Rail News Today
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:37:52 +0100
DB Cargo UK confirms job cuts and reform
UK: Freight operator DB Cargo UK has confirmed that it is to launch its ‘future business model’ on...
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:28:07 +0100
ADB loan for Ferghana Valley electrification
UZBEKISTAN: The Asian Development Bank has approved a US$80m loan towards a US$177m project to...
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:24:58 +0100
Roslagsbanan narrow gauge EMU contract signed
SWEDEN: A SFr232m contract for Stadler to supply Stockholm transport authority SL with 22...
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:27:44 +0100
Aubin Grove station opens
AUSTRALIA: Aubin Grove station on Perth’s suburban Mandurah Line opened on April 23. The station...
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:00:00 +0100
Traction & Rolling Stock
Bombardier places ‘breakthrough’ order for ABB transformers
AUSTRIA: Bombardier Transportation has placed the first contract for ABB’s Effilight roof-mounted...
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:05:55 +0100
CRC orders more CRH1A-A high speed trainsets
CHINA: China Railway Corp’s Nanning Railway Bureau has placed an order for 40 CRH1A-A high speed...
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:22:18 +0100
Work starts on Boyolali airport rail link
INDONESIA: Construction has started on a 13·5 km rail link to serve Adi Soemarmo International...
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:40:50 +0100
Double track to Chittagong
BANGLADESH: The government has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese contractors to...
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:43:00 +0100
Stagecoach and SNCF lead Virgin-branded bid for HS2 operations
UK: On April 24 a consortium led by Stagecoach Group with SNCF and Virgin Holdings as minority...
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:00:00 +0100
Tram components 3D printed on demand
GERMANY: Siemens is using 3D printing to reduce its lead times for the supply of customised tram...
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:00:00 +0100
Traction & Rolling Stock
Flat wagons certified
RUSSIA: RM Rail has obtained certification for two designs of flat wagon designed for heavy loads...
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:10:19 +0100
Kaiserstuhlbahn electrification contract awarded
GERMANY: Local rail infrastructure manager SWEG Schienenwege has awarded Powerlines Group a...
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:25:00 +0100
United Wagon Co forms tank container subsidiary
RUSSIA: Rolling stock manufacturing group United Wagon Co has established a subsidiary to arrange...
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:00:00 +0100
World rail freight news round-up
Ukrainian national railway UZ and Polish broad gauge line operator PKP LHS have agreed a 1bn hryvna...
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 07:00:00 +0100
Chinese locomotive arrives in Serbia
SERBIA: The first of two CRRC Zhuzhou locomotives ordered by state electricity generator...
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 07:00:00 +0100
N America
Capitol Corridor Charger unveiled
USA: The first of six Siemens SC-44 Charger locomotives for northern California’s Capitol Corridor...
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:19:12 +0100
Siemens launches 'internet of trains' Digital Rail Services business
USA: Siemens has formed a Digital Rail Services business to improve rail operations by creating an...
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:38:00 +0100
Traction & Rolling Stock
Champagne and nature inspire Tobu Railway’s Revaty EMUs
JAPAN: Tobu Express put eight Series 500 electric multiple-units into traffic on limited express...
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:54:15 +0100
Terms agreed for SNC-Lavalin to buy Atkins
WS ATKINS: The boards of WS Atkins plc and SNC-Lavalin Group Inc of Canada announced on April 20...
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:00:00 +0100
Railway supply industry news round-up
A record 470 people took part in HaCon‘s 20th annual HAFAS multi-modal route planning and booking...
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:38:13 +0100
Performance contracts signed despite regulator's concerns
FRANCE: Three 10-year performance contracts between the government and the SNCF group were formally...
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:17:13 +0100
HS2 rolling stock procurement moves forward
UK: The competition for a £2·75bn contract to design, build and maintain trainsets for High Speed 2...
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:33:59 +0100
President launches construction of Tanzanian standard gauge line
TANZANIA: Construction of a 207 km standard gauge line linking Dar es Salaam with Morogoro is set...
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:44:49 +0100
Open access operators launch Alliance of Rail New Entrants
EUROPE: The Alliance for Rail New Entrants was launched on April 20 to bring together non-incumbent...
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:00:00 +0100
UK railway news round-up
Network Rail undertook more than 200 engineering projects with a total value of £70m over the...
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:14:10 +0100
Swedish railcars arrive in Montevideo
URUGUAY: Seven Fiat Y1 diesel railcars originally built for SJ of Sweden were unloaded at the port...
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:28:18 +0100
Indian Railways selects 200 km/h upgrade option
INDIA: The Delhi – Chandigarh line is to be upgraded to permit ‘semi-high speed’ operation at...
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:04:15 +0100
Traction & Rolling Stock
RegioJet expands fleet and introduces sixth class
CZECH REPUBLIC: Open access passenger operator RegioJet announced on April 18 that it had ordered...
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:00:00 +0100
Toshkent orbital railway plan
UZBEKISTAN: President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has approved plans for a 71 km electrified...
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:00:00 +0100
United Wagon announces additional public share offering
RUSSIA: United Wagon Co has announced plans for a secondary public offering of ordinary shares on...
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:34:00 GMT

