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Military workshops to build 1 050 wagons Wednesday 30 July 2014 14:55:00
ARGENTINA: Military equipment manufacturer Fabricaciones Militares is to build 1 050 wagons for state-owned freight operator Trenes Argentinos Cargas y Logística SA, under a contract worth 972m pesos...
Washington metro paperless ticket contract Wednesday 30 July 2014 08:00:00
USA: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems an $8m contract to convert more than 500 vending machines selling magnetic stripe ‘farecard’ tickets to...
Alstom-TMH freight loco certified for operation Tuesday 29 July 2014 17:53:00
RUSSIA: Alstom and Transmashholding have obtained certification for the operation of their jointly-developed 2ES5 twin-section 25 kV AC freight locomotives, ahead of the planned entry into...
SNCF orders more Francilien EMUs Tuesday 29 July 2014 15:58:00
FRANCE: SNCF has exercised an option for 22 additional eight-car Francilien electric multiple-units for use on Transilien suburban routes H and K around Paris, Bombardier Transportation announced on...
Cubic wins London ticketing system maintenance contract Tuesday 29 July 2014 13:48:00
UK: Cubic Transportation Systems has beat rival bids by LG CNS and Scheidt & Bachmann to win Transport for London’s ‘Electra’ contract to maintain its ticketing and fare collection equipment....
Transportation not affected by Bombardier Inc reorganisation Tuesday 29 July 2014 08:00:00
BOMBARDIER: A corporate reorganisation of Bombardier Inc which is scheduled for completion by January 1 2015 will not directly affect the Transportation business segment, where implementation of the...
Detroit streetcar breaks ground Monday 28 July 2014 17:25:00
USA: Construction of the M-1 light rail project in Detroit officially started on July 28. The first stage of construction, due to last 120 days, includes utility relocation and drain installation...
Work starts to bridge Thailand – Cambodia missing link Monday 28 July 2014 17:00:00
SOUTHEAST ASIA: A ground-breaking ceremony at Poipet in Cambodia on July 25 marked the start of work to reinstate the cross-border railway to Thailand.
The ceremony was attended by Cambodia’s Deputy...
Lima metro opens Line 1 extension Monday 28 July 2014 11:50:00
PERU: The third phase of Lima metro Line 1 opened at 06.00 on July 25. The 12·4 km extension runs north from Grau to Bayóvar on an elevated alignment. This adds 10 stations to Line 1, which is...
Silver Line opens in Washington Monday 28 July 2014 10:35:00
USA: The Silver Line of the Washington metro was inaugurated on July 26. The 18·8 km first phase of the line, which will eventually serve Dulles International Airport, branches off from the...
Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp to form rail subsidiary Monday 28 July 2014 09:42:00
JAPAN: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp has announced plans to restructure three subsidiary companies with effect from April 1 2015.
This would see the rail engineering activities of its NSST...
ONCF awards GSM-R contract Sunday 27 July 2014 08:00:00
MOROCCO: A consortium of Thales, Huawei and Imet has been awarded the first GSM-R deployment contract under national railway ONCF’s nine-year roll-out programme.
The €30m contract announced on July...
Ho Chi Minh City selects underground contractors Saturday 26 July 2014 09:00:00
VIETNAM: Ho Chi Minh City Management Authority for Urban Railways has selected a consortium of Shimizu and Maeda Corp to build the underground section of metro Line 1.
The 2·6 km underground...
Eskişehir - Istanbul high speed line opened Friday 25 July 2014 18:05:00
TURKEY: Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan officially inaugurated the fast line between Eskişehir and Istanbul on July 25, completing the 570 km Ankara – Istanbul high speed corridor.
The...
Tucson Sun Link streetcar opens Friday 25 July 2014 17:46:00
USA: The Tucson Sun Link tram line opened on July 25, with three days of free travel. The 6·2 km route links the University of Arizona and the area west of the I-10 highway, with 18 stops.
The...
Chicago to restart metro car tender Friday 25 July 2014 16:52:00
USA: Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on July 24 that the Chicago Transit Authority would restart its procurement of up to 846 cars later this year. The contract to supply 7000 Series cars could be worth...
Manchester control centre opens Friday 25 July 2014 08:00:00
UK: The Manchester Rail Operating Centre was formally opened by infrastructure manager Network Rail on July 21, one of 12 which will eventually control the entire railway network in Great Britain....
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...
 
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