13 Must-Read Rail News Stories for Week 47

The Railway-News Industry Insider week 47 (19–23 November):

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German Transport Minister
Andreas Scheuer, German Transport Minister

Germany at InnoTrans 2018

Firstly, German Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer and Deutsche Bahn CEO Dr Richard Lutz answer questions about digitalisation and sustainability. Additionally, Andreas Scheuer comments on the penalties the EU recently imposed on Germany.

Read: Germany at InnoTrans 2018

GE Transportation at InnoTrans 2018: President and CEO Rafael Santana

Rafael Santana discusses GE Transportation’s progress. Another key point is that GE Transportation unveiled a new engine at InnoTrans 2018. In addition, he highlighted the importance of digitisation. He said, “digitisation […] triggers cultural change”.

Read: GE Transportation at InnoTrans 2018: President and CEO Rafael Santana

Rolling Stock News

Bombardier TWINDEXX Swiss Express Trains Given Operating Licence in Switzerland

The Swiss Federal Transport Office has issued an operating licence for the double-decker passenger train, Bombardier’s TWINDEXX. These trains will run on intercity and interregional routes. It must be remembered that this operating licence is currently valid for two years. However, this licence will help SBB with the new European timetable that comes into effect on 9 December.

Read: Bombardier TWINDEXX Swiss Express Trains Given Operating Licence in Switzerland

OEBB Cityjet TALENT 3
OEBB Cityjet TALENT 3 © OEBB

First OEBB Cityjet TALENT 3 Arrives in Austria

Austrian Federal Railways celebrated a milestone on 15 November. This is when the first Bombardier Cityjet TALENT 3 trains arrived in the country. In order to improve passenger transport in Vorarlberg, these trains will enter service in 2019. The Cityjet TALENT 3 was first unveiled at InnoTrans 2018.

Read: First OEBB Cityjet TALENT 3 Arrives in Austria

GE Transportation Secures Locomotive Order in Moldova

GE Transportation has secured its first business in Moldova. It has signed a contract with Moldovan Railways to supply 12 Evolution Series locomotives. Furthermore, it will take care of parts, training and services.

Read: GE Transportation Secures Locomotive Order in Moldova

Hauts-de-France Region to Get 19 Bombardier OMNEO Premium Trains

National French rail operator SNCF has ordered 19 OMNEO Premium trains from Bombardier. These trains are to serve the Hauts-de-France region. They will enter service in 2022. Significantly, these trains will increase capacity by 25 percent on the routes they will serve.

Read: Hauts-de-France Region to Get 19 Bombardier OMNEO Premium Trains

Siemens Mobility to Design and Manufacture Next-Generation Trains for London Underground

London Underground has contracted Siemens Mobility to design and manufacture the new trains for the city’s Piccadilly line. In particular, Siemens will supply 94 Inspiro London trains. They will replace the rolling stock that has service the line since the 1970s. Additionally, Siemens will provide the rolling stock for London’s other three deep tube lines as part of the Deep Tube Upgrade Programme.

Read: Siemens Mobility to Design and Manufacture Next-Generation Trains for London Underground

Stadler regional diesel-electric train for FNM
Stadler regional diesel-electric train for FNM © Stadler

Stadler to Supply New Regional Diesel-Electric Trains to FNM

FNM has contracted Stadler to supply diesel-electric trains to service Italy’s Lombard region. The agreement covers a minimum of 30 trains. Each train also costs almost 6.5 million euros. Delivery of these trains is scheduled for 2021.

Read: Stadler to Supply New Regional Diesel-Electric Trains to FNM

Infrastructure News

Morocco High-Speed Rail Line Between Tangiers and Kenitra Opens

The high-speed rail line between Tangiers and Kenitra in Morocco opened on 15 November. Significantly, the event was attended by the King. Alstom supplied its Avelia Euroduplex trains. As a result, French president Emmanuel Macron also attended. Another key point is that these 8-car double-decker trains are able to cope with the country’s climate.

