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Warszawa orders tram track maintenance vehicles Wednesday 27 August 2014 17:00:00
POLAND: Tramwaje Warszawskie has selected ZPS to supply eight maintenance vehicles for use on its tram network. Under the 21·7m złoty deal, ZPS will also provide servicing.
Six will be 12·5 m...
Chengdu metro train unveiled Wednesday 27 August 2014 14:30:00
CHINA: CNR Changchun unveiled the first trainset for Chengdu metro Line 4 on August 21.
CNR Changchun is supplying 27 six-car trainsets for metro Line 4, as well as 24 for Line 3, at a cost of...
First Addis Abeba tram rolls out Wednesday 27 August 2014 11:54:00
ETHIOPIA: The first of 41 trams being built for the two-line network under construction in Addis Abeba was unveiled at CNR Changchun’s plant in China on August 26.
The trams were ordered in March...
SRO signs Dammam – Riyadh upgrading contracts Wednesday 27 August 2014 09:23:00
SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Railways Organization has awarded China Railway Construction Corp a 123m riyal contract to renew 78·4 km of the Dammam – Riyadh freight line within 21 months, and local...
Haydarpaşa station modernisation approved Wednesday 27 August 2014 08:00:00
TURKEY: The historical monuments section of the Ministry of Culture & Tourism has approved plans for Istanbul’s Haydarpaşa station to be modernised for use by high speed services.
The landmark...
DSB sets out long-term rolling stock requirements Tuesday 26 August 2014 17:30:00
DENMARK: National passenger operator DSB has supplied the Ministry of Transport with an assessment of the rolling stock needed under the government’s Togfonden DK strategy. This aims to use taxes on...
Trans-Kazakhstan railway opens Tuesday 26 August 2014 14:21:00
KAZAKHSTAN: President Nursultan Nazarbayev gave the signal to launch operations on east-west and north-south lines totalling 1 200 km on August 22.
Speaking to staff at stations along the...
Nagpur metro foundation stone laid Tuesday 26 August 2014 12:03:00
INDIA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the two-line Nagpur metro August 21.
A 19·7 km north-south line is planned to connect Automotive Square with Mihan City on a...
Olsztyn selects new tramway contractors Tuesday 26 August 2014 10:58:00
POLAND: Skanska signed a 150m złoty contract with the city of Olsztyn on August 19 for the construction of 6 km of tram route by September 2015.
Construction of the standard gauge network...
Temperature control on China - Europe trains Tuesday 26 August 2014 08:00:00
CONTAINER: UNIT45 has developed a 45 ft diesel-electric temperature-controlled container designed for China - Europe rail journeys of up to 20 days.
'By incorporating a specially designed 800 litre...
Lasers produce 3D map of French railways Monday 25 August 2014 13:00:00
FRANCE: A StreetMapper mobile laser scanning system has been used to produce detailed three-dimensional maps of several hundred kilometres of the French rail network to support studies for...
Montpellier Sud de France station bidder selected Monday 25 August 2014 08:00:00
FRANCE: Infrastructure manager RFF has selected a consortium led by Icade as preferred bidder for the public-private partnership contract to design and build Montpellier Sud de France...
Jump into a virtual world Sunday 24 August 2014 08:00:00
TRAINING: Pennant has produced a prototype Goods Yard Shunter Trainer by combining virtual reality goggles with computer simulation technology originally developed for training military...
Metro station energy efficiency project Saturday 23 August 2014 08:00:00
SPAIN: As part of the EU-backed Sustainable Energy Management for Underground Stations research project, Passeig de Gràcia station on Barcelona metro Line 3 has been fitted with 50 sensors to monitor...
Washington Silver Line receives federal funding Friday 22 August 2014 12:43:00
USA: On August 20 Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced a $1·28bn Transportation Infrastructure Financial Innovation Act loan for the second phase of the Washington metro Silver Line...
