News of the railway industry ○ Monday, March 30, 2015

During the spring, the Czech train operator ČD is expanding the deployment of trains with children’s cinemas to the Prague – Pardubice – Olomouc...

The structure of the new Crossrail Custom House station in the Royal Docks in London has been completed.

Up to 200 kilometers of railways will be built in Moscow by 2020, according to an official representative of the Moscow city government.

China CNR Corp, one of China's largest producers of locomotives, plans to participate in the projects for the building of high-speed rail lines in...

Uzbekistan Railways, Uzbek national rail carrier, has officially started implementation of the project for the electrification of the Karshi-...

Spain’s rolling stock maker Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) has obtained an order to supply eight four-car high-speed trains to...

The Siemens Charger is a diesel-electric locomotive designed by Siemens Mobility, intended to serve the North-American diesel locomotive market....

Workforces of Amtrak, the publically-funded railroad service, earned themselves a round of bonuses because their agency merely lost $214 million...

Railcare Sweden Ltd has signed a 5-year contract with Network Rail, the manager of almost all rail infrastructure in the UK.

Bombardier Transportation has delivered the last of 220 Flexity trams built for the Brussels transport authority Société des Transports...

The FirstGroup and UK Department for Transport (DfT) signed a contract concerning TransPennine Express rail extension, offering also more seats,...

The Greenbrier Companies recently announced that it received new orders in its second quarter ended February 28, 2015 for 10,100 railcar units...

The Russian National Wealth Fund (NWF), Russia's sovereign wealth fund, plans to provide up to 60.2 billion rubles (US$1,3 billion) to the Russian...

Alstom has started manufacturing Kochi Metro coaches at its Sri City facility in India. The first train sets are expected to be delivered in early...

Polish rolling stock maker PESA Bydgoszcz has expanded its production facility with the aim of increasing and modernising its output capacity.

Swiss Federal Railways signed contracts totaling SFr136m a year for the lease of 65 tampers, cranes and other track maintenance plant over periods...

Between Alstom Transport and the municipality of Calw in the German Land of Baden-Württemberg a letter of intent was signed on March 19. The goal...

The governments of Hungary and Austria have unveiled plans to launch two rail modernisation projects worth €130 million and €43 million,...

Recently, State JSC Latvijas dzelzceļš opened the second rail track on the Skrīveri-Krustpils line section within the largest project to date,...

After one final blast, at exactly 12:00 noon today, Tuesday, March 17, 2015, the miners in the Ceneri Base Tunnel could shake hands.

India plans to invest up to US$138 billion in the development of national railways over the...

In a bid to strengthen position in the international transport technology and service domain,...

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

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

RZD International, RZD’subsidiary for overseas projects, has officially started modernization of...

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

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

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

Talgo has received a new contract worth more than USD 200 million to supply six trains with 13...

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

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

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

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

The newly built railway track between Madhu Road and Talai Mannar Pier covering a distance of 63...

The planned Californian so called bullet train path is going to cut through several farmlands....

Harsco Corporation recently announced the acquisition of Protran Technology, a US based firm...

Alstom recently signed a contract worth EUR 2 million with Empresa de Trens Urbanos de Porto...

Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Plant, one of Russia’s largest producers of electric...

Russian RZD has signed an agreement with Transmashholding, Russia’s leading producer of rolling...

Krakow City Transport has started testing its new energy-efficient Solaris Tramino trams, with a...

The Finnish government has applied for funds from the TEN-T programme for several railway projects, including 12.2 million euros for the planning...

The global rail market offers huge opportunities for big data technology providers.

Municipally-owned operator Metrorex has awarded an order for 43 six-car trains with an option for a further eight units to Spanish rolling stock...

BNSF recently announced that its 2015 capital program for its operations in California will be an estimated $141 million for rail capacity...

Hitachi Rail Europe and Abellio announce that they have signed a contract for the provision and maintenance of 70 new trains for the upcoming...

According to the newly released report "Rolling Stock Market by Rolling Stock Type (Locomotives, Rapid Transit Vehicles, Wagons), by Locomotive...

