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Caltrain Celebrates Electrification of 51-Mile Corridor

Caltrain Celebrates Electrification of 51-Mile Corridor

Caltrain, Balfour Beatty and PG&E have celebrated the start of testing across the fully electrified 51-mile Caltrain corridor. 

HS2 Launches Final Northolt Tunnel Boring Machine

HS2 Launches Final Northolt Tunnel Boring Machine

The fourth and final tunnel boring machine (TBM) being used to build the Northolt Tunnel has been launched under London.

PATH Forward to Enhance Rail Network in New Jersey

PATH Forward to Enhance Rail Network in New Jersey

PANYNJ has launched PATH Forward: a two-year programme to provide enhanced services and infrastructure on New Jersey's PATH rail network. 

Frequentis: Order Intake of Half a Billion Euros for the First Time

Frequentis: Order Intake of Half a Billion Euros for the First Ti...

Frequentis has received an order intake of half a billion EUR for the first time in the company's history.

Certifications for Hydrogen Technologies and Fuel Cell & Electrolysis Systems

Certifications for Hydrogen Technologies and Fuel Cell & Elec...

At Hannover Messe from 22 to 26 April 2024, TÜV SÜD will be presenting its H2-Readiness Certification.

Alstom Electric C-Series Train Starts Passenger Service in Perth

Alstom Electric C-Series Train Starts Passenger Service in Perth

The first of Alstom's electric C-series trains has entered passenger service in Perth for the Western Australia Railcar Program.

CN to Test EMD Mainline Hybrid Locomotive from Progress Rail

CN to Test EMD Mainline Hybrid Locomotive from Progress Rail

Canadian National (CN) has purchased a hybrid diesel-battery electric mainline locomotive from Progress Rail to reduce transport emissions.

Alstom to Deliver 35 Additional RER NG Trains to  Île-de-France Mobilités

Alstom to Deliver 35 Additional RER NG Trains to Île-de-France M...

Île-de-France Mobilités has contracted Alstom to supply an additional 35 RER NG trains for Line E in Paris.

Riding into the Future: Texas’ Vision for Passenger Rail

Riding into the Future: Texas’ Vision for Passenger Rail

Icomera explores how Texas is facing a pivotal moment in deciding the future of its transit systems amid a population surge.

Environmental and Sustainability: Condition-Based Maintenance in Rail

Environmental and Sustainability: Condition-Based Maintenance in ...

Televic GSP believes that by reducing waste, optimising resource use, and promoting energy efficiency, CBM is enhancing the reliability of rail systems.

UK: Siemens Mobility to Deliver Signalling and Control Systems for Network Rail

UK: Siemens Mobility to Deliver Signalling and Control Systems fo...

Siemens Mobility has secured first place on Network Rail’s Train Control Systems Framework, which will upgrade Britain's rail network.

Switzerland: LEB Orders 4 Multiple-Unit Trains from Stadler

Switzerland: LEB Orders 4 Multiple-Unit Trains from Stadler

Swiss rail operator, Lausanne-Echallens-Bercher (LEB) has ordered four additional Be 4/8 multiple-unit trains from Stadler. 

Sensit Will Attend Hannover Messe 2024

Sensit Will Attend Hannover Messe 2024

Sensit has announced that it will be attending the Hannover Messe 2024 exhibition from 22 to 26th April in Hannover, Germany.

Belgium: De Lijn, CAF and OTIV Test AI to Enhance Tram Safety

Belgium: De Lijn, CAF and OTIV Test AI to Enhance Tram Safety

Flemish transport operator, De Lijn is collaborating with CAF and OTIV to deploy AI technology to enhance the safety of trams in Belgium. 

Creating a Seamless Digital Passenger Experience Driven By Data

Creating a Seamless Digital Passenger Experience Driven By Data

Nomad Digital believes embracing solutions like MaaS and integrating OBIS into processes can help rail operators push through digitisation.

Siemens Mobility’s Mireo Plus B Battery Hybrid Trains Start Service in Germany

Siemens Mobility’s Mireo Plus B Battery Hybrid Trains Start...

