Railway News

By Noah Gunzinger | Railway News

Koleje Mazowieckie orders 71 EMUs

POLAND: An agreement for Stadler Rail to supply 71 Flirt electric multiple-units to voivodship-owned regional passenger operator Koleje Mazowieckie …


GE Transportation signs Kazakh shunting loco contract

KAZAKHSTAN: Contracts for the supply of 300 shunting locomotives and the provision of 18 years of support for 175 TEP33A passenger locomotives were …


China - Europe rail freight: in it for the long-haul

Wilhelm Patzner, CEO of Far East Land Bridge, talks to Keith Barrow.

Long Haul

First rails delivered for Inland Rail project

AUSTRALIA’s deputy prime minister and minister for infrastructure and transport Mr Barnaby Joyce attended a ceremony at Tomingley West, New South …


Complete fleet renewal in new Liguria regional contract

TRENITALIA will completely renew its regional train fleet in the northern Italian region of Liguria under a 15-year operation contract which was …


Ukrainian Railways to order GE diesel locomotives

PLANS for the modernisation of the Ukrainian Railways (UZ) diesel locomotive fleet were discussed at a meeting between the country’s ambassador to …


Cubic expands in India after US contract wins

INDIA: Cubic Transportation Systems expects to double the number of staff at its Hyderabad-based CTS India software design, development and testing …


Eastleigh Works sold

UK: The Key Property Investments joint venture of developer St Modwen and Kuwait-based Salhia Real Estate Co has sold the 19 ha Eastleigh Works train …

Real Estate

Mixed fortunes for DB in 2017

Keith Fender, regional editor reports on DBs mixed fortunes.


FS eyes opportunities at home and abroad

Renato Mazzoncini, chief executive officer of Italian State Railways (FS), talks to David Briginshaw.

South-east Asia

First CAF Caledonian Sleeper coaches arrive in Britain

THE first batch of five CAF Mk 5 coaches for Caledonian Sleeper services between London and Scotland arrived in Britain by rail through the Channel …


Green shoots of a rail recovery on the Emerald Isle

David Franks, Irish Rail (IE) chief executive, talks to Keith Barrow.


VR Group turnaround plan bears fruit as liberalisation looms

Rolf Jansson, president and CEO, VR Group, talks to Keith Barrow.


“Turnaround man” steers Indian Railways onto a new course

Ashwani Lohani, chairman of Indian Railways, talks to Srinand Jha.


Saga Rail to launch Swedish open-access service

SWEDISH open-access passenger operator Saga Rail confirmed on January 16 that it will launch its first services early this year on the Stockholm - …


Opening and electrification in Uzbekistan

UZBEKISTAN: Projects to expand and upgrade the national railway network are making progress, with the launch of freight services on a newly-built …


Academy to support Ethiopian railway operations

ETHIOPIA: Work is to start later this year on the construction of a railway training academy, Ethiopian Railways Corp announced on January 13.<p>When …

Addis Ababa

Strategic Transport Plan for northern England published

UK: Transport for the North has published its draft 30-year Strategic Transport Plan for northern England, outlining a 'revolutionary investment …


Warszawa EMU tenders opened

POLAND: Pesa has been named as the lowest bidder for a contract to supply electric multiple-units to suburban train operator SKM Warszawa.<p>The tender …


Ballarat Line upgrading contract signed

AUSTRALIA: Upgrading and capacity enhancement works on the Melbourne – Ballarat line in Victoria are to be completed by late 2019, under a A$551·7m …

Victoria (Australia)

Singapore – Malaysia metro agreement signed

ASIA: A bilateral agreement setting out how the Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System Link cross-border metro project is to be undertaken was …

Lee Hsien Loong

CAF coaches to enter service with Caledonian Sleeper in October

UK: The coaches which CAF is building in Spain for use on Caledonian Sleeper trains between Scotland and London are expected to begin entering …


18 rail projects to watch in 2018

IRJ Pro market researcher Jonny Dearden looks at the big projects likely to hit the headlines this year.


DB embraces its digital future

PERSONALISED passenger information, predictive and condition-based maintenance, and automated operations are all hailed as game-changing technologies …


Hydrogen: fuel of the future?

A flurry of orders in late 2017 for rolling stock powered by alternative fuels are indicative of a trend that is set to continue in 2018. Kevin Smith …


Mobility as a Service: the key to seamless travel chains?

Kaj Pyyhtiä, co-founder of MaaS Global, talks to Keith Barrow.


Chinese demand drives fuel cell adoption

A flurry of orders in late 2017 for rolling stock powered by alternative fuels are indicative of a trend that is set to continue in 2018. Kevin Smith …

Fuel Cell

Veneto set for €1bn regional rail investment

A NEW 15-year contract for the operation of regional rail services in Italy’s Veneto region was signed on January 11 by Mrs Elisa De Berti, regional …


Construction 4.0: delivering an infrastructure revolution

Pierre Verzat, CEO, Systra,talks to Keith Barrow.

Fourth Industrial Revolution