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  • Alstom ships Senegal trainsets


    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:38:37 +0000

    SENEGAL: Following the completion of testing, Alstom has begun shipping 15 Coradia Polyvalent...read more



  • COTS technology cuts level crossing control system cost


    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 11:14:41 +0000

    GREECE: Aktor has used commercial-off-the-shelf controllers from HIMA to automate the operation of...read more



  • World rail freight news round-up


    Mon, 22 Oct 2018 06:00:00 +0000

    On October 17 Samskip launched a thrice-weekly intermodal service linking Melzo east of Milano with...read more



  • Sulphuric acid wagons ordered


    Sun, 21 Oct 2018 06:00:00 +0000

    RUSSIA: Ural Mining Metallurgical Co has awarded United Wagon Co’s TikhvinChemMash plant contracts...read more



  • ‘Transformational’ plan to remove Croydon railway bottleneck


    Sat, 20 Oct 2018 06:00:00 +0000

    UK: On November 5 Network Rail is to begin a six-week public consultation on the proposed Croydon...read more



  • BNSF and GE to test battery freight loco


    Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:24:17 +0000

    USA: A battery-electric main line freight locomotive is to be tested in California from 2020, under...read more



  • Bonomi launches updated Omnia cantilever design


    Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:41:13 +0000

    ITALY: Electrification specialist Gruppo Bonomi has updated its Omnia cantilever design with what...read more



  • Electro-diesel Vectron takes shape


    Fri, 19 Oct 2018 08:38:01 +0000

    GERMANY: Siemens Mobility has started the construction of two prototype Vectron Dual Mode...read more



  • Longest train heralds manganese export drive


    Fri, 19 Oct 2018 07:00:00 +0000

    SOUTH AFRICA: Rising demand for manganese from steel mills has prompted Transnet Freight Rail to...read more



  • Railway supply industry news round-up


    Fri, 19 Oct 2018 06:00:00 +0000

    The Vidi online travel platform now sells tickets for Kuala Lumpur’s Express Rail...read more



  • TEX Rail trains tested for radar effects


    Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:38:01 +0000

    USA: The first of the Flirt trainsets which Stadler is supplying for the...read more



  • Ironhorse Resources acquires Arizona short line


    Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:39:03 +0000

    USA: Ironhorse Resources has acquired the San Pedro & Southwestern Railroad from ARG...read more



  • Bluetooth beacon competition to enhance stations


    Thu, 18 Oct 2018 07:30:00 +0000

    FRANCE: SNCF’s stations business Gares & Connexions has launched an innovation competition...read more



  • UK railway news round-up


    Thu, 18 Oct 2018 06:00:00 +0000

    An 18-month £140m modernisation of Liverpool Lime Street station has been completed. Platforms...read more



  • Rack trains ordered for Tatra Electric Railway


    Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:45:06 +0000

    SLOVAKIA: National operator ZSSK has awarded Stadler a contract to supply five 1·5 kV DC electric...read more



  • Shift2Rail announces 2018 grants


    Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:33:35 +0000

    EUROPE: Shift2Rail is to provide up to €77·3m of co-funding for 19 research and innovation projects...read more



  • Go-Ahead wins Norway’s first rail tender


    Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:26:36 +0000

    NORWAY: Go-Ahead Norge has been selected as the winner of the Lot 1 Sør passenger train operating...read more



  • Aerospace innovation for rolling stock electrical systems


    Wed, 17 Oct 2018 09:47:16 +0000

    FRANCE: Alstom, IGE+XAO and Safran have agreed to establish a centre of excellence for onboard...read more



  • Transtech renamed Škoda Transtech


    Wed, 17 Oct 2018 09:33:50 +0000

    FINLAND: Škoda Transportation Group's Finnish rolling stock manufacturing business Transtech has...read more



  • VIA Rail dining cars to be refurbished


    Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:57:49 +0000

    CANADA: National passenger operator VIA Rail has awarded Rail GD a C$16·4m contract to...read more



  • Cross Country direct award option left open


    Tue, 16 Oct 2018 10:42:00 +0000

    UK: The Department for Transport has published a prior information notice which would enable it to...read more



  • Three strategic decisions at OTIF General Assembly


    Tue, 16 Oct 2018 06:00:00 +0000

    INTERNATIONAL: Three strategic decisions were taken at the 13th General Assembly of the...read more



  • Study to look at adapting Bordeaux station to handle London trains


    Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:50:49 +0000

    EUROPE: The four infrastructure managers responsible for the high speed lines between London and...read more



  • Wales & Borders to offer the ‘best passenger rail service in the UK’


    Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:16:36 +0000

    UK: The KeolisAmey joint venture took over from Arriva Trains Wales as the operator of Wales &...read more



  • Court instructs PRASA to apply safety rules


    Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:46:18 +0000

    SOUTH AFRICA: Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa must comply with the safety requirements set by...read more



  • BatteryFLEX Desiro EMU conversion proposed


    Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:26:51 +0000

    UK: An engineering assessment has found that there is a ‘positive case’ for fitting Siemens Desiro...read more



  • Network Rail agrees Sussex traffic management strategy


    Mon, 15 Oct 2018 08:58:20 +0000

    UK: Network Rail has confirmed its intention to directly award Hitachi Rail Europe a £30m contract...read more



  • World rail freight news round-up


    Mon, 15 Oct 2018 06:20:00 +0000

    Marking 10 years of direct intermodal trains between China and Germany, Deutsche Bahn has...read more



  • World rail market - October 2018


    Sun, 14 Oct 2018 06:00:00 +0000

    Australia: Aurizon is to deploy Trimble’s R2M remote diagnostic and P2M planning and performance...read more



  • World rail infrastructure market - October 2018


    Sat, 13 Oct 2018 06:00:00 +0000

    Australia: The NSW government has awarded Macquarie Group a A$378·6m contract to develop Martin...read more