Railway News

By Noah Gunzinger | Railway News

Stadler presents first Flirt EMU for Dutch-German cross-border services

THE first Flirt 3 EMU for RB61 Wiehengebirgsbahn cross-border services from Bielefeld and Bad Bentheim in Germany to Hengelo in the Netherlands was …

LED Lighting

Bombardier JV wins Chinese metro car traction contract

NEW United Group (NUG), China, has awarded a Yuan 531m ($US 79.6m) contract to the Bombardier NUG Propulsion System Chinese joint venture to supply …

Bombardier

Trenitalia reveals plans to modify V250 fleet

FOLLOWING its recent decsion to acquire 17 of the 19 redundant AnsldoBreda V250 Fyra high-speed trains, Trenitalia has revealed its plans to modify …

Trains

RFP issued for Hurontario light rail project

INFRASTRUCTURE Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a request for proposals from three shortlisted consortia to design, build, finance, operate and …

Commuter Rail

Indian cabinet approves new metro policy

ACCORDING to a new metro policy endorsed by India’s union cabinet on August 16, the government will only approve or fund metro projects after state …

India

Warsaw cancels tender for up to 213 trams

WARSAW Tramways announced on August 11 that it has abandoned a tender for a contract to supply up to 213 LRVs because the offer submitted by the …

Warsaw

MÁV-Start orders 11 Kiss double-deck EMUs

HUNGARIAN national passenger operator MÁV-Start placed its first order for Stadler Kiss double-deck EMUs on August 18, when CEO Mr András Csépke and …

Budapest

Kazakhstan national railway signs agreement with Japanese logistics firm

Kazakhstan national railway company Temir Zholy has signed an agreement with Japanese logistics firm Nippon Express to strengthen cooperation.<p>At a …

China

Railway supply industry news round-up

<b>Stadler</b> has announced SMILE (Schneller Mehrsystemfähiger Innovativer Leichter Expresszug, or fast multi-system innovative light express train) as the …

Trains

Kishon Port rail link inaugurated

ISRAEL: A rail connection to the Kishon area at the eastern end of Haifa Port was inaugurated on August 17, enabling freight trains to run directly …

Trains

FGV orders bi-mode trains for Benidorm - Dénia line

VALENCIAN Government Railways (FGV) has awarded Stadler Rail Valencia a €43.3m contract to supply six bi-mode (diesel and electric) multiple units.

Transportation

AŽD Praha wins Montenegrin resignalling contract

MONTENEGRO’s rail infrastructure manager ZICG has awarded AŽD Praha a €6.1m contract to resignal the main station in the capital Podgorica.

Europe

Italy funds Calabrian rail projects

ITALY’s minister of transport and infrastructure Mr Graziano Delrio has approved funding of €214m for the purchase of 22 mainline trains, five …

Italy

Bombardier completes 200th VLocity DMU for Victoria

BOMBARDIER has rolled out the 200th VLocity DMU from its Dandenong factory for Public Transport Victoria for operation on regional services in the …

Bombardier

250 km/h low-floor trainset for the Gotthard Base Tunnel rolled out

SWITZERLAND: President of the Swiss Confederation Doris Leuthard joined 500 guests at the official roll-out of the first compete EC250 Giruno 250 …

Transportation

UK railway news round-up

Govia Thameslink Railway has offered jobs to 10 young people from Luton, Cambridge, Stevenage, Brixton and Bedford after they completed the Prince's …

Trains

HIMA signs Indonesia signalling technology contract

INDONESIA: HIMA has signed a €1·74m contract to provide signalling equipment supplier PT Len with SIL4-certified commercial-off-the-shelf HiMatrix …

Indonesia

Balkan states agree to build Sofia-Skopje railway link

Bulgaria and Macedonia’s respective transport ministers have signed a memorandum of understanding to open a railway link between Sofia and Skopje. …

Travel

Four international consortia interested in Athens metro expansion

Expressions of interest has been complete for the expansion of Athens’ metro with four joint-ventures putting their names forward.<p>The interested …

Transit

Elron rolls out Ridango ticket sales system

ESTONIA: This month passenger operator Elron will begin its transition to a ticketing system developed by Tallinn-based Ridango to replace the …

Airlines

Electro-diesel units ordered for Benidorm – Dénia line

SPAIN: Regional operator Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat Valenciana has awarded Stadler Rail Valencia a €35·8m contract to supply six electro-diesel …

Spain

Ferrocarril Central PPP project launched

URUGUAY: President Tabaré Vázquez joined Minister of Transport & Public Works Victor Rossi on August 15 to officially launch the Ferrocarril Central …

Railways

Chinese high-speed rail expansion on the fast track

THE 401km high-speed line linking Baoji and Lanzhou in northwest China was scheduled to open in July. It bridges the gap between two existing lines …

China

Bridging the Sichuan-Tibet gap

China is embarking on a hugely ambitious project to build a new railway between Chengdu and Lhasa in Tibet. Xinhua’s Yu Fei outlines the project and …

China

Seoul set for urban rail expansion

THIS September, Korea’s capital will open its first light metro line in the northern area of Seoul, connecting the Ui-dong area with the more …

Cities

Colas Rail sets up French maintenance subsidiary

Colas Rail has long had a desire to expand its rolling stock maintenance business, and took a major step forward in October 2016 by establishing a …

Trains

Optical fibre networks facilitate shift to predictive maintenance

Railways are using optical fibre sensing networks to switch from scheduled to condition-based and predictive maintenance, explains Shun-Yee Liu, …

Internet of Things

Egypt and China sign Cairo interurban light rail contract

EGYPTIAN prime minister Mr Sherif Ismail attended a ceremony in Cairo on August 15 to witness the signing of a $US 1.24bn contract between Egypt’s …

Egypt

Rastatt landslip closes Karlsruhe - Basle line

The double-track section between Rastatt and Baden Baden is already a major bottleneck on this very busy main line, which is used by up to 200 …

Germany