Read: Morocco High-Speed Rail Line Between Tangiers and Kenitra Opens

Austrian Federal Railways Investing in Next-Generation Vehicle Maintenance

OEBB will invest 12 million euros on building a bigger, modern hall to maintain the new Cityjet TALENT 3 trains for Vorarlberg. The site in Bludenz will also safeguard jobs. Construction works should be completed by spring 2020. Meanwhile, the first of these trains recently arrived in the country (see above).

Read: Austrian Federal Railways Investing in Next-Generation Vehicle Maintenance

Railway Policy

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Deutsche Bahn’s ICE 4 © Deutsche Bahn AG / Pablo Castagnola

80 Percent Green Electricity by 2030 Says Deutsche Bahn

Germany’s national rail operator has increased its target for 2030. It is important to point out that Deutsche Bahn initially set the target at 70 percent. Now, however it says that 80 percent of its electricity will come from renewables by 2030. Significantly, DB is already Germany’s main consumer of green electricity.

Read: 80 Percent Green Electricity by 2030 Says Deutsche Bahn

Allianz Pro Schiene Criticises Rail Provisions in German 2019 Budget

Not everyone is happy with the developments in the German rail system, however. Allianz pro Schiene, an organisation that works towards increasing rail’s market share. It says the budget provisions for rail are too little. In addition, the government is investing too much in highways. This, they say, sends the wrong message.

Read: Allianz Pro Schiene Criticises Rail Provisions in German 2019 Budget

2 Billion Euros for Digital Services Says Russian Railways

Finally, the CEO and Chairman of Russian Railways attended a discussion panel at the 12th International Forum Transport of Russia. During this event he said that Russian Railways wanted to invest around 150 billion roubles in digital services by 2025.

Read: 2 Billion Euros for Digital Services Says Russian Railways

 

 

All the Latest News

Banedanmark Completes Digital Signalling on Copenhagen S-Bahn

Banedanmark Completes Digital Signalling on Copenhagen S-Bahn

Banedanmark has completed installation of digital CBTC signalling on the last three sections of the Copenhagen S-Bahn.

Arup-Aurecon Alliance to Design Auckland Light Rail

Arup-Aurecon Alliance to Design Auckland Light Rail

An Arup-Aurecon alliance has been selected as the preferred bidder to plan and develop the future Auckland Light Rail network.

CargoBeamer Train Transports Semi-Trailers between Marseille and Calais

CargoBeamer Train Transports Semi-Trailers between Marseille and ...

CargoBeamer has operated the first intermodal train to transport semi-trailers between Marseille and Calais, France. 

safe.trAIn Project to Advance Development of AI-Enabled Automated Trains

safe.trAIn Project to Advance Development of AI-Enabled Automated...

Siemens AG will lead a consortium to facilitate advances in operating automated regional trains with artificial intelligence (AI).

Final Elizabeth Line Station – Bond Street – to Open 24 October

Final Elizabeth Line Station – Bond Street – to Open 24 Octob...

Transport for London (TfL) has announced that the Bond Street Elizabeth line station will open on 24 October.

Stadler to Build World’s First Fully Automated Overland Adhesion/Rack-and-Pinion Train

Stadler to Build World’s First Fully Automated Overland Adhesio...

Stadler will manufacture and deliver an automated rack-and-pinion rail vehicle for Appenzeller Bahnen’s Rheineck–Walzenhausen rail link.

Amtrak Aims for Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2045

Amtrak Aims for Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2045

Amtrak has announced a pledge to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across its entire network by 2045.

PESA Signs Contract for Heavy Maintenance of 59 PKP Intercity Cars

PESA Signs Contract for Heavy Maintenance of 59 PKP Intercity Car...

PKP Intercity has chosen PESA Bydgoszcz to undertake the heavy maintenance (level 5) of 24 152A and 35 154A series cars.

