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MBTA completes first phase of Green Line tracking

The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) in the US has completed the first phase of Green Line tracking that offers real-time information and predictions to the passengers.

Tramrus LLC to deliver low-floor tram for St Petersburg transport operator

Tramrus LLC, a joint venture between Transmashholding (TMH) and Alstom, has been placed with an order from the St Petersburg transport operator in Russia to deliver a low-floor tram.

Ecebs to provide smart ticketing services for UK’s Rail Settlement Plan

Technology firm Ecebs has received a contract from UK's Rail Settlement Plan to deliver the technology and back office transaction services needed to provide ‘smart’ ticketing infrastructure and products to the rail network across London.

Germany's SSB selects IBM Cloud to improve SAP applications performance

German public transportation company Stuttgarter Strassenbahnen (SSB) has selected IBM's Cloud, Software Defined Storage and Flash infrastructure solution to enhance its business application performance and customer response times.

Rail projects worth $300bn being planned in the Middle East

The annual MEED MENA Rail & Metro Summit has been informed that rail and metro projects worth a total of $300bn are currently being planned or under construction in the Middle East.

New Crossrail tunnels in Docklands and south-east London completed

Crossrail's new train tunnels in Docklands and south-east London, UK, has been completed, bringing the total number of finished rail tunnels under the programme to 87%.

Los Angeles Metro unveils new light rail car from Kinkisharyo

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) in the US has taken delivery of the first of 78 Kinkisharyo P3010 light rail cars from Kinkisharyo International, a US subsidiary of Japan-based Kinki Sharyo Compa...

UK’s Network Rail opens redoubled Swindon to Kemble railway line

UK's Network Rail has opened the newly redoubled Swindon to Kemble railway line, in a bid to offer improved passenger service, increased reliability and reduced journey times.

Alstom to deliver 12 new MF01 metro sets for STIF and RATP

A consortium consisting of Alstom, Bombardier Transport and Areva will deliver 12 new MF01 metro sets to Ile-de-France Transport Authority (STIF) and Paris transport operator Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP).

Stadler Rail delivers first FLIRT train to MTR Express

Switzerland train manufacturer Stadler Rail has delivered the first unit of six FLIRT intercity trains to the Hong-Kong based private operator MTR Express.

Axiomtek’s Advanced Palm-Sized Fanless Embedded Box System with Intel® Haswell ULT Processor and 4K2K Resolution – eBOX560-880-FL

Axiomtek, one of the world's leading designers and manufacturers of innovative, high performance and reliable PC-based industrial computer products, has announced the arrival of the eBOX560-880-FL, a palm-sized, fanless embedded computing system util…

Siemens plans to bid for passenger rail projects in Mexico

Siemens is reportedly planning to bid on a range of upcoming railway projects in Mexico, despite missing the recent tender for a high-speed passenger train project in the country.

Turkey’s 79km-long section of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway project to complete in 2015

Turkey Transport Minister Lütfi Elvan has announced that the construction of a 79km-long railway route in Turkey is to be completed in 2015.

New Mexico Border Authority selects HNTB for new rail bypass feasibility study

The New Mexico Border Authority in the US has selected construction management firm HNTB to conduct a feasibility study for a new rail bypass and international rail border crossing near the Santa Teresa port of entry into Mexico.

First in line: Researchers create software able to prioritise trains in real-time

A group of SINTEF researchers involved in optimisation have developed methods and software designed to prioritise trains in real time. Already successfully trialled at the Traffic Control Centre in Stavanger, Norway, Ross Davies look at the benefits …

A Wee Survey

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Recommended Camera Settings For Railfans

I've been asked to post some of my common camera settings for various situations. I'm happy to share that, and I hope you will look at them in reference to your own settings. Review There are really three basic settings that you want...Show More Summary

My Railfan Five Challenge

Eric Gagnon over at the excellent Trackside Treasure blog threw down the gauntlet and challenged myself and three other bloggers to share five photos from our railfan journeys.Unlike Eric, I haven't been a railfan for most of my life. Show More Summary

Alstom to supply Citadis trams for Strasbourg Transport Company

French train manufacturer Alstom has signed a framework agreement with Strasbourg’s Communauté des Transports Strasbourgeois (CTS) for the delivery of 50 Citadis trams.

Future Rail: Issue 20

In this issue: A new Tube for London, Arup’s vision for rail transport in 2050, Samsung’s tech offering to rail operators, what rail operators can learn from airport security, China’s push for international high-speed projects and m...

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