Earlier this month, the first passenger train crossed the Ordsall Chord. Years of hard work were realised as the Northern train travelled over the world’s first asymmetrical rail bridge. Rail Minister Paul Maynard alongside representatives from Network Rail, Northern, TfGM, Transport for the North and contractors travelled on the second train and took the six minute journey from Manchester Victoria to Oxford Road. The chord will connect Manchester’s three main stations as well as create new direct links from the north to Manchester Airport.
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DAMM is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Riesen as Senior Solutions Manager. Simon has worked with TETRA solutions for 20 years.
ERFA and UIP call for European Union state aid measures to be implemented for infrastructure mangagers in response to the coronavirus crisis.
A Swiss freight train derailed in Germany on Thursday evening killing the driver after a piece of a bridge fell on the tracks.
Line 3 of the Sydney light rail network opened on 3 April 2020, connecting Circular Quay to Kingsford to the south.
Network Rail says it is moving to immediate payments for its suppliers to avoid cashflow issues and keep the supply chain strong.
The first freight train has left Wuhan for Germany since the coronavirus outbreak. Carrying PPE and medical masks, it will arrive 12 April.
FirstClass Safety & Control is delighted to have been accredited to the new ISO45001 accreditation for its Health and Safety management.
Network Rail wants retired signallers to return to the industry in the Eastern Region and Scotland to help during the coronavirus pandemic.
Alstom to equip 77 regional trains operating in Sweden and Denmark with its Atlas ERTMS Level 2 solution ready for passenger service in 2023.
Getting rolling stock back on the track is an accurate and time-consuming process. Holmatro supply a faster and lighter Re-railing System.
WiFi SPARK has worked with long term customer Chiltern Railways, part of the Arriva Group, to deliver a number of new features.
Zonegreen is expanding its rail safety presence in the Republic of Ireland, after installing a new warning system at Dublin’s Fairview Depot.
Coronavirus: after 2 months under lockdown the authorities in Wuhan loosened restrictions at the weekend, allowing metro services to resume.
The Department for Transport (DfT) in the United Kingdom has signed agreements with Govia and FirstGroup who own GWR and Southeastern.
Hessische Landesbahn in Germany has ordered 30 Alstom Coradia Lint 41 diesel multiple units, which are to enter passenger service in 2022.
SNCF has ordered an additional 19 Bombardier Regio 2N double-decker electric multiple units for the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.
Efficient and economical cleaning of new railway parts and components with BvL. New parts reliably cleaned in all variants.
BvL offers a variety of solutions for railway parts cleaning during maintenance and quality testing for transport companies.
The German rail industry and associations have published a charter outlining their commitment to working to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
In addition to wheelset cleaning, BvL also offers other processing technologies, e.g. with high pressure for other railway components.
Mack Brooks Exhibitions has announced the postponement of Infrarail, the UK’s leading showcase of railway infrastructure.
Demand for rail freight services are increasing during the coronavirus pandemic as the reliable, safe delivery of key supplies is paramount.
Now more than ever we need a little colour in our lives. At ELeather we’re hoping to do just that with our new collection – Tactile Neutrals.
TMH subsidiary Metrowagonmash has won a contract option with Sofia Metro for the refurbishment of 40 metro cars, type 81-717.4/714.4.
Allianz pro Schiene says the rail industry is providing stability during the coronavirus pandemic, both in the passenger and freight sectors.
Lifting rail vehicles from the track and putting them back after maintenance work. Holmatro supply a fast, light and safe Re-railing System.
Network Rail is continuing to conduct vital repair works during the coronavirus pandemic to ensure that goods and key workers keep moving.
nVent SCHROFF would like to invite you to download this informational webinar: enclosures for next-generation railway systems.
On 16 October 2019, Dyson launched the Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer, the fastest most energy efficient HEPA-filtered hand dryer.
Critical Communications World 2020 has been rescheduled to 3rd – 5th November due to the current circumstances around COVID-19.
Eurostar is now running with Sqills S3 Passenger as the beating heart of their seat reservation, ticket sales, and inventory management.
