The MTA Genius Transit Challenge is an international competition seeking innovative solutions to modernize and improve the reliability of the New York City subway system. On Friday, March 9, 2018, the winners were announced.
CRRC, the largest train car producer in the world, is proposing a $50 million initial investment to co-develop with MTA the NYCT subway car of the future. Technology is improving at a rapid pace, thus CRRC proposes that cars should have a shorter lifecycle to quickly adapt to new technology. In addition, they have proposed exploring new materials, such as carbon fiber, to create these modernized vehicles. These cars would be built in the United States. Once the design is complete, MTA will have a specification that can be used to procure new cars on a significantly faster timeline than is currently possible at MTA.
The Judges selected this proposal for an award because CRRC’s commitment to partner with MTA supports modern train control combined with the high potential for significant cost savings and an enhanced rider experience. MTA will be creating a joint working group with CRRC to explore design options.
State aid: the European Commission has approved Austrian measures to support passenger and rail freight affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Talgo has unveiled its plans to get into the hydrogen train market, with the Talgo Vittal-One, named in honour of hydrogen's atomic number.
HS2 and the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) will work together on utility diversions in readiness of the metro eastside extension.
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nVent, a global leader in electrical connection and protection solutions, has introduced a redesigned SCHROFF website.
It’s crucial the rail industry plugs the widening STEM learning skills gap if it is to meet the transportation needs of the future.
Nextsense, measurement expert for the rail industry, has developed the CALIPRI Track Geometry Gauge – an add-on to their well-known systems.
BIOforte introduces COAT-IT for EASY-TO-CLEAN and EASY-TO-DISINFECT metal surfaces. Increase the safety for you, your clients and staff.
Our LLEPM (low-location exit path markings) products are manufactured using the highest quality materials in terms of durability and safety.
Railtex 2021, which was to be held jointly with Infrarail in May 2021, has been postponed to 7–9 September because of COVID-19.
Alstom and Kiepe Electric have won a contract with the Cologne Public Transport Authority (KVB) for 64 low-floor Citadis trams.
Introducing the new 1500 VDC flat-battery start unit, offering remarkable power density, reliability and surge robustness.
Korita Aviation's aluminium drawers for airline and rail catering operations are designed for strength and durability!
Pandrol and Connys Entreprenad have developed a new model of the Sleeper Grip SG60, designed for fast and safe handling of sleepers and rail.
The FRA has published its third quarter 2020 update on the implementation of positive train control on the mandated route miles.
Nomad Digital recently attended World Passenger Festival. Across the three-day event, Nomad were involved in 3 key sessions.
Reearch by City & Guilds and the National Skills Academy for Rail says the rail industry will face a critical skills shortage by 2025.
Autonomous inspection, AI and big-data offer opportunities for planning efficiency and significant maintenance cost savings for rail.
Nomad Digital explains the evolution of WiFi, from connecting the Hawaiian islands to becoming an integral part of people’s daily lives.
The more people use rail and metro systems, the greater the need for robust and reliable railway communications becomes.
Bombardier has announced it is opening an engineering academy in Cairo, Egypt, to train engineers for its monorail project in the capital.
Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility launch the H2goesRail partnership to trial a hydrogen train (Mireo Plus H) and refuelling infrastructure.
Case Study: Alstom carries out testing using sensors from ASC to ensure both safety and comfort in rail transport.
Network Rail has announced major works at Euston for the construction of the HS2 terminus and on the West Coast Main Line in 2021.
Bombardier's BST joint venture in China has won a contract to supply 14 CR300AF high-speed electric multiple units. Delivery by January 2021.
Railway-News spoke with Camira, transport textile experts for over 200 Years, to get their perspective on the post-pandemic rail landscape.
Robel introduces the ROMITAMP 2.0, an advanced version of the lightweight agile mini tamper to complement its larger tamping fleet.
Following the funding agreement reached between TfL and goverment, consultancy work on Crossrail 2 will end, safeguarding will continue.
Deutsche Bahn has become a member of the US High Speed Rail Association, which aims to promote support for high-speed rail in America.
