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Future Bern Station

The Future Bern Station (FBS) project includes the expansion of the Bern railway station, the second biggest station in Switzerland. The project encompasses the construction of a new underground station, an underpass, and supporting outdoor expansion…

Tracsis to provide software planning products for major UK rail operator

Transport solutions provider Tracsis has won a multi-million pound contract from a major UK rail operator to provide important software planning products.

Stadler to develop new rail depot in Hengelo, Netherlands

Swiss railway rolling stock manufacturer Stadler has been contracted by Dutch public transport company Syntus to maintain 16 Stadler Fast Light Intercity and Regional Train (FLIRT) vehicles.

CPB Contractors and Bombardier receive $790m signalling contract for Melbourne Metro

CIMIC Group subsidiary CPB Contractors and Bombardier Transportation have been selected by the Government of Victoria in Australia to deliver the Metro Tunnel Project Rail Systems Alliance (RSA) in Melbourne, which is estimated to be worth nearly A$1…

Future Rail: Issue 52

In this issue: Displacing communities with modern rail, driverless trains in Germany, reopening a disused London station, the Great Lakes Basin project, a Siemens-Bombardier merger, a look in the lost and found, and more

British rail companies to adopt stricter punctuality measures

UK rail companies are working together under the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) to adopt stricter transparency measures regarding train punctuality in a bid to improve rail services across the country.

Dubai RTA reviews Alstom-made mock-up for new metro trains

A delegation of the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) led by the Director-General has inspected the mock-up of the Alstom-made Metropolis trains for the Route 2020 project.

Siemens to install IGBT technology for Indian Railways

Automations solutions provider Siemens has received a contract to install Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBT) for Indian Railways.

Kapsch Selected as Vendor of 18000 ISO 6C Tags for the E-470 Highway

Kapsch TrafficCom (Kapsch) is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the E-470 Public Highway Authority (E-470) to supply 6C toll tags for use by its ExpressToll account holders. These Kapsch tags will accommodate the existing All-Electroni…

Bombardier installs new signalling solution on Phase II of KVMRT SBK Line 1 at Kuala Lumpur

Bombardier Transportation has installed a new fully automated signalling solution in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which is expected to increase the speed and efficiency of train services.

Cross Yarra Partnership to build metro tunnel in Melbourne

The Government of Victoria in Australia has selected the Cross Yarra Partnership to build the Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project.

UK's TfL to increase train frequency on Elizabeth Line

UK's Transport for London (TfL) has announced plans to increase the frequency of trains on the Elizabeth Line, which is set to become completely operational from December 2019.

The Case for Saliva Drug Testing

Screening for drugs in the workplace is becoming more widespread, but how do you determine which of the two available types of testing to use saliva or urine?

Common Drugs: Effects and Their Impact on the Workplace

It's no surprise that drug and alcohol in the workplace can have a negative image, putting workers at risk of injury or worse, and meaning that their employers are failing in their duty of care.

UK announces £6.6bn worth of construction contracts for HS2 Phase One

The UK Government has announced the winners of major construction contracts associated with the HS2 Phase One rail link, which are worth a combined sum of nearly £6.6bn.

UK's Network Rail and Resonate to trial new traffic management system on GWR

UK's Network Rail and British signalling and train control specialists Resonate are set to trial a new traffic management system known as Luminate on the Great Western Railway (GWR) main line, which runs between London Paddington and Bristol Parkway.

Siemens presents first prototype train for Germany's Rhine-Ruhr Express (RRX)

Siemens has unveiled the first prototype of an electric multiple-unit train for the Rhine-Ruhr Express (RRX) at its test and validation centre (PCW) in Wegberg-Wildenrath, Germany.

Railfanning and the Carman Fair

Rio Grande - really? On Saturday July 15th our family traveled to Carman, Manitoba for the Carman County Fair. It was a lovely - if warm - day and we like going to these country fairs so the kids can ride on the midway rides without too much of a crowd. Show More Summary

10 Questions for Kevin Burkholder

This series is modeled after the "Interesting Railfan" series in Railroad magazine from years ago. I'm asking each railfan 10 questions, some standard and some customized for the particular person. I hope you enjoy it. (See all in the series)I put 10 questions to Kevin Burkholder, who is what you might call a professional railfan. Show More Summary

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