Siemens Mobility's Mireo Plus B battery hybrid trains have begun regular service for SWEG in the Ortenau region of Germany. 

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Stahl Recruiting examines the benefits of diversity and inclusion and the strategies for attracting and retaining talent.

Île-de-France Mobilités Opens T3b Tramway Extension

Île-de-France Mobilités Opens T3b Tramway Extension

On 5 April, Île-de-France Mobilités commenced passenger services on the T3b tramway extension to Porte Dauphine in Paris. 

UK: Network Rail Completes Hope Valley Railway Upgrade

UK: Network Rail Completes Hope Valley Railway Upgrade

Network Rail has completed the 150 million GBP Hope Valley Railway Upgrade project to enhance journeys between Manchester and Sheffield.

Switzerland: Alstom to Service 250 SBB IC2000 Rail Cars

Switzerland: Alstom to Service 250 SBB IC2000 Rail Cars

Alstom has won a service contract to recondition 250 IC2000 rail cars for Swiss Federal Railways (SBB).

LA Metro Completes Tunnelling for D Line Subway Extension

LA Metro Completes Tunnelling for D Line Subway Extension

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) has completed tunnelling for the D Line Subway Extension Project.

Adopting Technology: Critical Concepts and Strategic Foresights

Adopting Technology: Critical Concepts and Strategic Foresights

Transit Asset Management America sat down for an interview with one of the dedicated leaders behind Icomera’s strides in wireless technology.

Amtrak Selects Delivery Partner for Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program

Amtrak Selects Delivery Partner for Frederick Douglass Tunnel Pro...

Amtrak has awarded a 'Delivery Partner' contract to a team comprised of AECOM and Jacobs to support the Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program. 

Upgrades to the Freight Wagon Maintenance Centre in Dobova

Upgrades to the Freight Wagon Maintenance Centre in Dobova

SŽ – VIT recently refurbished its depot for large-scale maintenance and freight wagon overhauls in its workshop in Dobova.

Alstom Delivers New T1 Tram to Île-de-France

Alstom Delivers New T1 Tram to Île-de-France

Alstom has delivered the first new TW20 tram for the T1 tramway line in Île-de-France to complete testing prior to passenger service.

Hitachi Rail Unveils Long-Distance Hybrid Battery Train

Hitachi Rail Unveils Long-Distance Hybrid Battery Train

Hitachi Rail and Trenitalia have unveiled the long-distance version of Europe’s first hybrid battery-powered train.

Texat decor engineering’s Blackout Blinds for Night Trains

Texat decor engineering’s Blackout Blinds for Night Trains

Ensure your passengers sleep well with Texat decor engineering's blackout, cable-guided, double roller blinds for night trains.

Network Rail to Invest £2.8bn in Climate Resilience

Network Rail to Invest £2.8bn in Climate Resilience

Network Rail is investing around 2.8 billion GBP in activities and technology to help cope with extreme weather and climate change. 

Taman Bukit Permai 2, Malaysia – Slope Monitoring

Taman Bukit Permai 2, Malaysia – Slope Monitoring

Senceive's wireless monitoring was used to inform decision-making and safeguard a vulnerable slope after a tragedy in Ampang, Malaysia.

$2.4 Billion in CRISI Grants to Improve US Rail Infrastructure

$2.4 Billion in CRISI Grants to Improve US Rail Infrastructure

The FRA has announced over 2.4 billion USD in Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program grants.

UK Government Advances Development of Northern Powerhouse Rail

UK Government Advances Development of Northern Powerhouse Rail

The UK government has presented the next phase of development for the Northern Powerhouse Rail project between Liverpool and Manchester.

Canada: Metrolinx Awards Service Contract to Siemens Mobility

Canada: Metrolinx Awards Service Contract to Siemens Mobility

Siemens Mobility has been awarded a further service contract from Canadian operator, Metrolinx in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. 

HS2 Celebrates Final Breakthrough for Chiltern Tunnel

HS2 Celebrates Final Breakthrough for Chiltern Tunnel

Tunnel boring machine (TBM) Cecilia has completed the final breakthrough for HS2’s longest tunnel under Chiltern Hills. 

