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Hungary: Mav-Start has exercised a contract option and ordered a further 4 tram-trains in addition to the original 8 from Stadler.
HS2 Ltd has started its search for overhead catenary system suppliers in preparation of awarding the £300m contract in 2022.
Inductive wheel sensors are reliable, robust and flexible. This makes them the ideal basis for existing and new applications in the railway industry.
The CER has published a position paper advocating for applying the user-pays and polluter-pays principles across the transport sector.
Russia: UWC has delivered 36 tank cars for the transportation of sodium hydroxide and other chemicals to Khimprom.
Handheld Group, a leading manufacturer of rugged mobile computers, announces major upgrades to its popular Nautiz X2 all-in-one Android rugged computer.
HÜBNER has a new general manager: Gerald Steinhoff will take charge of financial and administrative areas.
GB Railfreight has signed an agreement with DB Cargo UK to maintain ten of its Class 60 diesel-electric locomotives for 3 years.
HS2 Ltd has launched a new hiring drive in anticipation of the start of major construction works on Phase 1 of the high-speed rail project.
Stadler has signed a contract with Arriva for the retrofit of 36 FLIRT trains with the GUARDIA ETCS solution and their homologation.
Newag will manufacture seven new 4-car Impuls 2 electric multiple units for two operators in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is expanding its programme to paint rails white as a way of keeping them cool and protecting the steel from the heat.
DB Cargo Belgium has begun operating under an exclusively Belgian licence and ran its first train under that licence on 14 June.
Transmashholding has begun delivering on its 1300 passenger coaches for Egyptian National Railways, its largest-ever order.
Bombardier has delivered the first MOVIA C30 metro trains to Stockholm, Sweden, following their homologation in June 2019.
HS2: The preparatory works at Euston station have reached a milestone with the demolition of the western ramp and canopy complete.
Knorr-Bremse has signed a partnership agreement with RZD and ECRT for the development of Russia's next-generation very high-speed trains.
Alstom has received full certification for its ETCS Baseline 3 Release 2 solution featuring its data fusion algorithm for trains in Norway.
The Spanish rail infrastructure manager ADIF has awarded two signalling contracts to CAF with a total value of 30 million euros.
HS2 Ltd has revealed the construction companies that are shortlisted to tender for the Birmingham Curzon Street station build.
CAF has won contracts to supply metro trains to Naples as well as Urbos trams to Stockholm and Amsterdam for a combined value of €100m.
The Sense Valley Line will become operational in April 2021. That's three months later than originally planned, due to approval delays etc.
Bombardier has received an order from SNCF on behalf of Normandy to supply an additional 27 OMNEO Premium double-decker EMUs.
UTLC Eurasian Rail Alliance says it has seen an increase in mail trains from China to Europe as a result of the restrictions on air freight.
The go-ahead has been given for Newcastle Central Station to have the area to the front of it redeveloped to improve passenger access.
Unipart Rail wins First of a Kind competition for the development of the industry changing ‘TRT-e’ – a zero emissions Trac Rail Transposer.
Stadler's GUARDIA European Train Control System (ETCS) has received its first homologation, namely for its FLIRT trains for Poland.
Frauscher has been constantly improving its wheel sensors. Even the most basic model in the range can withstand the most adverse conditions.
HS2 Ltd has launched its search for its operational telecoms supplier for Phase 1 and 2a of the high-speed line between London and Crewe.
The Federal Office of Transport (BAV) has granted BÄR Bahnsicherung Type Approval for its EUROLOCKING electronic interlocking system.
JR East takes delivery of the company's first Robel Mobile Maintenance System. There was a traditional opening ceremony at the Ueda depot.
FirstClass Safety & Control who provide innovative and integrated rail depot protection and control systems have partnered with Freightquip.
Coronavirus: OEBB will resume its Nightjet sleeper trains to destinations such as Prague, Zurich, Berlin and Venice starting on 26 June.
RATP Dev, ComfortDelGro and Alstom have signed a partnership agreement to submit joint tenders for the Grand Paris Express.
The New Railway Link through the Alps (NRLA), which consists of two north-south axes through Switzerland, will open fully in December.
The East Coast Main Line in the UK will become the first mainline in the country to go digital in its signalling system via ETCS.
The first automated people mover (APM) for Bangkok's Gold Line arrives in Thailand. It was manufactured by a Bombardier JV in China.
Maximum reliability requires guaranteed quality: Frauscher produces quality-tested signalling components that meet these requirements.
Keolis has had two of its contracts in the United States extended. The first by MBTA in the Boston area, the second in Washington D.C. (VRE).
Stadler takes over digitalisation expert in Germany to expand its portfolio in the hardware and software components for rolling stock market.
The University of Birmingham has received 400k in grant money from Innovate UK to develop its hydrogen-powered train, the HydroFLEX.
SNCF Réseau, the company's infrastructure arm, has launched its 2020 hiring drive, during which it wants to recruit 1000 rail staff.
UWC has completed its supply of 100 box cars for logistics company Kuchukterminal, raising its fleet to 220 box cars.
Rolling stock company Porterbrook has been awarded 400k in funding for a trial fit of emissions reduction technology on Class 170 DMUs.
A truly high power modular UPS, the Modulys XL has been recognised with Frost & Sullivan’s New Product Innovation award for 2020.
Park Signalling is playing a key part in the MOVINGRAIL project by leading the third work package and providing professional advice.
The UK High Court has ruled in favour of the Department of Transport, finding that its disqualification of TOCs over pensions was lawful.
Xavier Champaud, Regional Centre & Site Managing Director for Alstom in Charleroi, will take up the new position with Nomad from 1 August.
