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UK’s Transport for Greater Manchester orders 16 new Bombardier trams

UK's Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has signed a £34m deal with train manufacturer Bombardier to deliver 16 new trams for use on Greater Manchester's Metrolink.

TfL starts contactless payment system across London's transport network

UK's Transport for London (TfL) has introduced contactless payments on its London Underground, tram, DLR, London Overground and National Rail services that accept Oyster.

Bayer MaterialScience at InnoTrans 2014

In many countries, rail passenger transport is increasing. Rail vehicles require less energy per passenger than cars, trucks and planes, emit less CO² and help prevent road congestion.

Meet Aquafrisch at Innotrans 2014

Aquafrisch is to exhibit their products at the forthcoming Innotrans 2014 exhibition in Berlin, Germany.

Schlatter to Attend Innotrans 2014

The Schlatter Group is the internationally leading manufacturer of stationary rail welding machines for rails and for turnouts.

HaslerRail to Exhibit at Innotrans 2014

HaslerRail is to attend and showcase its latest products at Innotrans 2014 in Berlin, Germany. The exhibition will be taking place between 23 and 26 September.

All Aboard Florida High-Speed Rail Project

All Aboard Florida is a 235-mile (378km) high-speed intercity passenger rail project being developed by Florida East Coast Industries (FECI) to connect Miami in South Florida with Orlando in Central Florida, US.

Crossrail Woolwich Station

Located in Greater London, UK, Woolwich Station is being built by Crossrail Limited (CRL) as part of the Crossrail rail project, which is jointly sponsored by the UK Department for Transport (DfT) and Transport for London (TfL).

Is Etihad Airways Planning a New Livery?

Etihad’s Airbus A380 with new livery showing on the tail – Photo: Clément Alloing / Flickr CC It appears that Etihad Airways might be working on a new livery — but they are keeping pretty quiet about their future plans. We have seen the new tail design on an Airbus A380 and also a [...] The post Is Etihad Airways Planning a New Livery? appeared first on

Cars Will Cook the Planet Absent Shift to Public Transportation

Scientific American: "If the world's cities focused their investments on expanding public transportation, walking and cycling, they could save more than $100 trillion in public and private capital and urban transportation operating costs between now and 2050,"

From the Archives: Denny Way and Revenue Projections

A couple of stories in the Times have caught transit advocates’ interest in the past week. There are a few stories from STB’s past that are quite relevant: First, although I discussed the general implications of Danny Westneat’s complaints about bus service yesterday, I didn’t address his specific issue with buses on Denny Way. Although more money would […]

Mali signs $11bn agreements with China for new rail projects

The Mali Government has signed $11bn agreements with China to support two major railway projects, which will connect the country to the coast.

ARS 2110 - the New Box PC from Advantech for Railway Applications

Advantech, a leading embedded computing solution provider, announces the new ARS 2110TX Box PC.

Canberra’s ACT Government approves Capital Metro light rail line project

Canberra's ACT Government has given its approval for the first stage of its $783m Capital Metro light rail network in Australia.

Amsted Rail Premieres at InnoTrans 2014

Amsted Rail, the global leader in fully integrated freight car systems for the heavy haul rail market, is making its first-ever appearance at InnoTrans 2014 in Berlin, Germany, during 23-26 September.

China to invest ‘billions of dollars’ in Indian railways

China is likely to announce billion-dollar investments in India's rail infrastructure this week when Chinese President Xi Jinping is visiting the country.

New Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern (TSGN) franchise launched

UK Rail Minister Claire Perry has launched the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern (TSGN) franchise to bring better infrastructure facilities to London's rail network.

Alstom and RZD International sign contract to deliver signalling system in Serbia

An Alstom-led consortium, Russia's RZD International and the Institute Mikhajlo Pupin have signed a €10m contract to deliver the signalling system on part of the Belgrade-Panchevo line in Serbia.

Hitachi begins test run of Class 800 trains for UK's Intercity Express Programme

Low-speed running trials of three pre-series Class 800 intercity train sets have started as part of the UK's Intercity Express Programme (IEP).

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