A headrest for a regional train service being made b a 3D printer. Credit: DB.

DB plans significant expansion of 3D-printed parts by end of 2018

From headrests to ventilation grilles, DB has already produced 1,000 spare parts using 3D printers. By the end of this year that number will...
Construction work in the Chennai Metro tunnel. Pictured dated 2013. Credit: Dzerkach Viktar/Shutterstock.

First underground tunnel opens on India’s Chennai Metro

Passenger services will begin on an underground section of the Chennai Metro after its official inauguration at the weekend. Running from Koyambedu to the Nehru...
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Alstom awarded €355m contract to supply light rail vehicles for Greater Toronto and Hamilton

Ontario government agency Metrolink has submitted a €355 million order to Alstom for 61 Citadis Spirit light rail vehicles. The vehicles will be used in the Greater Toronto...
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Expedia ‘ready to be part of digital rail revolution’ as it acquires majority stake...

Travel company Expedia has announced it is set to buy a majority stake in SilverRail. The transaction of SilverRail, which builds digital infrastructure for the global rail...

Alstom launches CLever cantilever for UK railway electrification

Alstom has launched a new cantilever specifically for the UK rail network. The CLever (a shortened version of cantilever) has been designed by Osvaldo Cariboni Lecco – an Alstom company –  in northern Italy for 25kV railway electrification and allows for speeds of up to 300km/h. According to Alstom, the product is safer to handle, has minimal […]

Systra and Meinhardt win consultancy contracts for Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail

MyHSR Corporation has awarded two reference design consultancy contracts for the Malaysian-Singapore high-speed rail project. Systra and Meinhardt have secured the deal from the firm responsible for...

SBB hoping to receive approval for delayed intercity trains this summer

Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) expects to obtain certification for its new double-deck Twindexx EMUs - now called the FV Dosto - this summer. SBB, which has...

Bombardier’s joint venture secures two contracts from Shanghai Metro

Shentong Bombardier Rail Transit Vehicle Maintenance Company (SHBRT) has been awarded two contracts worth a combined 1.1 billion Chinese RMBs (€145 million) for the Shanghai...

Railtex launch for mixed passenger and freight rail carriage

Product development company 42 Technology has come up with a reconfigurable train carriage system which could allow cargo to easily be transported onboard passenger services. Named the ‘Adaptable Carriage’,  the system automatically stows away seats to create additional space for freight during off peak services, for example, and promises to bring about commercial and environmental benefits. 42 Technology demonstrated the […]

Thales ends talks to sell transport ticketing business

Thales and Latour Capital have ended talks over a possible sale of Thales' ticketing and revenue collection business. The two organisations entered into exclusive talks...