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Bombardier to deliver maintenance for UK's Essex Thameside franchise trains

Bombardier Transportation has secured a $213m contract from the UK intercity coach operator National Express to provide maintenance for the new Essex Thameside franchise trains.

Action for Rail reveals rail fares could be 10% cheaper under public operator

A new study by Action for Rail has revealed that train commuters in the UK could benefit from 10% cheaper rail fares by 2017 if train services were operated by the public sector.

Tech in travel: a new age of payment technologies

Six months after the rollout of contactless payments on the UK transport system, the groundbreaking scheme has proved a resounding success. Now, the next wave of innovation is already here: from mobile payments to wearable technologies, we look at th…

Serco agrees to sell its Great Southern Rail to Australia's Allegro Funds

UK-based Serco Group has agreed to sell its Great Southern Rail (GSR) business to Australian private equity firm Allegro Funds for an enterprise value and cash consideration of £2.5m.

GE to deliver 100 C30ACi locomotives for Angola

GE Transportation has signed a contract with Instituto Nacional Dos Caminhos de Ferro Angola (INCFA) to supply 100 GE C30ACi locomotives to be used in Angola over the next three years.

UK to accelerate smart ticketing across rail network

UK Transport Minister Susan Kramer has announced three initiatives to speed up the introduction of smart ticketing across the country.

Siemens secures €1.7bn order to deliver trains and service for Rhine-Ruhr Express

Siemens has received an €1.7bn order from the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Region to supply 82 Desiro HC electric multiple units for the new Rhine-Ruhr Express (RRX) rail transport.

Absolutely Dustproof: DIN Rail 30W DC/DC Converters

MTM Power GmbH, the specialist for individual power supplies, is the producer of the series HSD30 primary switched DIN rail modules, with DC input voltage. The devices offer an input voltage range of 20V to 72V DC, and allow efficient solutions for d…

Rail passengers on South West Trains to benefit from £50m improvements

The UK Department for Transport (DfT) has signed an agreement with Stagecoach, in a bid to deliver a £50m package of improvements on South West Trains.

China launches first new hydrogen-powered tramcar

China has launched the world's first hydrogen-powered tramcar, as part of the country's efforts to tackle pollution.

Hitachi Rail Europe's facility connected to rail network

Rail infrastructure services Story Contracting has completed the installation of a final track component at Merchant Park in UK, connecting Hitachi Rail's manufacturing plant with the rail network for the first time.

Cermak-McCormick Place Station, Chicago, Illinois

The Cermak-McCormick Place station on the Green Line of Chicago ‘L’ rapid transit system was officially opened in February 2015.

Jacobs Engineering to support proposed Western Rail Access to Heathrow

US-based Jacobs Engineering has been contracted by the UK's Network Rail to support its proposed new rail link from the west of England to London Heathrow Airport.

Brookville Equipment delivers first streetcar for DART

Brookville Equipment has delivered the first of two off-wire capable Liberty Modern Streetcars for Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) in the US.

Russia unveils plan for new high-speed transport corridor

Russia has unveiled plans for a new high-speed transport corridor, which includes a construction of a high-speed rail network to connect Asia with Europe and a mega road.

Blind Rivet Nuts

Using one-piece blind rivet nuts (BRN), load-bearing threads can be inserted into thin sheet metal elements and hollow materials.

Efficient Fastening of even the Thinnest Components

When KA Swanstrom founded Penn Engineering & Manufacturing Corp in 1942, he did so with a revolutionary new product: an easy-to-install, self-clinching fastener that provides load-carrying threads in metal sheets too thin to be tapp...

High Input Voltage DC-DC Converters with IP66-Rated Protection Suit Extreme Environments

ABSOPULSE Electronics' HVI 500-D3G series of high input voltage, ultra-rugged, IP66-rated DC-DC converters are designed for applications that require a waterproof, dustproof, sand-proof, oil-proof or explosion-proof solution. The units are suitable f…

China Telecom selects Gemalto's solution to secure NFC transport services in China

China Telecom has selected digital security provider Gemalto's UpTeq Multi-tenant NFC SIMs to deploy secure NFC transport services in Shanghai and Beijing.

CAF to deliver eight high-speed trains for Norway's Flytoget

Spanish train manufacturer CAF has secured a €120m contract from Norway's Flytoget to deliver eight Oaris high-speed trains, associated spare parts and technical support.

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