Caltrain Retires Diesel Trains Ahead of Electrified Service Launch

Caltrain Retires Diesel Trains Ahead of Electrified Service Launc...

Caltrain has retired 32 diesel passenger cars ahead of the launch of its new electric fleet in autumn 2024.

Argus Fluidhandling: Air Bung

Argus Fluidhandling: Air Bung

Argus Fluidhandling's Air Bungs fit to the inside of a culvert or pipe to prevent the passage of liquids during construction.

RFQ for Eglinton Crosstown West Extension Stations, Rail and Systems

RFQ for Eglinton Crosstown West Extension Stations, Rail and Syst...

The Ontario government has issued a RFQ for the design and construction of seven stations along the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension (ECWE). 

RailSoft: A Breakthrough in Container Terminal Management

RailSoft: A Breakthrough in Container Terminal Management

The RailSoft VBS module responds to a plethora of challenges, offering solutions tailored to the changing market conditions & expectations of customers.

UK: Network Rail Reviews 5 Years of CP6

UK: Network Rail Reviews 5 Years of CP6

Network Rail has presented a review of Control Period 6 (CP6), which started on 1 April 2019 and is set to end on 31 March 2024. 

‘Aerospace-Grade’ Quartz Sensor Technology Available through ASC

‘Aerospace-Grade’ Quartz Sensor Technology Available through ASC

ASC is broadening its portfolio to include quartz-based accelerometers and digital IMUs manufactured by Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Ltd.

Stadler’s FLIRT H2 Hydrogen Train Sets New Guinness World Record

Stadler’s FLIRT H2 Hydrogen Train Sets New Guinness World R...

Stadler’s hydrogen-powered FLIRT H2 train has earned a new Guinness World Record for travelling 1,741.7 miles without refuelling.

Alstom to Fulfil X-Trafik Maintenance Contract with VR Sverige AB

Alstom to Fulfil X-Trafik Maintenance Contract with VR Sverige AB

Alstom has been awarded a new maintenance contract for a set of nine X-trafik trains in the Gävleborg region of Sweden.

World Passenger Festival Releases Exciting 2024 Agenda

World Passenger Festival Releases Exciting 2024 Agenda

World Passenger Festival has announced that the agenda for the upcoming 2024 event has been officially released.

UK: CrossCountry Unveils Plans to Transform Fleet by May 2025

UK: CrossCountry Unveils Plans to Transform Fleet by May 2025

UK rail operator, CrossCountry has unveiled plans to expand its fleet and transform the customer experience by May 2025.

ÖBB Orders 19 Additional Railjet Trains from Siemens Mobility

ÖBB Orders 19 Additional Railjet Trains from Siemens Mobility

ÖBB has ordered an additional 19 Railjet trains from Siemens Mobility, alongside putting the first new-generation unit into operation. 

FirstGroup Responds to TfN’s Call to End Avanti West Coast Contract

FirstGroup Responds to TfN’s Call to End Avanti West Coast ...

A FirstGroup spokesperson has responded to Transport for the North's motion calling for the termination of Avanti West Coast’s contract.

Fire Suppression for Battery Energy Storage Systems

Fire Suppression for Battery Energy Storage Systems

Stat-X Fire Suppression presents a number of fire suppression systems for battery energy storage systems on rolling stock.

East Midlands Railway Commences £60 Million Refurbishment Project

East Midlands Railway Commences £60 Million Refurbishment Project

East Midlands Railway (EMR) has announced the start of a 60 million GBP refurbishment project for its Connect and Regional fleet.

InnoTrans 2024 Emphasises Focus on Sustainability

InnoTrans 2024 Emphasises Focus on Sustainability

From 24 to 27 September 2024, InnoTrans will take place with a strong emphasis on sustainability, both at the event and in the industry. 

