Rail News Today
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:41:00 +0200
Kenyan President launches SGR Phase 2A construction
KENYA: Construction works for the second phase of the Standard Gauge Railway project were...
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:39:00 +0200
Minho line electrification contract signed
PORTUGAL: Infraestruturas de Portugal announced on October 19 that it had signed a contract worth...
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:38:00 +0200
Gaudí interior for FGC train
SPAIN: Catalunya regional operator FGC has decorated the interior of one of its trainsets in the...
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:41:00 +0200
G&W and Macquarie to buy Glencore Rail coal haulage business
AUSTRALIA: Genesee & Wyoming Inc announced on October 20 that it had entered into agreements to...
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:00:00 +0200
Mumbai to Moscow intermodal freight arrives
INTERNATIONAL: The first containers to be transported on the newly-established north–south freight...
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:10:00 +0200
Traction & Rolling Stock
Flood-damaged DMU returns to service
UK: A diesel multiple-unit which had been seriously damaged by floodwater has returned to service...
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:21:00 +0200
Ukraine to create stand-alone passenger business
UKRAINE: Next year Ukrainian Railways is to begin a five-step process to form a separate passenger...
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:58:00 +0200
Hurontario light rail request for qualifications issued
CANADA: Infrastructure Ontario and Greater Toronto transport agency Metrolinx have issued a request...
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:41:00 +0200
T4 extension gets underway in Paris
FRANCE: Ceremonies were held to the east of Paris on October 18 to mark the start of work on the...
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:52:00 +0200
Singapore LTA signs transport research agreements
SINGAPORE: Two agreements on transport research projects were signed by Land Transport Authority...
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:00:00 +0200
Valley Metro extension groundbreaking
USA: A balloon release marked the official start of construction on the Gilbert Road Extension of...
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 19:28:00 +0200
EQT submits offer to buy GB Railfreight
UK: Channel Tunnel concessionaire Groupe Eurotunnel announced on October 18 that it had received a...
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:43:00 +0200
Autozug Sylt car-carrying service launched
GERMANY: RDC Deutschland launched its Autozug Sylt car-carrying shuttle train service over the...
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:34:00 +0200
Mipro to provide signalling spares software
FINLAND: Transport agency Liikennevirasto has appointed Mipro Oy to provide inventory management...
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:35:00 +0200
DB Cargo plans to cut 893 jobs in face of ‘unprecedented’ market changes
UK: Deutsche Bahn subsidiary DB Cargo UK has announced changes to its business model and proposals...
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 07:00:00 +0200
Parramatta Light Rail infrastructure adviser appointed
AUSTRALIA: The New South Wales government has appointed Arup as its infrastructure technical...
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:15:00 +0200
Bayern signs IR 25 operating contracts
GERMANY: Two contracts for the operation of long-distance regional passenger services were signed...
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:39:00 +0200
East Anglia franchise is ‘deliberately ambitious’
UK: ‘This is a deliberately ambitious franchise’, insisted Rail Minister Paul Maynard, speaking at...
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:13:00 +0200
Xi’an metro Line 3 opens
CHINA: Xi’an metro Line 3 opened on October 15, running 39·1 km from Yuhuazhai in the...
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:25:00 +0200
CRRC to build Indian metro car factory
INDIA: A memorandum of understanding for the development of a metro car factory at the Multi-modal...
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 07:00:00 +0200
World rail freight news round-up
Đuro Đaković Specijalna Vozila signed a €7·2m contract on October 3 covering the supply...
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 07:00:00 +0200
Solar-powered guard’s van unveiled
INDIA: A guard’s van equipped with solar panels and a toilet with biological waste digestion has...
Sat, 15 Oct 2016 08:00:00 +0200
Traction & Rolling Stock
World rolling stock market October 2016
Argentina: Under an agreement signed by Trenes Argentinos Operaciones, CRRC and Caterpillar,...
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:25:00 +0200
Traction & Rolling Stock
Kiruna Wagon signs Australian licensing agreement
AUSTRALIA: Perth-based engineering and infrastructure company RCR Tomlinson has signed a 10-year...
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:10:00 +0200
Vanessa Giraud
Vanessa Giraud has succeeded Pierre Farin as Investment Director at Croissance Rail, an investment...
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:42:00 +0200
Morgan Stanley Infrastructure to buy leasing company stake
GERMANY: Morgan Stanley Infrastructure is to become the largest shareholder in VTG, the...
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 11:36:00 +0200
Powers granted for Manchester Metrolink Trafford Park extension
UK: Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling has granted a Transport & Works Act Order...
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:34:00 +0200
BYD enters urban rail market
CHINA: Bus, car and battery manufacturer BYD unveiled its first monorail at a 4·4 km test...
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 07:00:00 +0200
Railway supply industry news round-up
Abellio has agreed eight-year framework contracts with Alstom, Bombardier, Siemens and Stadler for...
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 17:19:00 +0200
Bogie test facility opens in Huddersfield
UK: The University of Huddersfield has completed the installation of a full-scale bogie test rig,...
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:15:00 GMT

