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First UK to China export train departs with containers of British goods

DP World has announced the departure of the first UK to China export train, which is carrying containers of UK goods.

NPRT wins metro train cars supply contract for Shanghai Metro Line 2

Midas' joint venture (JV) company CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Rail Transport (NPRT) has won a contract worth CNY543m ($78.5m) from Shanghai Rail Transit Line Two Development in China for the supply of metro train cars.

HS2 seeks designers and developers for four new London to Birmingham railway stations

UK's High Speed Two (HS2) has published details of contract opportunities for architects, designers and developers interested in the development of four new stations on the London to Birmingham high-speed railway line.

IRT launches research project with SNCF and Alstom to automate train driver functions

France-based IRT SystemX has collaborated with SNCF and Alstom to launch the safe autonomous land transport project, which aims to test the application of technology designed to automate train drivers' observation functions.

Rail Baltica: a new corridor for the Baltic states

A decades-old idea to connect the Baltic states to the heart of Europe via direct rail came closer to reality in January, when the prime ministers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania signed an agreement to complete the Rail Baltica project before 2025. …

Final bids received for $4.49bn metro tunnel and stations PPP in Australia

The Government of Victoria in Australia has received final bids for the A$6bn ($4.49bn) Metro Tunnel and Stations Public Private Partnership (PPP).

Deals this week: Kuala Lumpur-Singapore HSR, Hoppecke Industrial Batteries, Alstom

MyHSR has awarded Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) reference design consultant (RDC) contracts to multiple companies including Systra, Jacobs Engineering Services, Ranhill Consulting, HSS Integrated, and Aecom Perunding.

Union Pacific plans $180m investment in California's rail infrastructure

US-based Union Pacific Railroad has announced plans to invest around $180m this year in its Californian rail infrastructure.

Five consortia apply for California High-Speed Rail Authority’s ETO contract

Five international consortia have applied for California High-Speed Rail Authority’s early train operator (ETO) contract.

Efficient and Reliable Power Conversion Systems

Turbo Power Systems (TPS) is a global company headquartered in the heart of North East England. The company designs and delivers innovative high-speed permanent magnet machines and power electronics systems for the transportation, energy, industrial …

Turbo Power Systems-Power Conversion Solutions for the Railway Industry

Turbo Power Systems (TPS) designs, develops and manufactures power conversion equipment for the railway market. The company has earned recognition from its global client base for providing innovative...

Network Rail to build concrete sleeper plant in UK

UK’s Network Rail has identified a site in Sandwell to build a new factory that will produce sleepers for the country's railways.

Passenger Information Displays on Innovative Systemic Stations

Innovative Systemic Stations (IDS) is a pilot project of the Polish State Railways (PSR) Company, which assumes the demolition of the already constructed buildings and replacing them with new, smaller and more ecologic ones.

UK’s ORR publishes safety principles for train companies

UK regulator the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has published safety principles for train companies to follow when rolling out and managing driver controlled operation (DCO).

Plasser & Theurer to Present New Machines, Service Offers and Smart Assistance Systems at iaf 2017

Seventeen machines, new service offers and smart assistance systems - at this year's iaf, Plasser & Theurer is entirely dedicated to innovation for you.

Greenbrier and Mitsubishi sign $1bn MoU for North American railcar business

US-based Greenbrier and Japanese company Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance (MUL) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for more than $1bn in North America.

March's top stories: Trimble and Railhead to integrate on-board video and CH2M withdraws from contract

Trimble and Railhead to integrate real-time remote monitoring, diagnostics, and on-board video to increase locomotive asset usage and productivity for railway operators, and CH2M confirmed its withdrawal of interest from HS2 Phase IIb development par…

Transnet reveals first locomotive to be completely produced in Africa

Transnet has unveiled one of the first locomotives to be designed, engineered, and manufactured in Africa.

Amsterdam Zuid Station Expansion

Amsterdam Zuid Station is located in the borough of Amsterdam-Zuid in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Victoria to build new train depot in Melbourne for HCMTs

Australia's government of Victoria is building a new train depot in Pakenham, Melbourne, to house and maintain its new fleet of high-capacity metro trains (HCMTs).

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