Rail News Today
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:58:05 +0000
Infrastructure
Ordsall Chord bridge move brings 'flowing ribbon' link closer
UK: What is claimed to be the first network arch bridge on a UK rail project was swung into place...
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:33:00 +0000
Germany
Elbe-Altmark operating contract awarded
GERMANY: The transport authorities of Sachsen-Anhalt and Brandenburg have jointly awarded...
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:56:16 +0000
Traction & Rolling Stock
Bo-Bo-Bo locomotives shipped to Myanmar
MYANMAR: CRRC Dalian has shipped a further pair of locomotives to Myanma Railways, and has now...
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:20:35 +0000
Traction & Rolling Stock
More X’Trapolis EMUs for Melbourne
AUSTRALIA: Public Transport Victoria has signed a €100m contract for Alstom to supply a further...
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:00:00 +0000
News
Freight railway orders DMUs for passenger service revival
GERMANY: Local freight railway Bentheimer Eisenbahn has awarded Alstom a contract to supply five...
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:37:35 +0000
Germany
Brewery takes delivery of battery shunter
GERMANY: The Warsteiner brewery in Nordrhein-Westfalen has taken delivery of a TeleTrac...
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:36:43 +0000
Europe
New locos planned as Mercitalia targets European corridors
ITALY: ‘Radical changes’ to the rail freight and logistics market were unveiled on February 20,...
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:31:27 +0000
Europe
Siemens forms UK Mobility Digitalisation unit
UK: Siemens Rail Automation announced a restructuring of its signalling and train control...
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:00:41 +0000
Infrastructure
Station work starts at Global Gateway Shinagawa
JAPAN: East Japan Railway and the Urban Renaissance Agency marked the start of construction of a...
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:00:00 +0000
Freight
World rail freight news round-up
TX Logistik has created a department to offer short-notice spot transport, initially focusing on...
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:00:00 +0000
Infrastructure
World rail infrastructure market February 2017
Bulgaria: NKZI has awarded contracts for construction of bridges over the Septemvri - Plovdiv line...
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:00:00 +0000
Europe
Plans to increase capacity at Warszawa Zachodnia unveiled
POLAND: Infrastructure manager PKP PLK has unveiled the design concept for an extensive...
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:44:44 +0000
Traction & Rolling Stock
DB Regio places first order for Siemens Mireo
GERMANY: DB Regio has become the first customer for Siemens’ Mireo electric multiple-unit design,...
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:59:44 +0000
France
SNCF agrees to order TGVs under Belfort rescue package
FRANCE: Having worked with the government to find ‘a balanced solution’ to maintaining employment...
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:36:25 +0000
Switzerland
Long-distance concession talks break down
SWITZERLAND: Negotiations for a national jointly operated long-distance passenger traffic...
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:00:00 +0000
Business
Railway supply industry news round-up
Alstom, Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development and the Lombardia and Piemonte regions have signed...
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:14:45 +0000
Business
Bombardier says turnaround is ‘in full motion’
BOMBARDIER: Announcing Bombardier Inc’s annual results for the year to December 31 2016, President...
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:20:42 +0000
High Speed
Kuala Lumpur – Singapore high speed rail joint development partner appointed
ASIA: Project promoters MyHSR Corp of Malaysia and Land Transport Authority of Singapore have...
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:51:47 +0000
Europe
SNCF buys 45% stake in BLS Cargo
SWITZERLAND: BLS has agreed to sell a 45% stake in its freight subsidiary BLS Cargo to SNCF...
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 07:00:00 +0000
Traction & Rolling Stock
Improving Talgo accessibility
SPAIN: Renfe has begun a €5·7m project adapt 15 Series VI Talgo coaches to improve access for...
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:41:54 +0000
UK
Bluetooth-enabled ticket gates demonstrated
UK: Railway Gazette attended a demonstration of Bluetooth Low Energy fare validation technology at...
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:28:52 +0000
Traction & Rolling Stock
Knorr-Bremse to supply brakes for Alstom’s Indian locomotives
INDIA: Alstom has awarded Knorr-Bremse a contract to supply the complete braking systems for the...
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:05:00 +0000
Traction & Rolling Stock
Production of Devon and Cornwall trainsets begins in Italy
UK: Hitachi announced a 'milestone' in the production of electro-diesel inter-city trainsets for...
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:05:52 +0000
Freight
InnoWaggon increases round wood capacity
SWEDEN: Innofreight has handed over the first of 144 wagons which are being supplied under the...
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:37:10 +0000
Traction & Rolling Stock
Seibu Railway unveils Series 40000 EMUs with rotating seats
JAPAN: The first of eight Series 40000 EMUs being built for Seibu Railway’s 1 067 mm...
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:00:00 +0000
Business
Serbian infrastructure contractor privatised
SERBIA: The government has sold a 90·6% stake in rail infrastructure construction and maintenance...
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:29:07 +0000
Infrastructure
Algarve electrification timetable
PORTUGAL: Infraestruturas de Portugal has announced the timetable for electrifying at 25 kV 50 Hz...
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:33:48 +0000
Switzerland
Berner Oberland-Bahn EMU enters service
SWITZERLAND: The first of six Stadler ABDeh 8/8 electric multiple-units ordered by Berner...
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:30:38 +0000
Passenger
Trenitalia completes c2c acquisition
UK: Italian national railway FS Group has completed the first step in its plan to establish a major...
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 07:00:00 +0000
Freight
World rail freight news round-up
The VIIA Britanica 'rail motorway' service connecting Calais with Le Boulou near the Spanish...
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:10:00 GMT

