Hitting the right note: the Ordsall Chord

In a tandem lift using the UK’s largest crawler crane, contractor Skanska BAM, working for Network Rail, installed a pair of steel arches over the River Irwell to form the UK’s first network arch railway bridge. Set to become an instantly recognisable part of the Greater Manchester skyline, the bridge is the centrepiece of the […]

Draft RFP published for Boston Green Line Extension

A draft Request for Proposal (RFP) has been released for the design/build contract to deliver Boston's Green Line Extension (GLX). The draft RFP includes a budget...

Shipping rails to Thurso

Recently, 1,100 new rails, each 60 feet long, were shipped to far north of Scotland by – ship! The railway is one of its own best customers. Network Rail moves ballast around the network in big open-topped wagons, while steel rails also travel by train – which can be quite an interesting article when those […]

SJ targets Norwegian operating contracts

Sweden's state-owned rail operator, SJ, has established a new Norwegian subsidiary as it looks to pursue rail operating contracts over the border. Berit Kjøll, former...

Tesmec maintenance vehicle gets Italian main line approval

For the first time in Italy, a maintenance vehicle designed for working on overhead catenary will be allowed to run on the national rail...

Stadler awards Merseyrail depot construction and refurb contract

BAM Nuttall has been awarded a contract by Stadler to construct a new depot and refurbish another to support the commissioning and ongoing maintenance...

Manchester seeks station devolution

Greater Manchester's transport authority has submitted proposals which, if supported, could see it assume ownership of the county's railway stations. Under the plans, entitled 'Case for...

San Jose LRT electrification modernisation awarded to Siemens

Siemens is to upgrade electrification equipment on the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority's Guadalupe Corridor light rail line. The project includes new traction power substations, protection...

First NS Sprinter leaves CAF factory

The first new NS Sprinter train from CAF has left the manufacturer's factory in Spain to begin testing on the Velim test track in...

Ground broken on CRRC factory in Chicago

Ground has been broken on a new assembly facility on Chicago's Southeast Side for CTA's new 7000 Series trains. Last year, transport body CTA awarded...