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Alstom – powered by hydrogen

The major integrated manufacturers were all at InnoTrans, all showing something new and promising more to come. Alstom revealed its new iLint train, powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. Two have been built, and should be in passenger service in northern Germany by the turn of the year. Henri Poupart-Lafarge, president of Alstom, commented: “This […]

ATACS – The Japanese Level 3?

The concept of ERTMS Level 3 has been around since the vision for a standardised European signalling system came about in the 1990s. Reducing the amount of track-based signalling equipment and doing everything by radio seemed an admirable goal but, despite early predictions and the emergence of something akin on lightly used lines, very little […]

Railcare orders last-mile Vectron locomotives

Railcare has ordered seven Vectron locomotives from Siemens, becoming 25th customer for the manufacturer's popular locomotive series. The 6.4-MW locomotive will have a top speed of...

Eurotunnel inaugurates GSM-R through Channel Tunnel

Eurotunnel has commissioned its track-to-train GSM-R network to replace the Channel Tunnel's obsolete comms network. The €48 million project has taken six years to complete. GSM-R,...

New cooperation framework between Bombardier and China

Bombardier Transportation and China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) have established a framework for future cooperation including Chinese and international market development and shared...

Mixed fortunes for UK rail freight

Figures released by the ORR have highlighted the continued decline of rail freight's coal market, but it's not all bad news for the industry. Although...

Omnicom Engineering bought by Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty announced today that its UK rail business has acquired Omnicom Engineering for an undisclosed sum. Omnicom Engineering, founded in 1995, provides the rail...

Angel Trains to finance new Abellio Aventra fleet

Leasing company Angel Trains, working with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, has won the contract to finance the new fleet of Bombardier Aventra trains...

Stations for the future

The rail industry has given passengers a glimpse of how their local stations may look in the future. Over the last few years, major terminus...

Direct franchise award for Arriva CrossCountry

Arriva CrossCountry has promised faster services, free Wi-Fi and a £20 million investment in its fleet after being directly awarded a contract to continue...