US: BNSF Orders Four EMD SD70J Locomotives from Progress Rail

US: BNSF Orders Four EMD SD70J Locomotives from Progress Rail

Progress Rail has been chosen to supply BNSF Railway with four EMD Joule battery electric locomotives and two charging systems.

LA Metro K Line to Open on 7 October

LA Metro K Line to Open on 7 October

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) has announced that the K Line will open on 7 October 2022.

US: Caltrain Unveils New Electric Trains

US: Caltrain Unveils New Electric Trains

Caltrain has unveiled its new electric train cars – a key component of its electrification project. These will enter service in 2024.

Talgo Looks to Decarbonisation and Digitalisation at InnoTrans 2022

Talgo Looks to Decarbonisation and Digitalisation at InnoTrans 20...

At InnoTrans, Talgo introduced its intercity train platform as well as new solutions to support decarbonisation of rail transport.

IN PICTURES: Stadler Presents Metro Train for Liverpool

IN PICTURES: Stadler Presents Metro Train for Liverpool

Stadler presented its IPEMU - independently powered EMU - at InnoTrans today in the presence of Liverpool Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram.

IN PICTURES: Stadler Presents New FLIRT Tri-Mode and CITYLINK Tram-Train for Wales

IN PICTURES: Stadler Presents New FLIRT Tri-Mode and CITYLINK Tra...

Stadler formally presented its FLIRT tri-mode and CITYLINK tram-train for Transport for Wales at InnoTrans today.

InnoTrans Addresses the Skills Gap in the Rail Industry

InnoTrans Addresses the Skills Gap in the Rail Industry

Industry leaders at InnoTrans addressed the skills gap in the rail sector and explored how new talent should be attained and leveraged. 

Italy: Alstom to Supply 20 Additional Traxx DC3 Electric Locomotives to Polo Mercitalia

Italy: Alstom to Supply 20 Additional Traxx DC3 Electric Locomoti...

Alstom has been contracted to supply Italian railway operator, Polo Mercitalia (FS Group) with 20 Traxx DC3 electric locomotives.

Siemens Mobility’s Mireo Plus B Goes on Public Show at InnoTrans 2022

Siemens Mobility’s Mireo Plus B Goes on Public Show at InnoTran...

The public is able to view Siemens Mobility’s Mireo Plus B battery train for the first time at InnoTrans 2022.

UK: Class 43 ETCS Testing Successfully Completed for East Coast Digital Programme

UK: Class 43 ETCS Testing Successfully Completed for East Coast D...

ETCS testing for Class 43 trains has been complete, marking the achievement of a new milestone for the East Coast Digital Programme.

InnoTrans: Official Presentation of Siemens Mobility Mireo Plus H

InnoTrans: Official Presentation of Siemens Mobility Mireo Plus H

Siemens Mobility presented its Mireo Plus H hydrogen train for the Berlin-Brandenburg region at InnoTrans 2022 today.

InnoTrans 22: DB Announces Largest-Ever Fleet Modernisation Programme

InnoTrans 22: DB Announces Largest-Ever Fleet Modernisation Progr...

Deutsche Bahn (DB) has announced that it will invest over 19 billion EUR in new passenger and fleet locomotives and trains by 2030.

More Hydrogen Trains Heading to California as Stadler Signs New MoU

More Hydrogen Trains Heading to California as Stadler Signs New M...

Stadler has signed a MoU to design and deliver four zero emission hydrogen FLIRT trains for operation in California.

InnoTrans: Hitachi and Trenitalia Unveil Battery Hybrid Blues Train

InnoTrans: Hitachi and Trenitalia Unveil Battery Hybrid Blues Tra...

Hitachi Rail and Trenitalia have unveiled the tri-mode 'Blues' battery hybrid train for Italy at InnoTrans 2022. 

InnoTrans 22: Stadler and NAH.SH Present First FLIRT Akku Battery-Electric Series-Produced Vehicle

InnoTrans 22: Stadler and NAH.SH Present First FLIRT Akku Battery...

