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Canada Day

It's Canada Day, everyone! I hope it's a good one for you.We're going to have a pretty quiet Canada Day here, I think. Maybe we'll get trackside, maybe we won't...Getting a little personal, and nothing about trains - skip to the bottom...Show More Summary

Dubai’s RTA awards $2.8bn contract to Expolink Consortium for Route 2020

Alstom-led Expolink Consortium has secured a AED10.6bn ($2.8bn) contract from Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) for the 15km extension of the Red Line of the Dubai Metro.

Deals this week: CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Rail Transport (NPRT) and EDI Rail Bombardier Transportation

CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Rail Transport (NPRT) has been awarded four contracts for the supply of metro trains and trams in China.

Miral and SkyTran to improve rail transport on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi-based Miral Asset Management has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with NASA Space Act Company skyTran to launch the study and deployment of a personal rapid system (PRT) of the same name.

Report: Multi-billion dollar rail investments made to help Australia’s construction industry

A recent report by Timetric reveals investment in infrastructure projects for rail and road will benefit Australia's stagnant construction industry.

CAF wins $200m deal to provide 26 LRVS for Purple Line Project in US

Spanish train manufacturer CAF has secured a deal worth $200m to manufacture 26 five-module light-rail vehicle (LRV) units for the Purple Line Project in Maryland, US.

UK launches new train information system to ease passenger journeys

UK's Rail Delivery Group (RDG) has announced the completion of new system Darwin, which will provide travellers with accurate and consistent information across Britain's rail network.

Queensland approves $593m in funding for Cross River Rail project

Queensland's Government has designated a sum of A$800m ($593m) to finance the construction of Cross River Rail project in Brisbane.

Chasing Trains Through Banff, Part 3 - Field to Canmore

This is the third and last in the series. In part 1 I chased a train from Seebe to Banff, and in part 2 I chased from Morant's Curve to Field.In my last post, I was just grabbing a sandwich at a deli in Field, British Columbia when an eastbound grain train was doing a crew change. Show More Summary

Network Rail adopts new approach to protect badgers during rail upgrade

Network Rail (NR) has allowed badgers to maintain habitats along the railway line during an upgradation project in the UK.

Rolls-Royce unveils MTU engine for African rail market

Rolls-Royce has unveiled its MTU brand of drive and service solutions at the ongoing Africa Rail conference and exhibition being held in Johannesburg.

Alstom provides Australia’s first ETCS level 2 signalling in New South Wales

French transport company Alstom has delivered, deployed, and tested Australia's first European Train Control System (ETCS) level 2 signalling in New South Wales as a pilot trial.

Digitally Gauging the Future Railway

Dr David Johnson, technical director of DGauge, evaluates recent developments in gauging and explains his concept of digital gauging, which is now being applied to a range of gauging problems.

IGW: Manufacturing Customised Transmission Solutions for Railways

For more than 60 years, IGW have been the specialists in manufacturing customised transmission solutions for some of the most prestigious engineering projects around the world.

IGW Parent Company BMT Group Acquires VCST

BMT Group, IGW's parent company, has acquired VCST, a Belgian supplier for the automotive industry.

Plasser & Theurer Introduces Fifth High Output Ballast Cleaning System

The core element of the High Output Ballast Cleaning System No. 5 (HOBCS 5) is composed of the RM 900 ballast cleaning machine and the 09-2X / CM tamping and consolidating machine. Apart from excavating and cleaning the old material, the RM 900 also …

Chasing Trains Through Banff, Part 2 - Morant's Curve to Field

I was in the Banff area in early June chasing trains. Part 1 is here.After photographing the potash train CP 8646 West at Banff, I drove on the Trans-Canada Highway to Lake Louise, then took highway 1A back a few kilometres to famous Morant's Curve.It was fairly overcast there, alas. Show More Summary

Société du Grand Paris extends contracts for line 16 of Grand Paris Express

The Société du Grand Paris has extended contracts for the construction of line 16 (L16) of the €25bn fully automated metro system.

Selco-Third Rail Products and Steel Fabrications

Selco Manufacturing Corp supplies a wide variety of manufactured products for the creation and maintenance of rail networks.The company supplies third rail transit products, electrical goods and cust...

MEN Introduces New G229 Interface Card for CompactPCI Serial

The CompactPCI Serial interface card G229 combines the legacy interfaces RS232 and RS422 / 485 with state-of-the-art slots for USB 3.0 and m.2. Using a PCIe Mini Card it can also serve as a graphic board within a CompactPCI Serial system.

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