The two-year FinEst Link Project examined the economic and technical feasibility, impacts and costs of a railway tunnel between Helsinki and Tallinn. The results of the feasibility study, published in February 2018, are presented in the video.
The FinEst Link Project was led by Helsinki–Uusimaa Regional Council in partnership with the Cities of Helsinki and Tallinn, Union of Harju County Municipalities, Finnish Transport Agency and the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications. The project received co-funding from the EU’s Interreg Central Baltic programme. Read more about FinEst Link here.
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Siemens Mobility and Tisséo have doubled capacity on Line A of Toulouse metro by lengthening the rolling stock from 2 to 4 cars per train.
DB Cargo is purchasing 50 Toshiba hybrid locomotives to reduce its carbon footprint. They will save 1 million litres of diesel per year.
Premier Mark McGowan and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti unveiled the design of the new Australind railcar at Burnaby station.
On April 1 – 3, 2020, the International Railway Forum and Conference IRFC 2020 will be held in Prague, Czech Republic for the seventh time.
IGW plant in Suzhou is very honoured to be awarded the title of "Outstanding Supplier of 2018" by CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co., Ltd. (ZELC).
PowerRail has announced the recent appointment of Bob Harvilla, Vice President of Sales, to the PowerRail Board of Directors.
CZ Loko is continuing is modernisation works to upgrade the old GE Transportation C30 locomotives into C30-M units for Estonia.
Lantal was commissioned to manufacture the seat covers for the new Alstom Citadis LRV trams which will run on the Paris T9 line.
Deutsche Bahn will feed solar power directly into its traction power network with a new solar park measuring 70 football pitches in size.
ELeather are evolving leather to become a more responsible, desirable and performance-driven material – engineered leather.
The Bombardier joint venture BST has won a maintenance contract for 656 high-speed train cars in China, to be completed by the end of 2020.
The Railway-News Industry Insider for week 3 of 2020: all the important news in brief from electrification to HS2 and Vivarail battery tests.
Construction has started on the metro control centre and depot at Taff's Well for Transport for Wales. The depot will service new tram-trains.
Vivarail has put its Class 230 through battery tests during which the train reliably and successfully travelled 40 miles many times.
The first fully modernised OEBB double-decker is now running on the Franz-Josefs-Bahn in Austria in its new Cityjet look.
Six rail associations have signed a charter on digital automatic coupling for freight wagons across Europe to push forward the shift to rail.
Schaltbau Machine Electrics have recently invested in a new optical measuring system to improve productivity and quality.
Palfinger developed wheelchair lifts for the modernization of DB regional trains. In total 70 vehicles will have Trainlifts installed.
HS2 has been heavily criticised by environmental organisations. Railway-News believes this is short-sighted and needs addressing.
PKP has conducted 200km/h tests on the Warsaw-Gdansk line using a Pendolino equipped with ERTMS / ETCS Level 2 on 11-12 January.
The 2020 Railway Forum is the first of its kind for the Kingdom’s flourishing railway sector and will be held in Riyadh on January 28 and 29.
Management Change at Robel Business Unit Service & Support. Karl Oberreiter follows Richard Strauss as Director of Business Unit.
Deutsche Bahn and the United Kingdom are both to be official partners to the Greentech Festival, which will be held in Berlin 19–21 June.
Balfour Beatty has completed the electrification of 77km of track between Bristol and Cardiff. The first electrified service ran on 6 Jan.
Handheld Group announced that its popular handheld, the Nautiz X6, is certified to operate on three different Canadian cellular carriers.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 2 2020: Alstom-Avanti West Coast Pendolino contract & Stadler's first maintenance contract in US.
Siemens has unveiled plans for a new innovation centre at the Goole 36 enterprise zone. The planning application has been submitted.
The South Wales Metro project has received a boost today with the new infrastructure hub in Treforest opening.
The 56 Alstom Pendolino trains operating on the West Coast Mainline are to be fully refurbished. Alstom will also maintain them until 2026.
WINDHOFF Schweiz GmbH certified its company and quality management system according to DIN EN ISO 9001-2015.