Kadfire-Graphic Design, Print and Digital Information Systems for the Railway Industry
Kadfire provides innovative passenger information solutions, as well as graphic design, digital printing, web development and transport data services.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Victoria to remove three congested level crossings on Frankston line
The Government of Victoria in Australia is set to remove three more dangerous and congested level crossings on the Frankston line, with further plans to build two new stations.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

French Government and Alstom report progress made at Belfort site
The French Government and Alstom have presented the progress made for railway maintenance and industrial activities at the company's Belfort site.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Network Rail to reopen Settle to Carlisle railway ahead of schedule
Engineers from UK Network Rail have made considerable progress to reopen the major Settle to Carlisle service next month, earlier than planned.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:22:00 GMT

Industrial Ethernet Switches and Wireless Communications
Founded in 2003 in Walnut, CA, US, Henrich has been helping, customers across the globe to manage their industrial systems with rugged and secured Ethernet networking products in various industries, such as power utilities, transportation, oil and ga…
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:00:00 GMT

Automatic train operation: the future of UK mainline railways?
There’s plenty of speculation as to the future of how trains will get from one station to another. Is automation a necessity? How might it be integrated? And how will unions respond if their members are pushed out of traditional train driver jobs?
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

East Wind: a new era of freight between the UK and China
China has launched a direct rail freight service to London, as part of its drive to develop trade and investment ties with Europe through the New Silk Road. What will this mean for rail freight between the UK and Asia’s superpower?
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

SNCF uses IBM IoT solution for improved rail safety
French railways operator SNCF is using IBM Watson's internet of yhings (IoT) platform to provide improved rail safety for 13.5 million daily passengers.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Deutsche Bahn orders 39 trainsets from Siemens
Deutsche Bahn's mass transit arm DB Regio has ordered 39 trainsets from Siemens to operate on the Rhine Valley rail network in south-west Germany.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

ABB to supply traction and on-board power equipment to three rail operators
ABB has won $70m worth contracts from Switzerland-based train manufacturer Stadler to supply traction and on-board power equipment to three European rail operators.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:03:00 GMT

Dressage Engineering-Maintenance, Testing and Spare Parts for Rail Vehicles
Dressage Engineering repairs and maintains public transport vehicles, including rail cars and trams.The company uses state-of-the-art technology to test braking, electrical and air conditioner system...
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:57:00 GMT

FiberinMotion®: Train-to-Ground Wireless Broadband Solution for Rail and Metro
RADWIN's FiberinMotion® train-to-ground communications solution ensures continuous high-speed wireless connectivity between trains or metros and network control and data centres.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:41:00 GMT

Wi-Fi On-Board Trains: Key Considerations for Rail and Metro Operators
Our world is becoming 100% connected, with continuous connectivity a basic commodity. Connectivity 'dark spots' are becoming fewer and smaller, and as such they stand out to customers as poor user experience. One of the major remaining dark spot envi…
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

MyHSR and LTA award JDP contract for Kuala Lumpur-Singapore HSR project
Malaysia's MyHSR and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore have awarded the joint development partner (JDP) contract to a consortium for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Tunnel boring machines lowered in Battersea for Northern Line extension
Transport for London (TfL) has announced that the giant boring machines have been lowered 20m underground in Battersea and are ready start the Northern Line extension in the UK capital.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Knorr-Bremse to supply braking for India’s Prima twin-section WAG12 locomotives
Knorr-Bremse has secured a contract to supply the complete braking systems for the 800 Prima twin-section WAG12 electric locomotives that would be delivered to Indian Railways in 2018-28.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Amsterdam Metro / Light Rail Network
The largest single order for new-generation light rail vehicles was placed by the city of Amsterdam, Netherlands, as part of a major exercise to replace its antiquated fleet of 234 trams, which have become increasingly unreliable.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Deals this week: Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail, CoSMo
A consortium comprising WSP Engineering Malaysia, Mott MacDonald Malaysia, and Ernst & Young Advisory Services has secured a contract for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High- Speed Rail (HSR) project from MyHSR of Malaysia and Land Transport Authority (L…
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:05:00 GMT

TetraFlex for Rail and Metro Communications
Simplifying advanced communications for Public Transport. Meet the increased demands on safety and operational efficiency within large public transport systems with the TetraFlex TETRA radio infrastructure.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:04:00 GMT

Service Solutions for the Rail Industry
Sulzer is recognised worldwide for its experience servicing AC and DC traction motors, braking systems, bogies, gearboxes, generators, and other transportation equipment and parts.
Pic1 Stadler ships first Aeroexpress EMU Pic2 Basel takes delivery of first Flexity tram Pic3 Battery trams running in Nanjing


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