CFL cargo has signed a contract with Bombardier Transportation for 10 TRAXX multi-system locomotives, which run on AC and DC, plus last mile.
IGW is extending its global manufacturing footprint with excitement all around India, especially in their local Indian plant in Pune.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson's 10-Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution aims at incentivising driving and doesn't mention rail.
Amtrak, SEPTA and PennDOT have received 15.9m USD in grant funding from the FRA to upgrade signalling equipment on the Harrisburg Line.
Stäubli electrical connections for high-power transmission in train applications, electrification of railway lines and data & signal transmission.
The University of Leeds has entered into a research collaboration worth 1 million GBP with the West Coast Parnership, which will operate HS2.
Concrete Express: Blend Plants is ideal for the rail works sector – delivering multi-functionality, compactness and guaranteed results.
Alstom will supply an additional 13 Citadis Dualis tram-trains for the Île-de-France region. These are an option from a 2007 contract.
Deutsche Bahn selected Oceanic - Camira's first recycled polyester to include plastic ocean waste - to upholster the site's chairs and sofas.
We are specialised in manufacturing galley insert equipment. Our containers are seen in aircraft and rail galleys all over the world.
USHSR has published a 5-point plan for developing high-speed rail in the US, starting with a new High Speed Rail Development Authority.
Hong Kong's MTR Corporation has announced that the first new Phase 5 light rail vehicles will start carrying passengers on 17 November 2020.
British Steel is enhancing its range of rail products and services by embarking on an R&D programme with the University of Sheffield.
Cummins to open new fuel cell systems production facility in Germany, strengthening its commitment to hydrogen in Europe.
Project Connect was on the ballot for voters as they went to the polls on 3 November 2020 and they voted in favour of light rail in Austin.
The American Public Transportation Association says all commuter railroads in the United States are on track to meet the 2020 PTC deadline.
The European Parliament and Council have reached a provisional agreement on making 2021 the European Year of Rail.
Alstom has completed the first phase of the Lusail light rail project in Qatar. It will run 28 low-floor Citadis X05 trams.
Although hydrogen and fuel cell technology can play its part in the rail sector, it will not decarbonise transport. It is a fringe component.
Midlands Voices report by the High Speed Rail Group says the eastern leg of HS2 up to Leeds is crucial for levelling up the country.
Presto Geosystems GEOWEB® 3D Soil Confinement System stabilises soft subgrade and reduces cross-section for heavy loads at port facility.
9 new VLocity trains have entered service on Victoria's regional rail network. In total Victoria has ordered 18 new three-car VLocity trains.
Alstom gives an update on its acquisition on Bombardier Transportation in its H2 2020 financial results, including a timetable of events.
In a recent global hygiene study, Dyson looked at how attitudes towards the washroom and hand hygiene have changed since COVID-19 started.
The second section of the Dawlish sea wall is being built using the 'Wavewalker', a floating barge that can withstand high tidal ranges.
Korita Aviation is exhibiting at the World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo (WTCE) in Hamburg from 31 August to 2 September 2021.
Unipart Rail has become a signatory to the RIA Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Charter, which was launched on 6th November 2020.
Siemens Mobility has unveiled its Mireo Smart EMU. Based on its more bespoke Mireo platform, this is a cost-effective, easy alternative.
Alstom's SriCity factory in India, which opened in September 2012, has reached the milestone of having manufactured 500 metro cars.
3Squared named as joint winners of the Railway Industry Association’s (RIA) SME Growth Award alongside fellow nominee Motion Rail.
Camira answer questions from operators, manufacturers & users on effective ways to keep safe whilst moving forward in the ‘new normal’.
The Siemens Mobility Vectron Dual Mode locomotive has received its operating approval from the German Federal Railway Authority (EBA).
Experience solutions, take part in discussions, ask questions, give ratings - all this and much more was possible on PALFINGER’s World Tour.
Deutsche Bahn updated its vegetation management programme in 2018, investing more money and personnel and cutting storm damage by 25 percent.
Network Rail approves Viper Innovations CableGuardian® for AC electrified routes making the system fully approved across Network Rail regions.
The United States has a new president-elect, Joe Biden. But why is he called 'Amtrak Joe'? And what has he said about the importance of rail?