Stadler and NAH.SH have unveiled the first FLIRT Akku battery-electric series-produced vehicle at InnoTrans 2022.

France: Rennes Metro Line B Enters Service

France: Rennes Metro Line B Enters Service

Rennes Metro’s Line B has now entered revenue service, equipped with Siemens Mobility’s driverless metro system Cityval.

Stadler Presents FLIRT H2 Hydrogen Train for San Bernardino

Stadler Presents FLIRT H2 Hydrogen Train for San Bernardino

Stadler has unveiled its FLIRT H2 hydrogen train, which will be delivered to the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority in 2023.

Alstom to Supply 17 Additional Coradia Stream Electric Trains in Romania

Alstom to Supply 17 Additional Coradia Stream Electric Trains in ...

The Romanian Railway Reform Authority (ARF) has contracted Alstom to supply an additional 17 Coradia Stream inter-regional trains.

Adina Vălean: The Commission Cannot Create a Second Golden Age for Rail All by Itself

Adina Vălean: The Commission Cannot Create a Second Golden Age f...

The EU Commissioner for Transport, Adina Vălean, addressed the rail industry, operators and policy makers at InnoTrans 2022.

InnoTrans 2022: Škoda Unveils Its 36T Tram-Train for RNV

InnoTrans 2022: Škoda Unveils Its 36T Tram-Train for RNV

Škoda and RNV unveiled the new 1m-gauge tram-train for the cities of Heidelberg, Mannheim and Ludwigshafen am Rhein at InnoTrans 2022 today.

A Sneak Peek of InnoTrans 2022

A Sneak Peek of InnoTrans 2022

InnoTrans 2022 is officially kicking off on 20 September. As is customary, the press gets a sneak peek the day before.

Coradia iLint Achieves New Milestone with 1,175km Distance Run 

Coradia iLint Achieves New Milestone with 1,175km Distance Run 

Alstom has proven the capability of the Coradia iLint train to provide long-distance travel with its recording-breaking 1175km journey.

Dutch Railways to Retrofit ViRM Fleet with Siemens Mobility ETCS Technology

Dutch Railways to Retrofit ViRM Fleet with Siemens Mobility ETCS ...

Dutch Railways has chosen Siemens Mobility to retrofit 176 of its ViRM trains with the latest ETCS Level 2 technology.

China: CRRC Completes Wuhan Monorail Suspension Train

China: CRRC Completes Wuhan Monorail Suspension Train

CRRC has successfully completed the first Optics Valley Photon monorail suspension train for use in Wuhan, China.

France: CAF to Supply 15 Trams to Marseilles

France: CAF to Supply 15 Trams to Marseilles

RTM (Régie des Transports Métropolitains) has contracted CAF to supply 15 new trams for Marseilles, France.

World’s First Automatic S-Bahn Train Enters Passenger Service

World’s First Automatic S-Bahn Train Enters Passenger Servi...

Deutsche Bahn and Siemens have entered the first Digital S-Bahn automatic train into passenger service in Hamburg, Germany.

Portugal: Alstom Opens New Engineering and Innovation Centre in Maia

Portugal: Alstom Opens New Engineering and Innovation Centre in M...

Alstom has opened a new 460 square metre engineering and innovation centre in Maia, Portugal, which will initially provide 25 jobs.

US: First New Rail Cars Delivered for PATH Improvement Plan

US: First New Rail Cars Delivered for PATH Improvement Plan

The Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) has taken delivery of two new rail cars from Kawasaki as part of its improvement plan,

Railtex 2023: A Clear Focus on the Rail Industry of Tomorrow

Railtex 2023: A Clear Focus on the Rail Industry of Tomorrow

Taking place on 9–11 May 2023 in Birmingham, the UK’s number one industry event will bring together the whole railway community.

