the world to achieve BSI's PAS 2080 carbon reduction standard.

TBM Peggy Breaks Through at Western Sydney Airport Metro Station

TBM Peggy Breaks Through at Western Sydney Airport Metro Station

Tunnel boring machine (TBM) Peggy has broken through at the site of Western Sydney International Airport's metro station.

Zonegreen Protecting Workers at New Metro Depot

Zonegreen Protecting Workers at New Metro Depot

Zonegreen's Depot Personnel Protection System (DPPS) has been installed at the new £70 million Gosforth Metro depot.

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Knorr-Bremse will equip Alstom's high-speed trains for Sweden with a range of technologies, including the latest CubeControl braking system.

MK-SEATS: Modernity, Comfort, Security

MK-SEATS: Modernity, Comfort, Security

MK-SEATS offers design, production, assembly, and maintenance services for a wide range of seats dedicated to various transport sectors.

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The Railway-News Magazine Issue 3 2023 Is Here!

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Icomera presents 5 reasons why transit agencies and onboard systems only need a single source of connectivity.

India: Alstom Delivers First Trainset for Bhopal-Indore Metro Project

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Alstom has delivered the first trainset to Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited for the Bhopal-Indore metro rail project in India.

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Caltrain Energises Its Second Traction Power Substation

Caltrain Energises Its Second Traction Power Substation

Caltrain's Traction Power Substation built by Balfour Beatty in South San Francisco has now been energised with power from PG&E. 

ETCS Level 1 Installed Across 48 Train Stations in Thailand

ETCS Level 1 Installed Across 48 Train Stations in Thailand

Thales and River Engineering have implemented the European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 1 across 48 train stations in Thailand. 

ÖBB to Order Up to 540 Mireo Trains from Siemens Mobility

ÖBB to Order Up to 540 Mireo Trains from Siemens Mobility

ÖBB  has awarded a framework agreement to Siemens Mobility to supply up to 540 single-deck electric multiple-unit trains.

Alstom Opens New Bogie Centre in Kazakhstan

Alstom Opens New Bogie Centre in Kazakhstan

Alstom has inaugurated its first bogie centre in Astana, Kazakhstan following a 15 million EUR investment. 

CRRC to Deliver New EMUs to Chile National Railroad

CRRC to Deliver New EMUs to Chile National Railroad

CRRC has been awarded a contract to supply new EMU railcars to Chile National Railroad (EFE) for use in Melipilla and Batuko.

Ningbo Rail Transit Chooses SKF Technology

Ningbo Rail Transit Chooses SKF Technology

With technology from SKF, Ningbo Rail Transit has extended the service life of critical refurbished bearings on 8 trainset vehicles.

Accelerating the Shift Towards Sustainable Transportation

Accelerating the Shift Towards Sustainable Transportation

ASC Sensors invites you to attend its presentation and visit the ASC team at the 8th Railway Forum, from 6-7 September in ECC Berlin.

SBB to Renovate Hauenstein Base Tunnel

SBB to Renovate Hauenstein Base Tunnel

Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) has announced that it will commence renovation work on the Hauenstein Base Tunnel on 3 September. 

Alstom Consortium to Deliver First Monorail System in the Dominican Republic

Alstom Consortium to Deliver First Monorail System in the Dominic...

Fideicomiso para el Desarrollo del Sistema de Transporte Masivo (FITRAM) has selected a consortium comprised of Alstom and Sofratesa to deliver the Dominican Re...

Railway Interchange 2023

Railway Interchange 2023

NSH USA is exhibiting at the biennial Railway Interchange exhibition and technical conference, which takes place October 1-4, 2023.

RAILSoft: Revolutionizing Intermodal Terminals in Poland

RAILSoft: Revolutionizing Intermodal Terminals in Poland

Petrosoft.pl's RAILSoft is making significant strides in the management of intermodal terminals and container depots.

Siemens Mobility and ÖBB Commission Further ETCS in Austria

Siemens Mobility and ÖBB Commission Further ETCS in Austria

Siemens Mobility and ÖBB have commissioned ETCS Level 2 on a 57-kilometre route between Linz and Vöcklabruck in Austria. 

UK: Northern Unveils Neville Hill Depot Transformation

UK: Northern Unveils Neville Hill Depot Transformation

Northern has revealed before and after images of its 350,000 GBP transformation project at the Neville Hill depot in Leeds. 

California High-Speed Rail Authority Releases RFQ to Purchase First Trainsets

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The California High-Speed Rail Authority has approved the release of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to procure its first trainsets.

