News of the railway industry ○ Thursday, December 18, 2014

Transmasholding, Russia’s largest producer of rolling stock, will become an exclusive supplier of rail cars for Moscow metro during the next 30...

The Valley Metro Rail Northwest Extension is one of the first extensions planned. Engineering has already begun on this 4-mile (6.4 km) route from...

Finnish southwest newspaper Turun Sanomat appeals for attention to a rising movement in opposition to a proposed express train that would connect...

Bombardier Transportation has won a 10-year contract to maintain Trenitalia’s fleet of 50 V300ZEFIRO very high speed trains, known in Italy as the...

Russian RZD is considering selling of 25% stake in ZAO Transmashholding, Russia’s largest producer of rolling stock, according to Vladimir Yakunin...

The government of self-appointed People's Republic of Lugansk (LC) plans to complete restoration of a rail line near the Schastya area of the...

The 11.5-mile Metro Gold Line Foothill Rail Extension is now 50 percent complete, according to the Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction...

A private Finnish railway operator, Fennia Rail Oy, plans to start transport on the Finnish rail network in 2015. The company has now announced a...

Years of neglect of the rail infrastructure in Latin America (LATAM) dissuaded rail companies in the region from leveraging new technologies and...

The Government of India and the World Bank recently signed an agreement worth USD 1.1 billion to secure the second loan for the Eastern Dedicated...

A parliamentary working group report from the Ministry of Transport and Communications in Finland has found that the condition of transport...

The California High Speed Rail Authority declared on December 12 that it had nominated a consortium of Dragados, Flatiron and Shimmick as...

The worldwide railway association UIC recently held its 85th General Assembly in Paris. José Viegas, Secretary General of the International...

Belgium’s regional transport operator Societe Régionale Wallonne du Transport (SRWT) has entered into negotiations with the MobiLiege consortium,...

India’s Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha recently unveiled Indian Railway’s plan to introduce Wi-Fi services at 400 stations in the...

Alstom’s Pendolino, the first high-speed train to operate in Poland, entered recently commercial service.

Thales has received a new contract from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for the phase 3 of Delhi metro in India.

The Government of India recently granted permission for 100 percent Foriegn Direct Investment (FDI) in construction, operation and maintenance...

Alstom recently signed an agreement with the Kazakh national railway company (KTZ) to acquire an additional 25% of KTZ’s stake, thereby bringing...

The Russian government has not ruled out the possibility of the provision of additional state support to the national railway carrier RZD in 2015...

Saint Etienne City has chosen CAF for the supply of 16 Trams which will run on the network of...

The John Dingell Transit Center in Dearborn near Detroit, U.S. opens for business. Residents can...

The government of Ukraine has dismissed Boris Ostapyuk, head Ukranian railway operator...

The Russian government has decided not to make adjustments to the investment plans of RZD with...

East Japan Railway Company (JR East) recently announced an opening of the new international...

Yesterday, the new Liefkenshoek rail link in Belgium was officially opened in the presence of...

The British Government has announced plans to extend electrification to the Welsh Valleys’ rail...

The first Freightliner train recently arrived at PD Ports' new intermodal terminal at Teesport...

A new law «On railways», which will regulate the operation of railway transport in Ukraine will...

The governments of China and Belarus are conducting talks for the establishment of high-speed...

Additional express trains are put in operation starting 15 December between Dalecarlia (Dalarna...

UK’s busiest British station today is Waterloo, according to the Office of Rail Regulation, ORR...

The Greenbrier Companies recently announced that it received new orders in its first quarter...

The European Investment Bank is conducting talks with the Ukranian government for the provision...

First time a single traction locomotive TRAXX AC has pulled a Rail Cargo Group Freight Train...

Building of a new railway bypass, which will allow trains to go to the south of Russia, without...

Economic and environmental magazine Terra Eco notes that several companies have recently decided...

Krukovka Carriages, one of Ukraine’s largest producers of rolling stock, reduced its production...

The US Federal Government has funded $996m for the Green Line extension (GLX) from Cambridge...

Transnet has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China’s CSR Zhuzhou Electric...

South Korean railway operator Korail has ordered a set of 22 regional EMUs from Hyundai Rotem at a cost of 154·4bn won, announced the company on...

The first section of the FMV cross-border rail link will open for revenue service on December 15.

M-1 RAIL has completed its first phase of construction between Campus Martius Park and Grand Circus Park in downtown Detroit. After the floats,...

