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Fort Worth’s Tex Rail project receives Federal approval

Texas' proposed Tex Rail project has been awarded a record of decision (ROD) from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to begin construction in 2016.

Stations in the sky: The Hyper Speed Vertical Train Hub

Can skyscrapers and train stations really go together? Meet the Hyper Speed Vertical Train Hub, an ambitious concept aiming to resolve the dual challenges of space utilisation and connectivity that tomorrow’s cities will face. Ross Davies caught up w…

HUBER+SUHNER Yagi Antennas Provide Train-To-Track Communications for New York City Subway

HUBER+SUHNER has been chosen to supply Thales with a range of trackside and on-board antennas and cables to support the communications-based train control (CTBC) system of the New York City Subway.

EBRD loans €121m to Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ) for rail equipment

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has granted a loan of €121m to national rail company Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ), for the purchase of equipment for logistics and infrastructure maintenance.

Swedish Transport Administration and APM Terminals conduct train trial run at Gothenburg port

The Swedish Transport Administration and APM Terminals have started the trial run on the Western Main Line with a 730m-long freight train at the Port of Gothenburg.

Argentina's SBASE contracts Siemens for Metroline C upgrade

Argentina's urban infrastructure company Subterráneos de Buenos Aires/Sociedad del Estado (SBASE) has selected Siemens for a €30m project to enhance the signalling and depot operations control centre.

Two in One: Door Hinge with Electrical Grounding

The new electrical grounding hinge (EGH) from Multi-Contact makes grounding strips on switchgear cabinet doors a thing of the past.

Crossrail Farringdon Station, London

One of the seven new stations being built on the central section of Crossrail route in London, Farringdon station will be a major interchange station connecting Thameslink, Crossrail and London Underground services.

Stadler to deliver additional 34 FLIRT trains for Helsinki Regional Transport

Finland-based Junakalusto Oy has placed an additional order worth €200m for 34 FLIRT trains from Stadler Rail.

Network Rail starts renovation work on Brighton Main Line in UK

UK's railway infrastructure operator Network rail has started construction work on the Brighton Main Line as part of a multi-million pound project to deliver better and reliable passenger services.

Hyundai selects Siemens' automation and signalling equipment for Sosa-Wonsi Line

Siemens has been awarded a €20m order from Hyundai Information Technology to deliver automation and signalling equipment for the 23km-long Sosa-Wonsi line, South Korea.

Locations for Passenger Information Displays Develop

The development of railway stations as appealing places in which to shop, eat and drink as well as to catch trains is leading to wider use of passenger information displays designed and manufactured by Infotec.

Hamburg Port Authority implements new port railway IT system

The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) in Germany has deployed the new port railway IT system, transPORT rail, which marks an important step in the HPA's smartPORT IT strategy.

Putting the brakes on crude oil rail transport

In May the US Department of Transportation issued an Emergency Order requiring all railroads operating trains containing large amounts of Bakken crude oil to notify State Emergency Response Commissions (SERCS) of their every move. Frances Marcellin s…

Hydraulico at EuroBlech 2014

Just returned from a most successful InnoTrans in Berlin, Germany, Hydraulico continues to present its innovative products and solutions at EuroBlech.

HUBER+SUHNER Provides Low Profile MIMO Rooftop Antenna for Easy Upgrade to 4G/LTE

With a height of 40mm, the new SENCITY® Rail MIMO low profile antenna is ideally suited for trains running in tunnels with tight gauges and double-decker trains.

DB selects Mitsubishi Electric to upgrade ICE-2 train traction equipment

Japanese firm Mitsubishi Electric has been selected by Germany-based railway operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) to upgrade the traction equipment in 46 Intercity Express 2 (ICE-2) high-speed trains.

Nomad completes first installation phase of CBM solution for NSB Norway

Nomad Tech, a joint venture between Nomad Digital and EMEF, has completed installation of the first phase of a remote condition-based monitoring (CBM) solution for NSB Norway trains.

Book Review: Westbound by Mike Chandler

Review: Westbound: A Portfolio of Western Railroading by Mike Chandler.I stumbled across this book last week in a used book store. The cover grabbed my attention with VIA's train at Morant's Curve. I flipped through it briefly and bought it within minutes.As the author, Mike Chandler, says in the foreword, the book is "with minimal text". Show More Summary

London to have night tube service in time for Rugby World Cup in 2015

The London Underground (LU) will start weekend night tube services in the UK city from 12 September 2015, coinciding with the Rugby World Cup.

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