Škoda Partners with TATA AutoComp to Target India’s Rail Market

Škoda Partners with TATA AutoComp to Target India’s Rail Ma...

Škoda Group has signed a MoU with TATA AutoComp Systems to focus on supplying manufacturing components for India's railway market.

Siemens Mobility Breaks Ground on Manufacturing Facility in North Carolina

Siemens Mobility Breaks Ground on Manufacturing Facility in North...

Siemens Mobility has broken ground on its new 220 million USD manufacturing and rail services facility in Lexington, North Carolina.

TransLink Unveils New Mark V Vancouver SkyTrain Cars

TransLink Unveils New Mark V Vancouver SkyTrain Cars

TransLink has released initial images of its new Mark V cars, which have been manufactured by Alstom to operate on the Vancouver SkyTrain. 

CK Touchless – Touchless and Tactile Activation

CK Touchless – Touchless and Tactile Activation

The CK Touchless is the first hybrid push button from TSL-ESCHA that features touchless and tactile activation.

What is Rail Fatigue and How to Avoid It

What is Rail Fatigue and How to Avoid It

3Squared discusses the risks of rail fatigue, what causes it and the effects it can have on the transport ecosystem.

Transforming the Rail Industry with AI

Transforming the Rail Industry with AI

ADLINK will be presenting its cutting edge AI solutions at the 8th Railway Forum, taking place 6-7 September 2023, at ECC Berlin.

Alstom to Supply Irish Rail with Smartlock Interlocking and ETCS in Cork

Alstom to Supply Irish Rail with Smartlock Interlocking and ETCS ...

Alstom will provide its Smartlock computer-based interlocking system and ETCS for Irish Rail's Cork Area Commuter Rail (CACR) network. 

Ricardo Supports RSSB To Develop Rail Zero Waste Metrics

Ricardo Supports RSSB To Develop Rail Zero Waste Metrics

Ricardo is working with RSSB to develop a suite of metrics that will help the rail industry measure its progress towards a zero waste goal.

Cable Temperature Sensors

Cable Temperature Sensors

Sensit's range of compact cable sensors can measure temperatures of -200 °C to 100 °C in various hard-to-reach places.

Network Rail to Upgrade River Devon Viaduct in Newark

Network Rail to Upgrade River Devon Viaduct in Newark

Network Rail will commence a major upgrade project on the River Devon Viaduct, which carries the railway over the River Trent in Newark. 

Amtrak Orders 10 Additional Airo Trainsets

Amtrak Orders 10 Additional Airo Trainsets

Amtrak has exercised a contract option to order an additional 10 Airo trainsets to help meet increased demand for passenger rail travel. 

Germany: Alstom and VMS Present Battery-Powered Electric Train in Saxony

Germany: Alstom and VMS Present Battery-Powered Electric Train in...

Alstom and Verkehrsverbund Mittelsachsen (VMS) have presented a battery-powered train for the Chemnitz-Leipzig line in Saxony, Germany. 

Transform Staff Communication with Papagayo

Transform Staff Communication with Papagayo

Papagayo from Mistral Data allows you to effortlessly schedule and target staff messages based on shift times and relevance.

EXPO Ferroviaria 2023

EXPO Ferroviaria 2023

Zoppas Industries is participating in EXPO Ferroviaria 2023, the international exhibition for railway technologies, products, and systems.

Caltrain to Pilot Dual-Powered Electric and Battery-Powered Train

Caltrain to Pilot Dual-Powered Electric and Battery-Powered Train

Caltrain has announced plans to pilot a bi-level dual electric and battery-powered train to help further reduce emissions from its services.

HS2 Completes Streethay Overbridge under South Staffordshire Railway

HS2 Completes Streethay Overbridge under South Staffordshire Rail...

HS2 has completed construction of Streethay Overbridge to enable high-speed trains to travel underneath the South Staffordshire railway. 

Gotthard Base Tunnel to Remain Closed Following Derailment

Gotthard Base Tunnel to Remain Closed Following Derailment

SBB states that the repair of the Gotthard Base Tunnel will take several months following the derailment of a freight train on 10 August.

ROBELHolding Acquires Stake in Chiemgauer Lokalbahn

ROBELHolding Acquires Stake in Chiemgauer Lokalbahn

Robel Holding GmbH (ROH) now holds a 24.7% stake in Chiemgauer Lokalbahn Betriebsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG (CLB).

