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Along the Stewart Southern, Part 2

In my last post I had traveled along the Stewart Southern Railway from Regina, SK to just before Stoughton, SK. In this post I'll talk about the oil transloading facility just outside Stoughton. Just northwest of Stoughton is the Crescent Point Energy Corp. Show More Summary

Getting a move on: Australia’s Inland Rail project

As Australia’s Inland Rail development inches forward, the country’s leading transport firms have publicly called on the government to step up its commitment and fast-track the eagerly anticipated Melbourne-Brisbane line. With the project in its prel…

Along the Stewart Southern, Part 1

The Stewart Southern believes in lots of signs! The Stewart Southern Railway is one of the many shortline railways in Saskatchewan. I mentioned their start back in 2010. We were in Saskatchewan at the beginning of August to visit family...Show More Summary

A Single Cable Ident: Low Fire Hazard Performance and Diesel Resistance

In this white paper, Martyn Priddle, materials engineering manager, and Lee Smith, materials engineer, describe the characteristics of a product that truly delivers low fire hazard (LFH) performance and identifies a shortfall in fire safety requireme…

Sepura Chosen by Fire Brigades in Bavaria

Selectric GmbH has been awarded two prestigious contracts for the supply of more than 6000 TETRA radios to fire brigades in the regions of Straubing and Passau.

Upcoming Assiniboine Valley Railway Events

Winnipeg's Assiniboine Valley Railway will be holding its 6th Open House/Rails Weekend of the season on September 12 and 13, 2015. For $2 each you can ride the 1/8th scale railway through the Assiniboine Forest, and kids 2 and under ride free. Show More Summary

Siemens wins $156m order to install rail automation on MTA's Queens Boulevard subway line

Siemens has secured a $156m contract from the New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in the US to install communications-based train control (CBTC) on the Queens Boulevard Line.

PROCECO to Exhibit at the Railway Interchange Expo

PROCECO will exhibit at the upcoming Railway Interchange 2015, to be held on 4 - 7 October, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US.

UK’s Worcestershire Parkway regional interchange station gets planning permission

Worcestershire County Council's Planning & Regulatory Committee in the UK has granted planning permission for a new £22m Parkway Regional Interchange Railway Station in the county.

Alstom and NTL begin testing on Ayacucho tramway line in Medellin

Alstom and NTL have started testing the first tram on the tracks of the Ayacucho tramway line in Medellin, Colombia.

Sentinel FM for the Rail Industry

The rail industry is always looking for ways to increase efficiencies and improve safety. BSM Wireless's Sentinel FM tracking and telematics technology compliments these initiatives.

Private equity firm Levine Leichtman Capital to acquire US-based Regional Rail

US-based private equity firm Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP) has partnered with management to complete the acquisition of Regional Rail, an operator of short line railroads and rail-related businesses in the US.

Train services start between Bolton and Blackburn route in UK

UK rail infrastructure operator Network Rail (NR) has announced the completion of a £14m package of improvement work on the Clitheroe to Manchester route, which includes train services between Bolton and Blackburn.

Telstra wins national train communications system contract from ARTC

Telecommunications and media firm Telstra has secured a ten-year contract from the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) to provide ongoing telecommunications for its 8,500km national rail freight network.

Siemens Commissions First Trackguard Westrace Mk2 in Scandinavia

Following the successful completion of the final stage of signalling work by Siemens, Norway's metro transport infrastructure owner, Sporveien Oslo AS, has now commissioned into full service all four sheds for the new Avløs rail depot for Oslo's Kols…

KVT-Fastening Offers Lightweight Threaded Inserts

KVT-Fastening offers a comprehensive range of threaded inserts Tappex, Filtec+, Lockfil+, Kato, Fasteks and Keenserts: threaded inserts for highly reliable threaded fastenings in lightweight construction materials

California high-speed rail: connecting the US West coast

The California high-speed rail project aims to cut travel time from San Francisco to the Los Angeles basin to under three hours, with travel at 200mph by 2029. The ambitious plans include extending the line to Sacramento and San Diego, totalling 800 …

Alstom JV completes Nottingham tram extension project

Alstom and joint venture (JV) partner Taylor Woodrow have completed work on the Nottingham Express Transit (NET) extension in the UK, which more than doubled the existing tram line.

Sacramento Regional Transit in US opens Blue Line light rail extension

The US Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced that the Sacramento Regional Transit District (RT) has opened the Blue Line light rail extension to Cosumnes River College (CRC) in Sacramento County, California, US.

Toshiba to deliver propulsion equipment for Seibu Railway's new trains in Tokyo

Toshiba has secured a contract from Tokyo’s private firm Seibu Railway to provide high-performance propulsion systems for new Series 40,000 trains, which will enter into service on lines serving Tokyo, Japan, and its suburbs in early 2017.

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