Network Rail work hard to predict and plan for any potential problems caused by snow and ice on the rail network, and have a number of ways to address them quickly.
Here’s a look at how they help to keep the railway running when temperatures dip below freezing:
Stadler has signed the contract with ADIF for 22 rescue locomotives following the company's announcement on 31 July that it won the tender.
Alstom Ubunye inaugurated its rail factory in South Africa on 17 October 2019. Located in Ekurhuleni, the official opening ceremony took place in the presence o...
The Vienna-Bratislava line is seeing upgrade works to make it a faster, electrified railway. 1 of 14 level crossings has now been eliminated.
Germany will cut VAT on long-distance rail journeys to 7%, down from the current 19%. It will also increase taxes on air passengers.
Unipart Rail hosted a visit to the UK by DMIA - Dhaya Maju Infrastructure (Asia) SDN Berhad - the biggest Rail contractor in South Asia.
The EU says that it is seeking applications for funding for transport projects worth up to 1.4 billion euros. 50 million are for ERTMS.
Our new, high performance EN45545-HL2 compliant product, Altro Transflor Motus, is now available for preview and specification.
Schaltbau are proud to be supporting Vivarail with their Class 230 trains by supplying a range of switches, contactors and train controls.
All the important rail news of the week, summed up for you in one place: our Railway-News Industry Insider Week 41 for 7–11 October 2019.
ASC German Sensor Engineering design the measurement technology of tomorrow with intelligent sensors for rail traffic.
Stadler and NAH.SH have signed the contract for 55 FLIRT Akku trains that will enter service in Schleswig-Holstein in 2022 and beyond.
Unipart Rail has successfully completed the design, manufacture and testing of a revolutionary "green energy" power supply system.
Stadler has won its first major rolling stock contract in the Pacific region, with the Taiwan Railways Authority ordering 34 locomotives.
Whether for track monitoring, navigation or mobile mapping, the new IMU 8 from ASC has versatile deployment possibilities.
The ninth edition of EXPO Ferroviaria, Italy’s showcase for railway technologies, products and systems, closed at Rho Fiera Milano.
Skoda Transportation has won a contract to supply trains for the Warsaw metro. The Czech company will deliver the first unit within 2 years.
Corinna Salander has been appointed the head of the German Centre for Rail Transport Research – DZSF. She will start on 1 January 2020.
RB Rail AS, which is delivering Rail Baltica, has announced a tender for a Notified Body service provider to assess EU TSI conformity.
The first Stadler train for Merseyrail has been transported to Germany where it will undergo dynamic testing before entering service in 2020.
Engineering company Salini Impregilo has won a contract with Bane NOR to upgrade 13.6km of railway track on the Vestfold Line.
Sydney Trains enables faster incident resolution with Frequentis Rail Emergency Management (REM) Solution in its Rail Operations Centre (ROC)
Matt Byrne is the new president for the UK region of Bombardier Transportation and the Chair of Bombardier Transportation UK Ltd.
Leo Express has received its first Sirius EMU from CRRC. It is Velim for the necessary certification tests so it can enter passenger service.
Henrik Hololei spoke at Digital Transport Days to hail the successes and goals of Shift2Rail to address climate change and other focuses.
Alstom is to supply 42 Metropolis trainsets for Barcelona. Barcelona currently runs Metropolis trains on Lines 9 and 10 of its metro.
CAF has won a contract to supply 21 Urbos 3 trams for Birmingham. Just like the city's existing Urbos fleet, they can run without catenaries.
The Prime Minister of Mauritius, Mr. Pravind Jugnauth, attended the inauguration of phase 1 of the Mauritius Metro Express.
The Engadine Line infrastructure works between Scuol-Tarasp and Susch are almost complete. RhB had closed the section completely on 11 March.
An in-brief look at the status of current European railway infrastructure projects in Switzerland, Spain, Lativa, and France.
An in-brief look at current rail policy in Europe and the United Kingdom issued by the European Commission, the BAV and more.
One major complaint of rail passengers in Wales has been capacity. In response, TfW is introducing 6500 extra spaces per week from December.
