News of the railway industry ○ Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Russian government plans to design a complex of measures for the support of the national industry of transport engineering and railway car...

New railway by late 2016. Ron Kirk, the former U.S. trade ambassador, member of Obamas cabinet and Dallas mayor, announced he joined as a senior...

The government of Georgia has not ruled out the possibility of selling a minority stake in Georgian Railways, Georgia’s national railway operator...

The Argentinian Government has started nationalization of the country's railways.

German carmaker BMW and car supplier Bosch said newly that they would join Deutsche Bahn in two claims for about 2.1 billion euros ($2.4 billion)...

Ukranian national railway operator Ukranian Railways plans to invest up to 2.13 billion hryvnia (about US$70 million) in the repair of its rolling...

Italy’s industrial group Finmeccanica has unveiled the sale of its rolling stock subsidiary Ansaldo Breda, along with its 40% stake in signaling...

Russian RZD will announce a tender for the design of Moscow-Kazan high-speed railway line until 16 March 2015, according to RZD’s first vice-...

The Baltics states together Poland and Finland has submitted an official letter to the European Commission for the provision of funding for the...

Pakistan Customs presented a detailed report on smuggling through railways between Pakistan and India at Wagha border. Pakistan Railways will...

VR Group's Board proposes paying a dividend of EUR 100 million to the state. Turnover and profit in passenger traffic reflects a changed market...

Canadian Lake Country residents in favor of purchasing the CN rail corridor in their community have been flooding municipal hall with letters and...

India’s Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu announced that the size of the Plan Budget has increased by 52 percent to approximately EUR 14.5...

Alstom has signed two contracts with Egypt’s National Authority for Tunnels (NAT) to supply the signaling system and the infrastructure of the...

OmniTRAX, one of the largest privately held rail service companies in North America, is purchasing the Peru Rail Line from the City of Peru,...

The Slovenian government has submitted an application to obtain EU funding to finance the construction of a second rail line between the port city...

In its investigation report released recently, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that numerous rail fractures led to the...

A deeply-divided Finnish cabinet rejected a major new rail network planned for the capital.

The European Commission welcomes the agreement between France and Italy to move ahead with the Lyon-Turin project.

The government of Turkey will not be able to complete implementation of one major infrastructure projects in the history of the country, which...

BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) recently announced that its 2015 capital program for its operations...

Norwegian National Rail Administration (Jernbaneverket) and Società Italiana per Condotte d '...

The Altrac consortium, of which Alstom is part, announced that the contract for the new Sydney...

The programme Future Railway in the UK has launched a 100% funded £4m competition on COMbined...

Evraz, one of Russia’s largest metal producers, has completed the production of rails for the...

The production of rail cars in Ukraine in January 2015 reached historical lows since the...

Latvia will appeal to the European Commission for the provision of funds in the volume of 240...

Russian RZD should reduce costs on commuter rail transportations (CRT) this year by at least 5...

The Metrolink train derailment in California, that took place early Tuesday morning, was...

The municipal authorities of Lyon are aiming to extend the city’s T1 tram line by some 6.7 km...

Pair of recent oil train derailments and fires involving upgraded tank cars has raised fresh...

Texan Lone Star Rail District (LSRD) has launched the federal environmental process on the...

After several years interruption, DART announced newly that it would start holding public...

Regulations relating to the rail transport for crude oil, ethanol and other flammable liquids...

Железнице Србије, Serbia’s national railway operator, will become a subject of restructurisation...

Etihad Rail recently signed a strategic agreement with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)...

Stroygasmontazh, one of Russia’s largest engineering companies, owned by Arkady Rotenberg, a...

76.5 billion rubles (US$2 billion) were invested by RZD in the purchase of new locomotives in...

For decades, Grapevine residents and tourist has been using city´s historical train for short...

Agriculture producers who depend on freight trains to transfer their harvest and ethanol have...

The union of railway workers of India has started massive protests against the attraction of foreign investments in the railway industry of the...

Czech state-run passenger carrier České dráhy (ČD) has signed a framework deal with local rolling stock maker Škoda Vagonka a.s. for the delivery...

