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Merry Christmas 2016

I'd like to wish you and yours a very merry Christmas and a great 2017 and beyond. This post was pre-recorded. Expect a "year in review" post before December 31 and that'll be it for 2016! Related Posts Through the Years 2016's CP Holiday...Show More Summary

Season’s Greetings will be taking a short break over the holiday season.

voestalpine Railpro-Materials for Rail Construction and Infrastructure Applications

voestalpine Railpro helps the railway infrastructure industry to achieve maximum network uptime, minimizing total cost of ownership and meeting the highest safety standards.Using the combination of s...

Rolls-Royce to supply MTU PowerPacks for Hitachi trains

Rolls-Royce has secured a contract to supply Hitachi Rail Europe with 136 Series 1600 MTU PowerPacks to be installed on 36 Class-802 high-speed trains.

Alstom to acquire UK’s Nomad Digital

Alstom has signed an agreement to acquire the UK's Nomad Digital, which supplies passenger and fleet connectivity solutions to the railway industry.

UK’s SWT receives first Class 707 Desiro City train from Siemens

The UK's South West Trains (SWT) has taken delivery of the first Class 707 Desiro City train from a new £210m fleet built by Siemens ahead of testing.

NIPRA and Fort Wayne to begin study for Chicago-Fort-Wayne-Columbus route

The Northern Indiana Passenger Rail Association (NIPRA) in the US and Fort Wayne have announced that a study for the proposed Chicago-Fort-Wayne-Columbus train route will begin next month.

TransLink to purchase 28 Bombardier SkyTrain vehicles

British Columbia Transportation Authority TransLink has signed a C$93m ($69m) contract for the purchase of 28 Bombardier Innovia Metro 300 vehicles for service on the Vancouver SkyTrain network.

Icahn to sell American Railcar Leasing to SMBC for $3.364bn

US-based Icahn Enterprises has signed an agreement to sell its indirectly wholly owned subsidiary American Railcar Leasing (ARL) to SMBC Rail Services for $3.364bn.

Mobile ticketing moves to the Apple Wallet

Trainline has partnered with Virgin Trains West Coast to launch mobile tickets in the Apple Wallet – a rail industry first. Does this represent another nail in the coffin for the tangerine ticket?

Tackling alcohol consumption on Britain’s railways

Despite managing one of the safest railways in Europe, UK operators are still faced with the serious consequences of excessive alcohol consumption. Recent research showed that 60% of passenger deaths and assaults over the past decade were alcohol-rel…

Axiomtek 18.5in Multi-touch Panel Computer Ideal for Infotainment and Light Industry Applications

Axiomtek, one of the world's leading designers and manufacturers of innovative, high performance and reliable PC-based industrial computer products, is proud to introduce the GOT3187WL-834-PCT, an 18.5in fanless multi-touch panel computer for infotai…

FTA to fund Fort Worth Transportation Authority’s $1.034bn TEX Rail project

The US Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has agreed a $499.4m grant to help fund Fort Worth Transportation Authority’s (FWTA) $1.034bn TEX Rail project.

Five Minute Railfan Guide - Lethbridge

Take an Alberta Break... visit Lethbridge! I've been to Lethbridge, Alberta several times for work and for pleasure. It's a lovely city in southern Alberta and I encourage you to visit the area if you can. In this post I'll describe some Lethbridge area railway highlights for the railfan visitor. Show More Summary

US FRA recommends route modernisation programme for North East Corridor

The US Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has recommended a 30-year programme of route modernisation as part of its proposal to develop the North East Corridor (NEC), linking Boston, New York, and Washington DC.

EIB to support PKP Polskie’s €611m Rail Baltica project

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has provided a loan amounting to €175m to Polish railway company PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe for the refurbishment of more than 100km of railway line within the PLN2.7bn (€611m) Rail Baltica project...

Covestro-Lightweight Polycarbonate Sheets for Railcar Manufacture

New thermoplastic materials offer countless possibilities for weight reduction in the manufacturing of railway cars without limiting design and durability.

Tender revealed for next stages of $325m Murray Basin Freight Rail project

The Australian and Victoria governments have released the tender for stages two and three of the A$440m ($325m) Murray Basin Freight Rail project.

Alstom unveils NTV’s first Pendolino Italo rail car

French company Alstom has unveiled the front car of Pendolino Italo vehicle from a fleet of 12 Pendolino trainsets it is supplying to NTV as part of a contract signed last year.

Network Rail, London Midland and Transport for West Midlands to improve Sutton Coldfield stations in UK

UK’s Network Rail, London Midland and Transport for West Midlands have announced plans to improve Butlers Lane, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield and Wylde Green stations on the Cross City line.

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