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A conceptual view of a high-speed train travelling on the California high-speed rail. Credit: South Bay/Flickr.

California High Speed Rail Authority CEO to step down

The CEO of the California high-speed rail project - what would be the USA's first true high-speed rail network - has announced he is...
A Metra train arriving from Chicago downtown district. Credit: Rudy Balasko/Shutterstock.

Metra authorises request for proposals to replace ageing fleet

Chicago commuter network Metra has authorised a request for proposals (RFP) to replace its ageing fleet. At least 25 new railcars and 10 locomotives will be designed and...
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ARTC to rebuild bridges in New South Wales in support of Inland Rail freight...

Australia's minister for transport has announced plans to replace two timber bridges in preparation of the new Inland Rail freight line. The federal government will invest...

Stadler to build narrow-gauge EMUs for Stockholm’s Roslagsbanan

Stadler has won a contract worth around CHF 232 million (€215 million) from Stockholm's public transport body, SL, to supply 22 custom-built EMUs for the...
L-R: The Flying Scotsman, Virgin Trains’ new Azuma, the Intercity 225 and an HST Intercity 125. Credit: David Parry/PA Wire.

Four generations of trains travel side by side on ECML in world first

Railway enthusiasts enjoyed a historical first over the weekend as four generations of trains travelled side by side on the East Coast main line. The Flying...
Buenos Aires' Subte underground. Credit: Alstom.

Alstom awarded €17m contract for Buenos Aires underground line

Subterráneos de Buenos Aires (SBASE) has awarded Alstom a €17 million contract to renew the power supply for Line B of the city's metro network. Line B already...

Next step for £2.75bn HS2 train contract

HS2 has submitted a contract notice to the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), formally launching the £2.75 billion contract for the design, manufacture and...

Thameslink signalling update

The complex Thameslink capacity upgrade programme includes the very visible civil engineering works in the London Bridge area and the introduction of Class 700 trains through the central London ‘core’ using European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 2. In-cab signalling is required to allow trains to be driven automatically between Kentish Town, Blackfriars, and London […]

India’s Minister for Railways launches glass-roof scenic rail cars

Special glass-roofed coaches that will allow 'tourists to enjoy scenic beauty along  journey' have been launched in India. The country's Minister for Railways, Suresh Prabhu,...

Powerlines Group awarded Kaiserstuhl railway electrification contract in Germany

The Powerlines Group has been awarded a contract to electrify the 120-year-old Kaiserstuhl line in Germany. Contracted by state-owned operating company SWEG, Powerlines' German and Austrian divisions...