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US firm Wabtec strengthens track-related products with two acquisitions

US-based Wabtec has expanded its capabilities in track-related products and services with the acquisitions of Unitrac Railroad Materials and Pride Bodies.

ASC Introduces Industrial Grade Gyroscopes with Shock and Vibration Rejection

Advanced Sensors & Calibration (ASC) has announced a new range of gyroscopes (gyros) for industrial applications. ASC 271 and 273 series MEMS gyros are intended for pointing and navigation applications in the industrial, agriculture and automotive se…

California rail operator Caltrain gets additional funding for modernisation programme

California commuter rail operator Caltrain has received an additional $211m investment following a seven-party agreement adopted by the agency's board of directors.

MEX Maintenance Experts Introduce the MEX V15

Maintenance Experts announces the worldwide release of the all new Version 15, a comprehensive maintenance management programme that is now fully browser-based.

April’s top stories: Vinci and Bouygues win metro contract, CDPQ Infra unveils driverless light-rail

Vinci and Bouygues won $1.2bn Cairo metro contract, CDPQ Infra unveiled plans for $4.3bn driverless light-rail network in Montreal. Railway-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from April.

Malaysia's Prasarana selects 96 prequalified applicants for LRT3 project

Public transport operator Prasarana has completed the pre-qualification stage of competitive tendering for the 37km light-rail transit line 3 (LRT3) project.

Australia's Public Transport Victoria orders five additional trainsets

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) has ordered another five six-car X'Trapolis electric multiple-units (EMU) from Alstom, to be used on Melbourne's suburban rail network.

CCC appointed to continue Doha Metro project

Qatar Rail has terminated a contract with international consortium SOQ, which was responsible for building the main stations of Doha Metro.

Ticked Off

Well, I'm ticked off.Or should I say.. off with the tick!A day after I returned from my last marathon Manitoba grain elevator trip, I noticed something stuck to my lower abdomen. I went to flick it off, and realized it was stuck there. Show More Summary

More services to be delivered to Geelong and Waurn Ponds

The Government of Victoria in Australia has allocated A$131m ($96.8m) in order to provide more train services to Geelong and South West Victoria, as well as for new services in the future.

Union Pacific to make rail improvements in two US states

US-based railroad operator Union Pacific is planning to invest a combined amount of $634.6m to improve the infrastructure in California and Texas this year.

Follow Friday: Shane Stewart's Canadian Railroads

On some forms of social media, Follow Friday is a tradition where people recommend that their readers go check out someone else's stuff. It usually has the hashtag #ff. I'm trying out the same idea here but for web sites and blogs. I was doing some web searches and stumbled across Shane Stewart's Canadian Railroads. Show More Summary

DB plans to sell shares of Arriva and Schenker

German rail company Deutsche Bahn (DB) has confirmed its supervisory board will develop a plan to sell a minority stake in its international passenger business DB Arriva and logistics subsidiary DB Schenker.

RTD to start rail extension in Denver

The US Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) has announced construction of Southeast Rail Extension Project will start this month.

Shenkai to operate Shanghai's first automatic metro system

Shanghai Shentong Metro Group has selected joint venture Shenkai as future operator of Phase III of Line 8-3.

Alstom signed a contract to provide and maintain cars for metro in Argentina

Alstom has secured a €60m contract from Buenos Aires' metro authority Sbase to deliver 60 Metropolis cars for line D in Argentina.

Quintiq to support expansion of services and increase efficiency for Thalys

Multinational rail service Thalys has selected Dutch supply chain planning and optimisation (SCP&O) developer Quintiq to optimise its crew for improved operational efficiency and fluidity.

CARGO-LAKK-Paint and Coatings for the Railway Industry

CARGO-LAKK produces and distributes water-based paint and solvent-free coatings for the railway industry.

HUBER+SUHNER to Showcase Equipment for Reliable Railway Connections at Rail Solutions Asia

Global connectivity supplier HUBER+SUHNER will be exhibiting its comprehensive portfolio of products for the rail industry at Rail Solutions Asia 2016, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Customer service in the age of smart rail technologies

Smart ticketing systems and other new technologies are revolutionising how passengers experience rail transport, with flexible, remote journey planning and purchasing the order of the day. But when it comes to customer service, there’s still no subs…

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