The longest railway tunnel in north Africa, the Gantas railway tunnel in Algeria, has reached a successful breakthrough after SIX AND A HALF YEARS of construction. Excavation of the tunnel was completed on the morning of October 30, 2017.
The line is expected to open at the end of 2018.
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.
Having been active for many years in the railway market, we recently decided that further investments in customer comfort are necessary.
Zonegreen is using its latest technology to protect depot staff on the Isle of Wight from the risks associated with manual hand points.
Alstom has won an innovation prize from the German government for its project to test Automatic Train Operation on regional passenger trains.
Huschke Diekmann has assumed responsibility for the newly organized unit as global head of the Rail segment at HÜBNER.
Siemens Mobility has won a contract with Stockholm Extended Metro Administration to provide electrification services for the expansion works.
The Dina LCD-1205100 Locomotive Layover Battery Charger is designed for locomotive applications and rigidity.
There is anger at the coronavirus agreement signed by Deutsche Bahn and the federal government that excludes non-state railways.
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Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has chosen Alstom Signalling LLC to upgrade its SCADA system, which was installed in 1996.
Bombardier has signed two contracts for the delivery of 28 BiLevel rail cars in a procurement overseen by Sound Transit, Seattle.
Maria Reisinger explains why the IRIS certification is so important not only for Frauscher, but also for its partners and customers.
The ETCS system fitted on a Class 387 EMU has undergone another successful suite of testing by Porterbrook, Bombardier, GWR, DB Cargo & PCMS.
Deutsche Bahn has reached a coronavirus agreement with the German government, union, works council and employers' association.
Switzerland’s largest travel and transport company has installed more than 50 Daktronics LED display installations at nearly 20 locations.
Through our Automatic Passenger Counting (APC) technology we’ve been looking at ridership data and how the situation is affecting operations.
Unipart Rail's fogging service kills Covid-19. It can be applied to a wide range of spaces including trains, stations, offices and depots.
Private transport operator Transdev has won a number of contracts for bus and rail services in Sweden amounting to 1.2 billion euros.
Network Rail has unveiled plans for the remaining section of new sea wall at Dawlish, with works on the first section ongoing.
Skoda Transtech has delivered the first of 19 trams to the Finnish city of Tampere under a contract it won in 2017.
With public health under constant threats, Lantal’s antibacterial and anti-stain finishes serve as a first barrier in passenger protection.
From June Deutsche Bahn will run train services into all neighbouring countries again, following a gradual resumption in May.
Metronet of Western Australia has awarded 2 works contracts. The first is for Bayswater Station, the second a level crossing removal.
HS2 has adopted the CESAR ECV, an emissions identification scheme, to help keep emissions across its sites as low as possible.
2020 has its challenges to the rail sector with the coronavirus pandemic but there has been good news too: HS2 has its notice to proceed.
Stadler Group CEO Dr Thomas Ahlburg parts ways with the company with immediate effect. Peter Spuhler takes over as interim Group CEO.
Mechan is supplying eight lifting jacks to KiwiRail, eight years after it installed four identical units at the operator’s Hamilton depot.
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The DfT has extended the independent construction commissioner's brief to include HS2 Phase 2a. The role is held by Sir Mark Worthington.
The Ceneri Base Tunnel opening ceremony is to go ahead as planned in September though on a smaller scale due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Rail freight operator Lineas has turned one of its locomotives white to say thank you to all the key workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
Indian Railways has put its first Alstom Prima T8 electric locomotive into commercial service, after a contract for 800 units signed in 2015.
Old Oak Common, one of the new stations being built for HS2, has received planning approval. The JV building it will begin in June 2020.
Bombardier has delivered its 200th Flexity tram to Berlin and will delivery another 31. Berlin has the world's third-largest tram network.
Global power management expert, Socomec, has released a new generation of ATS Controllers – engineered to protect critical loads.
UNIFE takes a look at the impact of the coronavirus on the rail industry in Europe, both passenger and freight.
Unipart Rail Webinar: "Transforming Traction and Rolling Stock Maintenance with Condition Based Monitoring".
The Occitanie region in France has received Alstom's 300th Coradia Polyvalent type Régiolis under a 2009 contract with SNCF.
VGF is extending its fleet of rail vehicles and has placed an order with WINDHOFF for a new 3-section track laying train.
Anna Höjer will take over as CEO of Transdev Sweden in September 2020. She is currently working for Bombardier Transportation.
An interview with Dirk Flege from rail advocacy group Allianz pro Schiene about Germany's coronavirus measures for the rail sector and more.
Kilsby Tunnel on the West Coast Main Line has undergone major repair works during the coronavirus slowdown to fix track flooding issues.