Issue 4 of 2020 of the Railway-News magazine, with features including Hydrogen Is a Distraction and the digital InnoTrans Convention.
Athens has procured 20 four-car Metropolis trains as well as Alstom's CBTC signalling solution for its new metro line, Line 4.
Casa Transport has ordered 66 Alstom Citadis X05 trams for the Casablanca's tramway. The contract includes an option for 22 further units.
Did you know that we can supply disposable face masks with CE Mark? We can! We can also fulfil large quantity orders!
Unipart has acquired 100% of the share capital of Comms Design Ltd, a company specialising in electronic products, primarily for the rail industry.
Leeds University enters into a 10m GBP agreement with the REAL Alliance to research the electrical power supply on the East Coast Main Line.
Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail awarded Cubic a contract to provide ongoing enhancements to modernise their ticketing system.
The tunnel boring machines that will excavate the HS2 Chiltern tunnel will be equipped with robotic arms to help with the concrete segments.
The European Commission has chosen the FCH2RAIL project to explore hydrogen fuel cells for rail vehicles, using Horizon 2020 funding.
Bombardier has launched a new digital subscription-based predictive maintenance service for railway assets called EBI Sense.
A new UKRRIN research centre specialising in digital railways systems has opened at the University of Birmingham.
Joe Ferguson, NCSC Certified Cyber Practitioner and Senior Information Risk Analyst, on why ransomware is a major danger to the rail industry.
Bucharest's metro operator has ordered an initial 13 Alstom Metropolis trains, with an option for a further 17 units, to run on Line 5.
Pandrol has been praised by the Australian deputy prime minister for its part in the delivery of the Australian Inland Rail project.
Eurotunnel has launched its 'Eurotunnel Border Pass' to help mitigate the impact of Brexit on cross-border freight operations.
TfL has reached a deal with the UK government over funding for the next six months following collapsed revenues due to the coronavirus crisis.
Korita Aviation has a number of trolley options that can be selected to customise rail catering trolleys for ease in service delivery.
A can-do attitude at Sheffield-based Mechan has helped keep the rail industry on track during the coronavirus pandemic.
Network Rail will reopen the railway line between Aberdeen and Dundee which has been closed since August following the Stonehaven derailment.
The new Masats RF2 ramp will be installed on the new streetcars for the Amsterdam public transport company, GVB. CAF will manufacture the trams.
Hitachi will deliver 28 six-car monorail vehicles as well as the signalling systems and other equipment for line 3 of the Panama Metro.
The digital automatic coupling project under the consortium DAC4EU has entered the test phase after 4 different prototypes were installed.
SNCF Réseau's ARGOS parternship is moving from the research to the development phase with Thales, Alstom and Hitachi as industry partners.
Zonegreen has reached a major milestone in its 12-year history: the 2,000th order of its depot safety equipment.
Bombardier's bogie competence centre in Siegen, Germany has overhauled 10,000 bogies for more than 70 customers since opening in 2003.
Deutsche Bahn has completed the migration of all of its IT to the cloud, a project begun in 2016 and completed two years ahead of schedule.
eCon Engineering performed the strength analysis of a motor bogie and supported the design team with different simulation solutions.
ENSCO has partnered with the Department of Transportation to identify and evaluate public safety awareness technologies.
Handheld Group has announced the recent move of its headquarters in Sweden to accommodate current and future growth.
Digital technologies: 3Squared are at the forefront of delivering innovative products as we move towards a digital railway.
Bombardier has delivered its 800th MOVIA metro car for the Delhi Metro. The remaining 16 units will be delivered by the end of 2020.
Times Microwave Systems introduces Field Installable Termination Systems, FITS™ ─ a new line of its LLSB™ cables, connectors and tools.
Astronics Test Systems Awarded Contract by Stadler Rail US to Support New Subway Cars for Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority.
HS2 Ltd has published the updated designs for the Canterbury Works vent shaft headhouse, which will sit above the Euston tunnel in London.
The ground-breaking ceremony for Germany's second hydrogen refuelling station for passenger trains has taken place in Hesse.
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