News of the railway industry ○ Monday, January 26, 2015

The level of wear and tear of a fleet of diesel locomotives of the Ukranian national railway operator Ukrzaliznytsya has reached 100%, according...

Bulgarian State Railways (BDZ) will start earlier closed and suspended passenger train services, after the Council of Ministers adopts a decree to...

The amount of costs, beared by RZD during the period of 2013-2014 remained at the level of 2011-2012, despite the growth of inflation, according...

The Stuttgart–Ulm rail project, S21 is the complete restructuring of the Stuttgart rail node plus the construction of a new line between German...

On 17 of January the Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told Central Trade Unions that the government has no intention of privatizing the...

CAF Signalling is involved in the European Shift2RAIL project. Through this research and development initiative, Europe aims to meet the mobility...

German authorities have received detailed warnings of the risk of Islamist attacks on central railway stations in Berlin and Dresden, security...

With California recently breaking ground on a new high-speed rail line, many people in North West of USA are hoping that the dream of a bullet...

Traktionssysteme Austria (TSA) has received a new order for 120 traction motors from Bozankaya, based in Turkey.

The EU's TEN-T Programme will co-finance with over €6 million studies preparing the construction of a new two-track rail line between Linz and...

The US Department of Transportation has approved the loan of USD 1.33 billion to Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit)...

BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) recently provided more details about its 2015 $6 Billion Capital Plan and the major capital projects it plans to...

State-run rail operator Serbian Railways (ZS) has unveiled plans to launch a tender with the aim of overhauling the Rakovica-Resnik section of the...

The production of freight cars in Russia may decline by 30% this year, according to predictions of local producers.

Alstom proclaimed recently it has won a contract worth €100 million ($115 million) from Egyptian National Railways (ENR) to supply signaling...

The Bogibeel rail and road bridge is being built across the River Brahmaputra in the Dibrugarh district, in the state of Assam in northeast India...

Norfolk Southern recently announced that Donald Seale, the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, will retire effective...

The international 3 day Rail Conferences Frankfurt will take place from 3-5 February 2015 in Frankfurt on the Main, Germany.

Alstom has received a new contract from Egyptian National Railways to supply signalling equipment for the 240 km long Beni Suef-Asyut line in...

ABB received orders worth $40 million from Swiss train manufacturer Stadler Rail for train...

U5 line is closing the gap between stations Alexanderplatz and Brandenburger Tor. The line U5 is...

Russian Association of Producers of Railway Technics (RAPRT), one of Russia’s leading...

ARCADIS, a global natural and built asset design & consultancy firm, has appointed John...

Indian Railways officially launched its first CNG train on 13 January 2015. The Union Minister...

The German railway company, announced recently that its logistics subsidiary, Schenker AG, will...

The rail network planned for the Persian Gulf will connect the six GCC countries, a project that...

The authorities in this Finnish town have invited bidders to submit plans to operate and...

On 1 January 2015 Mr Jan Pociatek, Minister of Transport, Construction and Regional Developmenof...

Georgy Poltavchenko, a governor of Russia’s St. Petersburg together with Vladimir Yakunin,...

Russian railway monopoly RZD has sent a petition to the national government, asking to provide...

Following the announcement in March 2014 of the decision to reorganise the freight activities of...

Thello, France’s first open-access passenger service created by the Transdev-Trenitalia joint...

US-based passenger rail technologies provider SilverRail Tech technologies have acquired the...

Alstom delivers the last of the 15 Metropolis trains to Empresa de Trens Urbanos de Porto Alegre...

Russian railway monopoly RZD, is considering selling a blocking stake in Transmashholding (TMH...

Turkey’s Minister of Transportation, Communications and Maritime Affairs Lütfi Elvan has...

The first battery-powered train to run on Britain’s rail network in more than half a century...

Bombardier Transportation has won a Good DesgignTM Award for its Bombardier Innovia Monorail 300...

Australian companies are looking for opportunities in rail gear segment in India, The Hindu...

The ever-lasting story of Danish State Railways' heavily-delayed AnsaldoBreda IC4 DMUs took new turn end of last year with the publication of an...

