News of the railway industry ○ Sunday, April 19, 2015

Agnès Ogier, CEO of Thalys, Jo Cornu, CEO of SNCB, and Rachel Picard, Managing Director of Voyages SNCF, recently signed the agreements to...

A new ferry complex is to be built in the port of Kuryk in Kazakhstan on the Caspian Sea, as part of the country’s new “Nurly zhol” economic...

The Alstom Citadis trams of the Toulouse conurbation will from now on link the airport of Toulouse Blagnac to the centre of Toulouse.

Russia may provide large credits to Greece in exchange for some of the country’s rail assets, according to results of a recent visit to Moscow of...

Ukranian Railways, Ukraine’s national railway operator, posted a 24.5% decline of rail cargo transportations in the first quarter of the current...

The production of rail cars in Russia since the beginning of the current year has declined by 56%, compared to the same period of last year,...

Russian RZD is considering a proposal of China to invest about 300 billion rubles (US$7 billion ) in the building of Moscow-Kazan high-speed rail...

Russian Railways Logistics recently acquired a 50 percent stake in Liepajas naftas transits (LNT), a Latvian rail freight company.

France’s Thales has obtained a €17 million tram contract in Taiwan.

The municipal authorities of Bordeaux have placed an order for a further five Citadis trams from French manufacturer Alstom.

GE Transportation has completed the first production test of its GE Evolution Series Tier 4 engine.

China CNR Corporation has received a new contract to supply 17 train sets to Turkey’s Izmir Metropolitan Municipality.

A draft strategy for the development of the Bulgarian rail network in 2015-22 and the restructuring of state railway company Holding BDZ was...

Mexican company Ferromex has taken delivery of the first 10 of a batch of 19 additional Electro-Motive Diesel SD70ACe locomotives ordered last...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Germany recently on the second leg of a three-nation tour during which he searched Germany’s support for his...

Economic experts say Bombardier's rail division could be worth roughly $4.6 billion.

Violent aggressiveness against German train staff increased by 25 percent in 2014, according to rail operator Deutsche Bahn (DB), although there...

New generation of electric multiple-unit prototype is recently unveiled by East Japan Railway to operate the company´s 1 067 mm gauge Yamanote...

Federal Way Link Extension is a planned southern extension of the Central Link light rail line, spanning 7.6 miles (12.2 km) from Sea-Tac Airport...

The extended sector of the metro line stretches 15km and includes seven stations, reports state news agency WAM.

Japan's transport authorities have ordered a railway operator to improve its safety practices....

The Russian government plans to create conditions for the increase of purchases of innovative...

China's state-owned China Railway plans to take part in the tender for the design of Moscow-...

The share of production of innovative rail cars in Russia remains small, according to Sergei...

More than 11 billion rubles (US$200 million) were generated by RZD from the sale of stocks and...

Shanghai Alstom Transport Co, (SATCO), a joint venture of Alstom and Shanghai Rail Traffic...

The first of Virgins First Class Pendolino carriages, which have been converted to new standard...

The German government will provide a US$500 million loan to Ukraine for the restoration of the...

Czech firm Inekon delivered recently a prototype low-floor tram with off-wire capability to...

The Spanish Ministry of Development presented in March several proposals which are aiming to...

Russian metals company Evraz plans to start rail exports to Europe in 2016, according to Irina...

The government of Ukraine is designing a new law "On railway transport", which aims to create...

China is offering to build a rail link to rival the almost century-old Panama Canal, said the...

The Colombian National Agency of Infrastructure (ANI) is interested in building a High Speed...

The demand for passenger and freight rail cars in Russia is estimated at about 3000-4000 units...

Clear signs indicate, according to company Finavia, the way from trains to the airport.

Kazakh Railways (KTZ) has commissioned KZ4AT passenger locomotive, jointly manufactured by...

In a bid to strengthen railway telecommunications, Algerian railways operator SNTF has signed a...

Nanjing Metro line number 3 started operation on 1 April 2015 and is 44.1 kilometers (27.4 mi)...

The Ugandan share of the new Standard Gauge Railway project between Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and...

The municipal council of Saint-Etienne has voted in favour of setting up the French city’s third tram line. The designed line is to be fitted with...