Astronics Corporation announced the Freedom R8200 Communications System Analyzer, a next-generation land mobile radio (LMR).
Network Rail has chosen Siemens and Atkins to help deliver the East Coast Digital Railway programme between London and Peterborough.
Stadler has won one of the biggest delivery contracts ever in Europe with Berlin's BVG. Stadler will deliver up to 1500 metro cars.
California: Metrolink receives in excess of 10 million USD in grant funding from the US Department of Transportation under the CRISI program.
The UK government says it will temporarily supsend franchise agreements and let TOCs run services for a management fee because of Covid-19.
Today’s train-to-ground data needs are predominantly met by cellular services, albeit with varying levels of data throughput.
The ROREXS rail exchange system from Robel is one of the world’s leading machines for the delivery and collection of long welded rails.
UWC has received an order for 200 hopper cars to transport mineral fertiliser from chemical company TOAZ. It will ship the order by May 2020.
CommScope provides solutions designed and built to meet the communication challenges specific to railways around the world.
Norwegian rail infrastructure manager Bane NOR cancels competitive bidding for the Kleverud-Sørli project in light of the coronavirus.
Holmatro supplied a lightweight and fast low-floor tram lifting system that was connected to existing equipment on a fire truck.
TRYON safety glasses are available in four lens options: clear, smoke, CSP and blue flash, for the ultimate protection in any environment.
Based on their customer's ever growing requests SENSIT would like to present to you their new KTSZ4H temperature switch for railway vehicles.
CRRC dispatches second batch of 3 DMUs to Angola, folloiwng the dispatch of the first shipment on 10 February. One more is outstanding.
With its IRIS rev3.1 certification, Robel is so far the only railway maintenance machine company to meet the requirements defined by UNIFE.
Goldschmidt, the global market leader for products and services for railway infrastructure is presenting its new brand today.
Anu Tuominen on the mobility culture of the future in the context of the European Green Deal, which is to make Europe carbon-neutral by 2050.
As a result of the increasing spread of the coronavirus pandemic, more and more restrictions are being put in place on international travel.
Rail Live! Madrid, which was to be held 31 March – 2 April will now take place on the new dates of 30 November – 2 December 2020.
Unipart Rail have sourced mobile hand sanitising units in response to demand from customers - ideal for stations, depots, warehouses, etc.
AUWEKO provided 700 units of the 3-compartment stainless steel waste and recycling bins from its TEMPTATION series for the line's stations.
In July 2020 EU Exchange and Settlement of Energy Solutions will become mandatory. One system that is aready operational is Erex by Eress.
Government orders in Czech Republic and Slovakia mean there are no more international passenger rail services because of coronavirus.
The European Commission has proposed that 2021 be the European Year of Rail to highlight rail's contribution to achieving the Green Deal.
Nomad Digital Limited have won a multi-million-pound contract to execute their Nomad Connect WiFi solution in Denmark and Sweden.
The budget: some money for rail, a reaffirmation of HS2, the Leeds-Manchester link, but also funding for 4000 miles of new road.
SBB has stopped running EuroCity rail services from Switzerland into Italy. It runs services from Geneva and Zurich to Milan and Venice.
Frauscher UK became part of a very special project at The Dean Forest Railway. There, historical meets state-of-the-art technology.
Sheffield rail safety specialist, Zonegreen, is equipping Norwich’s Crown Point depot with its latest personnel protection technology.
Harsco Rail has been awarded a three-year (with an optional two-year extension) mobile maintenance train service contract by Network Rail.
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn and Stadler have signed a contract for 12 multiple units with a plan to place a further order for 15 multiple units.
Passenger rail services between Austria and Italy have been suspended until further notice as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Because your vision is our priority, Bollé Safety expands its range with XTRA. These prescription safety glasses offer 180°all-around vision.
The Future of Construction: Intelligent System Solutions by ZF – Efficient, Clean, Safe and Connected. CONEXPO 2020.
Canadian construction company Graham has engaged Unipart Rail to support a level crossing upgrade project for the City of Edmonton, Canada.