Stadler has won its first US maintenance contract: Stadler will maintain 8 FLIRT trains and the Silver Line depot for DART for 15 years.
From Monday, OEBB will run its Cityjet Eco battery-electric prototype train in the Greater Vienna area for 2 months to gain further insights.
The new headquarters of AO HAKEL in Russia in Gorelov is starting to get its shape. The completion of the construction is set for October 2020
Hungary: MAV-START has placed an order for 21 KISS double-decker EMUs to be delivered by 2022. This completes a framework agreement from 2017.
Alstom has won two components contracts in China, supply traction systems to Xian and traction systems and bogies to Dujiangyan.
Stadler has won a contract with HEAG mobilo GmbH for the supply of 14 ST15 trams. The contract, also inclues an option for up to 30 more.
The Railway-News Industry Insider Week 1 2020: getting back into the new year and new decade with 4 rail news stories from the past week.
Deutsche Bahn renewed 900 railway bridges between 2015 and 2019 and says it will add another 2000 to its renewal programme by the end of 2029.
Bombardier has renewed a contract with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to operate and maintain the AirTrain JFK system.
Digitalisation has changed the way we think and move – and public transport must harness its potential to better serve the needs of customers.
Unipart Rail won the ‘Excellence in People Development’ Award at the at Doncaster Business Awards, run by Doncaster Chamber of Commerce.
Alstom has delivered the first of 30 Prima M4 locomotives to Morocco's national rail operator ONCF. ONCF placed the order in 2018.
Sika has began operations at its 3rd plant in Indonesia which aligns local production capacities with the high demand for building materials.
Bombardier Transportation's JV BST has won a contract to supply China Railway with 160 CR400AF high-speed train cars by mid-2020.
Talgo UK is pleased that the planning application allowing the company to establish a manufacturing base in Longannet has been successful.
Etihad Rail has awarded a tender for construction package D, 145km of railway line, including 15 tunnels and 35 bridges.
Alstom has won its first contract in Bulgaria. Bulgarian state railways BDZ has awarded Alstom a maintenance contract for 46 multiple units.
Daktronics of Brookings, South Dakota, announces the DB-6500, the latest addition to their DB-6000 LED digital billboard series.
Skoda has won a contract with Stadtwerke Bonn for the supply of trams. Each tram measures 30m in length and can accmmodate 180 passengers.
Sheffield-based Mechan has delivered a 130-tonne bespoke traverser and set of 12 lifting jacks to the Network Rail facility.
WINDHOFF presented the rail grinding vehicle SF50 for various public transport companies from Germany on 5 December 2019.
Bombardier has signed a three-year services contract with FirstGroup and Trenitalia for their new JV, the Avanti West Coast franchise.
The new L2 light rail line has opened in Sydney, connecting Circular Quay with Randwick over 12km and 14 stations 7 days a week.
Deutsche Bahn says it will invest €12 billion into new trains over the next six years. This includes regional and long-distance rail.
Zonegreen has upgraded its DPPS technology at a second Siemens UK depot, as part of a major midlife overhaul programme for the operator.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 50 – featuring all the rail news from 9–13 December. Alstom wins C-Series METROLINK contract in WA.
Network Rail has approved Bender’s Tier 3 RS4 which makes it simple for new devices and upgrades to be procured...
On the 11th of December 2019, Cisco unveiled further details behind its technology strategy for building a new internet.
The Franco-Swiss railway line CEVA opens: first services began on 12 December with full passenger operations commencing on 15 December.
IsoGlaze is the first of its type on the market - a high-performance winter de-icer designed specifically for the rail industry.
Bombardier has signed a contract with the ROSCO Transitio AB in Sweden for the heavy maintenance and refurbishment of 59 REGINA EMUs.
Following von der Leyen's speech on the EU Green Deal in the European Parliament, the rail industry has voiced its support.
Alstom has started manufacturing the trains for Line 3 of Mumbai's metro network at its Indian SriCity facility in Andhra Pradesh.
After services began on Doha's phase 1 red line and gold line earlier this year, the metro network now has a full red line and green line.
Transfesa Logistics has wrapped one of its locomotives with the #TimetoAct message and will deliver this message across Spain.
