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By Noah Gunzinger | Railway News

Tesla strikes another deal that shows it's about to turn the car insurance world upside down

• <b>Tesla has created a customized insurance package, InsureMyTesla, that is cheaper than traditional plans because it factors in the vehicles' Autopilot safety features and maintenance costs.</b>• <b><br>InsureMyTesla has been available in 20 countries, but Tesla just recently partnered with Liberty Mutual to make</b> …


Is Richard Branson’s high-speed train in a pneumatic tube pie in the sky?

First airlines, then spaceships. Now the Virgin boss wants to build Hyperloop One – a high-speed, pneumatic maglev railway. But engineering experts doubt that it will ever leave the station<p>Last week, Richard Branson gave a boost to tech tycoon Elon Musk’s vision of a futuristic transport system. …


World rail market - October 2017

Germany: Transdev has been awarded a contract to manage ticket sales, including support for vending machines and supplying staff handsets, for …


World rail infrastructure market - October 2017

Canada:  The 4Transit joint venture of Hatch, Parsons and WSP Canada has been awarded a C$300m contract to provide technical advisory services for …

Mexico City

Kosovo learns from EBRD-backed rail safety programme

KOSOVO: Delegates from Kosovo’s rail regulator, infrastructure manager Infrakos and operator Trainkos visited the UK in October as part of scheme to …


World rail freight news round-up

<b>Hector Rail</b> has launched a weekly service between Parma in Italy and Rolvsøy in Norway under a three-year contract awarded by ColliCare Logistics. …


Private operator to haul iron ore in Turkey

TURKEY: Omsan Logistics is set to become the country’s first private train operator under the 2016 legislation liberalising the rail market. It is a …

Iron Ore

Hydrogen fuel cell multiple-units ordered

GERMANY: Niedersachsen transport authority LNVG has announced an order for Alstom to supply 14 hydrogen fuel cell multiple-units, with options for 33 …

Alternative Fuel

Bulgaria makes first order for Skoda trams

Skoda Transportation has won a contract to supply 13 ForCity Classic trams for Sofia, Bulgaria. The deal is the first time the rolling stock …


UK rolling stock strategy: diesel, bi-mode and fuel cell-powered trains

The UK’s Department for Transport has released its third ‘Rolling Stock Perception’ strategy which details the challenges of the market and what the …


NS and CAF unveil New Generation Sprinter

JUST a month after it received its final Stadler Rail Flirt 3 Sprinter EMUs, Netherlands Railways (NS) revealed another new suburban train at …

Czech Republic

CAF Sprinter New Generation EMU unveiled

NETHERLANDS: The first four-car CAF Sprinter electric multiple-unit for NS was unveiled at NedTrain’s Zaanstraat depot in Amsterdam on October 19. In …


Transilien double-deck EMU launches new livery

FRANCE: The first Regio 2N double-deck EMU for the Transilien suburban network around Paris was officially unveiled at SNCF’s Villeneuve Technicentre …


Cross-border link to be reinstated

LITHUANIA: State railway Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai expects to start work shortly on reinstating the 19 km cross-border railway from Mazeikiai to Renge …

Margrethe Vestager

Italian freight operator orders Siemens Vectrons

GENOA-based open-access rail freight operator InRail has awarded Siemens a contract to supply three Vectron electric locomotives.


Alstom ships extra trains for Lima Line 1

ALSTOM has begun delivery of an additional batch of 139 Metropolis 9000 metro cars for Lima metro.

Kuala Lumpur

Northern Virginia adopts $US 43bn transport strategy

NORTHERN Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) has adopted an update of its TransAction Plan which calls for extensions to the Washington DC …

Middle East