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Council appoints contractor for new Worcestershire Parkway station

Buckingham Group has been appointed by Worcestershire County Council to design and build the new Worcestershire Parkway Regional Interchange Station. The station, which is located at Norton,...

Ordsall Chord bridge lifted in

The largest crane in the UK was used to hoist a 600-tonne bridge into place on the Ordsall Chord today. The scheme will link all...

PTV adds to X’Trapolis EMU fleet

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) has placed a €100 million order with Alstom for nine more six-car X’Trapolis trainsets. When the final train is delivered at the...

Cityringen tunnelling complete

Four years since starting work, the four tunnel boring machines excavating Copenhagen's Cityringen railway have completed their journey. Nora, Tria, Minerva and Eva have now...

Decrease in German rail freight

Unlike in the UK, where the growth in rail freight seems only to be limited by network capacity, the sector seems to be struggling...

Regional resilience for West Midlands

In anticipation of congestion caused by future major construction projects, the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has approved its Regional Resilience Plan. Major rail projects...

Caltrain electrification in limbo as decision on government grant is deferred

The US Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has deferred a decision on whether to award a $647 million grant to fund the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP)...

High Output’s new ballast cleaner

Network Rail’s high output track renewals (HOTR) project has recently taken delivery from Plasser & Theurer of some significant new additions to its fleet, the largest of which is its fifth high output ballast renewal system (BCS5). This is unique as it is designed to work on the third rail network. Other equipment procured includes […]

Siemens confirms order for DB Regio’s Rhine Valley fleet

DB Regio has confirmed an order with Siemens for two new fleets of electric trains for regional services in Germany's Rhine Valley. From 2020, DB...

SNCF Logistics acquires 45 per cent stake in BLS Cargo

SNCF Logistics has bought a 45 per cent share in rail freight operator BLS Cargo. The deal, which still needs to be approved by competition...