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Alstom to maintain trains of Sweden’s Västtrafik and Östgöta Trafiken

Alstom has received a nine-year maintenance contract from Sweden’s state-owned train operator SJ for Västtrafik commuter and regional trains.

Petards to provide CCTV systems for Bombardier’s EMU trains

Advanced security and surveillance system provider Petards has secured a contract extension from Bombardier Transportation to provide the eyeTrain on-board digital CCTV systems for its Electrostar electrical multiple unit (EMU) trai...

Australia's Toll Group divests its stake in Cambodia’s Toll Royal Railway

Toll Group managing director Brian Kruger said Royal Group will now hold 100% share of the railway concession, and will continue the operation and redevelopment in country's railway sector.

New Zealand’s Greater Wellington shortlists bidders for suburban rail contract

New Zealand's Greater Wellington Regional Council has shortlisted bidders for its new rail contract to operate suburban rail services.

Bombardier wins €150m maintenance contract for Trenitalia’s Frecciarossa 1000 fleet

Bombardier's consortium partner AnsaldoBreda announced it signed a ten-year €250m contract with train operator Trenitalia earlier this month. Bombardier will work in association with AnsaldoBreda.

Strukton Rail and Twente University partner to enhance Dutch railway network

Netherlands-based rail technology company Strukton Rail has signed an agreement with the University of Twente (UT) for applied scientific research to enhance performance of the Dutch railway network.

AL-KO-Shock Absorbers for Vehicles and Railway Applications

AL-KO characteristicsAL-KO is a German multinationalAL-KO is a damper specialist since 1940AL-KO sells damper for railway applications: primary vertical, secondary vertical, lateral, anti-yaw, inter-...

NSW Transport awards $73m Wickham interchange project

Australia's Transport for New South Wales (NSW) has awarded a $73m contract to Laing O'Rourke Construction Australia to design and build a new transport interchange at Wickham.

Italy's Trenitalia receives new Alstom-built Jazz train

Italian rail operator Trenitalia has received a new Jazz train from French train manufacturer Alstom for operation in Abruzzo, Italy.

Cubic to replace Irish Rail's passenger service systems

Ireland's railway system operator Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail) has selected Cubic Transportation Systems for the replacement of its entire national reservation, pricing, ticketing and distribution system.

Erlau Bella Via Benches for East Midlands Trains - Nottingham Station

Erlau outdoor furniture offers customers a great degree of functionality and design combined with versatility and durability. East Midlands Trains required benches as part of their ongoing improvement programme being carried out by EMT and Bowmer & …

Erlau Benches for Rail Platforms

Erlau AG founded in 1828 in Aalen, is a leading manufacturer of outdoor furniture (open space equipment). Erlau is a subsidiary company of RUD Ketten Rieger & Dietz GmbH u. Co. KG, who produces top quality chain systems and componen...

Metrolink trains to offer Wi-Fi service for its passengers

UK's Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is set to provide Wi-Fi service on its Metrolink trains by mid-2015, as part of an £1.7m deal.

RATP launches Alstom Citadis tram on line T8 of Ile-de-France network

France's Paris Transit Authority (RATP) has launched the Alstom-built Citadis tram on line T8 of the Ile-de-France tram network that connects Saint-Denis with Epinay-sur-Seine and Villetaneuse.

UK to provide £60m in funding to improve access in 26 rail stations

UK Transport Minister Susan Kramer has announced that £60m will be invested in 26 rail stations across the country, in a bid to improve access for passengers.

Boston Green Line Extension (GLX), Massachusetts

The Boston Green Line Extension (GLX) project primarily involves the extension of the Green Line, the country's oldest light rail transit (LRT) in the US, by a further 4.7 miles (7.56km).

Dutch IT Company Signs Multi-Million Contract for Rail Reservation Software in Ireland

Dutch provider of sales and distribution software for the rail and bus industry Sqills has been selected by Iarnród Éireann, Irish Rail, against stiff international competition, to replace their entire national reservation, pricing, ticketing and dis…

Sydney's $2.1bn light rail contract awarded to ALTRAC Light Rail

Australia's New South Wales (NSW) Transport has awarded the $2.1bn CBD and South East Light Rail line to the ALTRAC Light Rail consortium, formerly named as Connecting Sydney.

UK's PAC reports DfT's new train contracts left 'taxpayers bearing all the risk'

The UK Department for Transport's (DfT) decision to purchase two fleets of trains worth £10.5bn has left 'taxpayers bearing all the risk', according to a report by the Public Accounts Committee.

Wisconsin finalises rail line purchase from Union Pacific Railroad

The US state of Wisconsin has finalised the purchase of a 70-mile segment of rail line between Madison to Reedsburg and Madison to Cottage Grove from the Union Pacific Railroad (UP).

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