News of the railway industry ○ Saturday, August 23, 2014

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The Northern section of G:link, also known as the Gold Coast Light Rail, has opened in Australia. The first stage of the project is a 16 station...

More and more parts of the European railway network are becoming part of the standardised ETCS safety system. Since the end of June 2014, two...

The UK Department of Transport has launched a study into potential Crossrail extension that would provide faster rail services for passengers in...

Amtrak is investigating options to upgrading its on-board Wi-Fi service in the Northeast Corridor (NEC). This should be done with a particular...

A groundbreaking ceremony for a new Virginia Railway Express (VRE) station recently took plance in Potomac Shores. The station is expected to open...

As of 2014, the Minneapolis – St Paul METRO system contains of three lines (Blue, Green, and Red) linking Downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul with...

The Dart or Dublin Area Rapid Transit, has newly celebrated its 30th birthday, transporting 500 million passengers since it began operating in...

New underground rail line Cross River Rail is planned in Brisbane, Australia. The project contains building a new 5.4 kilometers (3.4 mi) 14.8m...

As fourth-largest public transit organization in North America, Montreal transit system Société de transport de Montréal (STM) serves about 1.2...

Quintiq, a global supplier of supply chain planning and optimization (SCP&O), recently announced that its solution has been chosen by Société...

ION is a new rapid transit system planned for the region of Waterloo, Canada. It will connect three of the Canada´s major urban centers; Cambridge...

The construction of Detroit’s new M-1 rail line has begun. The streetcar line will stretch from downtown Detroit to Grand Boulevard in New Center...

Network Rail has been penalized lately. The company has to pay £53.1 million because the controlling officials found that more than one in eight...

Rail Cargo Hungaria Zrt. and Zahony-Port entered a Cooperation framework agreement on the 64th Railway Employees Day.

Nippon Sharyo Manufacturing recently started their production of new passenger rail cars at the company’s Rochelle plant in U.S. state of Illinois...

Helsinki City Transport Company HKL has good experience of the two new trams which have been tested half a year in traffic. They are developed...

"Investing in Russia" , an investment agency, which was established for the attraction of funds for the development of national railway stations,...

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has not yet taken a final decision on the reappointment of Vladimir Yakunin, President of RZD, on the new term,...

ZAO "Transmashholding", Russia’s largest producer of rolling stock together with RZD plans to implement a project for the building of the world's...

RZD needs additional 574 billion rubles (USD$20 billion) for the organization of heavy railway service on the Trans-Siberian and Baikal-Amur...

Chinese investors have expressed an interest in the participation in several large-scale...

Latvijas dzelzcels, the main state-owned railway company in Latvia, plans to invest up to 220...

DP World Vancouver will stop accepting U.S.-bound containers intended for direct transfer to...

JSC "Central Suburban Passenger Company", a suburban passenger company, which serves passengers...

The cargo volumes of the Estonian Railways are expected to sink by one fourth this year, at...

Private financiers are starting to express interest in funding part of California's planned high...

Thirty-five locomotives once owned by the railroad responsible for last year’s deadly derailment...

The volume of losses of Ukranian Railways, Ukraine’s railway operator, will reach more than UAH...

Swiss train company Rhaetische Bahn has announced that a local train has derailed in the eastern...

Though the construction on this new Canadian Metro Line was completed on time, it's taking...

Poland’s largest railway freight operator PKP Cargo has acquired regulatory approval for...

The German states of Berlin and Brandenburg have proclaimed their intention to directly award DB...

According to the recent rail outlook study from German transport research Institute, SCI Verkehr...

The Lithuanian government will oblige all cargo handlers to provide preliminary information...

The Czech Railways bought newly 14 new trains to run on longer domestic routes, the company...

Thailand's military government sanctioned a vast budget to promote the country's railways with...

The Czech government has announced plans to launch works on setting up the country’s first high-...

Russian government has signed an agreement with the Vietnamese government for the building of a...

RZD together with Deutsche Bahn plan to participate in the projects for reconstruction of...

RZD is close for signing an agreement with the government of Iran for electrification 600 km of...

Swiss Stadler Bussnang AG won a tender for the supply of new commuter rails to Pasazieru vilciens, one of Latvia’s operators in the field of...

Uralvagonzavod (UVZ), Russia’s largest producer of rolling stock, plans to sign an agreement with the Polish PESA for the joint production of...

