Bechtel awarded HS2 Phase 2b contract

California-based construction and civil engineering firm Bechtel has been chosen as the preferred bidder to become the development partner for HS2 Phase 2b. The role had...

This is what the new Los Angeles transit station could look like

Images of what the Airport Metro Connector project in Los Angeles could look like have been released by the local transport authority. The new transit...

Wireless trams for Newcastle’s proposed light rail network

Transport for NSW has opted for wireless trams to operate on a new light rail system in Newcastle. Overhead catenary will be replaced with on-board...

Network Rail completes ‘crucial’ Tinsley junction for Sheffield tram-train

The development of the UK’s first tram-train network has reached a major milestone after the installation of a ‘crucial’ junction. This Easter, Network Rail completed the track connection at Tinsley that will link Sheffield’s Supertram network with the national rail network. From the junction, a new section of track called the Tinsley Chord will be built to allow services to travel between […]

India and France strengthen cooperation with plans for new 200km/h service

Transport ministers for India and France have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their countries' technical cooperation around railways. An initial agreement was...

Political pledge for expansion of Glasgow’s subway network

The SNP has said it will look at expanding Glasgow's subway network if it is successful in the upcoming local elections. Announced in its manifesto for Scotland's...

Researchers develop driverless freight train concept

Transport researchers from the German Aerospace Centre (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft; DLR) have developed concepts for automated 'freight trains of the future'. Named 'Next Generation Train (NGT)...

Four generations of trains – including the Flying Scotsman – to lineup in historical...

Four trains from four different generations are set for a historical meeting on Yorkshire’s East Coast main line. The Flying Scotsman will travel alongside two trains...

Faster trains and reduced journey times for MTR Express

MTR Express is to shorten journey times on some of its routes after receiving approval to increase the speed of its intercity trains. The Swedish...

ProRail and NS fined for high-speed rail performance failures

Railway operator NS and infrastructure manager ProRail have been fined a total of €2.3 million for failing to meet agreed performance targets on the Netherland's...