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News of the railway industry ○ Friday, August 1, 2014

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

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

Eurostar, the high speed rail service between the UK and mainland Europe, recently reported...

France is facing a period of complex restructuring of its rail sector, intended to set the scene...

According to a new report from MEED Insight, billions of dollars are being invested in rail and...

Bombardier Transportation recently celebrated the official opening of its new Bogie Technical...

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

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

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

Romanian company Metrorex has purchased new trains from Spanish CAF. The whole deal stretched to...

A train trip from Romania’s capital Bucharest to the seaside resort Constanta now only takes two...

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

Poland’s regional tram operator Silesian Tramways (TS) has awarded a deal for the supply of 12...

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

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

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

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

Russia plans to stop production of outdated models of rail cars, according to Nikolai Bochkarev...

The day after the accident in the Moscow metro, which resulted in 22 casualties and over 100...

Ukranian Railways, Ukraine’s national railway carrier, plans to invest up to 8.2 billion hryvnia...

Latvian UVZ Baltija, one of Latvia’s largest machine-building companies and a subsidiary of Russian Uralvagonzavod, plans to invest up to 75...

Nokia supports train operators to improve operational safety and efficiency. The company evolves GSM-R solution to enable automated train control...

At least 12 people have died and more than 100 was injured when a subway train in Moscow derailed during rush hour. Several wagons derailed at...

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

South Africa acquires 3600 new train coaches in the next 15 years. This is creating hundreds of new jobs.

Poland’s regional train operator Mazovia Railways (KM) has launched a tender to acquire 12 five-car electrical multiple units (EMUs). All bids are...

New York´s subway line number 7 extension has now passed its completion date with six month. According to MTA officials it's 95 percent complete,...

The Japan International Contributory Agency begins the technical study of the Gurgaon-Manesar-Bawal Metro rail project in September. The survey...

Slovak municipality Košice has awarded a contract to construct a new tram line to a consortium led by local construction company Duha. The...

The Macedonian Ministry of Transport and Communications has signed a deal with China’s rolling stock manufacturer China South Locomotive &...

Detroit city council recently approved the M-1 Rail Line (also known as the Woodward Avenue Streetcar by MDOT). It is a 3.3-mile-long (5.3 km)...

Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £16 million Crossrail contract by Network Rail Infrastructure Limited to deliver a series of substations and...

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is investing in the modernisation of Egypt’s railway system with funding that will...

The first completed Class 700 Desiro City train, designed and built by Siemens for Thameslink, has comfortably reached 100mph in a speed test at...

The Norfolk Southern Operation Lifesaver safety train aims to raise public awareness about being safe and alert around railroad property and...

East Japan Railway Co. recently unveiled the designs for a ultra-luxury train that’s slated to start operation in spring 2017.

Bombardier Transportation and the leasing company Railpool have signed a framework agreement for the delivery of 65 Bombardier TRAXX locomotives,...

The Swedish railway agency Trafikverket will replace its current railway switch standards UIC60 and BV50 with the new 60E standard.

Bulgaria’s state-owned railway company BDZ has announced plans to launch a high-speed train connection between Varna, in the country’s eastern...

Union Pacific Railroad will strengthen Wisconsin's transportation infrastructure by investing $11 million in the rail line between Rusk and near...

Bombardier Transportation has signed a contract with Virgin Trains to extend...

Alstom, as part of a consortium, has been awarded a contract by Qatar...

Ukraine plans to start building of a railway line from the city of Lviv to...

Pakistan Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique has confirmed his promise to...

Transport minister Baroness Kramer stayed at Huyton and Roby stations to see...

Russian RZD has signed an agreement of cooperation with the country’s...

The Rail Baltica key-section is at stake now. Modernisation works were...

City of Phoenix prolongs the Northwest Metro Light Rail, which today is a 32...

China, Russia, Canada and the US are considering implementing a giant...

Bucharest-based metro operator Metrorex is planning to hold a tender worth...

In support of its customers' growing needs for truck-competitive service...

Russia, North Korea and South Korea have reached an agreement on the...

The Amtrak program to modernize its long-distance train equipment has...

The Durchmesserline cross-city line though Zürich recently started passenger...

Passenger rail services between Russia and Ukraine have fallen by 70% over...

Bombardier Transportation has unveiled its high comfort Omneo Premium train...

Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp. has inked a deal with the metropolitan authorities...

The Greenbrier Companies and Watco Companies recently announced a new...

Crossrail recently started its shortest tunnel drive from Limmo Peninsula,...

Bombardier Transportation has added a new European Rail Traffic Management...

The European Commission has published the results of a Eurobarometer survey...

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT)...

Once completed, the $25 million station project will include the renovation...

CEO´s of European rail freight companies and European rail infrastructure...

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited has announced that it intends to purchase...

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA...

Brighton & Hove City Council has won a successful first round bid from...

Union Pacific Railroad received the 2013 Award for Logistics Excellence in...

The Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council achieved in Brussels, a...

Indian Railways transported 180.63 M Tons Cargo in April-May 2014.

The European Commission has approved an investment grant worth some €409.5...

Vyksysnky Melals Plant, one of Russia’s largest metals plants, based in the...

Luganskteplovoz, Ukraine’s flagship producer of locomotives and multiple...

Finnish rail operator VR published an invitation to the tender for the...

The Russian government currently has no plans for localization of production...

The government of Azerbaijan has signed an agreement with Swiss Stadler Rail...

The Russian government plans to invest up to RUB 950 billion (USD$28 billion...

The governments of Armenia and Iran plan to invest up to USD$3,5 billion in...

Vladimir Yakunin, head of Russian railway monopoly RZD, may leave the...

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London

1 Aug, 2014

South-southwest, Moderate breeze, 7.0 m/s24°C

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Pressure: 1006.6 hPa

Paris

1 Aug, 2014

North-northeast, Light breeze, 2.6 m/s18°C

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Pressure: 1012.0 hPa

Frankfurt am Main

1 Aug, 2014

Northeast, Light breeze, 1.9 m/s18°C

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Pressure: 1012.8 hPa

New York

1 Aug, 2014

South-southeast, Gentle breeze, 4.8 m/s27°C

0 mm precipitation

Pressure: 1022.3 hPa

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