New Zealand: Alstom to Supply TMS Train Control for KiwiRail

New Zealand: Alstom to Supply TMS Train Control for KiwiRail

Alstom has been awarded a contract to supply a fully integrated Traffic Management System (TMS) for KiwiRail's network in New Zealand.

DB Presents New Level Access ICE L Car

DB Presents New Level Access ICE L Car

Deutsche Bahn (DB) has unveiled the first car of its new ICE L (low floor), which has stepless access, improving accessibility.

Rail Baltica: Construction Begins on Latvia’s Longest Railway Overpass

Rail Baltica: Construction Begins on Latvia’s Longest Railway O...

Construction has begun on Latvia’s longest railway overpass, with the completion of the structure’s first piles.

Union Pacific to Invest in Decarbonising Operations

Union Pacific to Invest in Decarbonising Operations

Union Pacific has issued a 600 million USD green bond offering to fund investments that will decarbonise the company’s footprint and reduce its emissions.

Paris: Underground Station Constructed at Châtillon Montrouge

Paris: Underground Station Constructed at Châtillon Montrouge

Construction is now complete on the underground space at Châtillon Montrouge station, which will serve the Grand Paris Express metro Line 15.

CAF to Supply an Additional 5 Canberra Metro Trams

CAF to Supply an Additional 5 Canberra Metro Trams

CAF will supply an additional 5 trams equipped with OESS to run on catenary-free sections of the Canberra Metro.

Alstom to Focus on Digitalisation and Green Traction Solutions at InnoTrans 2022

Alstom to Focus on Digitalisation and Green Traction Solutions at...

Alstom has announced the solutions and rolling stock it will be showing at InnoTrans 2022, with a focus on digitalisation and green mobility.

Automation of Paris Metro’s Line 4 Complete

Automation of Paris Metro’s Line 4 Complete

Automatic driverless metros are now running on Paris Metro’s Line 4, as work has been completed to digitise and automate the line.

Germany: CAF to Supply 42 LRVs in Hannover

Germany: CAF to Supply 42 LRVs in Hannover

CAF has been selected to supply 42 TW 4000 LRVs for ÜSTRA, the public transport operator in the city of Hannover, Germany.

Birmingham Eastside Metro Extension Hits New Construction Milestone

Birmingham Eastside Metro Extension Hits New Construction Milesto...

The Birmingham Eastside Metro extension has reached a new milestone with the installation of 45 metres of double track.

DB Cargo Showcases Hydrogen Logistics Solutions

DB Cargo Showcases Hydrogen Logistics Solutions

DB Cargo has showcased how it’s already capable of transporting large quantities of hydrogen by freight rail.

UAE: Etihad Rail Connects ICAD Railway Freight Terminal to National Main Line

UAE: Etihad Rail Connects ICAD Railway Freight Terminal to Natio...

Etihad Rail has connected the national rail network’s main line with the ICAD-based railway freight terminal currently under construction.

Australia: 12 Additional VLocity DMUs Ordered for Victoria’s Regional Network

Australia: 12 Additional VLocity DMUs Ordered for Victoria’s Re...

Alstom has received an order for an additional 12 VLocity DMU regional trains from the Department of Transport in Victoria.

Alstom and SNCF Unveil TGV M High-Speed Train

Alstom and SNCF Unveil TGV M High-Speed Train

Alstom and SNCF have unveiled the TGV M high-speed Avelia Horizon train at Alstom's La Rochelle site in France. 

DB and Siemens Test Hydrogen Trains with Mobile Refuelling Stations

DB and Siemens Test Hydrogen Trains with Mobile Refuelling Statio...

Deutsche Bahn and Siemens have commenced testing for the Mireo Plus H hydrogen trains along with the mobile hydrogen refuelling process.

Talgo Avril Achieves New Speed Record in Iberian Gauge

Talgo Avril Achieves New Speed Record in Iberian Gauge

A Talgo Avril very high-speed train has set a new record during testing by reaching a speed of 360 kilometres per hour in Iberian gauge.

