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Navi Mumbai metro E&M contract awarded Thursday 24 July 2014 17:42:00
INDIA: A consortium led by Ansaldo STS and including Tata Projects and CSR Zhuzhou has won a €78m turnkey contract for electrical and mechanical systems for the first phase of Navi Mumbai metro Line...
Crude oil rules to be tightened Thursday 24 July 2014 15:00:00
USA: The Department of Transportation issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on July 23 setting out ‘comprehensive proposals’ to improve safety in the movement of flammable materials by rail, with a...
Compete and co-operate, says HKX Thursday 24 July 2014 13:00:00
GERMANY: Open access company Hamburg-Köln-Express marked the second anniversary of its operations on July 23, saying it has now carried 800 000 passengers on more than 3 000 trains. The...
Private operators to be encouraged under railway reform plans Thursday 24 July 2014 12:33:00
THAILAND: State Railway of Thailand is likely to be abolished under a wide-ranging reform programme planned by the interim military government.
Giving a briefing on railway investment in Bangkok on...
MTR signs agreement with Chongqing Thursday 24 July 2014 12:20:00
CHINA: MTR Corp signed a memorandum of understanding on July 23 with the Chongqing municipal government for rail and property development in the municipality.
Under the terms of the agreement, MTR...
Get Ion-Board Thursday 24 July 2014 11:56:00
SAFT: The Ion-Board Regen lithium-ion traction battery system designed to capture, store and reuse regenerated braking energy will be launched by Saft at InnoTrans 2014.
Saft says this is a...
Wearable journey planners Thursday 24 July 2014 08:00:00
GERMANY: Scheduling and journey planning software supplier HaCon has opened a ‘Mobility Lab’ in Berlin which will focus on research and development projects. It will look at smart and wearable...
Annaba tram contractor selected Wednesday 23 July 2014 15:21:00
ALGERIA: Entreprise du Métro d’Alger has selected a consortium of Daewoo and GS Engineering & Construction to build the first tram line in Annaba.
Work is to be completed within 39 months of...
Driverless trains delivered to Singapore Wednesday 23 July 2014 11:22:00
SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has taken delivery of the first new trainsets for the North East and Circle lines from the Shanghai Alstom Transport Co joint venture of Alstom Transport and...
High speed line electrification maintenance vehicle on test Wednesday 23 July 2014 08:00:00
CHINA: Trials are underway with an overhead electrification inspection, maintenance and repair vehicle capable of running at up to 160 km/h when travelling to worksites on high speed lines....
New fleet boosts Sarmiento capacity Tuesday 22 July 2014 11:18:00
ARGENTINA: On July 21 the first seven nine-car EMUs supplied by CSR of China entered service between Once and Moreno on the Sarmiento commuter route in Buenos Aires. Introduction of the new trainsets...
Hitachi unveils modular EMU designs Tuesday 22 July 2014 11:03:00
UK: Hitachi Rail Europe unveiled full-size mock-ups of its AT100 and AT200 EMU designs in London on July 21.
Aimed primarily at the UK market, the two designs are intended to augment the existing...
Luxembourg tram funding approved Tuesday 22 July 2014 10:49:00
LUXEMBOURG: Luxembourg city council has approved funding for a tram line and the creation of operating company LuxTram.
The cost of the project is expected to be €345·78m, of which two-thirds will...
Dutch smart ticket roll-out completed Tuesday 22 July 2014 08:00:00
NETHERLANDS: The much-delayed national roll-out of the OV-chipkaart smart card across the rail network was completed on July 9. All passengers are now required to check in and out at station readers...
Air-conditioning compressors Monday 21 July 2014 11:38:00
HITACHI APPLIANCES: A wide range of scroll compressors for transport air conditioning systems will be presented by Hitachi Appliances, including the R407C and R134a models.
The compressors are in...
G:Link trams inaugurated Monday 21 July 2014 10:19:00
AUSTRALIA: Revenue services began running on the G:Link light rail line on July 21, making Queensland's Gold Coast the first new entrant to the country's tram club for more than a century.
The line...
Jeddah metro design contract awarded Monday 21 July 2014 10:11:00
SAUDI ARABIA: The government signed a contract with Systra on July 17 for preliminary engineering designs for the Jeddah metro. The value of the 20-month contract is 276m riyals.
Last year the...
Schleswig-Holstein signs Netz Mitte contracts Monday 21 July 2014 08:01:00
GERMANY: The Land of Schleswig-Holstein signed operating contracts for Netz Mitte passenger services with DB Regio and Nordbahn on July 16. The two contracts run for 13 years from the December 2014...
World rail market July 2014 Sunday 20 July 2014 08:00:00
Netherlands: On behalf of all operators, NS has awarded Eneco a contract to supply traction electricity in 2015-25. From 2018 the annual requirement of 1·4TWh/year will be entirely supplied from wind...
World rail infrastructure market July 2014 Saturday 19 July 2014 08:00:00
Australia: Transport for New South Wales has appointed Network Rail Consulting to provide systems integration services for its advanced train control programme.
Austria: Wiener Linien has awarded...
Chinese co-operation agreement signed Friday 18 July 2014 17:17:00
BRAZIL: A five-year memorandum of understanding for Brazil and China to co-operate on railway projects was one of 32 bilateral agreements signed in Brasília on July 17 during an official visit by...
First Braunschweig Tramino delivered Friday 18 July 2014 16:57:00
GERMANY: The first low-floor Tramino tram for Braunschweig arrived in the early hours of July 18 from the Solaris Bus & Coach factory in Poznań. The second and third vehicles are to arrive in the...
MTR selected to operate Crossrail services Friday 18 July 2014 10:32:00
UK: Transport for London named MTR Corp (Crossrail) Ltd as preferred bidder for the Crossrail operating concession on July 18. The £1·4bn contract will run for eight years from May 2015, with an...
Products & Technology in Brief Friday 18 July 2014 08:00:00
Birley Manufacturing, APA Design and Datum Composites have developed a prototype accessible toilet module designed to meet TSI PRM requirements. It has a seals one-piece floor moulding to prevent the...
Stadler forms joint venture in Azerbaijan Thursday 17 July 2014 17:18:00
AZERBAIJAN: Stadler Rail and local partner International Railway Distribution LLC announced the formation of a 51:49 joint venture on July 17.
Stadler said it foresees a demand for its products as...
€53m loan for Rail Baltica and transit corridors Thursday 17 July 2014 16:55:00
LITHUANIA: Nordic Investment Bank has signed an 18-year €53m loan agreement with national railway Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai to finance works for the Rail Baltica project and modernisation of the...
Queen opens rebuilt Reading station Thursday 17 July 2014 13:15:00
UK: The rebuilt station at Reading on Network Rail’s Great Western Main Line was officially inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth II on July 17, marking the completion of a four-year project.
The station...
Chinese high speed line construction one-third cheaper, study suggests Thursday 17 July 2014 12:17:00
CHINA: Economies of scale accrued through standardisation of construction processes are among the key factors in China’s ability to build high speed railways more cheaply than other countries, a...
Alpine locomotive bogie Thursday 17 July 2014 11:31:00
PROSE: A powered bogie developed by Prose for the Gmf 4/4 metre-gauge diesel-electric class locomotives which Schalker Eisenhütte has supplied to Rhätische Bahn will be on show as part of Prose’s...
First Roca electrification contracts awarded Thursday 17 July 2014 11:26:00
ARGENTINA: The Ministry of the Interior & Transport has selected Supercemento SAIC as preferred bidder for the first two contracts to be awarded under the project to upgrade and electrify at 25...
 
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