The government of Belarus has reserved a corridor for the construction of a high-speed railway line, according to the Minister of Transport and...

The volume of private investments in the building of the Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM) is expected to reach 600 billion rubles (USD$18 billion), of...

Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed the government to take a decision, regarding with the indexation of freight tariffs of RZD up to...

Russian RZD is still interested in the acquisition of the Greek railway assets, among which are the Thessaloniki Port, the Trainose railway...

The level of localization of production of Russian Ural Locomotives, (a joint venture of Russian Sinara investment group and Siemens), based on...

Up to 250 km of railways will be built in Moscow by 2020, according to Marat Khusnullin, Deputy Moscow Mayor for urban policy and Construction.

Chinese Corporation for Trade and Economic Cooperation and the Latvian Belam Riga won a tender for the supply of equipment for electrification of...

The production of freight rail cars in Ukraine continues to be in crisis. In the first half of the current year only 3,480 freight cars were...

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin decided to dismiss Ivan Besedin from the post of the head of the Moscow metro, due to a recent tragedy, which...

State-run China Railway Signal & Communication Corporation (CRSC) has signed a contract to acquire a 51% stake in Czech tram manufacturer...

The project is part of a greater plan to expand public transportation in Delaware Valley metro area. It is expected to cost $1.8 billion and be...

Alstom and NTL are rejoicing the delivery of the first car to the Ayacucho LRV project in Medellín, Colombia. The first Translohr STE5, conceived...

As part of the upcoming $203 million Wilson Station Reconstruction Project, the Chicago Transit Board today agreed the award of a contract to...

The railway line from Kemi to the station in Kolari in Finnish Lapland has shown to be unexpectedly profitable. The forest sector plays a great...

The Labour leader Ed Milliband declared recently that his party would let the public sector challenge private operators to take on the running of...

After more than four years of planning, environmental analysis, technical studies, and community input, the Metro Board of Directors certified the...

Historic Eads BridgeA three-year ARRA-funded project to preserve a St. Louis...

Construction of the tunnel began in 2009 and the link extension is expected...

There is outspoken wish among the commuters in U.S. state of Louisiana to...

RZD has signed an agreement with ZAO "Transmashholding", Russia’s largest...

Disconnectors DM1130/13 from Munich located Schaltbau have passed the...

Braunschweigs first low-floor Tramino tram has arrived from the Solaris Bus...

The construction of the first phase of the Luxemburg’s light rail network,...

Swiss Stadler Rail Group has successfully completed the delivery of the 38...

Evraz, a Russian metals producer and one of the country’s largest...

The UK and China plan to strengthen cooperation in the field of high-speed...

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

The Czech Railway Infrastructure Administration (SZDC) has purchased natural...

BNSF has recently inaugurated its Big Lift automotive facility in Littleton...

Men tend to see railway lines as part of the transport infrastructure. For...

France is facing a period of complex restructuring of its rail sector,...

According to a new report from MEED Insight, billions of dollars are being...

Bombardier Transportation recently celebrated the official opening of its...

On 23 September, when InnoTrans 2014, the international trade fair for...

Swiss Stadler Rail has established a new joint venture in Azerbaijan with...

Transport for London has choosen MTR Corporation (Crossrail) Limited as...

Romanian company Metrorex has purchased new trains from Spanish CAF. The...

A train trip from Romania’s capital Bucharest to the seaside resort...

According to Indian Railways, soon it will begin to operate with high-speed...

Poland’s regional tram operator Silesian Tramways (TS) has awarded a deal...

The company Huawei has received the assignment to install the eLTE urban...

German Railway Industry Association (VDB) remarked recently the new German...

Wroclaw is planning to purchase new single-direction and low-floor trams...

German Siemens, French Alstom and Canadian Bombardier plan to participate in...

Russia plans to stop production of outdated models of rail cars, according...

The day after the accident in the Moscow metro, which resulted in 22...

Ukranian Railways, Ukraine’s national railway carrier, plans to invest up to...

Latvian UVZ Baltija, one of Latvia’s largest machine-building companies and...

Nokia supports train operators to improve operational safety and efficiency...

At least 12 people have died and more than 100 was injured when a subway...

Several rail improvements for Cornwall have been announced by the British...

South Africa acquires 3600 new train coaches in the next 15 years. This is...

Poland’s regional train operator Mazovia Railways (KM) has launched a tender...

New York´s subway line number 7 extension has now passed its completion date...

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