Bombardier has revealed a new test centre at its site in Bautzen, Germany, that will be its serial production centre of competence.
Polarteknik Oy and Cyber Test Lab made an agreement to collaborate in the areas of cybersecurity testing, research and development.
Alstom will provide Angers Loire metropole with 20 Citadis trams for service from 2022, costing a total of almost 55 million euros.
The two WINDHOFF catenary and assembly vehicles delivered to the Rhaetian Railway in 1993 will be upgraded with new retrofit measures.
Alstom and the Public Transport Authority of Western Australia have signed a contract for 43 trains for Perth. Delivery will begin in 2022.
A consortium of Bombardier joint ventures in China has won a contract to upgrade the automated people mover system at Beijing Airport.
Four colleagues from Sheffield-based rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, are preparing for a charity fundraiser next year.
Handheld Group, a leading supplier of rugged mobile computers, has released the MaxGo Manager, a Mobile Device Management software solution.
Harsco's Environmental division has joined ResponsibleSteel™, the world’s first sustainability standard for the steel industry.
Bender UK was awarded Best Customer Service Excellence at the 2019 In Cumbria Business Awards, which recognises the county’s best companies.
British Steel received a pledge from REIDsteel, the leading international structural steel firm, to make British Steel its primary supplier.
Adif says it wants to reduce its carbon footprint by 86 percent by 2030, taking into account its plans to purchase green electricity.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 49 – all the important news 2–6 December: COP25 takes place in Madrid, new rolling stock contracts.
Mirage's Induction Rail Welding equipment was in the spotlight at AusRAIL 2019 showcasing the benefits to the Australian Rail Infrastructure.
Bombardier Vado Ligure site celebrates the production of the 2000th locomotive. It has manufactured 1000 since 1994, averaging 40 per year.
Frauscher has transferred its Fibre Optic Sensing (FOS) activities to a separate company – and relaunched the entire corporate brand.
Rail Baltica has revealed the first visualisations of elements of the infrastructure for the new high-speed line, such as regional stations.
Alstom's Avelia AGVs have hit a milestone of 100 million kilometres travelled across the high-speed Italian network for operator NTV..
Hitachi is to build 23 new intercity trains for the new Avanti West Coast franchise which First Trenitalia will begin operating on 8 December.
Unipart Rail and Instrumentel are sponsoring the Rolling Stock Maintenance Europe 2019 which is taking place on the 4th and 5th December.
All 22 metro train the Siemens Mobility consortium delivered for the Green Line of the Bangkok metro are now in passenger service.
The climate change conference COP25 is under way in Madrid. Transport is a major polluter and a shift to rail is vital for our future.
Alstom's first Citadis X05 tram for the Île-de-France T9 line was inaugurated in Orly on 3 December. Alstom will supply 22 trams in total.
The UK's Railway Industry Association's Exports Director Neil Walker on the UK and Australasian rail industries.
Stephanie Salter, Director at the Transport Digital Accelerator for TfNSW explains how the accelerator has already had a positive effect.
Two of the authors of McKinsey's 2019 report "Australia's Infrastructure Innovation Imperative" talk to Railway-News about their findings.
Alstom and FERROVIENORD have signed a contract for 31 Coradia Stream EMUs for the Lombardy Region. Delivery will commence in 2022.
Nomad Digital is delighted to launch its new Trackside Radio Networks solutions, available now for mainland rail and metro.
The rail safety specialist, Zonegreen, installed it's DPPS technology at a second train maintenance facility in Australia.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 48 with the top news and comment pieces for the rail sector, including from AusRAIL sponsor Bombardier.
The Alstom-Bombardier consoritum have won a contract with Île-de-France Mobilités for 44 four and five-car metro trains for Paris.
Construction of the standard-gauge high-speed line connecting the Baltics to Poland and Finland, began in Estonia on 28 November 2019.
The Australian and Queensland governments have signed a bilateral agreement that is a major step forward for teh 1700km Inland Rail project.
Desiree Baer is to be the new CEO of SBB Cargo, starting in March 2020. Her appointment will be preceded by a one-month introductory period.
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