Two Full-Mission Driving Cab Simulators for Abellio East Anglia's Flirt Trains
Transurb has been appointed as supplier for the two full-mission driving cab simulators dedicated to the training of Abellio East Anglia drivers by STADLER Bussnang last week.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:25:00 GMT

HUBER+SUHNER to Bring Comprehensive Connected Mobility Solutions to Railtex 2017
Global connectivity supplier HUBER+SUHNER will be exhibiting its extensive portfolio of technology and solutions for the rail industry at Railtex 2017, taking place in Birmingham, UK, from 9-11 May.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:28:00 GMT

Space-Saving Benefits of Remote Breaker Resets in Rail
Remote breaker reset technology can create extra room in passenger carriages, while bringing additional functionality to circuit breakers and reducing total cost of ownership for rolling stock operators.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:28:00 GMT

Medium Voltage Switchgear for a Sustainable Industry
The rail industry in the EU has the potential to reduce its carbon footprint by up to 56% by 2050. Download Eaton's Medium voltage switchgear white paper to reveal one sustainable solution.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:11:00 GMT

Bel Power Solutions Introduced Compact, Ruggedised Melcher™ HP Series
Bel Power Solutions announces the release of its MELCHER™ HP Series DC-DC converter (4TE) with an input voltage range greater than 10:1. The converters deliver up to 192W with typical efficiency up to 93% over input and load range with no derating ov…
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:39:00 GMT

DC-DC and AC-DC Converters
The RCM Series (Railway Chassis Mount) DC-DC converters are reliable power supplies for railway and transportation systems.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT

Turbo Power Systems (TPS) Collaborate on Project to Supply Solar Power to UK Trains
TPS will be working with Imperial College London, 10:10, Network Rail and many other partners to investigate the use of track-side solar panels to power trains.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT

Construction starts on Mernda rail line in Melbourne, Victoria
Construction on a new rail line to Mernda near Melbourne in Victoria, Australia, has commenced, in order to address the increasing demand for train services in the wider Victoria area.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT

Porr to modernise Poznan to Pila railway line in Poland
Porr Polska Construction has won a €114m contract from PKP PLK to modernise the existing railway line Nr. 354, which runs from Poznań to Piła in Poland.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT

Raildar’s interactive maps: a bird's eye view of UK rail networks
By tapping into National Rail’s vast data resources, Raildar creates an interactive, live map of trains that passengers can follow for the most up-to-date information on their train, delays included. Founder of Raildar, Rob West, explains the platfor…
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT

NW&MD Rail Taskforce renews calls for service improvements in Wales
North Wales and Mersey Dee (NW&MD) Rail Taskforce has renewed calls for major improvements to be delivered by the new Wales and Borders Franchise.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:17:00 GMT

Xplore Technologies to Present at Joseph Gunnar Pioneers 2017 Conference on May 2
Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR), a global leader in rugged computing announced today that Tom Wilkinson, CFO, will present at the Joseph Gunnar & Co. Pioneers 2017 Conference on Tuesday 2 May 2017, at 1:00 pm Eastern Time. The event will be …
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT

Nîmes-Montpellier Bypass High-Speed Line
France’s Nîmes-Montpellier bypass, also known as Contournement ferroviaire de Nîmes et Montpellier (CNM), will be the first mixed high-speed Ligne à Grande Vitesse (LGV) line dedicated to both passenger and freight transport.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT

Canada to invest in rail safety improvement programme
The Government of Canada has announced 131 new projects and initiatives, as part of a bid to improve the country's rail transportation system.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT

Stadler to deliver 22 EMUs to Stockholm Transport
Swiss rail vehicle manufacturer Stadler has secured a CHF232M ($233m) contract to build 22 customised electrical multiple units (EMU) for Stockholm Transport (SL).
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT

New $54.5m train station opens in Aubin Grove, Western Australia
A new A$72m ($54.5m) train station has opened in Aubin Grove, located towards the south of Perth, Western Australia.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:43:00 GMT

Artesyn Extends ControlSafe SIL4 COTS Rail Computing Platform to Onboard Applications
At the SafeRail Congress today, Artesyn Embedded Technologies has unveiled the latest in its portfolio of SIL4 COTS computing systems for rail safety applications, the ControlSafe™ Carborne Platform.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Noise on the underground: Londoners cry foul
London Underground is continuing to push forward with its ambitious plans for the Night Tube, with 24-hour services now running on the Victoria and Jubilee, and most of the Central, Northern and Piccadilly lines, on Fridays and Saturdays. But what im…
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT

Trainline appoints Klaus Kreher as Carrier Development head
UK train ticket retailer Trainline has announced Klaus Kreher has been appointed as the head of Carrier Development.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT

Siemens to launch new business to digitalise US rail industry
Siemens is set to launch its new Digital Rail Services business segment in the US, which will aim to digitalise the country's rail industry.
Pic1 Stadler ships first Aeroexpress EMU Pic2 Basel takes delivery of first Flexity tram Pic3 Battery trams running in Nanjing

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