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Vecow Launches ECS-9055, ECS-9071, SPC-3071 10 GigE LAN Series High-Performance Embedded System

Vecow, a team of embedded experts, launches her latest deliveries, including the Vecow 10 GigE series high-performance embedded computing system.

Dundee Station Redevelopment, Scotland

Dundee Railway Station is located in the western edge of the Central Waterfront zone facing South Union Street in Scotland, UK.

Victorian Government to audit Melbourne's historic W-Class trams

The Victorian Government in Australia has announced plans to perform an audit on Melbourne's historic W-Class trams to see if they can return them to service.

UK’s Network Rail reopens Severn Tunnel after upgrade works

UK’s Network Rail has reopened the Severn Tunnel to rail passengers after completing six weeks of upgrade works involving £10m to make the infrastructure ready for installations.

STECONFER-Rail Infrastructure, Overhead Catenary Lines and Signalling Systems

STECONFER is a global railway construction company providing track works, overhead catenary lines, and rail-based signalling systems.

Rail Depot Lifting and Handling Equipment

Engineered to withstand the constant demands of rail depots, our lifting and handling equipment is built to outperform, outlast and outsmart our rivals.

Bombardier to cut 7,500 jobs across its global operations

Bombardier has announced plans to cut 7,500 jobs across its global workforce as part of its efforts to reduce costs and streamline operations.

Siemens to electrify Metro Line 1 in Quito, Ecuador

The Acciona-Odebrecht construction consortium has selected Siemens to electrify the entire Metro Line 1 in Quito, Ecuador.

UK’s Virgin Trains unveils new Explorer navigation app

UK's Virgin Trains has launched its new Explorer app to help customers navigate and locate friends, shops, and platforms.

Greenbriar Equity Group Partners with Management to Acquire Frauscher Sensor Technology

In 2015, the Josef Frauscher Private Foundation and Michael Thiel, CEO of Frauscher Sensor Technology, agreed on a management buyout (MBO) of the whole Frauscher Sensor Technology Group. Consequently the business group was, in association with the cu…

South Africa's Gauteng Transport to buy 12 new trains for Gautrain network

South Africa’s Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport has announced plans to buy 12 new trains to help reduce rush-hour congestion.

UK’s Oleo International launches new range of rail couplers

UK-based Oleo International has launched the new Sentry range of couplers as an addition to its existing product portfolio.

CN 406, Times Two

After missing CN 406 (see previous post "Saint John Railway Scenes") I tried again on the next two days with some success!These days CN 406 leaves Moncton in the early afternoon, arriving in Saint John late in the afternoon. They usually have a quick turnaround, dropping their cars and picking up the cars to go back to Moncton and onward. Show More Summary

Deals this week: Eurovia, Mipro

Transport infrastructure construction company Eurovia has been awarded a €80m ($87.23m) contract to deliver the second phase of a tramway system upgrade project in Kosice, Slovakia.

IO and Metrolinx issue RFQ to build and operate Hurontario LRT project

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) in Canada and Metrolinx have issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project.

NIB to finance new trams for Finland’s Helsinki City Transport

Helsinki City Transport HKL in Finland is to receive a €60m loan from the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) to purchase 40 new trams manufactured by Finnish company Transtech.


» Do we have the political will to build a different type of transportation system? Or will the rise of autonomous vehicles simply reinforce existing norms? There is now no debate over whether automated technology will revolutionize the transportation system—the question is just when it will do so. Show More Summary

Eastcom and Sepura Renew Partnership For Chinese Market

Sepura and Eastcom recently celebrated five years of collaboration by renewing their distribution and joint development agreement for Sepura products in the Chinese market.

Future Rail: Issue 43

In this issue: Privately owned US rail, Crossrail’s Bentley software, Jakarta’s mass rapid transit system, the digital train inspired by Hyperloop, body camera on trial for rail security, the National Training Academy for Rail one year on, and more

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