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CN 406, Times Two

After missing CN 406 (see previous post "Saint John Railway Scenes") I tried again on the next two days with some success!These days CN 406 leaves Moncton in the early afternoon, arriving in Saint John late in the afternoon. They usually have a quick turnaround, dropping their cars and picking up the cars to go back to Moncton and onward. Show More Summary

Deals this week: Eurovia, Mipro

Transport infrastructure construction company Eurovia has been awarded a €80m ($87.23m) contract to deliver the second phase of a tramway system upgrade project in Kosice, Slovakia.

IO and Metrolinx issue RFQ to build and operate Hurontario LRT project

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) in Canada and Metrolinx have issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project.

NIB to finance new trams for Finland’s Helsinki City Transport

Helsinki City Transport HKL in Finland is to receive a €60m loan from the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) to purchase 40 new trams manufactured by Finnish company Transtech.


» Do we have the political will to build a different type of transportation system? Or will the rise of autonomous vehicles simply reinforce existing norms? There is now no debate over whether automated technology will revolutionize the transportation system—the question is just when it will do so. Show More Summary

Eastcom and Sepura Renew Partnership For Chinese Market

Sepura and Eastcom recently celebrated five years of collaboration by renewing their distribution and joint development agreement for Sepura products in the Chinese market.

Future Rail: Issue 43

In this issue: Privately owned US rail, Crossrail’s Bentley software, Jakarta’s mass rapid transit system, the digital train inspired by Hyperloop, body camera on trial for rail security, the National Training Academy for Rail one year on, and more

DB Cargo UK to cut 893 jobs and reduce rail fleet

Rail freight operator DB Cargo UK is planning to reduce its workforce by 893 across the business and downsize its locomotive and wagon fleet.

Mipro to deliver spare parts solution for FTA's rail signalling equipment

Mipro has signed an agreement with Finnish Transport Agency (FTA) to deliver and operate the management solution of spare parts for rail signalling equipment.

Sweden’s EQT to acquire UK’s GB Railfreight from Groupe Eurotunnel

Swedish private equity investor EQT Infrastructure II has submitted an offer to acquire Groupe Eurotunnel’s UK rail freight operating subsidiary, GB Railfreight.

HUBER+SUHNER Lightens the Load for Swiss Rail Operator

Significant space savings and a weight reduction of several hundred kilos per train have made HUBER+SUHNER's lightweight, thin-walled RADOX® Tenuis-TW cables the first choice for Swiss manufacturer Stadler's large-scale contract with SBB.

Bombardier Contributes to Increased Connectivity Across Bangkok

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation's state-of-the-art BOMBARDIER CITYFLO 650 communications-based train control (CBTC) technology has started operation on Bangkok's new Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Purple Line.

PolyU's fibre-optic sensing technology selected for Singapore metro lines

Fibre-optic sensing technology developed by Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is being installed on metro lines in Singapore.

Eurovia wins contract for Phase II tramway modernisation in Košice, Slovakia

Vinci’s subsidiary Eurovia has secured a contract worth almost €80m for eight works packages of the second phase of the tramway modernisation in Košice, Slovakia.

KRUCH-Signalling and Catenary Solutions

KRUCH is a specialist in signalling and catenary solutions for the railway sector, working closely with leading international rail infrastructure providers.

KCPM Consulting-Consultancy Services for Rail: Track Design, Maintenance and Education

KCPM Consulting offers you expertise in sleeper / tie design, identification of track maintenance problems, analysis of track dynamics and of track load capacity, and track product R&D.

China's BYD unveils new monorail system in Shenzhen

Chinese company BYD has unveiled its new monorail system in Shenzhen called SkyRail, which is the result of a $757m investment over the past five years.

Track laying begins on Sydney Metro in Australia

Transport for New South Wales (NSW) has announced the start of track laying on Sydney Metro in Australia.

Network Rail submits proposals for new station building in Ilford, UK

Network Rail has submitted proposals to the London Borough of Redbridge authority to build a new train station in Ilford, UK.

Roger Matthews discusses the future of on-board entertainment

Just a year after launching, on-board infotainment provider GoMedia has already secured lucrative contracts with Virgin Trains and Eurostar. With more expansion plans on the agenda, GoMedia managing director Roger Matthews talks about upcoming servic…

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