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...

Japan’s Musashi-Mizonokuchi railway station to use off-grid hydrogen energy system

Toshiba's hydrogen energy system will now provide power to the Musashi-Mizonokuchi Station in Japan. The system, H2One, is now operational and generating electricity to light part...

European open access operators form alliance to promote rail competition

The European Rail Freight Association (ERFA) has launched Europe's latest rail association, the Alliance of Rail New Entrants (ALLRAIL). The organisation will bring together private companies and...
Sound Transit's Link light rail train approaching SODO station. Credit: Vewfinder/Shutterstock.

Seattle’s Sound Transit to run on ‘clean energy’ from 2019

Seattle's public service operator, Sound Transit, has signed a deal to use wind energy to power its light rail network. From the start of 2019, the...

Caltrans Charger locomotives to enter service on Capitol Corridor

Siemens is to begin revenue testing of its new Charger series locomotive on California’s Capitol Corridor later this month. The new generation of Tier 4...

HS2 appoints design and construction team for Toton hub station

Architects from Weston Williamson + Partners (WWP) and engineers from Aecom have been awarded the contract to design and build the East Midlands hub station at...

SL renews contract with Arriva to run Stockholm rail services

Stockholm public transit company SL has renewed Arriva Sweden AB's contract to run suburban and light rail services in the city. The deal is a four-year extension...