Satellite Technology as Part of a Hybrid Connectivity Strategy

Satellite Technology as Part of a Hybrid Connectivity Strategy

Icomera examines the role that satellite technology can play in ensuring uninterrupted connectivity for public transportation vehicles.

Railway Interchange 2023, Indiana

Railway Interchange 2023, Indiana

GEOFabrics will be in attendance at Railway Interchange 2023 at the Indiana Convention Centre in Indianapolis, IN, USA.

Track Laying Underway on China-Vietnam High-Speed Railway

Track Laying Underway on China-Vietnam High-Speed Railway

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Rail+Metro Asia Confirms Its First Wave of Speakers

Rail+Metro Asia Confirms Its First Wave of Speakers

Rail+Metro Asia confirms a few of the speakers due to take part in the ASEAN rail industry summit from 19–21 October 2023.

Chicago Transit Authority to Conclude Phase 1 of Forest Park Branch Rebuild

Chicago Transit Authority to Conclude Phase 1 of Forest Park Bran...

Work on the first phase of Chicago Transit Authority's (CTA) Forest Park Branch Rebuild project is set to conclude this weekend. 

116 Digital Signals to Be Switched On in South West London

116 Digital Signals to Be Switched On in South West London

Network Rail is set to switch on 116 newly installed digital signals in south west London and Berkshire from 19 August.

Duos’ Railcar Inspection Portal Now Operational in 13 Locations

Duos’ Railcar Inspection Portal Now Operational in 13 Locat...

Duos Technologies Ltd now has 13 Railcar Inspection Portals (“rip®” or “RIP”) in operation with four major railroads in North America.

RAILSoft System: Revolutionizing the Railway Industry

RAILSoft System: Revolutionizing the Railway Industry

In the rapidly evolving railway industry, Petrosoft.pl's RAILSoft system has emerged as a game-changing solution.

How to Keep Your Technology up to Date Proactively

How to Keep Your Technology up to Date Proactively

Televic GSP offers a more proactive approach to obsolesence and lifecycle management of your train components.

Germany: NWL Signs Agreement to Upgrade Münster-Lünen Line

Germany: NWL Signs Agreement to Upgrade Münster-Lünen Line

NWL has signed an agreement with the federal government, North Rhine-Westphalia and Deutsche Bahn to upgrade the Münster – Lünen rail line. 

ZKL 3000RCs Tested by SNCF Infrapôle LR

ZKL 3000RCs Tested by SNCF Infrapôle LR

Dutch company Dual Inventive has been working with SNCF Réseau for over 10 years on the ZKL 3000RC Track Circuit Operating Device.

Railway Forum 2023 with ASC Sensor Innovation

Railway Forum 2023 with ASC Sensor Innovation

Visit ASC Sensors at Europe’s leading management conference for the rail industry, Railway Forum 2023, September 6-7 in Berlin.

Effective Asset Management of Critical Signalling Power Supplies

Effective Asset Management of Critical Signalling Power Supplies

Viper Innovations’ CableGuardian is becoming the go-to technology for the effective management of signalling power supplies.

Aon Survey Reveals Major Cyber Incidents

Aon Survey Reveals Major Cyber Incidents

Aon plc has published its 2023 Cyber Resilience Report, revealing that a major cyber incident resulted in a 9% decrease in shareholder value.

UK: Refurbishment Work Complete on Southeastern’s First High-Speed Javelin Train

UK: Refurbishment Work Complete on Southeastern’s First Hig...

Hitachi Rail and Eversholt Rail have completed refurbishment work on the first of 29 Southeastern high-speed Javelin trains.

Cando to Develop Battery-Powered Switching Locomotive

Cando to Develop Battery-Powered Switching Locomotive

Cando Rail & Terminals has announced that it is developing a lithium-ion battery-powered switching locomotive for in-yard operations. 

Budapest Public Transit Network Trials Pay&Go Technology

Budapest Public Transit Network Trials Pay&Go Technology

Budapest public transport operator, BKK, has commenced a pilot scheme for an innovative contactless fare payment platform from Switchio.

The Hidden Costs of Collisions (and How They Can be Avoided)

The Hidden Costs of Collisions (and How They Can be Avoided)

Rail Vision has the technology to dramatically lower the impact and number of rail collisions, and by doing so, their many related costs.

Australia: Testing Underway in Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel

Australia: Testing Underway in Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel

The Government of Victoria has confirmed that testing is now underway within Melbourne's new Metro Tunnel. 

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