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Jakarta to Bandung High-Speed Rail

Jakarta to Bandung is a proposed high-speed rail project in Indonesia that will connect the capital city of Jakarta to the textile hub of Bandung.

Road-Rail Vehicles

SaZ is a specialised manufacturer in the field of design, production and repairs of special road and railway machinery, road-rail vehicles with superstructures, insulated and non-insulated scissor-type and telescopic working platforms, flash butt wel…

SaZ-Road-Rail Vehicles for Track Maintenance

SaZ designs, manufactures and repairs specialised road and railway machinery for municipal transport authorities, firefighting and other rescue services, in addition to small companies that fix and m...

Alstom wins Beijing metro traction equipment contract

French transport group Alstom and the Shanghai Alstom Transport Electrical Equipment (Satee) joint venture (JV) will supply traction equipment for 160 trains for phase three of Beijing's metro line 6 in China.

Teltronic Selected for Qatar’s First Tram System

Teltronic, part of the Sepura Group, has been chosen to provide a radio communications solution for Qatar's first tram system, as part of the country's ambitious Education City project.

Light rail and tram-train options proposed for Glasgow airport link

Glasgow City Council in Scotland has proposed two options to provide a rail link between the city centre and the airport.

Borders Railway: Scotland’s symbol of a golden age

On 6 September, trains returned to the Scottish Borders for the first time in 46 years. The opening of the new Borders Railway, running between Tweedbank and Edinburgh, is the longest new domestic railway built in Britain for over a century. However,…

Bombardier to deliver four Flexity 2 trams for Gold Coast light rail in Australia

Bombardier Transportation has secured a A$25m ($18m) order to deliver four additional Flexity 2 light rail vehicles (LRVs) to Australia’s Gold Coast Light Rail system (GCLR).

RZD International wins €1.2bn rail electrification deal in Iran

Russian Railways subsidiary RZD International has signed a €1.2bn contract with Iranian Islamic Republic Railways (RAI) to electrify a rail line that connects north-central Iran to the northeastern border with Turkmenistan.

China wins $1.6bn contract to support Hungary-Serbia high-speed rail

The governments of China and Hungary have signed an agreement on the development, construction and financing of the Hungarian section of Hungary-Serbia high-speed railway.

Network Rail to upgrade Carlisle station in England

The UK's Network Rail (NR) will replace the roof and rebuild all eight platforms at Carlisle station in Cumbria.

Future Rail: Issue 32

In this issue: Times of change for Deutsche Bahn, Australia's switch to digital signalling, Network Rail's mobile maintenance trains, Scotland's new rail line, meeting urgent demand for rolling stock in the UK, and more.

Early works on Melbourne metro rail project to start in 2017

Australia's Victoria Government has announced that early works are being planned for the A$11bn ($7.9bn) Melbourne Metro rail project that will transform the region's rail network.

Transnet obtains $854m loan to fund locomotive programme

South African freight transport firm Transnet has signed a R12bn ($854m) club loan with five financial institutions to fund new locomotives.

Alstom to deliver seven additional Citadis trams to Lyon, France

Alstom has received a €20m order to deliver seven Citadis trams to Sytral (Syndicat des Transports de l’Agglomération Lyonnaise), the transport authority of Lyon, France.

IP67 Remote Speaker Microphone to be Revealed in Cologne

Sepura will showcase its all-weather remote speaker microphone, IP67 sRSM, at PMR Expo in Cologne, Germany.

Elpa Awards and Certificates

ELPA is celebrated for its contribution to the rail industry, with its anti-noise system for rail brakes receiving particular praise for its innovation.

A Weighing System for Africa's First Ever High-Speed line.

Weighwell Engineering Ltd have installed a full train weighing system (PTW 500-VB2X) for Africa's first ever high-speed line. The system was seen as the most appropriate and convenient solution to the customer's needs.

Funding closes for Metropolitan Line extension in London

London Underground (LU) in the UK has confirmed that funding for the £284m extension of the Metropolitan Line has been completed.

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