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First British-built Class 800 unveiled

Hitachi is celebrating the completion of the first Class 800 IEP train to be built in the UK. An event is being held at the...

RATP and STIF order 20 driverless trains for Paris Metro

Alstom has said a 20-train order for line 4 of the Paris Metro will secure jobs at its French manufacturing sites and throughout the wider supply...

Bombardier’s Chinese signalling joint venture awarded first contract

The Bombardier and New United Group (NUG) Signaling Solutions joint venture (BNS) in China has won its first contract, delivering an advanced rail control...

Siemens looks to increase UK content on its trains

Siemens has set out its ambition to grow its UK rolling stock supply chain and increase the domestic content of its British trains. Siemens, which held...

Delivery of Skånetrafiken Coradia Nordic EMUs starts

Delivery of new Coradia Nordic EMUs to Swedish public transport operator Skånetrafiken has begun. Alstom, which is building the trains at its Salzgitter factory, is...

SNCF orders more Francilien commuter EMUs

SNCF is to extend its fleet of Francilien commuter trains after ordering 52 more EMUs from Bombardier. The new trains have been financed by Île-de-France's transport...

Network Rail and train operators to jointly manage Britain’s rail infrastructure

Route-based management teams which include representatives from Network Rail and the train operator will run Britain's railway in the future under reforms announced by...

Testing of Confederation Line LRVs begins in Ottawa

Testing of the first Confederation Line Citadis Spirit light rail vehicle has begun between stations in Blair and Cyrville. The tram - the first to...

Issue 146 – December 2016

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Fostering engineering equality

Gender equality was an ever-present theme throughout the US presidential election. It was the first time a woman had been a genuine contender for the job – a significant moment in history. The result will go down in history for very different reasons but it means the metaphorical glass ceiling will remain intact for a […]