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By Noah Gunzinger | Railway News

Shanghai receives 5000th metro car

The 5000th vehicle is part of an order for 31 eight-car type 02A05 trains being supplied by CRRC Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive to increase capacity on …

Trains

Operator sought for Berlin’s Heidekraut Line

The annual volume of the line is is about 730,000 train-km<p>THE Ministry for Infrastructure of Brandenburg state, Germany, and City of Berlin’s …

Germany

Alstom to supply trains for Mumbai metro Line 3

The 25kV ac trains will be formed of eight stainless-steel-bodied cars with 75% of axles powered. Each 180m-long train will accommodate 2350 …

Trains

Record punctuality on Dutch network

Infrastructure manager Prorail says the punctuality on regional lines, most of which are single track and have frequent services, is higher than on …

Trains

Siemens selected for ÖBB long-distance train order

AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) confirmed on July 20 that Siemens has submitted the best offer for a framework contract to supply a new fleet of …

Trains

LEO Express launches Praha – Kraków service

EUROPE: Czech open access operator LEO Express ran its inaugural service from Praha to Kraków on July 20, saying it had become the first private …

Krakow

Co-ordinated roll-out of ERTMS between London, Paris and Brussels agreed

EUROPE: The co-ordinated deployment of ERTMS on the high speed rail routes linking London, Paris and Brussels was agreed by the four infrastructure …

Channel Tunnel

Fortaleza VLT line extends

BRAZIL: The VLT line in Fortaleza was extended east from Borges de Melo to Papicu with the opening of a 6·2 km extension on July 6, adding four …

Brazil

Ferrocarril de Antofagasta renews locomotive fleet

CHILE: Ferrocarril de Antofagasta has taken delivery of seven Progress Rail GT42 locomotives and awarded GE Transportation a contract to supply five …

Locomotives

Three 'key challenges' to ensure UK railways remain safe

UK: The Office of Rail & Road published its annual health & safety performance report on July 17.<p>No passengers died as a result of using trains in …

Trains

CAF selected to develop Spanish test track

SPAIN: The ADIF Board of Directors has approved the award of a concession for CAF to develop and operate a railway test centre at Corella, 92 km from …

Knowledge Management

Railway supply industry news round-up

Alstom booked €2·6bn of orders in Q1 2018-19 between April 1 and June 30, compared to €1·9bn over the same period last year. Group sales were up 14% …

Trains

Digital transport and the challenges of urbanisation

<b>Digitalisation was the key topic of the SITCE conference in Singapore, held for the first time as part of the World Cities Summit.</b><p>Singapore is ‘a …

Smart Cities

British transport secretary confirms Trans-Pennine electrification

In a letter to Railway Industry Association (RIA) chief executive, Mr Darren Caplan, dated July 12, Grayling said the Trans-Pennine upgrade will be …

Trains

GE Transportation secures first locomotive deal in Chile

The locomotives have been specially designed for FCAB for light-axleload operation and are equipped with a GE FDL 12-cylinder engine to operate at …

Locomotives

Britain’s railways descend into crisis

There are several serious problems which have led to the crisis: the collapse for a third time of the Inter-City East Coast franchise; continuing …

Great Britain

Olsztyn orders Durmazlar LRVs

The first two vehicles are due to be delivered within 21 months, with the last arriving in Poland five months later.<p>At 32.5m, the five-section …

Solaris

Wales urges British government to increase rail funding

He says infrastructure manager Network Rail’s Wales Route, which makes up 11% of the network, has received little more than 1% of total spend on …

Great Britain

CAF acquires shareholding in Orbital Critical Systems

OCS, which was set up in 2008, has headquarters in Noain, Spain, and offices in Madrid and Germany. It initially worked in the aircraft industry but …

Employment

NZTA holds market engagement for Auckland light rail

New Zealand’s transport minister, Mr Phil Twyford, and finance minister, Mr Grant Robertson, announced the launch of a procurement process on May 9 …

Transportation

Ukrainian Railways locomotives under construction in the USA

UKRAINE: GE Transportation has rolled out the first of 30 TE33A Evolution Series locomotives which it is building for Ukrainian Railways at its plant …

Locomotives

UK railway news round-up

Following a competitive procurement on behalf of train operators and Network Rail, the Rail Delivery Group has appointed Dispute Resolution Ombudsman …

Network Rail

Trans-Pennine upgrade will include electrification, Grayling confirms

UK: The planned Trans-Pennine Route Upgrade will include electrification, Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling has confirmed.<p>In a letter …

Network Rail

Padma Rail Link project launched

BANGLADESH: The project to build the 225 km Padma Rail Link formally got underway on July 3, following the signing on April 27 of US$2·67bn loan …

Knowledge Management

Tajikistan – Afghanistan railway construction could start this year

ASIA: Design work has been completed and Tajikistan could begin construction of a cross-border rail link to Afghanistan by end of 2018, the …

Afghanistan

Abuja metro starts operation with diesel-hauled trains

NIGERIA: President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated the initial section of the Abuja metro on July 12.<p>China Civil Engineering & Construction Corp acted …

Trains

Israel Railways to build cyber security centre

ISRAEL: National operator Israel Railways has awarded government-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems a US$8·2m contract for the development of a …

Cybersecurity

SNCF Logistics buys Spanish freight operator

SPAIN: An agreement for SNCF Logistics to acquire Comsa’s stake in private operator Comsa Rail Transport was signed on July 9. The transaction is …

Trains

ORR welcomes Siemens-Alstom merger investigation

UK: The Office of Rail & Road has welcomed the European Commission’s decision to open an in-depth investigation into the proposed merger of Siemens …

Great Britain