Alstom recently announced the appointment of Frédéric Brun as the Director of Le Creusot site, a centre of expertise and reference for bogies for...

The Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT) of Mexico has granted a consortium led by CAF and comprising Isolux-Corsán, Azvi and...

With the British economy continuing to grow and cross-Channel traffic flows concentrating on the shortest routes as a result of environmental...

U.S. railway investment and management company Railroad Development Corporation has deepened its relationship with its Belgian rail logistic...

Germany’s Knorr-Bremse on 19 December 2014 signed an agreement to acquire Switzerland based Selectron Systems.

In Murcia, one of the largest local projects in Spain in recent years has been the city’s new tram service.

The Finnish state railways VR has been criticized for unreliable internet connections on long-distance trains, but now the company is advising...

Hitachi has received an additional order for 16 TEMU1000 tilting rail cars for a limited express service from the Taiwan Railway Administration....

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) has launched new light rail cars in downtown Houston, US.

Alstom delivers the last of the 15 Metropolis trains to Empresa de Trens Urbanos de Porto Alegre (Trensurb), following a contract signed in 2012....

Victims of the Lac-Mégantic train derailment are probable going receive compensations for lost lives, injuries and damages in next summer,...

Poland’s leading rail freight operator PKP Cargo has signed a deal to acquire an 80% stake in Czech rail freight company Advanced World Transport...

In 2019, the LIRR expects to complete a project to add a second track along its Main Line between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma to relieve crowding...

Strukton Rail has won the contract to maintain the railways around Malmö as from September 1, 2015.

A new rail link will open in Australia, South West Rail Link, on Sunday 8 February 2015 – one year ahead of schedule and after more than three...

Bulgaria’s Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Ivaylo Moskovski has relaunched the privatisation procedure of BDZ...

Norfolk Southern assisted 94 industries in locating or expanding their businesses along its rail lines in 2014.

Hong Kong’s MTR1 West Island metro line recently started passenger service...

The Russian government will provide up to 6 billion rubles (US$150 million)...

A new railway line will link Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and...

Alstom has been awarded a 9-year maintenance contract by SJ for Västtrafik...

Prasarana Group has appointed Encik Azmi Abdul Aziz as the Group Managing...

Greenbrier Companies has entered into an agreement to acquire 19.5 percent...

The Ukranian government will increase freight rates on national railway...

Passenger traffic on Chinese high-speed railways will continue to grow over...

UK based Petards has received a new contract worth approximately EUR 1.9...

China’s CSR Corporation has received a new contract worth RMB 1.7 billion to...

Yordanka Fandakova, the mayor of Sofia, has announced plans to start the...

The Swedish government has commissioned the Swedish Transport Administration...

State Railroad Administration of China has approved the country's first...

Express Rail Link (ERL), the operator of KLIA Ekspres and KLIA Transit high-...

Los Angeles shed its image as a car-dependent city with new rail lines being...

Rail freight operator acquisition Poland’s leading rail freight operator PKP...

Up to 108 billion rubles (US$3 billion) will be invested in the development...

Kazakhstan’s rail freigh operator Eastcomtrans is planning to spend about $...

Indian Railways recently announced appointment of A. K. Mital as the new...

German rail operator Deutsche Bahn Regio Nordost says it regrets the...

Swedish SJ has awarded Alstom with a 9-year maintenance contract for Swedish...

Exports of Ukrainian rail freight cars to Russia have decreased by 77%...

Russian Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Plant, which is part of...

Poland’s major cities have been linked by the “first train in Central Europe...

The Finnish state owner will separate Finrail Oy, a company providing...

Georgy Poltavchenko, the governor of Russia’s St. Petersburg andVladimir...

Ukranian national railway operator Ukranian Railways cancels railways...

Hungary, Serbia and China have unveiled plans to sign an agreement to...

Oman Rail has allowed an extension for bidders to hand in their pricing...

China's high speed rail network continues to grow at a blistering pace. Last...

On Dec. 29 plans U.S. rail company Amtrak to start Vermonter service to the...

China and Thailand expanded joint cooperation on railways on 19 of December...

Egypt Minister of International Cooperation and French Ambassador in Cairo...

Poland’s city of Wroclaw has signed a deal with local rolling stock maker...

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