The Singapore LTA is getting OEMs to open local facilities as part of their contracts to reduce train maintenance and repair times.
UK rail franchise operator GTR has completed a 5-year transformation programme that has seen the introduction of 1,500 new carriages.
The NCHSR rebrands to reflect its broader remit. It will now be known as the National College for Advanced Transport & Infrastructure.
At Ferroviaria 2019 Stadler and FNM have presented a mock-up of the new FLIRT diesel-electric multiple unit for the Lombardy region.
Harsco Rail, division of Harsco Corporation, introduced its new TX16 Production and Switch Tamper at Railway Interchange 2019 in Minneapolis.
Over 500 rail infrastructure experts attended the ROBEL in-house exhibition to engage in the current topics of track maintenance.
The Mayor of Manchester has published his vision for rail for the city, to double passenger numbers to 200,000 by 2040 and other goals.
Stadtwerke Augsburg has signed a contract with Stadler for the supply of 11 metre-gauge TRAMLINK trams, to enter service in 2022.
All the important rail news of the week, summed up for you in one place: our Railway-News Industry Insider Week 39 for 23–27 September 2019.
Rail Baltica has produced a study to assess the potential impact of climate change on the project and to develop mitigation measures.
The Rail Delivery Group has published proposals for rail fare reforms following the largest-ever passenger survey in the country.
Copenhagen's new metro line, Cityringen, will open on 29 September 2019. It has been under construction for 8 years and features 17 stations.
Robel is establishing close proximity to the market and the customer by setting up a separate company, Robel North America Corporation.
Aqseptence Group is active worldwide, providing water and wastewater management facilities and solutions for screening and filtration.
Alstom has been awarded the contract to retrofit 17 ICE 3 trains with its Atlas ETCS solution in a contract worth more than 30 million euros.
Together with its S3 Passenger customers Sqills delivers the best-available, inventory, reservation and ticketing solution in the world.
NEWAG has signed a contract with the ROSCO Rail Capital Partners for the delivery of 5 electric Dragon 2 locomotives for delivery in 2020.
Chris Heaton-Harris MP, Minister of State for Transport, visited members of the British Steel rail team in Poland at TRAKO 2019.
Brigitte Zypries has joined the supervisory board of Bombardier Transportation. She was previously a member of the supervisory board at DB.
Following a successful six-month trial ScotRail is now rolling out the use of GSM-R to give passengers more detailed real-time information.
The Northern refurbishment works are now two thirds complete. As part of its franchise agreement Northern is refurbishing 243 trains.
Ground-breaking events for the new 26-mile Silver Line took place at six locations in the Dallas Area Rapid Transit region on 19 September.
The Paris-Lyon high-speed line is to get the Atlas ERTMS Level 2 solution to increase capacity on what is Europe's busiest route.
Deutsche Bahn is experimenting with white rails to reduce the temperature of the steel, thereby avoiding stress on the rails in extreme heat.
The private Swiss rail operator BLS is halting the introduction of a new resource planning system. BLS has aborted the roll-out of the new software, which would...
Changzhou Metro Line 1 began passenger operations on 21 September 2019. It is the first metro line in the Chinese city, with 5 more planned.
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) is headquartered in Washington, D.C. It lobbies Congress on behalf of the railroad industry.
An in-brief look at current rail policy in the United States issued by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), ASLRRA and more.
All the important rail news of the week, summed up for you in one place: our Railway-News Industry Insider Week 37 / 38 for 09–20 September 2019.
The MBTA has ordered 80 double-decker coaches from Hyundai-Rotem to add capacity to its commuter rail services and replace ageing vehicles.
Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. Parker has engineered the success of its customers.
Deutsche Bahn has established Digitale Schiene Deutschland GmbH to drive forward the digital transformation in the rail industry.
Telegärtner represents high-quality manufacturers of connectors and speech communication devices, including pei tel, Provertha and Hummel.
Metronet has made public a tender for the construction of an assembly and maintenance depot for railcars in Bellevue, Western Australia.