NEXCOM Showcases Full Range of Solutions at NVIDIA GTC

NEXCOM Showcases Full Range of Solutions at NVIDIA GTC

NEXCOM will join the NVIDIA GTC global AI conference, taking place from March 18 to 21 at the San Jose Convention Center in California, USA.

Transport for the North Votes to Terminate Avanti West Coast Contract

Transport for the North Votes to Terminate Avanti West Coast Cont...

Transport for the North has passed a motion to write to the Secretary of State calling for the termination of Avanti West Coast’s contract.

SNCF Réseau Advances Development of FRMCS-5G

SNCF Réseau Advances Development of FRMCS-5G

SNCF Réseau has provided an update on the development of FRMCS-5G through its involvement in prototype projects across Europe.

Amtrak Begins Harrisburg Line Track Renewal Project in Pennsylvania

Amtrak Begins Harrisburg Line Track Renewal Project in Pennsylvan...

Amtrak has begun a 122 million USD track maintenance project to renew the Harrisburg Line in Pennsylvania. 

Petrosoft.pl – A Pivotal Player in the Rail IT Industry

Petrosoft.pl – A Pivotal Player in the Rail IT Industry

For over two decades, Petrosoft has been a bedrock in the IT industry, specialising in advanced solutions for the railway sector.

UK: GWR Commences Fast-Charging Battery-Powered Train Trial

UK: GWR Commences Fast-Charging Battery-Powered Train Trial

Great Western Railway has officially commenced its fast-charging battery-powered train trial on the Greenford branch line.

Testing Milestone Achieved on Sydney Metro City & Southwest Line

Testing Milestone Achieved on Sydney Metro City & Southwest L...

The 45 trains that will operate on the Sydney Metro City & Southwest line have now completed tests between Tallawong and Sydenham. 

Embedded Rail Signalling – A Case for Frauscher Axle Counters

Embedded Rail Signalling – A Case for Frauscher Axle Counte...

Frauscher axle counting systems and wheel sensors can address issues associated with embedded rails, such as electromagnetic interference.

The Sense of a Sensor-Less Railway

The Sense of a Sensor-Less Railway

Sensonic presents a new webinar, exploring a new approach railway monitoring using "Sensor-less wayside sensing".

Siemens Delivers Final ICE 4 Train to Deutsche Bahn

Siemens Delivers Final ICE 4 Train to Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) has announced that its ICE 4 fleet is now complete with the delivery of the 137th train.

Sydney Build: Championing Diversity, Inclusion & Innovation

Sydney Build: Championing Diversity, Inclusion & Innovation

Sydney Build Expo announces groundbreaking initiatives aimed at driving positive change across the industry, including Women in Construction. 

US: Planning and Development Grants Support Intercity Passenger Rail Services

US: Planning and Development Grants Support Intercity Passenger R...

The US Department of Transportation has awarded 900,000 USD to three agencies to enhance intercity passenger rail services.

Netherlands: Qbuzz Orders New Commuter Trains from CAF

Netherlands: Qbuzz Orders New Commuter Trains from CAF

CAF has been awarded a contract to supply 10 commuter trains to Qbuzz, which is part of the FS Group in the Netherlands. 

Jewers Doors at Middle East Rail 2024

Jewers Doors at Middle East Rail 2024

Jewers Doors will be attending Middle East Rail 2024 from 30 April - 1 May 2024 Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

UK: Electric Train Tested between Manchester and Stalybridge

UK: Electric Train Tested between Manchester and Stalybridge

An electric train has completed a test run between Manchester and Stalybridge for the first time as part of the Transpennine Route Upgrade.

Yeltech’s New Bespoke Leasing Programme

Yeltech’s New Bespoke Leasing Programme

Yeltech is thrilled to unveil a brand new bespoke leasing program tailored specifically to meet client needs.

Caltrain Expands Its Electric Train Testing Area

Caltrain Expands Its Electric Train Testing Area

Caltrain has successfully tested its electric trains and overhead wires between Redwood City and Mountain View for the first time.

Senceive: Join Our Upcoming Webinar

Senceive: Join Our Upcoming Webinar

Join Senceive's upcoming webinar on Tuesday 19 March to explore condition monitoring of temperature-related track defects.

