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TfNSW selects Downer to manage Newcastle light rail project

Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) in Australia has selected engineering company Downer EDI to operate as managing contractor for the Newcastle light rail project in New South Wales (NSW).

The Clarenville Train Station and Display, Newfoundland

Train station and railway display in Clarenville, NL My family went to Newfoundland in July 2016 for their first visit to the Rock. I had been to Corner Brook very briefly but this was my first trip to the east end of the island. We landed in St. Show More Summary

US FTA issues safety directive to Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has issued a safety directive 16-4 to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to complete 12 actions in order to correct track integrity deficiencies in the…

TfL seeks contractor for £263m Barking Riverside extension

The UK's Transport for London (TfL) is seeking a contractor to build the £263m Barking Riverside extension rail link that will serve east London's housing development site.

Network Rail reopens line between Banbury and Leamington Spa after £76m upgrade

Network Rail has reopened the line between Banbury, Bicester, and Leamington Spa following completion of £76m track and signalling upgrade on the Chiltern main line.

Virgin’s BEAM: online streaming for the entertainment age

The launch of Virgin Trains’ BEAM app, which streams films, TV, games and magazines to users’ devices, represents a big leap forward for onboard entertainment in the railway industry. Rod James takes a closer look at BEAM, what the future might hold …

Portable Train Weighing System for Hitachi Newton Aycliffe

Weighwell has implemented a full train weighing system (PTW 500-VB2X) at Hitachi Rail's Newton Aycliffe rail vehicle manufacturing facility.

Metro Rio de Janeiro will Install Ingeteam Energy Recovery System

For the first time, this system developped by INGETEAM to recover energy from train braking, will be installed in the Americas.

Queensland begins construction of $321m Gold Coast Light-Rail stage two extension

The government of Queensland in Australia has commenced major work on the A$420m ($321m) stage two of a 7.3km extension of the Gold Coast Light-Rail.

Vortok International to exhibit at InnoTrans 2016

Vortok International will be exhibiting at InnoTrans 2016 at the Messe Berlin between 20-23 September.

Hurstbridge Rail Line Upgrade

Connected to the South Morang railway line tracks until Clifton Hill, the Hurstbridge suburban railway line in Melbourne, Australia, is being upgraded with the aim of improving the frequency and reliability of services in Melbourne's north-east.

ScotRail Alliance completes £60m Glasgow Queen Street tunnel upgrade project

ScotRail and Network Rail's ScotRail Alliance has completed the £60m project to renovate and modernise the Glasgow Queen Street rail tunnel in Scotland.

Bangkok’s passenger mass transit railway Purple Line opens

Bangkok’s new 23km passenger mass transit railway Purple Line has been officially opened.

Inside DB Cargo UK’s carbon-neutral train

Germany’s DB Cargo has run the first train in the country with a zero-carbon footprint by using an innovative environmental project in Rwanda to offset emissions. Modestas Lukauskas, strategic project manager at DB Cargo UK, talks about the company’s…

Indian railway officials learn techniques used in UK's Great Western electrification project

Indian railway officials have visited UK Network Rail’s new Electrification Training Centre in Swindon to learn about the techniques used on the Great Western Electrification Project.

Hill International secures contract extension for Doha Metro project

Hill International’s joint venture (JV) has received a QR157m ($43.1m) contract extension from Qatar Railways to continue providing project management services in connection with the Green Line.

Bombardier certifies four 4G LTE suppliers

Bombardier Transportation has completed tests to operate its several mass transit and mainline rail control solutions with the 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) standard for wireless data communications.

MBB Palfinger Presents New Lifts for Wheelchair Users on InnoTrans 2016

MBB Palfinger, one of the leading manufacturers of on-board passenger systems in trains for persons with reduced mobility, shows promising innovations on the InnoTrans in hall 3.1 stand 424.

July's top stories: Alstom wins €800m order from NS and GE produces 1,000th Evolution Series Tier 4 locomotive

Alstom has secured a €800m contract to deliver 79 Intercity New Generation trains to NS and GE Manufacturing Solutions has produced its 1,000th locomotive at its facility in Fort Worth in less than four years of operation. wrap…

Harnessing the social and cultural impact of US rail

Each year, a handful of young entrepreneurs embark on the Millennial Trains project (MTP), a US-based non-profit which uses trains as a platform for business, creativity and collaboration during a five-day journey across seven major US cities.

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