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Evolution Rail consortium to build 65 new trains for Victoria

Evolution Rail consortium has been selected as preferred respondent for the High-Capacity Metro Trains (HCMT) project, which includes delivery of 65 new trains to be built in Victoria, Australia.

Rafamet at InnoTrans 2016

Machine tool factory RAFAMET will be present at the transport technology fair InnoTrans, which will be held at the Messe Berlin in Germany between 20-23 September 2016.

August's top stories: Alstom wins $2bn Amtrak order, £6.5bn Thameslink Programme

Alstom secured a $2bn contract from US-based rail operator Amtrak to design and build 28 new high-speed trains, Network Rail tested a new signalling system with the help of Govia Thameslink Railway’s (GTR) new Siemens Class 700 train at the ETCS Nati…

WID Reveals Preview of New iOS App to be Released at Innotrans

Wayside Inspection Devices Inc. (WID) will be exhibiting at Innotrans for its second show. WID will be a part of the Québec-Canada Pavilion, booth at Hall 11, 2nd floor, stand 205.

Building Crossrail: lessons and challenges from Europe’s largest project

One of the UK’s most ambitious infrastructure projects, Crossrail, has been designed in a virtual environment, powered by Bentley modelling software to provide a complete overview of the entire project and all its assets. Steve Cockell, head of rail …

Strukton to upgrade traction for Yarra Trams in Melbourne, Australia

Strukton has been contracted to provide new static inverters for B-Class trams operated by Yarra Trams in Melbourne, Australia.

Metra's rebuilt locomotive returns to service in Chicago, US

US-based railroad operator Metra's first of 41 locomotives being rebuilt by Progress Rail Services has returned to service in Chicago.

Deals this week: Astaldi JV, Škoda Transportation

A new €1bn ($1.12bn) contract to construct a major section of the Brenner Railway Tunnel in Italy has been awarded to an Astaldi-led joint venture that also comprises Ghella, Oberosler, COGEIS and PAC.

Railfanning With Michael Berry, Part 1

Michael Berry at Diamond Montreal railfan Michael Berry was in Winnipeg in late August / early September, visiting family with his wife and baby daughter.He had been in touch with me prior to the trip, looking for some tips on railfanning locations, and we arranged to get together to railfan the Diamond area sometime during his visit. Show More Summary

Transport for NSW gains approval for Panania railway station upgrade

Australia's Transport for New South Wales (NSW) has received planning approval for a major upgrade of Panania railway station on the East Hills line.

Ansaldo STS Appointed for Brussels Metro Signalling System Renewal

Ansaldo STS (STS.MI), through its controlled company Ansaldo STS France S.A., has been appointed by Société des Transports Intercommunaux de Bruxelles (STIB) for the assignment of the framework agreement for the design, construction, supply, installa…

Crowdfunding London’s public transport: is it possible?

As the population grows and the budget for big infrastructure projects faces numerous cuts, there is an incentive to seek alternative funding to deliver a reliable and modern transport network. A recent report puts forward crowdfunding as a novel con…

Nencki Integrated Bogie Workshop

Nencki Railway Technology has achieved a worldwide leading position with large professional competence in the branch of testing railway bogies.

UK Office of Rail and Road approves Hitachi's ETCS for passenger trains

UK industry regulator Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has approved Hitachi Rail Europe's new European Train Control System (ETCS) for use on passenger services.

Alstom to provide four new Pendolino high-speed trains to NTV

Alstom has been contracted to provide four Pendolino trains and related maintenance services to Italian open-access operator Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV).

Storstockholms Lokaltrafik launches surveillance network to curb crimes

Stockholm's public transport organisation Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL) has deployed new surveillance solutions on buses, trains, trams and stations to help protect passengers from pickpocketing and other crimes.

KEYMILE to Showcase Secure Solutions with Exceptional Availability for Mission-Critical Rail Communication at InnoTrans 2016

InnoTrans in Berlin is the leading international trade show for transport technology. KEYMILE will use the occasion to present its product range for secure and smooth migration of railway communications to the IP world. A live showcase will demonstra…

Škoda Transportation wins €26m order for battery-powered trams in Turkey

Škoda Transportation has secured a deal from a Turkish transport company to provide 14 battery-powered trams for the city of Eski?ehir.

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