HS2 has formally launched search for signalling contractors. It will shortlist candidates in 2021 and issue contracts in 2022.
Following the formation of companies in France & the USA in 2019, Robel establishes a strategic foothold in Shanghai for the Chinese market.
Transport for London (TfL) has received coronavirus bailout – a mixture of grants and loans from the government worth 1.6 billion GBP.
RB Estonia has launched its call for tenders for the design of the Muuga multimodal freight terminal and associated infrastructure.
Schleswig-Holstein transport manager NAH.SH has started looking for operators to run services with the new Stadler Akku trains from 2022.
Bombardier Transportation's Flexity trams for Dusseldorf have received authorisation. In total Bombardier is delivering 59 high-floor units.
HS2 says it will pay its suppliers as soon as possible rather than within the contract terms and has asked Tier 1 contractors to do the same.
The Network of European Railways (NEE) expressed alarm over a potential pause to the HGV toll in Germany until 2023.
The Izmir metro westward expansion has received 25m euros in additional funding from Société Générale, adding to the 80m from EBRD from 2018.
Alstom has given an update on its plans to acquire Bombardier Transportation in its 2019/20 full year results.
Talgo publishes its financial outlook and results for the first quarter of 2020 with a solid order book despite delays due to coronavirus.
Three joint ventures are on the short list to design and build phase 2 of the light rail Valley Line in Edmondon, Canada – Valley Line West.
After a 6-week stop to passenger rail services between Germany and France, the first ICE train travelled from Frankfurt to Paris on 11 May.
The tender process for the Rail Baltica Riga International Airport station has entered its second phase with 11 companies in the running.
Monica Barbosa, Xrail Group, writes about the importance of SMEs in delivering large-scale rail infrastructure projects such as HS2.
Croatian Railways and Končar signed a contract for the delivery of 12 electric multiple units for regional and urban-suburban routes.
Siemens Mobility, which first unveiled its Vectron locomotive at InnoTrans 2010, has sold its 1000th unit, to Danish State Railways.
Stadler Rail says it has been the victim of a cyber-attack when it found its IT networks had become infected with malware.
Siemens Mobility has chosen Selby College as its partner to train the new apprentices who will work at the Goole site from 2023.
Bombardier Transportation will supply 210 commuter and intracity train cars (40 trains) for the Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System.
Pandrol has signed a partnership agreement to supply its world-renowned Fastclip rail fastening system in Mongolia.
Unipart Rail are stocking signalling and power products now for when the lockdown is eased and project and renewals work picks up.
Newag S.A. has delivered the first of four Dragon 2 electric locomotives ordered in May 2019 to Laude Smart Intermodal.
UWC has delivered tank cars for transporting technical-grade sulphuric acid to Siberian rail operator Transport Logistics Systems.
Alstom has signed a services partnership for the CBTC signalling and train control solution Urbalis on Singapore's Circle Line.
Bender UK is an expert in the design and supply of signal power protection and insulation monitoring systems for the UK’s rail network.
Deutsche Bahn reduced its timetable significantly during the coronavirus pandemic. DB Regio services are now back up to 90 percent.
Curzon Street is the first of the HS2 stations to receive planning permission. It will form the Birmingham terminus of the high-speed line.
VR subsidiary VR FleetCare has won a 10-year contract to service and maintain Helsinki's 81 Sm5 FLIRT EMUs as part of a competitive tender.
CAF has won a maintenance contract extension for the Translink NIR Class 3000 fleet of DMUs in service in Northern Ireland.
HS2 has officially launched its search for track systems suppliers for Phase 1 and 2a. There are 4 lots. Contracts will be awarded in 2022.
The first test at 275km/h has taken place in the Ceneri Base Tunnel with the ICE-S from Germany. The tunnel will go to SBB on 1 September.
The 27km Semmering Base Tunnel in Austria, which will connect Gloggnitz and Mürzzuschlag for freight and passenger rail has been dug halfway.
HS2 Interchange station near Solihull in the West Midlands is the first in the world to achieve the 'outstanding' classification by BREEAM.
Bombardier has signed a six-year integrated logistics services contract with Trenitalia for its ETR500 Frecciarossa fleet.
The Blue Line extension of the Bangkok Metro has started full revenue services. It is now 48km long with 38 stations out to Lok Song.
Knorr-Bremse has won a contract with Siemens Mobility to supply brake, entrance and HVAC systems for 13 Sapsan high-speed trains for Russia.
Stadler has won a contract to deliver further TANGO trams to Krakow. The delivery will take place in mid-2023.
The RSG is launching a survey to inform its decision-making on how the UK rail supply chain can make a full, fast recovery from coronavirus.
Zonegreen is installing its Depot Personnel Protection System (DPPS) onto a new four road stabling facility being built at Ardwick depot.
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