Manchester Metrolink: a world-class tram system

Figures recently released by the Department for Transport (DfT) indicate that England’s tram networks have reported their highest passenger numbers and vehicle miles since records began.
Credit: Kazakhstan Temir Zholy.

Kazakhstan national railway signs agreement with Japanese logistics firm

Kazakhstan national railway company Temir Zholy has signed an agreement with Japanese logistics firm Nippon Express to strengthen cooperation.
A CGI of a Stadler SMILE. Credit: Stadler.

Stadler EC250s branded SMILE

The EC250 will join the likes of the fast and light regional Stadler FLIRT train, the Stadler TANGO light rail vehicle and the bilevel commuter Stadler KISS train. 
Credit: Locomore.

LEO Express takes over Locomore service

Crowdfunded open access operator Locomore has been taken over by fellow open-access operator LEO Express.
Credit: Bulgaria's ministry of transport.

Balkan states agree to build Sofia-Skopje railway link

Bulgaria and Macedonia's respective transport ministers have signed a memorandum of understanding to open a railway link between Sofia and Skopje.
Athens' metro system. Credit: S-F/Shutterstock.

Four international consortia interested in Athens metro expansion

Expressions of interest has been complete for the expansion of Athens' metro with four joint-ventures putting their names forward.
A TasRail locomotive passes along a coastline in Tasmania. Credit: TasRail.

Aussie operator TasRail hires penguin expert ahead of coastal works

Australian train operator TasRail has released a request for tender for coastal erosion and landslip works in north west Tasmania.
An Alstom Citadis Spirit LRV. Credit: William Cook Rail.

British firm to supply bogie parts for Alstom LRVs in Canada

British engineering firm William Cook Rail has secured a potentially 'multi-million pound' bogie part order for Alstom's range of Citadis Spirit light rail vehicles in Ottawa, Canada.
The interior of Stockholm Central station. Credit: Tupungato/Shutterstock.

Stockholm Central station to undergo major overhaul to meet future needs

The Swedish Transport Administration has commissioned engineering consultancy Sweco to plan and redesign Stockholm Central station for future needs.

Weak British pound and Limburg fine leads to losses for Dutch operator NS

NS has reported a loss in the first half of this year, largely down to the weak British pound hurting its UK operations and a fine relating to its bid for the Limburg concession in 2014.