A Connection That Exceeds All Expectations!

A Connection That Exceeds All Expectations!

It has been exactly 5 years since Wikov entered into the ownership of Gmeinder Getriebe.

UK: New Train Maintenance Depot to Be Built in Shipley

UK: New Train Maintenance Depot to Be Built in Shipley

UK Rail Minister Huw Merriman has confirmed plans to build a new maintenance facility in Shipley, West Yorkshire.

AECOM Publishes New High-Speed Rail Research

AECOM Publishes New High-Speed Rail Research

AECOM has published a new report outlining the best practices for the successful delivery of high-speed rail systems. 

US: 55 Siemens LRVs Ordered for St. Louis

US: 55 Siemens LRVs Ordered for St. Louis

Siemens Mobility has been selected to deliver 55 S200 high-floor light rail vehicles (LRVs) to Metro Transit in St. Louis. 

Alstom to Host Railway Interior Innovation Summit 2024

Alstom to Host Railway Interior Innovation Summit 2024

RedCabin has announced that the Railway Interior Innovation Summit 2024, taking place in Montreal in April, will be hosted by Alstom. 

Argus Fluidhandling: ALFA Sentry Dams

Argus Fluidhandling: ALFA Sentry Dams

Argus Fluidhandling's ALFA Sentry Dams are made from high quality recyclable materials and are reusable, repairable and sustainable.

Job Done!

Job Done!

MAE. recently installed and commissioned a new wheelset maintenance machine on schedule in São Paolo.

Alstom Plans Open Access Rail Service in England and Wales

Alstom Plans Open Access Rail Service in England and Wales

Alstom and SLC Rail have partnered to deliver a new open access rail service between North Wales, Shropshire, the Midlands and London. 

Flexible Fabric Expansion Joints

Flexible Fabric Expansion Joints

MöllerWerke manufactures high-quality, customised fabric expansion joints that absorb movement and compensate tolerances.

Biden-Harris Administration Proposes $4 Billion for Key Transit Projects

Biden-Harris Administration Proposes $4 Billion for Key Transit P...

The Biden-Harris Administration has announced nearly 4 billion USD in federal support for 14 transit construction projects.

Jewers Supply Swift Bi-folding Doors for Stadler at Gosforth Depot

Jewers Supply Swift Bi-folding Doors for Stadler at Gosforth Depo...

Jewers Doors recently supplied 6 sets of bi-folding doors for Stadler’s new state-of-the-art depot in Gosforth, Newcastle.

France: Alstom to Extend Le Mans Citadis Trams

France: Alstom to Extend Le Mans Citadis Trams

Alstom has been awarded a contract by Le Mans Métropole to extend the length of 34 Citadis trams in Le Mans, France.

China: CRRC Delivers First Train for Rail Transit Ziyang Line

China: CRRC Delivers First Train for Rail Transit Ziyang Line

The first train made by CRRC for the Rail Transit Ziyang Line in China has been delivered.

AI on Track: Your New Sidekick?

AI on Track: Your New Sidekick?

Sensonic discusses the pros & cons of AI implementation within the railway sector, as well as just a few of the capabilities it possesses.

Sweden: EuroMaint Opens Maintenance Centre in Nässjö

Sweden: EuroMaint Opens Maintenance Centre in Nässjö

CAF's Swedish train maintenance company, EuroMaint, has opened a modern 35.000 square-metre maintenance centre in Nässjö. 

ABB to Supply Traction Package for Queensland’s New Trains

ABB to Supply Traction Package for Queensland’s New Trains

ABB has been awarded a 150 million AUD contract to power trains for Australia’s Queensland Train Manufacturing Program (QTMP). 

Why Agencies Must Lead Technology Adoption

Why Agencies Must Lead Technology Adoption

Icomera believes there is a need in the industry for future dialogues between transit professionals, railroad operators, & manufacturers.

Alstom to Supply a Further 103 MF19 Metro Trains in Paris

Alstom to Supply a Further 103 MF19 Metro Trains in Paris

Alstom has received an order to supply an additional 103 MF19 new-generation metro trains for RATP in Paris, France. 