Thales will provide a fully integrated solution for supervision, telecommunications, security and fare collection for the new Lusail Transit...

Recently, the Alstom Coradia Lint trains delivered to OC Transpo entered into service on the 8-kilometre light rail O-Train Trillium Line in...

Mongolia plans to build a new rail line, bypassing Russia, for the transit of Asian raw materials and minerals, to Europe, according to recent...

Slovakia’s state-run rail freight operator ZSSK Cargo has sold 12,000 rail cars to the newly-established Cargo Wagon a.s. consortium in a bid to...

India’s Ministry of Railways has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) for a funding of more than EUR...

Japan’s Sumitomo and Nippon Sharyo has received a new contract worth JPY 13 billion for the supply of 96 subway cars to Indonesia’s MRT Jakarta....

Evraz, one of Russia’s largest metal producers, has completed production of wheels for freight cars, operated by Turkish Railways, Turkey’s...

Mr Dan M. Costescu was appointed Director General of the National Railway Company CFR SA (the railway infrastructure manager company in Romania),...

The European Investment Bank (EIB) granted four loans totalling more than PLN 1 billion for investments in environment protection, urban...

Ukranian national railway operator Ukranian Railways is considering a significant increase of tariffs on passenger rail transportations this year...

Kiruna Wagon has been selected to develop Europe’s next generation of bulk wagons in an international project that is part of the EU’s major...

Chinese and Japanese companies to bid for the contracts, for the building of railways in Thailand, according to press-service of the Chinese...

Uralvagonzavod, one of Russia’s largest producers of rolling stock, plans to...

Ukrainian national railway operator Ukranian Railways plans a significant...

Bombardier Transportation and the Stockholm Traffic Administration presented...

The government of Greece has postponed tenders for the sale of the national...

On Monday, an Amtrak train derailed in North Carolina after hitting a truck...

Swiss manufacturer Stadler Rail and Hungary’s state-owned rolling stock...

The first eight of the 16 rakes of the new Bombardier make trains are...

Prototype battery-powered ‘IPEMU’ carried passengers for first time. For the...

A long-standing disagreement between the City of Ottawa and the National...

Deutsche Bahn’s station management business unit DB Station & Service...

The Romanian government has unveiled plans to allocate at least €890 million...

The Company CSR Qingdao Sifang of China is about to deliver the first four-...

The EU's TEN-T Programme will co-finance with over €1 million studies for...

Training, technology and investments helped Union Pacific improve safety in...

Finland’s Prime Minister Alexander Stubb has newly revealed that the...

Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway...

Alstom has inaugurated a new production line for Citadis trams at its...

Eress organisation has announced that SNCF (Société nationale des chemins de...

Six companies in the railway industry - Alstom Transport, Bombardier...

A strong Christmas sales period, coupled with consistent October and...

The Canadian fund manager Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is...

The government of Latvia plans to allocate up to 400 million euros in the...

Russian RZD to receive 60.2 billion rubles (US$1 billion) from the National...

Alstom Pendolino, Alstom’s high speed train, has successfully covered one...

The Ukranian Ministry of Infrastructure is developing a five-year plan for...

Russian RZD will receive 69.8 billion rubles from the federal budget for...

Russian RZD will reconstruct a railway line in North Korea, according to...

The Russian government plans to design a complex of measures for the support...

New railway by late 2016. Ron Kirk, the former U.S. trade ambassador, member...

The government of Georgia has not ruled out the possibility of selling a...

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

German carmaker BMW and car supplier Bosch said newly that they would join...

Ukranian national railway operator Ukranian Railways plans to invest up to 2...

Italy’s industrial group Finmeccanica has unveiled the sale of its rolling...

Russian RZD will announce a tender for the design of Moscow-Kazan high-speed...

The Baltics states together Poland and Finland has submitted an official...

Pakistan Customs presented a detailed report on smuggling through railways...

VR Group's Board proposes paying a dividend of EUR 100 million to the state...

Canadian Lake Country residents in favor of purchasing the CN rail corridor...

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