Alstom has received a new track work contract worth EUR 25 million from India’s Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

Transmashholding (TMH), the largest manufacturer of passenger rail cars and locomotives in Russia, is in talks with the Egyptian National Railways...

China is in talks with the governments of 28 countries for the building of high-speed rail lines on their territories, according to Vayping Yoo,...

Far Eastern Railway, a branch of RZD and a railway in Russia that crosses Primorsky Krai,Khabarovsk Krai, Amur Oblast, Jewish Autonomous Oblast,...

Romania’s metro operator Metrorex has unveiled plans to allocate some RON 38.5 million (€8.5 million) this year to launch the construction works...

The rail automation specialist Estel RA, a joint venture of the Algerian national company for rail transport SNTF (Société Nationale des...

Poland’s PKP Cargo has acquired the remaining 44.44 percent stake in PS Trade Trans. The acquisition will enable PKP Cargo to continue its...

The Port of Quincy is requesting $16.2 million in transportation funding from the Washington State Legislature to expand the infrastructure at its...

The Astaldi Group announces to have won orders in Italy for approximatively EUR 61 million, for the completion of the Naples-Afragola High-Speed...

In 2015, America’s Railroad is launching Amtrak Train Days (ATD) to celebrate with local communities why trains matter and reasons to ride.

Alstom has been awarded a contract worth around €115 million by SBB - the Swiss federal railway operator - for the supply of four Pendolino high...

Lithuania’s state-run railway company AB Lietuvos Geležinkeliai is aiming to acquire new electric locomotives to further expand and modernise its...

The project for the building of a new high-speed railway rail line between Kiev and Bucharest, and via Moldavian capital Chisinau, was positively...

The installation of almost 30 miles of rail on the new Borders Railway was officially ended (Thursday, February 12) when Keith Brown, cabinet...

Balfour Beatty has secured a £12.5m contract to create a production, testing and office facility for the new Crossrail trains on behalf of...

Alstom showcased its first new-generation regional train, Régiolis, destined...

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has sold its 5.1% stake...

Over the past five years rail passengers have walked on and off trains more...

Administration of Latvian Rail Company Pasažieru Vilciens, PV, is planning...

The Executive Board of Vossloh declared recently that the company has taken...

A train carrying crude oil derailed in southern West Virginia, USA, on...

In the Helsinki region, a long-awaited rail link to the airport is to open...

The new Alstom train “Jazz” can now be observed at the Firenze Santa Maria...

Railway communication between Ukraine and Russia in 2014 declined by 60%...

Deutsche Bahn has unveiled plans to invest about €700 million in a wide...

Indian Railways is expected to propose the use of radio­frequency...

China Railway Construction Corporation has constructed a 1344-kilometer long...

The ministries of transport of Moldova, Ukraine and Romania are considering...

EU has in recent years decided to increase competition in rail transport....

Sorl Auto Parts, a manufacturer and distributor of automotive brake systems...

The French transport agency STIF has ordered a further ten MI09 double-deck...

Rail container traffic between China and the EU via Belarus registered a...

The municipal authorities of Leipzig have awarded a contract for the supply...

A US$195m contract to design, build and maintain track and electrical,...

A recent survey shows that tunnel and a rail link under the Gulf of Finland...

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has ordered the national government to...

Hollysys Automation Technologies has received a new high-speed rail...

Ukranian railway operator Ukrzaliznytsya plans to buy 1,700 freight rail...

The Ukrainian government plans to raise tariffs for passenger railway...

A rail line in eastern Iowa reopened on Saturday 7th of February following...

Everyone who hasn’t had the chance to explore all of France's far away...

The Romanian government has unveiled plans to privatise railway freight...

China-funded light rail project is considered as a big change for Ethiopia...

The board of South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) has...

Bombardier Transportation and the New United Group (NUG) have finalised...

A British rail operator is set to take over the S-Bahn commuter rail system...

During ongoing Black History Month, the U.S. rail company Amtrak is...

The TGV France-Italy high speed train that connects Paris and Milan will be...

Alstom will deliver two H3 hybrid shunting locomotives for Audi’s freight...

Russian RZD plans to select a designer of the Moscow - Kazan high-speed rail...

The 2nd South Caucasus Infrastructure & New Energy Investment Summit was...

The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) announced the publication of the...

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