News of the railway industry ○ Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Russian railway monopoly RZD has called on the Russian government to provide up to 140 billion rubles (US$4 billion) of subsidies from the federal...

Alstom has distributed a Metropolis train ordained for the metro of the city of Los Teques1 in Venezuela.

The Garibaldi-San Siro section of Milan's automatic Metro Line 5 in Italy has opened to the public, providing access to the San Siro football...

London Underground (LU) in the UK has ended the refurbishment of 106 Northern line trains, as part of a two-year upgrade programme.

The Swedish postal and telecoms regulator, PTS, is proposing that protection of the railway network's GSM-R communications system should be...

Within the range of an option Verkehrsbetriebe Karlsruhe GmbH (VBK) and Albtal-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft (AVG) have ordered another 25 light rail...

54 percent of Germans suffer from road traffic noise, 21 percent are disturbed by aircraft noise, and 17 percent complain about noisy trains.

Helsinki’s public transport service HSL announced newly that trains on the new Ring Rail Line operating Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, are going to...

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promoted his country's high-speed train industry when he visits California and the US in the end of April,...

Russian railway troops have started construction of a railway line, bypassing Ukraine, according to Dmitry Bulgakov, Russia’s Deputy Minister of...

Russia has invested about US$300 million in the reconstruction of the Hasan-Rajin railway line, (a rail line, which links Russia and North Korea...

Transmashholding, Russia’s largest producer of rolling stock, plans to significantly increase exports of its rolling stock to abroad, according to...

Polish rolling stock maker Modertrans has submitted the sole bid to produce six new low-floor trams, with an option to supply a further 16 units,...

Blom ASA (“Blom”) has entered into an agreement to combine its business with Team Bane AS (“Team Bane”) (the “Transaction”).

EVR Cargo, the Estonian state-owned rail freight operator, has reported a decrease in freight volumes during March 2015.

After a month of operation, the MTR Express, which started its high-speed rail traffic between Gothenburg and Stockholm on 21 March 2015, now has...

The Southeast Rail Line includes 19.1 miles of the popular RTD light rail system. It extends from I-25/Broadway to Lincoln Avenue in Douglas...

Vossloh Group announced recently that it had secured its medium-term financing with the effective closing of a syndicated loan of over € 500m.

The last shipment of excavated material donated by Crossrail to one of Europe’s largest nature reserves has arrived at Wallasea Island in Essex....

The Russian government has officially started building of a new railway bridge via the Amur River that will link Russia and China.

Russian RZD plans to reduce share of imported equipment and components in its overal structure...

The Freight One, Russia's largest rail transport operator, plans to design an innovative rail...

German Siemens plans to invest up to 60 million euros in the building of a new repair depot for...

Ukraine’s rolling stock maker Kriukov Rail Car Building Works (KVSZ) has unveiled plans to...

Helsinki City Transit Company, HST, was founded 70 years ago and it is celebrated this year by...

USD Bombardier is going to deliver third rail signaling project on the Wroclaw to Poznan section...

Amtrak announced newly that it is opening an Information Technology (IT) Service Delivery Center...

Germany’s Dresden and the Czech Republic’s Ústí nad Labem and Litoměřice are to be connected by...

Donetsk Railways saw a record net loss of Hr 1.126 billion ( 440 million euro) in 2014, while in...

Construction of Carlsberg's new train station in Copenhagen has begun. The station building,...

Canadian Ballard Power Systems recently announced that the world's first hydrogen fuel cell...

Recently, the first meeting of the UIC SEEA Taskforce was held in Ljubljana under the...

Stadler Rail has won an order of Dutch State Railways (NS) for 58 Flirt trains.

Alstom has been awarded two contracts worth around €170 million by Trenitalia, the Italian...

Net loss of Russian RZD in 2014 amounted to 44 billion rubles (US$1,2 billion), according to a...

Russian RZD hopes for state support during the next several years, which should ensure the...

The “Densaulyk” medical train, launched simultaneously with two other medical trains “Salamatty...

Although less common than people think, it's always shocking when someone commits "suicide by...

Russian railway monopoly RZD has signed an agreement with the government of Thailand on the...

