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.
Work begins on the high-speed and high-capacity railway line between Verona and Padua. It is part of the Milan-Venice high-speed line.
Deutsche Bahn is partnering with LiveEO to use satellite images and AI to generate data about trees' resiliance to storms.
Network Rail Chief Executive Andrew Haines arrived at the Stonehaven derailment site and promised that immediate action would be taken.
The NSW government has approved plans for 2 rail freight projects that will increase capacity on the tracks serving freigh trains in Sydney.
3 people died when a Scotrail Inter7City service derailed at Stonehaven on 12 August. The BTP, ORR and RAIB are investigating the cause.
Siemens Mobility has completed the 2-year Hither Green Area Resignalling Project with the new signalling equipment now in service.
Etihad Rail has awarded a contract for 843 wagons to CRRC, which will triple its fleet in anticipation of the opening of Stage Two.
The Rail Delivery Group has submitted proposals to influence the government's Transport Decarbonisation Plan and make taxation fairer.
The partial upgrade of the Lötschberg Base Tunnel has entered the next phase, with public consultations on the plans beginning on 17 August.
FREQUENTIS acquires shareholding in Spanish software company Nemergent Solutions, which is active in the field of “Mission Critical Services”.
InnoTrans says that despite having to move the event to 2021 as a result of coronavirus, exhibitor bookings are at 2018 levels.
HS2 Ltd has revealed the first images and names of the two TBMs that will create the tunnel through the Chilterns: Florence and Cecilia.
Hitachi Rail has announced its intention to acquire Southampton-based Perpetuum to help it accelerate its digital strategy for rail.
Transportation, banking and capital markets are three very different industries with one thing in common: high susceptibility to future disruption.
Following the publication by Bombardier of its quarterly results, Alstom calls the developments at Transportation 'unexpected and negative'.
Hitachi Rail and Bombardier have signed a contract with Trenitalia to design and build 23 Frecciarossa 1000 very high-speed trains.
HS2 Ltd has begun its search for the contractor to deliver the high-voltage power supply systems, traction and non-traction, for the line.
Rail Live 2020, which was due to take place at Long Marston, UK, on 9 and 10 September has been cancelled. New dates: 16 and 17 June 2021.
CZ Loko has won a new customer. EVM Rail has ordered one EffiShunter 1000 locomotive. The agreement includes an option for a a second unit.
The University of Birmingham is the preferred bidder to incorporate the National College of Advanced Transport & Infrastructure (NCATI).
Alstom has started the validation tests for its Prima T8 AZ8A locomotives for Azerbaijan. They are being performed on the main freight line.
Bombardier has delivered the first two FLEXITY trams from its manufacturing site in Vienna to its customer in Karlsruhe. AVG ordered 20 units.
Presto GeoSystems Quick Repair of Track Subgrade & Railroad Right-of-Way. Ballast Emergency Repair. Slope Emergency Repair.
The first Stadler Geaf 2/2 battery electric shunting locomotive has entered service for Rhaetian Railway at Chur station.
Amtrak has revealed renderings of the new ALC-42 Siemens Charger diesel-electric locomotives that fulfil Tier 4 emissions standards.
Celebrations abound at WiFi SPARK this week as the team successfully passes an audit of their ISO 27001 certification with flying colours.
Construction on the Sydney Metro City & Southwest line has entered a new phase, following completion of the tunnels in March 2020.
Network Rail is investing £3.4m in upgrading the overhead line equipment on the West Coast Main Line as part of the Great North Rail Project.
A collaboration between DB and TU Chemnitz will establish a digital railway test site to test future technologies in live conditions.
HS2's Old Oak Common site has been handed over to contractors Balfour Beatty VINCI SYSTRA, who won the contract to build the station in 2019.
Siemens Mobility has contracted Knorr-Bremse to supply the door systems for the Inspiro trains for London Underground's Piccadilly line.
The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Bombardier Transportation by Alstom, following Alstom's commitments.
The COVID-19 pandemic directly impacted the 2020 half-year revenue of PALFINGER AG. A recovery was seen from June onwards.
HS2: the Chiltern Tunnel south portal site has now been fully levelled and the 17m headwall is now complete in preparation for the TBMs.
CZ Loko has handed over the first of two EffiShunter 1000M locomotives, based on the old Class 742 locomotives, to CER Cargo.
Tracklaying has begun on the 8.5km Forrestfield-Airport Link that will connect Perth's CBD with the city's airport in the east.
CAF has won maintenance contracts for trams, metros and suburban trains in Spain, Italy, Brazil and Colombia worth a total of €40 million.
A ground-breaking ceremony has taken place for the new hydrogen refuelling station that is to be built in Lower Saxony, Germany.
Eurofima has entered into a financing transaction with FS Italiane. It will loan 240 million euros to the Italian operator for 14 years.
Alstom has delivered the first two of eight new 55m Citadis trams to Ireland for operation on the Luas tram network in Dublin.
Announced today is the appointment of Unipart Rail as exclusive world-wide distributor for the AB Hoses and Fittings Ltd. Advanced Automatic Sander (AAS).
Skoda Transportation has launched a 1bn CZK (40 million euro) investment in new facilities in Pilsen, for which it will hire 1000+ people.
Alstom has successfully delivered its power supply and interlocking systems for the Mallawi section of the Beni Suet-Asyut line in Egypt.
Harsco Corporation's Rail division has signed a $10.3 million contract with MÁV FKG Kft-t to provide it with an EU 20-stone rail grinder.
The German Ministry of Transport has launched a project to test and certify digital automatic coupling. A DB-led consortium will run it.
