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Rubber and Thermoplastics in Railway Traffic

Rex Articoli Tecnici SA researches, develops and produces specific materials and finished products, counting on an expert team of chemists and technicians specialised in elastomers and on its laboratories equipped for carrying out all the necessary t…

Bombardier opens new production facility in South Africa

Bombardier Transportation has opened a new production facility and future South African headquarters at Isando in Johannesburg.

Stadler to provide 22 EMUs for Stockholm’s Roslagsbanan line

Switzerland-based Stadler has won a Skr2bn ($240m) order from Stockholm County Council’s Traffic Committee to provide 22 three-car electric multiple-units (EMU).

Sound Transit to open Angle Lake Station next month

US-based regional train service provider Sound Transit is set to open Angle Lake station in Seatle on 24 September, marking the launch of a light rail service on the South 200th link extension.

CDPQ Infra signs aerial structure deal with Canadian National Railway

CDPQ Infra has signed an agreement with Canadian National Railway (CN) to advance the Réseau Electrique Métropolitain (REM) project.

Deals this week: Hitachi Rail Europe, Crossrail, and MyHSR

Hitachi Rail Europe (HRE) has awarded a three year contract to ISS Group, which is extendable up to five years.

Network Rail Awards Re-Signalling Contract to Ansaldo STS / Linbrooke Services Consortium

After its successive implementations on High Speed One and Cambrian Lines, Ansaldo STS's interlocking technology has been selected for the Network Rail project to re-signal and upgrade the line from Ferriby to Gilberdyke (county of North Humberside).…

New IRIS Requirements to be Aligned with ISO Standard

In course with the next upgrade UNIFE will lead across IRIS Chapter 3 (IRIS requirements) into an ISO standard. So far, everything went according to plan. The content of the new standard is already very well prepared. A five-person core team composed…

Bombardier wins service and maintenance contract for LNVG regional trains in Germany

Bombardier Transportation has received an order from German regional rail authority Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen (LNVG) to provide rail vehicle service and fleet maintenance.

Jilin Midas wins aluminium-alloy contracts for high-speed and metro trains in China

Subsidiary of Midas Holdings Jilin Midas Aluminium Industries (Jilin Midas) has won two supply contracts worth RMB53.8m ($8m) from rail customers in China to be equipped on its high-speed and metro trains.

Goldschmidt Thermit Group Acquires Swedish Road-Rail Vehicle Manufacturer

The Goldschmidt Thermit Group based in Leipzig, Germany is expanding in Scandinavia. The global leader for continuous joint welding and the maintenance and repair of rail systems has acquired SRS Sjölanders based in Osby, Sweden.

More than $2.3bn planned for public transit investments in Canada

The Governments of Canada, Ontario, and a number of municipalities have agreed to provide more than C$2.97bn ($2.3bn) in combined funding to improve public transit systems across the province.

Future Rail: Issue 41

In this issue: Tackling violence against transport workers, dealing with climate change, timber asset management and carbon neutral cargo, and the tech transforming network protection, landslide prediction, inspections, onboard entertainment and more…

Hitachi Rail Europe selects ISS Group to provide integrated facility services

ISS Group has been chosen by UK-based Hitachi Rail Europe (HRE) to provide integrated facility services for its train maintenance centres in London, Swansea, Bristol and Doncaster.

HS2 shortlists consultants for phase II rail project in UK

High Speed Two (HS2) has announced the shortlisted consultants to bid for two contracts worth more than £500m for phase II of the high-speed rail project in the UK.

Abbey Wood Station

Abbey Wood railway station is located in the suburb of Abbey Wood in south-east London, UK. It was opened in July 1849 by South Eastern Railway.

Shaw Report: inside the biggest shake up of Network Rail since privatisation

A new report by HS1 chief executive Nicola Shaw recommends decentralisation and greater regional devolution for the UK’s railways. Julian Turner speaks to Charles Johnson-Ferguson, transport partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, about what this means fo…

Charlotte plans to re-bid CityLYNX Gold Line Phase 2 Project

The city of Charlotte, North Carolina, US, plans to re-bid the CityLYNX Gold Line Phase 2 project construction contract in September.

Critical Software and Alstom Transport Develop Scanner for Train Carriages

Trains work hard and need to be safe, which means operators must keep them in optimum condition. Currently, this requires comprehensive visual checks, completed by an overnight workforce. This can cause delays, and be costly and open to human error.

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