FCSC have successfully commissioned a turnkey Depot Control System at the Siemens Traincare Facility located in Ardwick, Manchester.
The European Union Railway Agency (ERA) has granted type approval for the Stadler SMILE 'Giruno' to operate in double-traction in Italy.
Rail Live! Madrid 2020 is postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. The organisers are in talks to find new dates later in the year.
ScotRail is the first passenger train company to publish data on its rolling stock types and carriage length through Realtime Trains.
The Port Authority of Rotterdam has awarded the construction contract for the Theemsweg line superstructure to VolkerRail.
We've published our Railway-News Rail Live! Madrid magazine to accompany the show. Read in-depth articles and get information about the event.
The Railway-News Industry Insider for week 10 of 2020: all the important rail news of the week in brief to keep informed on the go.
Handheld Group introduces the new NAUTIZ X41, a rugged Android device built for mobile workers in logistics, public transportation and more.
Altro are launching a new, high performance EN45545 HL2 compliant rail flooring. Available globally from March 9, 2020.
Axminster Carpets, holder of a Royal Warrant founded in 1755 by Thomas Whitty, the creator of the now famous Axminster Weave, has been saved.
Passengers travelling by rail between London and mainland Europe create 60,000 flights worth of carbon emissions less than if they flew.
One year on from the launch of Fokus Bahn NRW the results are promising. The state's parties involved in passenger rail are working together.
CoMech Metrology are pleased to announce that they have celebrated 35 years, after founder Keith Pallett incorporated the company in 1985.
Alstom, in a consortium, has won a contract to supply rail solutions to modernise and rehabiliate a strech of the Rhine-Danube corridor.
Greater Anglia has opened its new Norwich Village sidings with the first train arriving on 3 March. They are needed to park GA's new fleet.
Holmatro supplied Amsterdam-Amstelland with a lightweight subway lifting system that was connected to the existing equipment on a fire truck.
PALFINGER is presenting two new crane models in the 60 meter-tonne segment. The new design promises first-class performance.
Stadler has published its annual results for 2019 which demonstrate an 80 percent increase in the number of trains delivered.
By the end of 2020 all DB Cargo freight cars will have composite brakes (quiet brakes) in line with new regulations governing rail noise.
Mechan is inviting friends and colleagues to see for themselves how its lifting and handling products are transformed from concept to reality.
CoMech Metrology are pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Pallett as Managing Director. Matthew accepted the role from his father.
Strasbourg is to get an additional 17 Alstom Citadis trams, which will bring its fleet up to 80, with 63 units already in operation.
Bollé Safety SILEX: The Uncompromising Model. Without compromise, these safety glasses are comfortable, performant and stylish.
Bombardier's Class 710 AVENTRA electric multiple units for London Overground enter service on the Lea Valley Lines into Liverpool Street.
Both the Forth Bridge in Scotland and Britannia Bridge in Wales are celebrating a birthday this week. They are engineering marvels.
ENSCO Rail delivered its second Autonomous Track Geometry Measurement System and Autonomous Rail Profile Measurement Systems to Rumo S.A.
The Railway-News Industry Insider for week 9 of 2020: the top rail news stories of the week in brief to keep you informed of the key points.
The making of a successful logistics hub is a central theme at the RailFreight Summit 2020, which takes place in Poznań on 11, 12 and 13 May.
Network Rail is investing £113m on the West Coast Main Line as part of its Railway Upgrade Plan. This includes track renewal.
Deutsche Bahn, the EU and the German government are investing money to electrify the Oldenburg-Wilhelmshaven line and make it double-track.
The UK's operator of last resort (DOLH) has taken over the Northern franchise (1 March) after serious problems with services on the network.
Private rail freight operator Lineas is the latest company to join ERFA, the European Rail Freight Association, headquartered in Brussels.
Deutsche Bahn says it is well prepared for the coronavirus and is in constant exchange with the relevant ministries and authorities.
OEBB will invest 460 million euros in its rail infrastructure in 2020 with the main focus being on the Südstrecke between Vienna and Villach.
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