Miami’s Airport Train Station is finally open for business.

MASS Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) granted four contracts on April 3 for building of the 19.5km northern extension of the BTS...

Italian rolling stock producer AnsaldoBreda has obtained an order to supply 70 Vivalto double-deck trains to local operator Trenitalia. The deal...

Houston Metro ordered newly 39 of the H3 cars from CAF USA. Those first six CAF cars were delivered in January 2015.

The Russian industry of rail car building is in crisis, which is reflected by a low level of localization of local production facilities.

Uralvagonzavod, one of Russia’s leading producers of rolling stock, is considering designing and production of main line locomotives together with...

Deutsche Bahn and Bombardier Transportation have agreed on an out-of-court settlement regarding various vehicle projects, where the two companies...

The first off-wire capable light rail vehicle ordered by Dallas Area Rapid Transit was unveiled on March 23.

When the scheduled light rail link along Ring 3 between Lundtofte and Ishøj in the greater Copenhagen area is ready in 2020/21, it will not just...

Siemens has secured a deal to supply 82 Desiro HC electric multiple units (EMUs) to Germany’s Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Region.

India’s Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) recently organised a seminar, Metro Rolling Stock: Quality Indigenization for Global Markets, Delhi...

Detailed engineering design and development work is to get underway shortly for the construction of a third metro route through the centre of...

Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey intend to set up a joint transport company for rail transport as part of TRACECA program, Ambassador of Kazakhstan...

The first phase of the project for the electrification of the 140.8 kilometer-Marokand- Karshi railway section has been completed in southern...

The innovative Finnish AiRRport concept offers a solution for seamlessly connecting rail and air networks.

Art collective Multicoloured Dreams has painted the railway station, which was recently renovated as part of the Rail Ring Line that opens this...

Romania’s Minister of Transport Ioan Rus said the government is aiming to privatise the state-run railway freight operator CFR Marfă by the end of...

A possible extension of anti-Russian sanctions by Western countries will...

GE Transportation (GE) has signed a contract with AEnergia to supply 100...

The City of Niagara Falls is relocating the city's existing Amtrak passenger...

JSC Russian Railways has announced an open tender for the right to sign an...

Leading Russian producers of rolling stock continue massive cuts of their...

The major French rail trade fair, Sifer 2015, which took place in Lille,...

The structure of the new Crossrail Custom House station in the Royal Docks...

Up to 200 kilometers of railways will be built in Moscow by 2020, according...

Uzbekistan Railways, Uzbek national rail carrier, has officially started...

Spain’s rolling stock maker Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF...

The Siemens Charger is a diesel-electric locomotive designed by Siemens...

Workforces of Amtrak, the publically-funded railroad service, earned...

Railcare Sweden Ltd has signed a 5-year contract with Network Rail, the...

Bombardier Transportation has delivered the last of 220 Flexity trams built...

The FirstGroup and UK Department for Transport (DfT) signed a contract...

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

The Russian National Wealth Fund (NWF), Russia's sovereign wealth fund,...

Alstom has started manufacturing Kochi Metro coaches at its Sri City...

Polish rolling stock maker PESA Bydgoszcz has expanded its production...

Swiss Federal Railways signed contracts totaling SFr136m a year for the...

Between Alstom Transport and the municipality of Calw in the German Land of...

The governments of Hungary and Austria have unveiled plans to launch two...

Recently, State JSC Latvijas dzelzceļš opened the second rail track on the...

After one final blast, at exactly 12:00 noon today, Tuesday, March 17, 2015...

The Russian government, together with national railway carrier RZD, continue...

The government of Ukraine plans to allow the use of private locomotives on...

RZD International, RZD’subsidiary for overseas projects, has officially...

Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Construction, Transport and...

German Siemens, together with Russian Sinara, will continue the production...

L&T Infotech has received a new contract worth USD 10 million to...

Talgo has received a new contract worth more than USD 200 million to supply...

Business leaders say new station would have huge impact on Baltic Triangle...

Upgraded rail line between London and Thanet intended to cut journey times....

Efforts to reestablish a passenger rail line between Orlando and New Orleans...

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has criticized RZD, the national railway...

The newly built railway track between Madhu Road and Talai Mannar Pier...

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