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BNSF Detours, Day and Night

BNSF is detouring trains through Canada on CP and CN due to an avalanche in the US - in Marias Pass, I believe. Many great photos have been shared on Facebook (RailsAB, RailsMBSK) and elsewhere, and I'm glad it is being well covered....Show More Summary

Africa's Railways: a Multibillion Dollar Industry Just Waiting For You to Be a Part Of It

An efficient and effective transport system is essential to the success of any economy and Africa is no exception. From freight to passenger, Africas railway systems hold the key to the continents development. We are seeing this in some of the worlds…

Cables for Railway Technology

We at SAB Bröckskes see ourselves as manufacturer and service provider - in the sense of real partnership and customer-oriented work. The quality of our products is known in more than 40 countries worldwide.

Systra consortium to provide consultancy for Brussels metro modernisation

A consortium of Systra, Geste and Tractebel has secured a deal from Société des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles (STIB) to provide consultancy services for the modernisation programme of Brussels metro lines in Belgium.

Barclaycard renews ten-year contract with TfL for contactless payments

Barclaycard has retained its contract for providing advanced contactless payment solutions to Transport for London (TfL) in the UK.

Thales to supply telecommunications system for Vietnam's Hanoi metro Line 3

Thales has secured its first transportation contract in Vietnam to deliver a complete telecommunications system for Line 3 of the Hanoi metro, currently being constructed in the country's capital city.

Monorail: pie in the sky?

Over the past few years, monorails have turned from amusement park fixtures to a potential answer to chronically overcrowded cities around the world. So what advantages do they pose compared to traditional rail systems, and who is currently pushing t…

SmartRail Europe Aims to Help Create the Digital Railway of the Future

SmartRail Europe is the annual show this April in Amsterdam for railway infrastructure managers, train operating companies, system and data integrators and technology suppliers to come together and create the digital railway of the future.

Kadfire-Graphic Design, Print and Digital Information Systems for the Railway Industry

Kadfire provides innovative passenger information solutions, as well as graphic design, digital printing, web development and transport data services.

Network Rail to reopen Settle to Carlisle railway ahead of schedule

Engineers from UK Network Rail have made considerable progress to reopen the major Settle to Carlisle service next month, earlier than planned.

Victoria to remove three congested level crossings on Frankston line

The Government of Victoria in Australia is set to remove three more dangerous and congested level crossings on the Frankston line, with further plans to build two new stations.

French Government and Alstom report progress made at Belfort site

The French Government and Alstom have presented the progress made for railway maintenance and industrial activities at the company's Belfort site.

Amsterdam Metro / Light Rail Network

The largest single order for new-generation light rail vehicles was placed by the city of Amsterdam, Netherlands, as part of a major exercise to replace its antiquated fleet of 234 trams, which have become increasingly unreliable.

Industrial Ethernet Switches and Wireless Communications

Founded in 2003 in Walnut, CA, US, Henrich has been helping, customers across the globe to manage their industrial systems with rugged and secured Ethernet networking products in various industries, such as power utilities, transportation, oil and ga…

ABB to supply traction and on-board power equipment to three rail operators

ABB has won $70m worth contracts from Switzerland-based train manufacturer Stadler to supply traction and on-board power equipment to three European rail operators.

SNCF uses IBM IoT solution for improved rail safety

French railways operator SNCF is using IBM Watson's internet of yhings (IoT) platform to provide improved rail safety for 13.5 million daily passengers.

Automatic train operation: the future of UK mainline railways?

There’s plenty of speculation as to the future of how trains will get from one station to another. Is automation a necessity? How might it be integrated? And how will unions respond if their members are pushed out of traditional train driver jobs?

Deutsche Bahn orders 39 trainsets from Siemens

Deutsche Bahn's mass transit arm DB Regio has ordered 39 trainsets from Siemens to operate on the Rhine Valley rail network in south-west Germany.

East Wind: a new era of freight between the UK and China

China has launched a direct rail freight service to London, as part of its drive to develop trade and investment ties with Europe through the New Silk Road. What will this mean for rail freight between the UK and Asia’s superpower?

MyHSR and LTA award JDP contract for Kuala Lumpur-Singapore HSR project

Malaysia's MyHSR and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore have awarded the joint development partner (JDP) contract to a consortium for the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project.

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