The European Court of Auditors has published a report of its audit of the European Commission's management of 8 EU mega-projects.
Alstom is providing remote support services to the operational control centre for lines 1,2 and 4 of the MetrôRio, Rio de Janeiro
U-lift AB was acquired by FRENO Holding AB on 7 May 2020. Together they form a leading group in the market for passenger lifts for trains.
Transfesa Logistics, a freight operator majority-owned by Deutsche Bahn, is renewing its European container fleet.
HS2 has launched an Innovation Accelerator to help develop solutions in three areas: the environment, the circular economy, and productivity.
Hitachi begins manufacturing the 5 Class 803 EMUs in its East Coast Trains order. The trains will run on the East Coast Main Line from 2021.
ENSCO Rail Acquires License for VAMPIRE® Pro Vehicle/Track Interaction Software to Enhance Rail Safety Solutions.
Transitio AB has triggered a second option from its 2016 framework agreement, ordering 12 additional KISS trains from Stadler.
Eurofima is making 80 million euros in funding available to DSB – Danish State Railways – for the purchase of Siemens Vectron locomotives.
Vivarail has secured a loan worth 1.5 million GBP that will help it expand by moving into new premises and hiring new staff.
SBB has installed solar panels to produce traction electricity. They can produce enough electricity for 1.4 million passenger kilometres.
Nomad Digital has now completed the final expansion of its ISO 45001 global certification. Safety Management System plays a pivotal role.
HS2 has revealed the first images of its south portal launch site from where two German-made TBMs will dig the Chiltern tunnels.
Swiss train operator has received the go-ahead to order an additional 20 Capricorn EMUs from Stadler in addition to the original 36.
The first Bombardier Aventra Class 701 for South Western Railway (SWR) has been delivered from Derby. The total order is for 90 trains.
The FirstClass Safety & Control (FCSC) team have been busy working on site at Great Western Railway’s Exeter Depot Enhancement Project.
Competitive railway undertakings and rail advocacy groups have expressed dismay at the Bundesrat support for the LNG toll exemption.
Rail freight punctuality has increased from 60 percent to 80–90 percent during the coronavirus crisis due to greater network availability.
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RZD International has completed excavating the Čortanovci tunnel on the railway line between Belgrade and Budapest.
The African Development Bank has committed a grant of 1.2 million USD to the Ethiopian government for a Ethiopia-Sudan railway line study.
UWC has signed a contract with Russian oil refinery Slavneft-YANOS for the supply of tank cars for transporting molten sulphur.
Skoda has received homologation for its third ForCity Smart Artic tram for the town of Schöneiche, Germany. It was manufactured in Finland.
Deutsche Bahn has equipped 28,000 points with sensors turning them into smart points. These points enable predictive maintenance.
Network Rail has completed the electrification of the London-Cardiff line by installing overhead wires through the 7km Severn Tunnel.
The German stimulus package has been welcomed by rail groups, saying it will push forward important innovations and provide much-needed funds.
Deutsche Bahn says that despite the coronavirus pandemic less than 1 percent of rail infrastructure works have been cancelled or postponed.
Coronavirus: from 15 June face coverings will become mandatory on public transport in England in line with a further easing of restrictions.
The new Alstom Coradia LINT fleet is due to enter service in Bavaria from 14 June, following the order signing in December 2018.
Alstom has partnered with energy infrastructure company Snam to bring hydrogen trains to Italy as one of the solutions for greening transport.
After the German government moved ahead with an ongoing exemption to the lorry toll, rail groups have asked the Bundesrat for help.
Bombardier Transportation has signed an agreement with QUEST Global extending their collaborative efforts that began in 2017.
Rail freight operator Lineas is putting on extra services to anticipate low water levels which previously have prevented barge transports.
Autonomous inspection technology, artificial intelligence and big-data offer new paths for railway inspection without impact on revenue.
DB Regio will support Abellio in operating the RE 1 services in Germany, before Abellio will run full RRX trains in December 2020.
Michel Schmitt, BDM Railway at Stäubli Electrical Connectors, tells Railway-News why its products are perfectly suited for rail applications.
After only taking on the role of Keolis Executive Chairman in February 2020, the Supervisory Board has terminated Patrick Jeantet's contract.
A Spanish high-speed train, type Alvia, has derailed near Zamora due to a collision with a vehicle that had fallen from an overpass.
In its May infringements package the European Commission has said it sent Germany a formal letter of notice about its quiet brakes regulation.
RS-Trans has ordered 25 tank cars from UWC for the transportation of sulphuric acid. The model 15-9545 tank cars have 25t axle load bogies.
TM7 is Treadmaster's highest-grade rubber flooring and believed to be the safest rubber flooring on the market today in terms of fire safety.
True digital enablement involves the ability to predict failures, highlight hidden problems and issue real-time alerts when failures happen.
TU Dresden, the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) and Rock Rail have launched joint project into battery power.
Bulgarian State Railways has ordered ten 25kV AC Smartron locomotives from Siemens Mobility, for delivery between February and May 2021.
Schlatter Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG will have moved completely to its new company address by June 30, 2020.
As part of its new webinar program, Unipart Rail have four Park Signalling webinars now open for registration.
Passenger services in Switzerland can resume fully in June following an easing of restrictions put in place because of coronavirus.
EUROFIMA, a rolling stock financing company with a non-profit mission, has agreed a 200m euro loan with FS Italiane for TRAXX locomotives.
Private railway undertakings in Germany want to seek assistance from the European Commission following a DB-only bailout package approval.
HS2 has received delivery of the first steel girders for the first bridges to be built on the project at the Birmingham Interchange site.
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