On the left: a train from the current fleet, and on the right: one of the new trains which is still in testing. Credit: BART.

San Francisco’s BART to begin testing new metro trains on track

Testing has begun on the Bay Area Rapid Transit's (BART) new fleet of train cars in San Francisco, the USA.
A stock photo of a railway line in Indonesia. Credit: Graphiqa Stock.

Rolling stock manufacturer developing sleeper trains for Indonesia

Indonesian passenger rail operator Kerata Api Indonesia (KAI) is working with government-owned rolling stock manufacturer INKA to make sleeper trains.
Credit: The government of Moscow.

First section of Moscow metro’s Third Interchange Circuit to open in 2017

The mayor of Moscow has announced that the first section of the 61km Third Interchange Circuit (TIC) is expected to be open this year.
Yes, this is actually happening. Credit: MTR Express.

MTR Express to name new train Trainy McTrainface

In May, the Swedish train operator asked readers of the local Metro newspaper to submit names for four of its trains.
An East Midlands Trains HST passes by East Midlands Parkway. Credit: EMT>

UK Department for Transport to extend East Midlands rail franchise until August 2019

East Midlands Trains will now run services on the UK's East Midlands franchise until at least August 2019 after the Department for Transport took up an option to extend the contract for another year.
Credit: Alstom.

PKP’s intercity Pendolino’s to be overhauled by Alstom

Alstom has started overhauling the first of 20 Pendolino trains with wheels to be replaced and bogies and traction motors to be inspected. The trains...
A stock photo of a CAF tram. Credit: CAF.

CAF takes over Italian wheelset and railcar maintenance firm

CAF's wheel, axle, gearbox and couplers manufacturing division has completed the takeover of RIFER, an Italian wheelset and railcar maintenance firm. CAF said that the...

UK ditches electrification plans in Wales, the Midlands and the North

The UK government has abandoned plans to electrify the railway between Cardiff and Swansea, the Midland Main Line north of Kettering and the line between Windermere and Oxenholme in favour of bi-mode, or 'alternative-fuel', trains.
An intermodal Kombiverkehr train at Prien am Chiemsee, Bavaria. Credit: Kombiverkehr.

Intermodal operator Kombiverkehr welcomes German master plan

Kombiverkehr has said that the prospects of the German rail freight sector can "really improve" following the publication of a master plan from the German government.

Devolved rail services perform better, report argues

A report produced by the Urban Transport Group claims that devolved rail services perform better, are more reliable and are preferred by passengers.