Eurotunnel is one of the eight freight carriers chosen by the UK government to be a preferred carrier of vital goods following Brexit.
Stadler has signed a joint venture with PT INKA in Indonesia, which marks the Swiss company's entry into the southeast Asian market.
Propex GeoSolutions recently became the first HPTRM manufacturer to verify the carbon footprint of its erosion control solutions.
The British rail regulator, the ORR, has implemented a new measure to record train punctuality: the 'On Time' punctuality measure.
Bearer-independent communications (BIC) is setting railways on the path for future mobile communications. Frequentis explain...
Transport for Wales has published its Station Improvement Vision stating that it will invest £194 in modernising all 247 stations in Wales.
SNCF Mobilités has chosen CAF as preferred bidder to deliver 28 trains to enter service in 2023. The order is worth ca. 700 million euros.
Frequentis’ railway specific bearer-independent communications system (BIC) in Finland wins International Critical Communications Award.
Balfour Beatty VINCI SYSTRA joint venture wins construction management contract for HS2's Old Oak Common station worth 1 billion GBP.
Deutsche Bahn is investing in hybrid technology for its maintenance fleets and shunting locomotives to reduce its environmental impact.
Harsco Rail has secured a major rail equipment order with Europe’s largest railway infrastructure manager, DB Netz AG.
On 16 September Shanghai Keolis opened the Pudong International Airport metro, connecting the terminals to the new satellite halls.
From 10 July 2019 the Robel Holding GmbH (formerly Deutsche Plasser Holding GmbH) hold 80 percent of the newly founded Robel France SAS.
Stäubli Electrical Connectors helped to develop a traction converter for the latest generation of Chinese high-speed trains.
Grade Crossing Control Systems: Increased availability with Frauscher Axle Counters for Crossing using Track Circuits.
Alstom will deliver 4 additional Coradia Lint trains for Denmark. The operator, Nordjyske Jernbaner, will receive the units by mid-2021.
RegioJet has introduced double-decker coaches in Slovakia, purchased from DB Regio. They are hauled by Siemens Eurorunner locomotives.
Poland’s accession to the EU in 2004 triggered mass economic investment, including in the country’s railway infrastructure and rolling stock.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, this week Eurostar has unveiled a picture gallery celebrating travellers’ memorable images.
The 13th TRAKO will be taking place in Poland. TRAKO is a international event with pavilions for Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and the UK.
Amtrak passengers are benefiting from an improved booking experience as a result of significant improvements in the company mobile app.
As the largest private rail freight operator in Europe, Lineas wish to offer services to customers which shift their goods from road to rail.
ScotRail amongst other organisations are engaging passengers in conversations about mental health issues on trains and in stations.
Sheffield-based Zonegreen is celebrating the achievements of its technical director, Christian Fletcher, expert in depot personnel protection
Hosted by the RSI, REMSA and RSSI, Railway Interchange takes place every two years. This year the event is being hosted in Minneapolis.
The incredible story behind Tunnel Radio, pioneers in reliable railway communications. Now, more than a quarter century after its founding...
Aqseptence Group was engaged to rebuild the largest railway service depot in Germany with its Roediger® water supply and disposal systems.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) have renewed their commitment to green energy across the network by signing an agreement with the Nordsee Ost wind farm.
One of the most popular safety options that Trackmobile offers is the GCS Ground Control System, which facilitates ground crew operations.
For over 100 years Robel's principal business has been the design and construction of railway maintenance and renewal machines and systems.
Proposals for a new Global Centre for Rail Excellence in South Wales has received a boost after backing from five prominent Welsh politicians.
Mechan, the lifting and handling specialist, has installed a brand-new jib crane at the main doors of the Kirkdale depot in Liverpool.
Construction on the sea wall at Dawlish, Devon is set to restart after a break to minimise disruption during the peak summer tourist season.
A giant animatronic red hare and a steel band were the star attractions as Greater Anglia launched their brand-new Stadler trains.
All the important rail news of the week, summed up for you in one place: our Railway-News Industry Insider Week 36 for 02–06 August 2019.
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