With more train services than ever before, it’s never been more important to be safe around our rail networks.
Six KiwiRail locomotive engineers (train drivers) have bravely shared their emotional experiences of incidents and near misses around the rail network, as part of Australasia’s Rail Safety Week.
KiwiRail are reminding you to be aware at all times around rail tracks, and always expect trains at any time, from either direction. Please help them spread this important message.
Bombardier will overhaul 143 first-generation double-decker TWINDEXX coaches for Israel Railways, including modernising the doors.
The European Commission has published the 7th monitoring report (2015–2018) on the development of the rail market in the EU.
Jörn's rubber-metal bogie components for rail vehicles are designed for drive stability, comfort and safety.
Siemens Mobility has signed a memorandum of understanding for the construction of 1,000km of high-speed rail lines in Egypt.
Rail depot equipment specialist, Mechan, is strengthening its technical expertise with the appointment of two experienced engineers.
FreiLacke participated in the 2020 International Transportation Industry Expo (ITIE) exhibition in China from 4th-6th December, 2020.
Stadler has signed a framework agreement with Austrian Federal Railways for up to 20 fire-fighting and rescue trains.
Ballard Power Systems announces order from Arcola Energy for modules to power Scotland’s first fuel cell-powered train.
Paint industry under pressure: price explosion for epoxy resins – supply shortages exacerbate situation on raw materials market.
Bombardier has signed a contract with SNCF for three additional OMNEO Regio 2N trains for the Île-de-France region (Paris).
Alstom's Citadis X05 trams have started carry passengers on the South Circular section of the Circular light rail line in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
The GEOWEB® Load Support System provides base-layer & surface stabilisation for Dakar's Port Container Yard.
BNSF and Wabtec are testing a battery-electric locomotive between Barstow and Stockton (CA) to test the viability of battery technology.
Network Rail and its partners have launched the tram train pilot learning hub, a "comprehensive body of learning" that is free to access.
A look at Edmonton's Valley Line Southeast, which is due to open in 2021. 2021 will also see the start of phase 2 construction.
Stadler will supply eight electric multiple units for the Centovalli railway between Switzerland and Italy starting in 2023.
Propex GeoSolutions kicked-off 2021 with the launch of its new corporate website. Visitors to PropexGlobal.com will now find a new look and upgraded customer...
During the Christmas closure of London King's Cross, Network Rail engineers lifted all four tracks going into the station to divert a sewer.
A look at three rail line extensions that will open in the United States in 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina, Seattle, and the Boston area.
Colorado Pacific Railroad will challenge a deal between Union Pacific and Rio Grande Pacific to run rail services on the Tennessee Pass Line.
Unipart Rail sites awarded Sword of Honour for demonstrating excellence in the management of health and safety risks at work.
Bombardier will supply 33 OMNEO Regio 2N double-decker trains to SNCF for the Hauts-de-France region. Delivery will begin in 2024.
Alstom has deployed its ground-charging technology for the Eminonu-Alibeykoy tramway in Istanbul, Turkey, 9km of which opened on 1 Jan 2021.
Bombardier will maintain the rail vehicle fleet and wayside track and overhead line assets for a Toronto light rail project for 30 years.
Alstom has completed the first test run for the Mostaganem tramway project in Algeria. The rolling stock for the 14km line is the Citadis.
Mechan is joining forces with its French parent company, CIM, to equip a new state-of-the-art tram depot on the outskirts of Paris.
Roclean: Robel has been awarded a tender by Austrian network operator Wiener Linien for track bed cleaning on the Vienna underground network.
Perrone Railway is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Fahlbush to the position of Chief Operating Officer.
Viper Innovations' digital railway maintenance products and systems bring together the benefits of data science, technology and process.
Skoda Transportation will deliver a further 79 low-floor RegioPanter electric multiple units to Czech Railways (České dráhy) over four years.
TransLink has ordered 205 rail cars – 41 five-car metro trains – for Vancouver's SkyTrain from manufacturer Bombardier Transportation.