Russian RZD will purchase 68 diesel 2TE25KM locomotives from ZAO Transmashholding, Russia’s...

TDSi has appointed Shenzhen TengDaSi Technology as its Master Distributor for China in a move to drive penetration in the local integrated...

Slovenian Railways (Slovenske železnice) has unveiled plans to acquire five new diesel locomotives.

Central Japan Railway Co (JR Tokai) announces that its new ultra-high speed magnetic levitation (train set a new world record speed of 603...

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day (April 16), Chicago law firm Much Shelist, along with New York-based counsel, filed a complaint in the...

The governments of Iran and Iraq have signed an agreement for the building of a new railway line that will connect the Iraqi Basra province with...

Nizhny Tagil Metallurgical Plant (which is part of Evraz), plans to invest up to US$300 million in the establishment of rails’ production this...

Following 4 successful editions, conference organiser Europoint will launch the 5th International Rail Technology Conferences from 17 - 19...

Virginia Railway Express is opening a new Northern Virginia station this summer, marking the first major service expansion in the system’s 23-year...

Canadian National Railway (CN) has announced plans to invest approximately CAD 500 million to improve infrastructure on its Western Canada feeder...

This year the Swedish Government wants to invest 66 million euros to improve rail maintenance. Later, during the following three years more than...

Hit Rail b.v. and Raildata, two of Europe’s leading railway organisations in the promotion of interoperability and cooperation between railways...

TDSi, an integrated security solutions manufacturer based in the UK, has signed a five year strategic cooperation agreement with China Rail Chen...

Poland’s railway network operator PKP PLK has handed a contract worth PLN 282 million ($76 million) to a consortium formed by Canada’s Bombardier...

France’s Angers municipality is planning to allocate €245 million to set up its second tram line. The initial investment proposal was recently...

A major overhaul of Hayes & Harlington station has been decided by Hillingdon city council. Landmark new building will be bright, spacious and...

Rail operator Deutsche Bahn has until 3 pm on Friday to respond to demands from the Train Drivers' Union (GDL) for a "reasonable provisional...

Major improvements to West Drayton station as part of the Crossrail programme have been agreed by Hillingdon Council.

Estonian private operator Go Rail, which runs the passenger trin connection Tallinn – Moscow and St Petersburg, confirmed on April 16 that it is...

The Cermak-McCormick Place station on the Green Line of Chicago 'L' rapid...

Employees of Gysev Cargo Zrt. will in the future be able to participate in a...

Transport for London (TfL) has started the selection process of the next...

Amtrak received recognition for workplace excellence by earning a spot in...

Agnès Ogier, CEO of Thalys, Jo Cornu, CEO of SNCB, and Rachel Picard,...

A new ferry complex is to be built in the port of Kuryk in Kazakhstan on the...

The Alstom Citadis trams of the Toulouse conurbation will from now on link...

Russia may provide large credits to Greece in exchange for some of the...

Ukranian Railways, Ukraine’s national railway operator, posted a 24.5%...

The production of rail cars in Russia since the beginning of the current...

Russian RZD is considering a proposal of China to invest about 300 billion...

Russian Railways Logistics recently acquired a 50 percent stake in Liepajas...

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

The municipal authorities of Bordeaux have placed an order for a further...

GE Transportation has completed the first production test of its GE...

China CNR Corporation has received a new contract to supply 17 train sets to...

A draft strategy for the development of the Bulgarian rail network in 2015-...

Mexican company Ferromex has taken delivery of the first 10 of a batch of 19...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Germany recently on the second leg of a...

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

Violent aggressiveness against German train staff increased by 25 percent in...

New generation of electric multiple-unit prototype is recently unveiled by...

Federal Way Link Extension is a planned southern extension of the Central...

The extended sector of the metro line stretches 15km and includes seven...

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

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

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

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

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

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

The first of Virgins First Class Pendolino carriages, which have been...

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

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

The Spanish Ministry of Development presented in March several proposals...

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

The government of Ukraine is designing a new law "On railway transport",...

China is offering to build a rail link to rival the almost century-old...

The Colombian National Agency of Infrastructure (ANI) is interested in...

The demand for passenger and freight rail cars in Russia is estimated at...

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

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