Draft Environmental Document for Palmdale to Burbank Section of California High-Speed Rail Released

Draft Environmental Document for Palmdale to Burbank Section of C...

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has released the draft environmental report for the Palmdale to Burbank section.

Sierra Northern Railway Unveils Look of New Hydrogen Switching Locomotive

Sierra Northern Railway Unveils Look of New Hydrogen Switching Lo...

Sierra Northern Railway (SERA) has unveiled the look of its new zero emission hydrogen switching locomotive.

What Can You Expect from the Intelligent Rail Summit 2022?

What Can You Expect from the Intelligent Rail Summit 2022?

The Intelligent Rail Summit will take place on 16-17 November in Germany, and will look at the use of data in rail infrastructure management.

Ballard to Power First Hydrogen Trains in India

Ballard to Power First Hydrogen Trains in India

Ballard Power Systems’ fuel cells will power India’s first hydrogen trains thanks to a fuel cell module order from Medha Servo Drives.

Latvia: Rail Baltica Tender for Construction of Mainline Enters Stage Two

Latvia: Rail Baltica Tender for Construction of Mainline Enters S...

Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas has launched the second stage of the tender for the construction of the Rail Baltica mainline in Latvia.

SAT Consortium to Supply CBTC Solution for Panama Metro Line 1 Extension

SAT Consortium to Supply CBTC Solution for Panama Metro Line 1 Ex...

An Alstom-led consortium will supply the communications-based train control (CBTC) solution for the extension of Line 1 of the Panama Metro.

First EffiShunter 1000 for Trainport Norway Leaves CZ Loko Plant

First EffiShunter 1000 for Trainport Norway Leaves CZ Loko Plant

CZ Loko has dispatched the first of five EffiShunter 1000 locomotives ordered by Trainpoint Norway from its Jihlava plant.

ÖBB and Siemens Mobility Unveil Next-Gen Nightjet Interiors

ÖBB and Siemens Mobility Unveil Next-Gen Nightjet Interiors

ÖBB and Siemens Mobility have revealed the interior designs of the next generation Nightjet sleeping and couchette cars.

Switzerland: New Fire and Rescue Vehicles Inaugurated for Vereina Tunnel

Switzerland: New Fire and Rescue Vehicles Inaugurated for Vereina...

The Rhaetian Railway (RhB) has inaugurated two new fire and rescue vehicles (LöReF) for use in the Vereina tunnel in eastern Switzerland.

UK: New DLR Timetable to be Introduced this Month

UK: New DLR Timetable to be Introduced this Month

A new DLR timetable will be introduced on 26 September in response to changes in passenger use of the network since the Elizabeth line opened.

InnoTrans Special: The Railway-News Magazine Issue 3 2022 Is Here!

InnoTrans Special: The Railway-News Magazine Issue 3 2022 Is Here...

After a long four-year wait, InnoTrans is finally taking place again in Berlin this month. Please enjoy our InnoTrans Special 2022.

1.4 Billion in Funding to Improve US Rail Infrastructure and Safety

1.4 Billion in Funding to Improve US Rail Infrastructure and Safe...

The US Department of Transportation has announced over $1.4 billion in consolidated rail infrastructure and safety improvement grant funding.

Spain: Alstom Receives Order for 10 Coradia Stream Trains from Catalonian Operator FGC

Spain: Alstom Receives Order for 10 Coradia Stream Trains from Ca...

FGC (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya) has ordered 10 Coradia Stream regional trains from Alstom.

US: CAF to Supply 102 LRVs for Boston Green Line

US: CAF to Supply 102 LRVs for Boston Green Line

The MBTA has selected CAF to supply 102 Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) that will operate on the Green Line in the City of Boston.

Step-Free Elizabeth Line Entrance Building Opens at Ilford Station

Step-Free Elizabeth Line Entrance Building Opens at Ilford Statio...

Network Rail has opened a new entrance building with step-free access for Elizabeth Line passengers using Ilford station in London.