The new S-Bahn trains for Berlin, built by a Stadler-Siemens Mobility consortium, will enter passenger service on the city's Ringbahn line.
Bombardier has completed the first ZEFIRO Express for Västtrafik. The high-speed train will now undergo testing and commissioning.
Alstom has won a contract with Toulouse Metropole to supply systems for the Toulouse Aerospace Express metro line, including rolling stock.
Bombardier will upgrade 73 of Railpool's TRAXX MS2 locomotives from ETCS Baseline 2 to Baseline 3 to deliver safety and performance benefits.
Zonegreen have launched the new MK III control panel for their flagship depot protection system that uses the latest contactless technology.
HS2 has started its search for a switches and crossings supplier for Phase 1 and Phase 2a of the high-speed line between London and Crewe.
Success for the Autonomous Train project: a Prima BB 27000 locomotive ran semi-autonomously on the French national rail network under ERTMS.
Berlin will get up to 117 new FLEXITY trams after Bombardier and Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) signed a framework agreement worth €571m.
Free Speed Webinar: Efficient cleaning of railway parts as a success factor for maintenance and new component production.
President-elect Joe Biden has nominated former Mayor of South Bend as his transportation secretary, a move welcomed by the rail industry.
The National Infrastructure Commission has published its Rail Needs Assessment report, causing widespread dismay over possible cuts to HS2.
For a desirable lead time and an aesthetically pleasing trolley that can stand up to large scale operations, Santa suggests Korita Aviation!
Hitachi has partnered with Eversholt Rail to install batteries in a Class 802 Intercity Express Train, removing one of the diesel engines.
Seth Moulton introduced the American High-Speed Rail Act which proposes to invest $205 billion in the US's high-speed rail infrastructure.
Estonia's rail infrastructure manager Esti Raudtee has awarded a contract to electrify the country's rail network to a Spanish JV.
Together with the global partner companies Plasser & Theurer has proven to be a reliable service partner for decades.
Bombardier has revealed its first body shell for its FLEXITY trams for Dresden, which have undergone testing and have been accepted by DVB.
On Sunday, 13 December, timetabled passenger and freight services started operating through the Ceneri Base Tunnel, completing the NRLA.
Alstom is the latest member to join the US High Speed Rail Association following Deutsche Bahn prior to Biden's inauguration.
Zurich will get a further 40 FLEXITY trams as VBZ has signed a contract with Bombardier based on an option in the original 2017 contract.
The European Commission has presented its Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy with ten flagship ideas to decarbonise transport.
Siemens Mobility has won a contract to provide signalling and train control technology for the Yellow Line of the Bangalore Metro, India.
British Steel has increased its offering to the construction market by introducing a new high-strength structural steel grade.
Employees entering Tyne and Wear Metro depots are now fully trained in personnel protection, thanks to Sheffield-based Zonegreen.
There will be new international night trains in Europe from 2021, as agreed by the bosses of Deutsche Bahn, SNCF, OEBB and SBB.
Bombardier has won a contract to modernise the 430 and 423 fleets for S-Bahn Stuttgart, which is operated by DB Regio.
SNCF accredited, and EN 14730-2 compliant, the new centre is designed to enhance and enrich Pandrol’s local training facilities.
The Siemens Mobility Mireo is among the winners of the German Sustainability Award Design in the pioneer category.
United Wagon Company has received a further order from leasing company Dessa for flat cars for the transportation of timber.
Joe Ferguson, NCSC Certified Cyber Practitioner and Senior Information Risk Analyst, on the relationship between cyber security and safety.
DB Cargo is trialling automatic shunting locomotives and automating brake inspections at its shunting yard in Munich-North.
Amtrak will operate the Metrolink services in Southern California from 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2025, having beaten four competing bids.
HS2 Ltd has revealed the first images of the north portal for the Long Itchington Wood tunnel site southeast of Birmingham.
