Our estate, which is about 40,000 hectares in size, is also used by many different types of wildlife. Often referred to as the ‘green corridor’, the land around the railway is home to a richly diverse variety of species. We do everything we can to protect it. We can enhance biodiversity whilst still running the railway safely. Watch our new film below about how we work to preserve natural habitats.
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.
For the power supply of Power over Ethernet (PoE) switches and injectors, intreXis offers specific, railway-proven DC-DC converters.
The nVent Self-Regulating Switch Heating System is a solution that automatically adjusts power output to compensate for temperature changes.
Alstom has won a metro contract in Marseille. It will provide 38 new rubber-tyred metro trains and automation equipment for lines M1 and M2.
An overview of Melbourne's most important rail infrastructure projects, such as the new Metro Tunnel, which is due to open in 2025.
Azerbaijan Railways has purchased its first FLIRT trains from Stadler for deployment on both interregional and regional lines.
Our Infrastructure Progress Report for Syndey, the city hosting this year's AusRAIL PLUS 2019, the biggest rail event in Australia.
HÜBNER: Moulded parts for railway vehicles and buses turn into frothy foam in case of fire and protect passengers from smoke and flames.
Zetron has partnered with DAMM for integration between its ACOM Command & Control system and DAMM base stations.
Unipart Rail are very pleased to announce the appointment of Barry Kennedy as Deputy Managing Director UK Rail.
ELeather opened its first showroom in Asia Pacific region. Located in China’s capital city, Beijing, the showroom displays product innovation
Early works have now commenced on the Yanchep extension of teh Joondalup Railway Line. It is estimated works will be complete in 2021.
Hull Trains has received the first of its five Class 802 'Paragon' trains from Hitachi. They will enter service over time, all by early 2020.
The Australian Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development on the key successes and challenges for rail.
Bombardier is one of the event sponsors of AusRAIL PLUS 2019 the biggest rail show in Australia, which takes place in Sydney 3–5 December.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 47 with all the important rail news from 18–22 November 2019, including TPE's new Nova fleet.
The government of NSW will acquire 23 additional Alstom Metropolis trains for the seamless operation of the Sydney Metro, once extended.
TransPennine Express has launced its new Nova fleet, unveiling the trains to the public at Liverpool Lime Street station on 22 November.
Since 2016, safe working procedure rule breaches in Australia’s rail industry have increased by 47% making depot safety a national priority.
Leather remains unchanged, although the industry has taken strides to become more sustainable, with the introduction of engineered leather.
Not only does access to WiFi help passengers stay entertained and productive, but it also helps to make their journey pass by quicker.
Alstom and SBB have signed a second ten-year maintenance contract for 25m euros for on-board ETCS equipment installed between 2003 and 2008.
Stadler's board of directors has nominated former President of Switzerland, Doris Leuthard, to join it starting in April 2020.
Daktronics help you connect with your audience using LED displays that bring light and attention to real-time information for passengers.
Goldschmidt provide measurement and inspection services so you can assess and monitor the quality of your railway tracks at any time.
OEBB spent one month putting its Cityjet eco through its paces in passenger service. The electric-battery multiple unit performed well.
Nomad Digital is the world’s leading provider of passenger connectivity and fleet-management solutions, for transport on the move globally.
Frauscher is the leading supplier of train detection technologies, Frauscher will be presenting its new SENSiS system at AusRAIL PLUS 2019.
An innovative new rail welding system from Mirage Ltd has been hailed as a “game-changer ” for railways across the globe.
Calenberg Ingenieure provide elastomeric track and ballast mats as well as rail pads and baseplate pads in order to provide noise protection.
The German Pro-Rail Alliance has honoured Alstom employee Saskia Schulz with its 2019 innovation prize for shaping mobility
A new German-Swiss agreement to develop interconnected infrastructure projects to encourage a shift to rail and maritime transport.
The future of transportation: transportation assets and devices, empowering communities and citizens around the world.
Your quick read for all the important rail news for the week from 11–15 November, including Stadler's first hydrogen train order in the US.
MECX Medical support your business by providing your employees with regular medical health screening programs for a happy workforce.
Alstom has presented the new rubber-tyred future metro for the Lille metropolitan region at the 3rd Assises des Mobilités.
Adina-Ioana Valean, the European Transport Commissioner-Designate, had her hearing in front of MEPs on 14 November.
After signing a framework agreement in 2016, Alstom has delivered the first of 46 Coradia Stream 'Pop' trains to Trenitalia.
MARTA and Stadler have signed a contract for 127 two-car METRO trains to be delivered between 2023 and 2028. The contract is worth 646m USD.
After signing a contract with DB Regio, Alstom will deliver 19 Coradia Continental trains to Baden-Württemberg.
