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Škoda's Russian subsidiary to deliver trains for St Petersburg Metro

Russia's St Petersburg Metro has selected Škoda Transportation subsidiary OOO Vagonmaš as the preferred bidder for a €54.6m contract to deliver trains for line 3 of the network.

NSW completes tunnelling under North West Rail Link project

The tunnelling work under the A$8.3bn North West Rail Link project has been completed after the second tunnel boring machine broke through after tunnelling more than 2km from Bella Vista in New South Wales (NSW), Australia.

Close to the Customer: ContiTech Presents Sustainable Railway Engineering Solutions at Eurasia Rail

Whether local or high-speed, rail travel is on the fast track in Turkey. Under the motto "Engineering Next Level," ContiTech has its sights set on the expanding needs of this growth market.

Alstom X’Trapolis Mega Suburban Train

Produced by Alstom Transport, X'trapolis is a high-capacity train specifically designed for suburban and regional transport.

Breaking down borders: How feasible is high-speed rail between the US and Mexico?

Unlike Europe and Asia, the US has been reluctant to embrace high-speed rail. But could a proposed cross-border track between San Antonio and Monterrey, Mexico, alter perceptions? We take a closer look at the main talking points of the project, inclu…

Canada's O-Train Trillium Line resumes operations

The OC Transpo's O-Train Trillium Line in Canada has resumed operations after a $60.3m expansion project, providing a more comfortable, convenient and reliable transit service.

Melbourne to receive 30 new X'trapolis trains

Australia's Victorian Government has decided to purchase 30 new X'trapolis train carriages from Alstom, saving jobs in the Ballarat manufacturing facility.

February's top stories: Alstom trains on Paris Metro, cargo train disaster in US

Hitachi to buy Finmeccanica's assets, Alstom to supply trains for Paris Metro, and MTR to operate Beijing Metro Line 16. Railway-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from February 2015.

UK Government to sell its stake in Eurostar

The UK Government has agreed to sell its 40% stake in the Eurostar high-speed rail service to a consortium consisting of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure, in a £757.1m deal.

Naples-Afragola High Speed Train Station, Naples

Naples-Afragola (Napoli-Afragola) is a proposed high-speed railway station in the Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy.

Frazer-Nash and Bombardier win innovation prize for Train Zero project

UK-based engineering consultancy Frazer-Nash and Bombardier Transportation have been awarded the Technological Innovation prize at the Rail Business awards for their joint work on the Train Zero project at Bombardier's Derby plant.

South Africa's Transnet secures $1.1bn funding for locomotive acquisition programme

South African rail operator Transnet has raised $1.1bn in funding for its locomotive acquisition programme, the biggest rail recapitalisation programme in the country's history.

Alstom-led consortiums receive contracts from Cairo metro authority

Egypt's National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) has signed two contracts with Alstom-led consortiums for the delivery of signalling system and the infrastructure of the Phase IVA of Cairo Metro Line 3.

Stagecoach Transport and Virgin begin service on East Coast rail route

Inter City Railways, a joint venture between Stagecoach Transport and Virgin, has launched East Coast rail franchise, starting its first service under the name Virgin Trains East Coast.

UK's Network Rail orders new ballast cleaner from Plasser & Theurer

UK rail infrastructure operator Network Rail has ordered a £50m ballast cleaner from Austria-based Plasser & Theurer to expand its track renewal programme.

UK DfT issues invitations to tender for Northern and TransPennine franchises

The UK Department for Transport (DfT) has issued invitations to tender for the new Northern and TransPennine franchises, as part of efforts to transform rail travel in the north.

Grain Elevator Art

You've probably noticed that I love grain elevators. As someone who grew up on the eastern side of Canada, they were not part of my experience until I started traveling to the West to visit my girlfriend, who is now my wife. I was captivated...Show More Summary

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East Side Access, New York

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