Bombardier has handed over its 200th TRAXX locomotive to Railpool, which has ordered a total of 232 units since 2009, 10% of the global total.
FREE Webinar: Port & Intermodal Yard Stabilization. Learn how the GEOWEB system extends pavement life and reduces maintenance.
BNSF has won a court case in Oklahoma challenging a state law banning trains from stopping for more than 10 minutes on a level crossing.
The Mayor of London, TfL, the DfT and the treasury have agreed a funding and financing package for the final phase of Crossrail.
Alstom's hydrogen train, the Coradia iLint, has successfully completed 3 months of test operations in regular passenger service in Austria.
Condition Based Maintenance: Better data science will deliver more actionable data and systems that will help to automate asset maintenance.
PALFINGER has signed a contract to acquire Hinz Försäljnings AB, PALFINGER’s second largest global independent distribution partner.
Alstom and Bombardier have announced the expected closing date for Alstom's acquisition of Bombardier Transportation.
Mechan has developed a set of 12 lifting jacks and two turntables for a new maintenance facility being built in Exeter, Devon.
Zonegreen have installed their Depot Personnel Protection System at a new learning centre for employees entering Tyne and Wear Metro depots.
A remote EUROLOCKING interlocking system has successfully been put into operation at Transports Publics Fribourgeois (TPF) in Vuadens.
We know that when we manufacture trolleys both airlines and rail operators will experience a great return on their investment.
Brexit: the European Commission has proposed a regulation giving extensions covering the Channel Tunnel infrastructure and train licences.
PaxLife Innovations: How to answer passengers’ evolving demands for increased bandwidth, uninterrupted connectivity and personalised travel.
CSX, a United States Class 1 railroad, has announced that it will acquire Pan Am Railways, expanding its presence in New England.
Propex GeoSolutions used its ARMORMAX technology to protect a drainage channel in Reinland, Manitoba to prevent flooding and degradation.
Jure Mikolcic, CEO of Stadler Pankow GmbH, at the VDB Digital Dialog Forum "Rail Revolution 4.0: Picking up Speed after the Crisis".
Northern has removed the last of its 102 Pacer trains from service, following regulations requiring rolling stock to be accessible.
Pandrol’s Sleeper Layer SL400 was selected by Zonis for the Belgrano Railway Renewal Project following a public tender in Argentina.
50 years at Altro: Today Pep works as Altro's Health and Safety Administrator, supporting the company's Zero Harm vision.
Unipart Rail and Unipart Manufacturing Group have successfully built their first McCulloch Rail Panel Lifter at a new production facility.
Train operator Grand Central to resume services from December at a reduced level. These will be reservation-only to enable social distancing.
Bombardier's TRAXX Africa locomotives, operated by Transnet Freight Rail in South Africa, have completed 10 million kilometres in service.
British Steel is recruiting 66 new employees to support increased production at its operations in Scunthorpe and Teesside.
Italy is to get its first hydrogen trains with delivery starting in 2023. FNM has ordered six Coradia Stream trains from Alstom for Lombardy.
Kyle Connor from Cisco discusses how the current pandemic is causing transport operators to embrace digitalisation in a new way.
The deployment of personal warning devices allows for the highest safety and fastest work progress possible.
The wireless communications landscape is fraught with RF challenges. This is especially true in today’s world of rail transportation.
State aid: the European Commission has approved Austrian measures to support passenger and rail freight affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Talgo has unveiled its plans to get into the hydrogen train market, with the Talgo Vittal-One, named in honour of hydrogen's atomic number.
HS2 and the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) will work together on utility diversions in readiness of the metro eastside extension.
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nVent, a global leader in electrical connection and protection solutions, has introduced a redesigned SCHROFF website.
It’s crucial the rail industry plugs the widening STEM learning skills gap if it is to meet the transportation needs of the future.
Nextsense, measurement expert for the rail industry, has developed the CALIPRI Track Geometry Gauge – an add-on to their well-known systems.
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