Last Track Laid for Sydney Metro City & Southwest Line

Last Track Laid for Sydney Metro City & Southwest Line

The final piece of track has been laid for the Sydney Metro City & Southwest lines, Australia's largest public transport project. 

Thelo DB to Support the Modernisation of Ghana’s Western Railway Line

Thelo DB to Support the Modernisation of Ghana’s Western Railwa...

Thelo DB has signed a framework agreement with the Ghanaian government to modernise Ghana's railway network.

Taiwan: Stadler Wins First Metro Tender in Asia 

Taiwan: Stadler Wins First Metro Tender in Asia 

ST Engineering, Stadler and Siemens Mobility consortium will provide turnkey rail services for Kaohsiung's new MRT Yellow Line in Taiwan.

Rail Baltica Appoints Shadow Operator Services Provider

Rail Baltica Appoints Shadow Operator Services Provider

Rail Baltica has contracted a joint venture to provide Shadow Operator services for the Rail Baltica high-speed corridor.

Honolulu Rail System Commences Trial Runs

Honolulu Rail System Commences Trial Runs

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation has announced that trial testing for the Honolulu Rail System commenced on 29 August 2022.

TfL Confirms Funding Agreement with UK Government

TfL Confirms Funding Agreement with UK Government

Transport for London (TfL) has reached a funding agreement with the UK government to support its transport network until March 2024. 

Alstom Awarded New Buenos Aires Trainset Maintenance Contract

Alstom Awarded New Buenos Aires Trainset Maintenance Contract

Alstom has been charged with the maintenance and modernisation of five five-car trainsets by the Buenos Aires subway operator Emova.

Akiem Makes First Large Order of Siemens Mobility Vectron Locomotives

Akiem Makes First Large Order of Siemens Mobility Vectron Locomot...

Siemens Mobility has received an order for 65 Vectron AC and Vectron MS locomotives from rolling stock leasing company Akiem.

Alstom Delivers First Sounder S Line Rail Cars to Seattle

Alstom Delivers First Sounder S Line Rail Cars to Seattle

The first two new Sounder S Line rail cars have arrived in Seattle as part of Sound Transit Board's 11-car order.

What to Expect from the IRFC 2022

What to Expect from the IRFC 2022

What you can expect from Session 2 of the International Rail Forum & Conference, October 2022, including main topics and expert speakers.

Caltrain Reaches New Milestone in Electrification Project

Caltrain Reaches New Milestone in Electrification Project

Caltrain reaches new milestone in its electrification project by energising its San Jose traction power substation with power from PG&E.

First of New Tyne and Wear Metro Trains Roll Off Production Line

First of New Tyne and Wear Metro Trains Roll Off Production Line

Stadler has completed its first two Class 555 metro trains for Nexus, the owner and operator of Tyne and Wear Metro.

Work Completed on Romford Station Upgrade and Refurbishment

Work Completed on Romford Station Upgrade and Refurbishment

Refurbishment of Romford station has been completed as part of a programme to upgrade existing stations providing Elizabeth line access.

First JNA-X Box Wagon Rolls Off Production Line

First JNA-X Box Wagon Rolls Off Production Line

The first JNA-X Box Wagon prototype for GB Railfreight and Porterbrook has rolled off Greenbrier’s production line in Romania.

What Is Going On with Avanti West Coast?

What Is Going On with Avanti West Coast?

Avanti West Coast has been in the news, more so than other TOCs during this period of rail strikes. Jonn Elledge looks into what's going on.

UK: New Freight Route Opens Up in North Wales

UK: New Freight Route Opens Up in North Wales

The Llandudno Junction freight yard is back in use following renovation work and will now be used to transport Welsh slate aggregate.

Egypt: 320 Vehicles Ordered for Lines Two and Three of Cairo Metro

Egypt: 320 Vehicles Ordered for Lines Two and Three of Cairo Metr...

Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels has signed a contract for the manufacture and supply of 40 metro trains with 320 metro vehicles.

Crossrail to Share Expertise with Tel Aviv in New UK-Israel MoU

Crossrail to Share Expertise with Tel Aviv in New UK-Israel MoU

The UK Transport Secretary has signed a new partnership agreement with Israel to share expertise on large scale rail projects.

The First Physical Rail Infra Forum is Around the Corner

The First Physical Rail Infra Forum is Around the Corner

The first physical edition of Rail Infra Forum 2022, organised by RailTech.com, will take place on 12–13 October in Berlin.

World First: Coradia iLint Trains Begin Passenger Service on Fully Hydrogen-Operated Route

World First: Coradia iLint Trains Begin Passenger Service on Full...

14 Coradia iLint regional trains are now in passenger operation on the world’s first full hydrogen-operated route in Lower Saxony, Germany.

Abellio UK and Nederlandse Spoorwegen Announce Management Buyout Deal

Abellio UK and Nederlandse Spoorwegen Announce Management Buyout ...

Abellio UK has announced a management buyout deal that will pave the way for a new UK-based company to take over its existing UK services.

Germany: Stadler to Supply 56 TINA Trams to HAVAG

Germany: Stadler to Supply 56 TINA Trams to HAVAG

Hallesche Verkehrs-AG (HAVAG) has contracted Stadler to supply 56 TINA trams for use in the city on the Saale from 2025.

New CEO Announced for Eurostar Group

New CEO Announced for Eurostar Group

Gwendoline Cazenave has been named the incoming Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Eurostar Group, succeeding Jacques Damas.

UK: More Elizabeth Line Services to Begin this November

UK: More Elizabeth Line Services to Begin this November

Lines from Reading, Heathrow and Shenfield will connect with the central Elizabeth line section from November.

HS2 Constructs First of Chiltern Tunnel Cross Passages

HS2 Constructs First of Chiltern Tunnel Cross Passages

HS2 has commenced work on the thirty-eight cross passages that will link the northbound and southbound Chiltern tunnels.

Rail Baltica Signs Agreement with Esri to Integrate GIS Software

Rail Baltica Signs Agreement with Esri to Integrate GIS Software

The Rail Baltica joint venture RB Rail has signed an agreement with software provider Esri to integrate GIS software across all its projects.

Alstom to Maintain Locomotive Fleet for DB Cargo Netherlands and Belgium

Alstom to Maintain Locomotive Fleet for DB Cargo Netherlands and ...

Alstom has signed a contract with DB Cargo Belgium and DB Cargo Netherlands to maintain a fleet of 60 DE-6400 locomotives.

MRCE Orders 14 Siemens Vectron Multi-System Locomotives

MRCE Orders 14 Siemens Vectron Multi-System Locomotives

Locomotive leasing company, Mitsui Rail Capital Europe (MRCE) has ordered 14 Vectron MS multisystem locomotives from Siemens Mobility.

SNCF Orders a Further 15 Avelia Horizon Trains from Alstom

SNCF Orders a Further 15 Avelia Horizon Trains from Alstom

SNCF Voyageurs has ordered an additional 15 new-generation Avelia Horizon very high-speed trains from Alstom.

Over $230 Million Awarded to Modernise US Intercity Passenger Rail Services

Over $230 Million Awarded to Modernise US Intercity Passenger Rai...

The US Department of Transportation has awarded over 233m USD to projects that will improve and modernise intercity passenger rail services.

California High-Speed Rail Achieves Environmental Clearance in Northern California

California High-Speed Rail Achieves Environmental Clearance in No...

The California High-Speed Rail Authority Board of Directors has approved the line's 43-mile section from San Francisco to San Jose.

Chicago Metra to Create Battery-Powered Locomotives

Chicago Metra to Create Battery-Powered Locomotives

Chicago's rail operator, Metra has signed a contract with Progress Rail to convert up to six diesel locomotives to battery power.

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