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Three Passenger Trains in Northern Québec (Guest Post)

The following is a guest post by Al in Vancouver... enjoy!In June and July of 2017, I had the opportunity to ride three passenger trains in northern Québec. This guest post will focus on overall impressions and tips for railfans. Sept-Îles...Show More Summary

Test Section of Replacement Sleeper Shoe by Luoyang Sunrui RPST and Wuhan Metro Succeed to Operate

After more than a year of pre-research and preparation work,Luoyang Sunrui RPST has helped Wuhan metro replace a sleeper shoe with a GJ-3 anti-vibration fastener.

New Hitachi intercity trains pass UK DfT digital tests

Japanese company Hitachi's new intercity trains have passed the UK Department for Transport (DfT) tests for integration with its digital technology.

Liebherr-Transportation Systems secures HVAC maintenance contract from T2C

Liebherr-Transportation Systems has been contracted by Transport en Commun de l'Agglomération Clermontoise (T2C) Clermont-Ferrand (France) to provide repair services and spare parts for heating, air-conditioning and ventilation (HVAC) systems on-boar…

Alstom-made Citadis tram begins commercial service in Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria

Alstom-manufactured Citadis trams have started commercial operations at Sidi Bel Abbes, a city located in the north-western part of Algeria.

Saft to supply batteries to Hong Kong's 93 new MTR metro trains

Saft has secured a contract to supply its SRM nickel-technology batteries for 93 eight-car MTR metro trains that are set to begin operation in Hong Kong.

Teltronic to deliver TETRA communications solution to Manila metro

Hytera Communications' subsidiary Teltronic has been selected to provide a complete TETRA communications solution for the ‘Manila Metro Rail Transit Line 7’ (MRT-7) at Metro Manila, the Philippines.

Italdesign secures contract to design new tram for Guangzhou, China

Italian design and engineering company Italdesign has been contracted by CRRC Guangzhou Electric Locomotive to develop a new tram for Guangzhou, China.

Rainbow Railfanning 'Round Rivers

On June 19th I was in the Carberry-Brandon area of Manitoba and had a free evening. I had seen some photos from a location just east of Rivers (the namesake of the CN Rivers subdivision) and I wanted to check it out.Little did I know how many rainbows I'd encounter around Rivers!Warning! This is going to be a long post, and very picture heavy. Show More Summary

Siemens wins predictive maintenance contract from Deutsche Bahn

German railway cargo carrier DB Cargo has awarded Siemens a contract for the installation of condition-based predictive maintenance systems on-board its locomotive fleet.

Sapphire's Ranken Railway receives $45m of new metro contracts in China

Sapphire's engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) subsidiary Ranken Railway Construction Group has secured new infrastructure contracts in China worth nearly RMB308m ($45m).

No time to waste: third-generation trains in the spotlight

It has been argued that while the UK rail industry is now introducing rolling stock that is more advanced than ever, the time has come to focus on pushing the envelope even further with pioneering designs. But what defines third-generation railway ca…

Cut first class to ease congestion: could it work?

In a recent interview UK Transport Secretary Chris Grayling brought up the idea of cutting first class on busy intercity routes to add much-needed capacity at rush hour.

Sydney Metro City & Southwest Metro Line, Sydney

Sydney Metro City & Southwest project is stage two of Sydney Metro, an automated rapid transit system being developed in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Beacon Rail Leasing acquires railcar fleet from Lloyds Bank and RBS subsidiaries

Luxembourg-based company Beacon Rail Leasing has completed the acquisition of a fleet of Bombardier Class 220 and Class 221 Voyager diesel-electric multiple units from subsidiaries of Lloyds Bank and the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)...

Auckland Council to decide on new electric trains purchase

Auckland Council in New Zealand is expected to make a decision regarding the purchase of 17 new electric and battery powered trains.

Victoria to carry out upgrades to enable faster trains on Warrnambool line

The Government of Victoria in Australia has planned to upgrade tracks, signalling systems and level crossings along the Warrnambool line as part of the A$114m ($90.62m) upgrade programme.

Measuring of Railway Axles

This white paper provides further information about Amest's measuring stations for railway axles.

BRPL and IRCON sign MoU to build new rail line in Chhattisgarh, India

Ircon International (IRCON), a unit of Indian Railways, and Bastar Railway Private (BRPL) have entered into a project execution agreement to build a 140km railway line between Jagdalpur to Rawghat in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh...

CSKA metro station in Moscow to open this year

A new metro station in Moscow is scheduled to open this year as a part of the first section of the Third Interchange Circuit, which will extend from Delovoi Tsentr to Petrovsky Park station.

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