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Hupac to procure eight multisystem locomotives from Siemens

Swiss intermodal transport company Hupac has contracted Siemens to supply eight Vectron MS locomotives, which will operate on the RhineAlpine Corridor (DACHINL).

Chengdu metro Line 4 in China starts commercial service

Chengdu metro line 4 of Phase 2 in western China has begun commercial service, following the start of Phase 1 operations in December 2015.

Greenbrier and MUL sign deal to expand railcar business in North America

The Greenbrier Companies and Tokyo-based Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance (MUL) have entered agreements to expand their partnership in North America in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) announced in April.

Positive train control: is the US on track?

The implementation of Positive Train Control across the US has hit numerous barriers, with rail operators extending their deadlines by three to five years past the initial target. A new report suggests the industry is making progress, but are things …

Oklahoma City Streetcar (OKC Street Car), Oklahoma

Oklahoma City Streetcar, also known as OKC Streetcar project, is part of the $777m MAPS 3 public transit system being developed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US.

MTM Power Launches 19in Plug-In Unit with 150W for Railway Applications

Based on the PCMDS150, especially designed and already well-proven for applications in vehicle and railway technology, MTM Power offers now a 24 Vout version as a 19in plug-in unit.

Kenya inaugurates Mombasa-Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway

President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta has commissioned a 472.3km Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) service, which will run from Nairobi to Mombasa.

USDOT to provide $197m for PTC implementation in 13 states

The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has granted $197m funding for the implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) systems in a bid to improve safety before the specified deadline of 31 December 2018.

Duos Technologies to develop new thermal inspection technology

Duos Technologies Group has secured a contract via its wholly owned subsidiary Duos Technologies to develop a thermal vehicle undercarriage inspection system that can automatically detect hot spots on freight locomotives by utilising thermal imaging …

Deals this week: NGE group, GE Consortium, Dover & Rockaway

A consortium led by NGE group has been selected by the Greater Avignon Agglomeration and Tecelysto to perform civil and track works for the Avignon tramway project in France.

Hit and Miss in Kamloops

I was in Kamloops, British Columbia and had a very "hit and miss" evening on May 1. Let's go. Hit Aerial view of Alyth yard in Calgary, Alberta I flew from Winnipeg (YWG) to Kamloops (YKA) via Calgary (YYC). Normally I book an aisle seat in airplanes, so I can lean into the aisle and not feel trapped against the wall by my seatmate. Show More Summary

Euromaint Rail selects Trimble's remote diagnostic system to improve rail operations

Euromaint Rail has deployed the Trimble R2M real-time remote diagnostic system in a bid to improve fleet availability.

Hegenscheidt-MFD-Wheelsets, Wheel Lathes, and Re-Profiling and Re-Railing Systems

Hegenscheidt-MFD manufactures machine tools and equipment for railway wheels and wheelsets including underfloor, mobile and portal wheel lathes, wheel diagnostic systems and re-railing equipment.

Indian Railways to install LCVR systems in locomotive cabins to increase safety

Indian Railways is set to install a new system on-board locomotive cabins in a bid to increase safety and reduce train accidents.

Siemens' Vectron locomotives receive operational authorisation in Finland

Finnish Transport Safety Agency Trafi has issued operational authorisation for the Siemens-manufactured Vectron alternating-current (AC) locomotive.

Xplore Reveals Financial Results for Fourth Quarter

Xplore Technologies has announced the results for its fiscal 2017 fourth quarter and full year, which ended on 31 March 2017.

ASC Presents its New ASC TS91V1-090 Tilt Sensor in Four Different Configurations

ASC, the leading manufacturer of accelerometers, angular rate sensors and inertial measurement units (IMUs), has now unveiled its first tilt sensor and included it in its product range.

Manchester Victoria station resumes services after terrorist attack

Manchester Victoria railway station in the UK has reopened and resumed services after it was closed for more than a week following terrorist attack at the adjacent Manchester Arena.

Canadian National Railway and TCRC-CTY reach tentative agreement ahead of strike

Canadian National Railway (CN) and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference – Conductors, Trainpersons and Yardpersons (TCRC-CTY) have reached a tentative agreement ahead of an imminent strike deadline.

NGE consortium to carry out track works for Avignon tramway project in France

The Greater Avignon Agglomeration and Tecelys has selected a consortium comprising NGE group and Alstom to carry out civil works and track works for France's Avignon tramway project.

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