The Thales solution was selected by the Bordeaux Urban Community (Communauté urbaine de Bordeaux – Cub) after an international bidding process,...

The Fulton Center is a transit center and retail complex centered at the intersection of Fulton Street and Broadway in Lower Manhattan, New York...

Russia and Abkhazia may sign an agreement for the establishment of transit rail service in the Sukhumi - Tbilisi - Yerevan direction, according to...

The authorities of Utrecht have awarded a contract for the supply of 27 trams for the designed Uithof line to Spanish rolling stock producer CAF,...

BLS Cargo wins the 19th Swiss Logistics Award, Switzerland’s most prestigious logistic award, with its innovative project “One locomotive – four...

Up to 2,100 workers of Crimean Railways may be cut already by the end of the current year, due to complex financial situation in Crimea and...

Amtrak declared newly that long delays have become regular this fall for the Lake Shore Limited line, which runs from Chicago to New York and...

Funds for metro extension project The Bulgarian government has an-nounced the country is to obtain as much as €400 million from the European Union...

In a bid to expand solutions offering for railway sector, Trimble has acquired an Ireland based railway solutions provider, Nexala.

The Russian government plans to consider the necessity of purchases of Lastochka trains, produced by German Siemens and Russian Sinara Group, as...

Vossloh announces that transportation no longer belongs to its core business. As a result of an extensive strategy development ongoing since June...

British rail experts believe that Berkhamsted will gain extra prestige if the proposed Hertfordshire extension to Crossrail goes ahead.

Swiss Stadler and Russian Aeroexpress, the operator of air rail link services in Moscow, have denied the reports of some Russian and EU media...

Alstom, in association with CPVM, a company from OHL group, has been awarded a contract by the Secretariat of Communications and Transport of...

Few days ago the Indian Western Railway (WR) celebrated 150 years of its rail line entering Mumbai. It was on November 28, 1864, when the first...

Romanian infrastructure manager CFR-SA has granted a consortium of Alstom,...

China CNR Corporation Limited together with Sinara Group, a Russian...

The rail company ÖBB invited Austrians to test possible new seats for...

The one-man committee headed by Shri Shreedharan has submitted interim...

The Hudson Yards Redevelopment project includes a rezoning of the Far West...

Bombardier Transportation has announced the appointment of Cecile Vion-...

Finland has one third of its territory inside the Arctic Circle, but is the...

The investment program of RZD for 2015 will exceed 400 billion rubles (US$10...

The first passenger train to Meghalaya from Assam was flagged off by Prime...

Russian RZD plans to invest 4.709 billion rubles (US$100 million) on the...

In a bid to expand market reach, Rajant Corporation, multi-frequency mesh...

BNSF (BNSF) recently announced that its planned capital expenditures for...

The EU's TEN-T Programme will invest over €600,000 for studies on a new rail...

Alstom’s Lapa manufacturing plant in Brazil has timely manufactured the...

Russian RZD will continue cooperation with Siemens and Alstom, despite...

Nine new engines imported from China were inducted recently into Pakistan...

Russia may start building and reconstruction of railway lines, bypassing...

An SD40 locomotive which has been adjusted by National Railway Equipment (...

Agreement was newly reached on Welsh electrification after months of...

In 2013 Australian railways carried over 1 billion tonnes of freight,...

An investigation began after seven cows were killed following a collision...

The Californian transit agency BART recently inaugurated its new train to...

Ahti Asmann, CEO of Estonian Railways, says that the splitting of the...

RZD has started tests of AC 4ES5K "Ermak", the world's most powerful...

Latvijas dzelzcels, Latvia’s railway operator, has signed a contract with...

Hitachi has received a new contract from Singapore’s Sentosa Development...

China has opened the world's longest train journey, crossing the whole of...

Plans for a new station in Broadway in Great Britain have been approved....

Ukrzaliznytsya, Ukraine’s national railway operator, posted significant...

The British West Midlands Unified Transport Authority and the Rail Delivery...

Building of a new high-speed railway line between Moscow and Beijing only on...

Vietnam Railways (VNR) officially launched its e-ticket booking system at...

Swiss Stadler Rail Group has officially commissioned a new enterprise for...

Alstom has been awarded a contract worth over 230 million EUR by Metrolinx,...

Recently, an Alstom-supplied tram was inaugurated in Dubai, UAE. This first...

Norfolk Southern Corp. (NS) and the Delaware & Hudson Railway Co. (D...

Alstom, leader of a consortium composed of Alcatel Lucent Romania and Pas 97...

Bulgarian Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications...

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