Waterloo ION light rail breaks ground Friday 22 August 2014 11:59:00
CANADA: A groundbreaking ceremony was held on August 21 for Stage 1 of the ION Light Rail Transit project on Dutton Drive in Waterloo, the future site of the operations and maintenance facility....
Alstom selected for Algerian inter-city contract Friday 22 August 2014 11:13:00
ALGERIA: National railway SNTF has selected Alstom Transport as preferred bidder for a contract to supply 17 electro-diesel multiple-units for long-distance services. Award of the €200m contract...
Tokyo Monorail plans to extend Friday 22 August 2014 09:00:00
JAPAN: Tokyo Monorail Co has confirmed that it plans to extend the Tokyo Monorail line by 3 km from Hamamatsucho to Tokyo main line station. The project is expected to cost ¥109·5bn and be...
Track recording, tamping, transport and training Friday 22 August 2014 08:00:00
PLASSER & THEURER: The GMTZ self-propelled track recording car for DB Netz will on show on the outdoor tracks at InnoTrans, along with a Unimat 09-4x4/4S universal tamper. The 140 km/h GMTZ...
Akiem orders more Traxx Locomotives Thursday 21 August 2014 15:56:00
EUROPE: Bombardier Transportation has signed a contract to supply leasing company Akiem with 10 Traxx DC locomotives for use on freight services in Italy and Poland.
The order announced on August...
Northern Line extension contractor selected Thursday 21 August 2014 13:05:00
UK: London Underground announced on August 21 that it had selected Ferrovial Agroman Laing O’Rourke to design and build the 3·3 km extension of the Northern Line from Kennington to Nine Elms and...
TramRus tram running in Moscow Thursday 21 August 2014 12:01:00
RUSSIA: The first tram produced by the TramRus joint venture of Alstom and Transmashholding for Moscow commenced ‘trial commercial operation’ on August 20.
The 100% low-floor 1 524 mm...
Indian-Czech railway co-operation agreement Thursday 21 August 2014 08:00:00
INDIA: The Ministry of Railways, Czech national passenger operator ČD and Czech supply industry association ACRI signed a memorandum of understanding for technical co-operation on August...
First Haramain high speed trainset revealed Wednesday 20 August 2014 16:25:00
SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Railways Organization President Mohamed Khaled al Suwaiket visited the first trainset for the Haramain High Speed Rail project at the Talgo’s factory at Rivabellosa in Spain on...
China to Brazil by train and plane Wednesday 20 August 2014 14:59:00
INTERNATIONAL: DB Schenker combined its rail, lorry and air freight services to deliver a 21 tonne shipment of mobile phone components from China to Brazil for the first time, with a journey...
Rio metro expansion study Wednesday 20 August 2014 10:34:00
BRAZIL: The Rio de Janeiro state government has called bids for a study into three new metro lines in Rio. The winner will have 12 months to submit land use, demand and feasibility studies.
The...
Tendering starts for high speed line to Querétaro Tuesday 19 August 2014 15:21:00
MEXICO: During a ceremony held in the city of Querétaro on August 15, federal Secretary of Communications & Transport Gerardo Ruiz and Querétaro state governor José Calzada formally signed off...
GE builds metre gauge Evolution Tuesday 19 August 2014 13:00:00
BRAZIL: GE Transportation has announced the development of the Evolution ES43BBi design, an eight-axle diesel freight locomotive aimed at the 1 000 mm gauge railways which with a total length of 23...
Northern and TransPennine Express franchise shortlist announced Tuesday 19 August 2014 10:22:00
UK: On August 19 the Department for Transport announced the six bidders which have been prequalified to submit ‘innovative and ambitious proposals’ to operate two passenger franchises in northern...
Heavier loads permitted over the Brenner Tuesday 19 August 2014 08:00:00
ITALY: Following a series of trials and technical studies, infrastructure manager RFI has approved the operation of 1 500 tonne trains on the Brenner route to Austria for a trial period of...
 
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