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January's top stories: SNCF's €3.75bn contract, EU to fund Warsaw Metro extension

SNCF awarded a €3.75bn contract to the Alstom-Bombardier consortium for renewal of trains on lines D and E of the Île-de-France network, and the EU is to invest €432m from the Cohesion Fund to extend Warsaw Metro in Poland. wra…

IPS Launches Line of Tamper MK III and Mark IV Electronic Components

Innovative Parts and Solutions (IPS), a global supplier of tools and maintenance of way (MOW) parts and equipment to the railway industry, announced plans today to maintain an inventory of Tamper MK III and MK IV electronic components effective immed…

Contract signed to rebuild Rosanna Station and Hurstbridge line works in Australia

The Government of Victoria has signed a contract to rebuild Rosanna Station and double the Hurstbridge line in Australia.

MPs urge for reform of UK rail franchising system

MPs on the UK's Transport Committee have released a report that makes the case to reform the existing rail franchising system.

Interserve wins facilities management contract with Network Rail

International support services and construction group Interserve has won a £65m facilities management contract with UK Network Rail.

Xplore Technologies Reports Profitable Fiscal Third Quarter 2017

Xplore Technologies (NASDAQ: XPLR), a global leader in rugged computing, today reported results for its fiscal 2017 third quarter ended 31 December 2016.

Philadephia Freedom

I used to be a rolling stone you knowIf a cause was rightI'd leave to find the answer on the roadI used to be a heart beating for someone- "Philadelphia Freedom", Elton John / Bernie TaupinWhile looking through my Lightroom catalog for...Show More Summary

DB Cargo UK stages multi-agency training exercise

Rail freight operator DB Cargo UK has held a multi-agency exercise that involved a simulated train derailment at its Healey Mills site in Wakefield.

Rolls-Royce to supply 140 MTU PowerPacks to CAF

Rolls-Royce has secured a contract to supply 140 MTU Series 1800 PowerPacks to CAF, a Spain-based rolling stock manufacturer.

Southern Rail and ASLEF agree to end driver-only trains dispute

Southern Rail and the ASLEF union have reached a deal to end a dispute over driver-only operated (DOO) trains, following two weeks of intensive talks.

Sydney Metro: connecting Australia’s biggest city

The Sydney Metro is Australia’s biggest public transport development, almost doubling the capacity of the current suburban network. How will this change travel in the country’s most populace metropolis?

Axiomtek’s Brand New 12.1in EN50155 Railway Touch Panel Computer - GOT712-837

Axiomtek is pleased to introduce the GOT712-837, its brand-new EN50155 certified 12.1in fanless touch panel computer for railway applications. The railway panel PC is design to support the low power quad-core Intel® Atom™ processor E3845 1.91GHz, and…

It's 3 AM, I Must Be Railfanning

Amtrak in Fargo Desire I've always wanted to photograph Amtrak's Empire Builder in North Dakota. It passes through Fargo and Grand Forks, both places that our family visits now and then for shopping. The problem is that it stops in those...Show More Summary

Weighwell Provides Static Train Weighing Systems for Miami and Honolulu

Weighwell have supplied two PTW2 500X's for Hitachi Rail USA and Ansaldo Honolulu with the portable train weigher's (PTW's) initially operated by Hitachi Rail Italy. Having previously supplied portable weighing systems as far back as 2009 (formerly t…

IO and Metrolinx issue RFQ for Hamilton Light Rail Transit project

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx in Canada have issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for a contract to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Hamilton Light Rail Transit (LRT) project.

ITG Creator uses Qlik platform to help Virgin Trains assess customer experience

UK-based data company ITG Creator is using Qlik’s visual analytics platform on Virgin Trains services to gain a detailed insight into customer opinions and travel experience.

Auckland Transport unveils tender documents for City Rail Link project

Auckland Transport in New Zealand has released the first tender documents for the largest component of City Rail Link (CRL) project, which will involve construction of tunnels and new stations.

Deals this week: Siemens, DB Regio AG, Nanjing Metro

Siemens has secured an order to deliver 200 Vectron locomotives to Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB), Austria's state railway operator.

Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan Intercity Railway

The Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan intercity railway is a two-lane high-speed rail line under construction in Hunan Province in central China. The 95.5km-long railway line will link the provincial capital Changsha with Zhuzhou and Xiangt...

KCSR to invest $25m on rail improvement projects

US-based Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR) has announced plans to invest $25m this year in construction and improvement projects throughout its Beaumont Subdivision.

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