CBTC Connectivity Solutions
The overall performance of a rail rapid transit system depends largely on the performance of the automatic train control (ATC) system employed. A communication-based train control (CBTC) system is devised by adding modern communication technologies t…
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:14:00 GMT

RADIAFLEX®: The Optimal Confined-Coverage Solution - UPDATE 2
RADIAFLEX® is the world's leading, leaking feeder cable solution. Designed to provide, contoured RF indoor coverage, RFS RADIAFLEX® cable provides a scaleable and practical means of tailoring RF coverage in even the most challenging or confined space…
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:14:00 GMT

Digitally Gauging the Future Railway
Dr David Johnson, technical director of DGauge, evaluates recent developments in gauging and explains his concept of digital gauging, which is now being applied to a range of gauging problems.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:14:00 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.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:12:00 GMT

Eastcom and Sepura Renew Partnership For Chinese Market
Sepura and Eastcom recently celebrated five years of collaboration by renewing their distribution and joint development agreement for Sepura products in the Chinese market.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:20:00 GMT

Future Rail: Issue 43
In this issue: Privately owned US rail, Crossrail’s Bentley software, Jakarta’s mass rapid transit system, the digital train inspired by Hyperloop, body camera on trial for rail security, the National Training Academy for Rail one year on, and more
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:19:00 GMT

HUBER+SUHNER Lightens the Load for Swiss Rail Operator
Significant space savings and a weight reduction of several hundred kilos per train have made HUBER+SUHNER's lightweight, thin-walled RADOX® Tenuis-TW cables the first choice for Swiss manufacturer Stadler's large-scale contract with SBB.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT

Sweden's EQT to buy UK’s GB Railfreight from Groupe Eurotunnel
Swedish private equity investor EQT Infrastructure II has submitted an offer to acquire Groupe Eurotunnel’s UK rail freight operating subsidiary, GB Railfreight.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT

DB Cargo UK to cut 893 jobs and reduce rail fleet
Rail freight operator DB Cargo UK is planning to reduce its workforce by 893 across the business and downsize its locomotive and wagon fleet.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT

Bombardier Contributes to Increased Connectivity Across Bangkok
Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation's state-of-the-art BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 communications-based train control (CBTC) technology has started operation on Bangkok's new Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Purple Line.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT

Mipro to deliver spare parts solution for FTA's rail signalling equipment
Mipro has signed an agreement with Finnish Transport Agency (FTA) to deliver and operate the management solution of spare parts for rail signalling equipment.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:07:00 GMT

KRUCH-Signalling and Catenary Solutions
KRUCH is a specialist in signalling and catenary solutions for the railway sector, working closely with leading international rail infrastructure providers.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:59:00 GMT

KCPM Consulting-Consultancy Services for Rail: Track Design, Maintenance and Education
KCPM Consulting offers you expertise in sleeper / tie design, identification of track maintenance problems, analysis of track dynamics and of track load capacity, and track product R&D.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT

Eurovia wins contract for Phase II tramway upgrade in Košice, Slovakia
Vinci's subsidiary Eurovia has secured a €80m contract for eight work packages in the second phase of tramway modernisation in Košice, Slovakia.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT

PolyU's fibre-optic sensing technology selected for Singapore metro lines
Fibre-optic sensing technology developed by Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is being installed on metro lines in Singapore.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT

China's BYD unveils new monorail system in Shenzhen
Chinese company BYD has unveiled its new monorail system in Shenzhen called SkyRail, which is the result of a $757m investment over the past five years.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT

Track laying begins on Sydney Metro in Australia
Transport for New South Wales (NSW) has announced the start of track laying on Sydney Metro in Australia.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 23:00:00 GMT

Network Rail submits proposals for new station building in Ilford, UK
Network Rail has submitted proposals to the London Borough of Redbridge authority to build a new train station in Ilford, UK.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:42:00 GMT

telent Technology Services-Asset Monitoring, Digital Voice Announcement and Lighting Control Systems
telent provides a wide range of network and communications services across a variety of industries, from transport to the emergency services.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:34:00 GMT

Absopulse-Railway DC/DC Power Converters, AC/DC Power Supplies and Battery Chargers, DC/AC Sine-wave Inverters, AC/AC Frequency Converters
ABSOPULSE Electronics designs and manufactures rugged EN50155 compliant switching power supplies for railway and other heavy-duty environments.
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