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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At the Future Mobility Showcase Day hosted by WMGC, Coventry City Council presented its ongoing Coventry Very Light Rail Project.
Network Rail has signed a contract with EDF Renewables UK for the supply of 49.9MW of solar power for non-traction power requirements.
For the very first time, Televic GSP’s Berlin facility has been included in Berlin Southwest's Discovery Tour.
Rolling stock manufacturer Talgo has received an order for seven night trains and 15 years of maintenance from Egyptian National Railways.
Patriot Rail Company LLC has entered into an agreement to acquire Pioneer Lines, which operates 15 short line railroads across 12 states.
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WOF Expo Prague - the leading platform for transport, logistics and supply chain solutions in the CEE region - will take place this October.
An Austrian/Swiss research team led by netwiss OG is looking for ways to use night trains in daytime traffic and increase their efficiency.
Hyundai Rotem and Knorr-Bremse have signed a five-year framework agreement for the supply of braking, entrance and HVAC systems.
Complete Composite Systems will be on hand at InnoTrans 2022 to exhibit their cable troughing system, ARCOSYSTEM®.
The Samuel de Champlain Bridge in Quebec has opened to light rail traffic, forming part of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) line.
South Western Railway (SWR) has begun a three-month trial of a new app designed to improve station accessibility.
The Arctic Gateway Group, which owns and operates the Hudson Bay Railway, will receive funding of 147.6 million USD over the next two years.
Zonegreen is enhancing the protection offered to maintenance workers across Ireland, as part of an extensive programme of depot upgrades.
LiveEO has secured €19M in funding in what is one of the largest investments to date in Earth Observation in Europe.
The EIA report for Rail Baltica’s main route in Estonia has found that the planned route meets the necessary compliance requirements.
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ÖBB Train Tech is investing 600 million EUR (608.99m USD) into the expansion and modernisation of 22 sites across Austria.
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The IRFC conference will take place from 5–7 October 2022, to assess the Czech Republic's priorities for transport, especially rail.
Alstom has completed production of the first two of 152 cars for the next generation Marseille metro in France.
DB Engineering and Consulting will oversee the electrification of Uzbekistan’s 452-kilometre-long Bukhara-Urgench-Khiva railway line.
Alstom has transferred its Coradia Polyvalent platform, its French Reichshoffen production site and its TALENT 3 platform to CAF.
Egypt's first electric multiple unit (EMU), developed by CRRC Sifang has started trial operations in 10th of Ramadan City, Egypt.
Siemens Mobility has announced it will be unveiling its new open digital business platform – the Siemens Xcelerator – at InnoTrans 2022.
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Deutsche Bahn Deutsche Bahn has announced a return to profitable business for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
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Network Rail has formally begun the legal consultation process with the necessary trade unions regarding its planned maintenance reforms.
BNSF has collaborated with Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) to open a new intermodal rail hub at the Port of Tacoma, Washington.
CAF has begun dynamic track testing the hydrogen-powered demonstrator train developed for the FCH2Rail project.
Union Pacific has announced the rail industry’s largest ever investment (1 billion USD) in locomotive modernisation.
ATM has contracted Alstom to electrify the first phase of Barcelona's tram connection using APS technology.
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Thales has been awarded a long-term services support contract to ensure the continued reliability of its CBTC signalling system in Singapore.
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Distek Ltd. announced a new Armorgalv® Thermal Diffusion Galvanizing line for Hubbell Power Systems in Wuhan, China.
Alstom has started production of Metropolis trains for operation on Lines 8 – Diamond and 9 – Emerald in São Paulo, Brazil.
Network Rail has approved Bender UK’s RS4 Tier 1 intelligent insulation monitoring system for use across the UK rail network.
Wikov has joined forces with Hexagon, in this case study, to develop a tram gearbox that minimises noise emission.
FTA has announced 1.75 billion USD in funding through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to improve accessibility at rail and subway stations.
Stadler has started production of the Class 93 locomotive fleet for Rail Operations UK at its plant in Valencia, Spain.
Ile-de-France Mobilités has announced that the electrification of the entire Ile-de-France rail network will be completed by 2030.