Deutsche Bahn has opened a new training centre in Cologne, where it will train new apprentices and upskill its existing workforce.
The Recoletos Tunnel in Madrid has been undergoing upgrade works worth 45 million euros. Alstom has now completed the signalling works.
Stadler has won its first contract for a hydrogen train, the FLIRT H2. The SBCTA will operate the train on the Redlands Passenger Rail line.
The first test tram on the Trafford Park Line, the new extension to the Metrolink network in Manchester, took place overnight Sunday.
It has been confirmed that contracts have been entered into with Jingye Steel to acquire the business and assets of British Steel.
Rail Baltica has announced its tender for the Riga Airport station and associated works. Candidate selection will occur in January 2020.
UWC will supply 100 gondola freight cars to National Railways of Zimbabwe for cross-border operations. They will run on 1067mm gauge track.
As part of its knowledge transfer strategy Talgo UK has gifted a Rodal to the National College for Advanced Transport & Infrastructure.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 45 2019: all the latest rail news from 4–8 November in one place covering DB, CAF, Alstom and others.
Crossrail Ltd says the central section of the Elizabeth line now will not open in 2020. The previous window suggested Oct 2020–Mar 2021.
Von der Leyen has picked her candidate for Transport Commissioner, Romanian politician Adina-Ioana Valean. Her hearing is on 14 November.
MECX Medical Drug & Alcohol Testing Programs are straightforward, simple and backed by a rapid results turnaround service.
SD-WAN reduces connectivity costs and enables encrypted cross-site connectivity for accessing information contained in Arriva’s data centres.
The Deutsche Bahn supervisory board has agreed a €100m investment in 30 new trains. Dr Sigrid Nikutta, head of BVB, will join DB in 2020.
The Berlin Wall came down 30 years ago, on 9 November 1989. After German Unity, the government implemented major transport projects.
Serbia: the EBRD is loaning 100 million euros to the Serbian state railway company Srbija Voz for the acquisition of up to 18 trains.
FirstClass Safety & Control Ltd offer a comprehensive 24/7 maintenance cover for your safety and control systems tailored to your needs.
Frauscher Sensor Technology India Private Limited participated in the International Railway Equipment Exhibition (IREE) for the first time.
CAF Signalling has won a contract for the Ferrocarril Central project, Uruguay, expanding the CAF Group subsidiary's international operations.
The new D56 door control unit is designed and built to purpose of controlling electrical internal doors in trains.
Alstom and MMRC revealed a mock up of the train for the Aqua Line in Mumbai. Alstom is supplying 31 8-car units as part of a 2018 contract.
The electrication works on the Gail Valley Railway in Austria have entered their final phase. The OLE will go live on 11 November for testing.
Alstom and FS Italiane have reconfirmed their partnership with Bologna University. A four-week course will equip students with vital skills.
Schaltbau supply train electrics to rolling stock manufacturers for use worldwide in urban transportation and main-line rail vehicles.
All the important rail news from around the world, including Germany's first digital interlocking for a long-distance rail service.
Alstom is set to test the new Coradia iLint in the Netherlands. This is due to a signage between Alstom, Engie, Arriva and ProRail.
Daktronics is pleased to announce the Florida DOT has added the Daktronics Vanguard, RetroFit Series to its Approved Product List.
FreiLacke is the only company to supply both powder coatings and wet coatings in a combined system to the advanced TrainLab.
The British rail operators have jointly published a report outlining investments in rolling stock and infrastructure for 2020 and beyond.
Talgo has signed a framework agreement with Transport Scotland and Scottish Enterprise for a manufacturing base in Longannet, Fife.
When repairing damages, time is money. Quick-change window systems from the HÜBNER Group help to keep these costs to a minimum.
Gazpromtans have signed another contract with UWC, this time for 120 tank cars in order to transport molten sulphur for parent Gazprom.
Deutsche Bahn is transforming its rail network with digital signal boxes. The first regulating a long-distance route has entered service.
Vivarail has announced expansion plans with a move to Southam. It has out-grown its premised at Long Marston thanks to a growing order book.
Zonegreen, is to supply its DPPS technology to Metro operator, Nexus’, £8.4 million training facility, being constructed in South Shields.
WESTbahn has purchased 17 Stadler KISS trains. The TOC is selling its existing fleet to DB. The new trains will enter service in 2021.
Alstom is celebrating a milestone for its Hanoi Metro contract signed in 2017. The first trainset will be complete by the end of the month.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 43: Wabtec and Bombardier celebrate milestones, and Avignon's tramway opens with Alstom rolling stock.
Transport for Wales is continuing its station improvement vision by investing 280,000 GBP in enhancing 13 Borderlands Line stations.
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