FreiLacke offers certified system coating solutions in the areas of powder coatings, liquid coatings and composites for exterior & interior.
Integrated power specialist, Socomec, is sharing its expertise by making its most popular webinars available on replay – for industry insights on demand.
The national railway company of Kazakhstan has launched an international competition to find a partner in collaboration with DB E&C.
The central Crossrail section will not open next summer now as previously promised because of delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Siemens Mobility has won a contract with Norske tog AS to supply 570 train cab radios for GSM-R with an option to upgrade to FRMCS.
HS2 has revealed its final design for the first of four vent shaft headhouses for the Chiltern tunnel. This one is at Chalfont St Peter.
Alstom and Eversholt Rail are investing a further 1 million GBP into the hydrogen train Breeze in order to accelerate the UK hydrogen sector.
BLS will begin its refurbishment of the Lötschberg Base Tunnel in September following water and sand ingress earlier this year.
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Alstom is part of a consortium that has won a contract for the tunnel safety and security systems on the Madrid-Asturias high-speed line.
The first Inspiro metro train from the options contract with Metropolitan EAD has left the factory in Poland for Sofia, Bulgaria.
The Swiss Federal Office of Transport has confirmed that it will be able to issue the operating licence for the Ceneri Base Tunnel on time.
The first TRAXX MS3 locomotives have entered service for CD Cargo. They meet the new Czech electromagnetic compatibility requirements.
Siemens Mobility has been awarded a contract to equip line D of the Buenos Aires metro with its CBTC signalling solution Trainguard MT.
Bombardier has signed a contract with the NCTD (California) for 11 BiLevel coaches and cab cars for the Coaster service.
Rail Baltica has received its next round of funding, with €184 million coming from the EU's CEF, and €32 million from national co-financing.
So that the peace and quiet is not left by the wayside: Our flame-retardant sound deadening solution absorbs structure-borne noise in trains.
Alstom has published its financial results for Q1 of 2020/21, with total orders up compared to the same period in the previous year.
Our colleagues of IGW in Suzhou have won the 2019 Outstanding Supplier award from CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co., Ltd. (‘ZELC’, in short).
Deutsche Bahn (DB) has ordered 30 new ICE trains from Siemens Mobility. The first are to enter service in 2022, all by 2026.
ProRail and Alstom will test ATO GoA4 operations on a shunting locomotive starting in 2021. The tests will use a Lineas locomotive.
The EBRD, the EU and the EIB have contributed funding by way of grants and loans for 12 diesel locomotives for Moldova's state operator CFM.
Torrent Trackside has recently acquired a fleet of Pandrol CD400SP clipping machines which are now available for hire.
For decades Unipart Rail has been producing the TCAID (Track Circuit Aid) to help to shunt signals in the leaf-fall season.
Siemens Mobility has won a contract to supply technology for the extension of the Edinburgh Tram from York Place to Newhaven.
HS2 joint venture Mace Dragados has taken possession of the Euston Station construction site, preparing for the start of construction.
The Route 2020 metro extension in Dubai has opened to passenger operations. Alstom, as part of a consortium, was a major contributor.
Germany is investing almost €0.5 billion in the upgrade of the Berlin-Szczecin railway line. It will be fully double track and electrified.
CommScope unveils Wireless Rapid Deployment Unit for quickly delivering a safe, reliable, and high-speed Wi-Fi, or other wireless networks.
Works on the South Wales Metro railway are set to begin on 3 August, modernising the Welsh railway network from its Victorian origins.
Alstom has won a contract to supply the integrated metro system for the extension to Line 7 of the Taipei metro in Taiwan.
Skoda Transportation has announced its intention to acquire Ekova Electric in the Czech city of Ostrava. Share transferral expected in 2021.
Alstom plans to submit commitments to the Commission in anticipation of its planned acquisition of Bombardier Transportation early next year.
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FreiLacke is moving into its new administration building. The existing building was completely renovated and another floor was added.
Apart from producing high-quality gearboxes, we also strive to be a dependable full-service provider within the rail market.
Russian rolling stock manufacturer TMH has won the 2020 Red Dot Design Award in the Design Concept category.
The Dina Consulting & Design LCD-1202027 24 VDC Power Supply is designed for use in Locomotive and Marine applications.
The SBCTA Board has approved a Memorandum of Understanding with XpressWest to explore the feasibility of a high-speed rail line.
We want to welcome our newest Director, Matt D’Arcy, who joins the Board as Technical Director with effect from 1st July 2020.
Viper Innovations is pleased to announce CableGuardian has successfully received product approval by Network Rail and is available for order.
Bombardier has won a 4-year maintenance contract with Vy Tåg for its Night Train fleet when it takes over the franchise in December.
Eurofima is providing financing to Renfe Operatora in two transactions (200m euros and 103m euros) for new Civia EMUs.
CAF has won a contract with Renfe to supply a total of 37 metre-gauge trains in a two-part order worth 250 million euros.
The UK prime minister marked the start of construction of the Siemens Mobility Rail Factory in Goole, on 6 July 2020.
The first nine body shells for the new fleet of Hitachi AT300 trains (Class 805 and Class 807) for Avanti West Coast have arrived in the UK.
Insulation Monitoring Device HIG99 is designed for use on rail vehicles & systems containing rectifiers, inverters & frequency converters.
Bombardier has won a contract in India to supply 67 3-car MOVIA metro trains for the Agra and Kanpur metros, along with signalling equipment.
Hitachi Rail has partnered with Hyperdrive Innovation to drive forward battery technology for trains in Britain as an additional power option.
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.
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