MBS/COBRA Wins the Innovation Award

MBS/COBRA Wins the Innovation Award

ZÖLLNER has announced that its innovative system, MBS/COBRA has won the coveted award for technological excellence and design.

State-of-the-Art Foundry Opened in India By Pandrol Rahee Partnership

State-of-the-Art Foundry Opened in India By Pandrol Rahee Partner...

A new state-of-the-art foundry has been opened in India as part of the ongoing joint venture between Pandrol and the Rahee Group.

Federal Funding to Deliver New Rail Services in Colarado

Federal Funding to Deliver New Rail Services in Colarado

With federal funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, new passenger rail services are set to launch in Colorado. 

Success Story: Anabelle Cormier, Local Business Person of the Year in Pearland

Success Story: Anabelle Cormier, Local Business Person of the Yea...

Alignable has announced that Anabelle Cormier of Stahl Recruiting has been elected as Pearland’s 2024 Business Person Of The Year.

Alstom to Supply 20 Additional Movia C30 Metro Trains for Stockholm

Alstom to Supply 20 Additional Movia C30 Metro Trains for Stockho...

Alstom has been contracted to supply an additional 20 Movia C30 metro trains for SL in Stockholm, Sweden.

Washington Metro to Present New Hitachi 8000 Series Rail Cars

Washington Metro to Present New Hitachi 8000 Series Rail Cars

At a preview event, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is displaying its 8000 series rail cars manufactured by Hitachi Rail. 

Open Access Services from London to Stirling Gain ORR Approval

Open Access Services from London to Stirling Gain ORR Approval

ORR has provided approval for Grand Union Trains to launch an open access rail service between London and Stirling, Scotland from June 2025.

German PTO Deploys Occupancy Solution by NEXCOM & Isarsoft

German PTO Deploys Occupancy Solution by NEXCOM & Isarsoft

A German public transport operator has recently deployed new AI powered occupancy software from NEXCOM & Isarsoft into its transit ecosystem.

NEW – EAO’s Seat Reservation System of the Latest Generation

NEW – EAO’s Seat Reservation System of the Latest Generation

EAO Group has unveiled its brand new product – A Seat Reservation System of the latest generation.

Brightline to Open New Rail Station in Stuart, Florida

Brightline to Open New Rail Station in Stuart, Florida

Brightline has announced plans to open a new intercity rail station in the City of Stuart in Martin County, Florida. 

Australia’s Largest Construction and Design Show Returns to ICC Sydney in May

Australia’s Largest Construction and Design Show Returns to ICC S...

Sydney Build is set for its biggest edition yet, with 15 conference stages, 500+ exhibitors and key speakers from across the industry.

Streamlining Freight Operations

Streamlining Freight Operations

Petrosoft.pl believes the ongoing integration of innovative tools & solutions promises to keep Britain at the forefront of railway logistics.

CCS Achieves ISO 9001 Certification

CCS Achieves ISO 9001 Certification

We are delighted to announce that Complete Composite Systems has been awarded ISO 9001 accreditation.

Handrail Light for Rail Vehicles

Handrail Light for Rail Vehicles

TSL-ESCHA has introduced two versions of handrail lighting specifically designed for rail vehicles: the HL22 and HL18.

UK to Net Zero Requires 30% Increase in Rail Travel, Trainline Reports

UK to Net Zero Requires 30% Increase in Rail Travel, Trainline Re...

Trainline has published a new report declaring that a 30% increase in rail travel is required by 2035 for the UK to meet its net zero goals.

AECOM to Provide Design Services for Toronto’s Ontario Line

AECOM to Provide Design Services for Toronto’s Ontario Line

AECOM has been selected to provide design services for the Ontario Line’s Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations (PTUS) package. 

Contact AECOM to Provide Design Services for Toronto’s Ontario Line

Use the form opposite to get in touch with AECOM to Provide Design Services for Toronto’s Ontario Line directly to discuss any requirements you might have.








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