Skeleton attended a stakeholder feedback event on the New European Innovation Agenda (NEIA) at the request of EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel.
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Dorothy, HS2’s 2000-tonne tunnel boring machine, has made its first breakthrough on the UK's high-speed rail line from London to Birmingham.
Transport for London (TfL) is trialling a cooling panel solution to reduce platform and tunnel temperatures at deep Tube stations.
PKP PLK has granted approval to Alstom to use the ELS-96 wheel detector system on railway lines in Poland.
CAF has been awarded two new contracts – in Athens and Seville – valued at more than 100 million EUR (102.39m USD).
Hitachi Rail has been chosen to install ATO over ETCS Level 2 technology across Queensland’s New Generation Rollingstock fleet.
Bosch is planning to reorganize its Mobility Solutions business into a business sector with profit and loss responsibility.
Brightline has welcomed the delivery of two Siemens Mobility trains to operate on the upcoming Orlando extension line.
Rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, has achieved official industry approval of its supply chain credentials from two independent regulating bodies.
Etihad Rail has awarded ENSCO a contract for a track inspection vehicle to assist in the building of the UAE’s first freight and passenger railway network.
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The Roxtec CRF transit is a flexible all-in-one sealing solution made of intumescent material that protects your cables from fire.
Metrolink has put its first refurbished train car into service in California to enhance passenger comfort and safety.
Caltrain’s first electric trainset has completed clearance testing along the corridor between Santa Clara and Tamien Stations in San Jose.
Whether testing wires and connectors, cables, harnesses or full assemblies, Nexeya has a solution for your needs.
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DB and the Federal Police have opened a security laboratory at Berlin Südkreuz station where they will test new safety tech and services.
The 6th Annual Ticketing Innovations Summit will take place in Berlin on 19-20 September. Ticketing, pricing and passenger experience.
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Skeleton invests 220 M EUR in Leipzig area to build the world’s largest supercapacitor factory in partnership with Siemens.
ÖBB Rail Cargo Group has launched a new direct connection between Melnik in the Czech Republic and Wilhelmshaven, Germany.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority has released a Summer 2022 Construction Update to highlight progress on the high-speed rail project.
Adif Alta Velocidad (Adif) has put into service the first of the three sections that will make up the Madrid-Extremadura High-Speed Line.
The UK Government is more than trebling its investment into the Transpennine route upgrade (TRU) to nine billion GBP.
Ricardo Certification has completed its role as the accredited independent assessor for London's newest passenger station, Barking Riverside.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) has christened its 100th ICE 4 as part of the company's 10bn EUR investment in expanding its long-distance fleet.
Stadler has revealed some of the solutions it will have on show at InnoTrans 2022 this coming September in Berlin.
Passenger tram services have now begun on the Birmingham Westside Metro extension from Library to Edgbaston.
Roxtec has developed new sealing modules that ensure fire protection for flexible plastic conduit penetrations in the rolling stock industry.
Bosch has now announced an investment of further billions of euros in microelectronics in order to strengthen its own semiconductor business.
Totalkare attended the Rolling Stock Networking event in Derby recently and made a host of new business connections in the rail industry.
Alstom's recruiting 150 new software developers and testers for its Digital Products Engineering Centre of Competence in Katowice, Poland.
ÖBB Rail Cargo Group – the freight transport division of Austrian Federal Railways – has put its 11,000th smart freight cae on the rails.
SBB Cargo has chosen to lease 35 Vectron AC locomotives from Siemens Mobility. The vehicles will be delivered in 2024.
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The UK rail industry lags behind that of aviation, roads and energy when it comes to maintenance of infrastructure and key assets.
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Element Materials Technology bolsters its position in the North American mobility market with the acquisition of Trialon Corporation.
Skeleton Technologies announced the appointment of Kristel Volver as MM Grupp representative on its Supervisory Board.
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Deutsche Bahn has announced a change of course, saying it will stop selling station buildings and focus on developing them instead.
The ORR, the safety regulator of Britain's railways, has published its annual health and safety report covering April 2021 to March 2022.
Rail freight industry leaders will convene in London on Wednesday 5th October 2022 for the 30th Rail Freight Group Conference.
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