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Decrease in German rail freight

Unlike in the UK, where the growth in rail freight seems only to be limited by network capacity, the sector seems to be struggling...

Regional resilience for West Midlands

In anticipation of congestion caused by future major construction projects, the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has approved its Regional Resilience Plan. Major rail projects...

Caltrain electrification in limbo as decision on government grant is deferred

The US Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has deferred a decision on whether to award a $647 million grant to fund the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP)...

High Output’s new ballast cleaner

Network Rail’s high output track renewals (HOTR) project has recently taken delivery from Plasser & Theurer of some significant new additions to its fleet, the largest of which is its fifth high output ballast renewal system (BCS5). This is unique as it is designed to work on the third rail network. Other equipment procured includes […]

Siemens confirms order for DB Regio’s Rhine Valley fleet

DB Regio has confirmed an order with Siemens for two new fleets of electric trains for regional services in Germany's Rhine Valley. From 2020, DB...

SNCF Logistics acquires 45 per cent stake in BLS Cargo

SNCF Logistics has bought a 45 per cent share in rail freight operator BLS Cargo. The deal, which still needs to be approved by competition...

Stadler announces multiple traction equipment orders with ABB

Stadler has agreed orders totalling US $70 million with ABB for traction and power equipment for its trains. ABB will supply integrated onboard power supplies...

Northern line extension TBMs lowered into position

The two tunnel boring machines that will excavate the twin-bore tunnels for London Underground's Northern line extension have been lowered into the ground. When tunnelling...

Rail industry Capability Delivery Plan

It is four years since the rail industry signed up to a vision of the future, set out in a document called the Rail Technical Strategy (RTS) 2012. That strategy is now accompanied by a Capability Delivery Plan (CDP), which sets out the steps and a road map needed to be taken in order to […]

Bernese Oberland railway inaugurates first train of new fleet

Berner Oberland-Bahn AG (BOB) has welcomed the first of six new EMUs built by Stadler. BOB has invested around CHF 112 million in the new train...