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VTG expands US and Russian wagon fleets

VTG: Leasing company VTG has strengthened its position in the US market and completed a ‘major strategic step’ in Russia through a series of wagon …

Goods delivered by tram in Saint-Etienne trial

An innovative use of the Saint-Etienne tramway to carry goods was trialled earlier this month.The ‘TramFret’ project aims to capitalise on the …

Cities

Twisted tracks: watch metro maps transform to real-life geography

Transport maps distort a city’s true geography to strike a balance between readability and design. Scroll down to see how six metro maps compare to the real picture on the ground<p>Public transit maps occupy a unique place in the mapping world, and must strike a careful balance between readability, …

Maps

China introduces new high-speed Fuxing train

China has introduced the next-generation Fuxing bullet train, which is the first of its kind to be designed and manufactured in the country.

Panama metro’s new Alstom Metropolis train starts operation

The first of the new Alstom Metropolis trains for Panama’s metro has begun service.The three-car train was manufactured in Santa Perpetua, Spain, and …

Trains

CD Cargo acquires licence to operate in Austria

State-owned Czech railway company CD Cargo has obtained a licence to operate in Austria.The freight operator did not announce when it would begin …

Consultation on Sydney’s ‘massive city-shaping’ metro begins

New South Wales (NSW) planners have opened a consultation on the ‘massive city-shaping’ Sydney Metro West project in Australia.The extension of the …

New South Wales

Murray Basin freight network upgrade contract awarded

THE Australian federal and Victorian state governments have awarded the McConnell Dowell and Martinus Rail joint venture a contract for stages two, …

Freight

Ceva starts Shilong - Hamburg freight service

FREIGHT logistics company Ceva has launched a new rail freight service linking Shilong, in southern China’s Guangdon province, to Hamburg, Germany.

Travel

RFI awards Ansaldo STS €100m maintenance contract

ITALIAN Rail Network (RFI) has awarded Ansaldo STS a two-year €100m technical assistance and maintenance contract for its train control solutions …

Exploration

Airline veteran Richard Anderson to head Amtrak

USA: National passenger operator Amtrak named Richard Anderson as its next President & Chief Executive on June 26. The former CEO of Delta and …

Airlines

Virgin Trains Travel Buddy

With our brand new website we're making it quicker and easier than ever to find our best fares, and with the new site comes our new app, so mobile …

World rail market June 2017

<b>Canada:</b> Bombardier has announ­ced a six-year C$700m agreement for IBM to support the integration of IT services across its Transportation and …

Transport for London

Loco manufacturer obtains first IRIS certification in Kazakhstan

KAZAKHSTAN: The Astana-based EKZ joint venture of Alstom (50%), national railway KTZ (25%) and Transmashholding (25%) has obtained International …

Locomotives

Germany to slash track access charges for rail freight operators

The German government is to substantially discount track access charges to stimulate the country’s rail freight sector.Presenting a master plan for …

German Politics

Expedia invests in ‘online rail revolution’ with completion of SilverRail deal

Travel company Expedia has announced it has acquired a majority stake in SilverRail, which builds digital infrastructure such as the rail ticketing …

Expedia

Contractors appointed for Murray Basin-Victoria freight line upgrade

A joint venture between McConnell Dowell and Martinus Rail has been appointed by freight operator V/Line to deliver stages 2, 3 and 4 of the Murray …

Australia

Kenya and Uganda commit to building new standard gauge railway

Kenya and Uganda’s respective ministers for transport have jointly reaffirmed their commitment to extending Kenya’s standard gauge railway to …

Africa

Alstom to supply 38 Citadis Spirit Light Rail Vehicles for Stage 2 of Ottawa’s O-Train Confederation Line - RaillyNews | Dailly Railway News in English

Alstom to supply 38 Citadis Spirit Light Rail Vehicles for Stage 2 of Ottawa’s O-Train Confederation Line : Alstom has been awarded a contract worth …

Transportation

World rail infrastructure market June 2017

Argentina: Alstom has won a €17m contract to renew power supplies on Buenos Aires metro Line B. Australia: Victoria's Level Crossing Removal …

Europe

World rail freight news round-up

Lithuanian operator <b>Lietuvos Geležinkeliai</b> has ordered two type ES1000 battery shunting locomotives from Bulgarian company <b>Express Service</b> for use in …

Trains

HŽ Cargo debt cancellation approved by European Commission

CROATIA: The European Commission announced on June 21 that it had approved the government’s provision of state aid worth 975m kuna to national …

Brexit

500th Vectron locomotive ordered

CZECH REPUBLIC: European Locomotive Leasing has awarded Siemens a contract to supply a further eight Vectron electric locomotives.<p>The locomotives …

Locomotives

World rolling stock market June 2017

<b>Azerbaijan:</b> ŽOS Vrútky has under­taken heavy overhaul of eight ADY sleeping cars, which have been converted into 160 km/h air-conditioned …

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Uralchem modernises ammonia wagon fleet

RUSSIA: United Wagon Co’s TikhvinChemMash plant has supplied fertiliser producer Uralchem with a batch of ammonia tank wagons offering a capacity of …

Science

Charles-de-Gaulle Airport rail link funding model approved

FRANCE: The proposed financing mechanism for the construction of the CDG Express dedicated rail link between Paris Est station and Charles-de-Gaulle …

France

Amtrak Names Transportation Veteran Richard Anderson President and CEO - Amtrak Media

WASHINGTON – Amtrak announced that it has named Richard Anderson, a 25-year veteran of the aviation industry, as its next president and chief …

Airlines

Kazakhstan Railways adopts GE digital solutions

KAZAKHSTAN Railways (KTZ) has signed a memorandum of understanding with GE Transportation to use digital technologies, with the aim of reducing fuel …

Kazakhstan

DB puts class 120 locomotives up for sale

The 5.6MW 15kv AC 200km/h class 120.1 locomotives are mostly in use with DB Long Distance, although usage has declined in recent years as new ICE3 …

Locomotives