Global Rail Round-up: futuristic carriage concept and solar-powered trains

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If you’re in a rush but want to stay up to date with the big developments from the global rail industry you’re in the right place.

Below are the top five most read stories from Global Rail News this week:

Photo: DB Regio/BEG.
Photo: DB Regio/BEG.

DB presents its train car of the future

Gym equipment, games consoles and big-screen TVs are just a few of the features put forward by Deutsche Bahn to demonstrate what Germany’s future train fleet could look like. The concept is in response to autonomous cars as the rail industry tries to “convince with new advantages.”

Photo: Network Rail.

Network Rail awards MML electrification and upgrade contracts

The Carillion Powerlines joint venture has been awarded a contract worth around £260 million over the next three years to complete the electrification of the route from London to Corby.

Credit: SGB.
Credit: SGB.

Historic locomotive built for the liberation of Europe to return to the Netherlands

Stoomtrein Goes Borsele has sourced, financed and organised one of the locomotives which helped to transport troops, munition and other essential cargo in support of the liberation of Europe to return to its spiritual home.

Photo: shutterstock.com

SL terminates signalling contract with Ansaldo STS

SL said it believes Ansaldo has breached the terms of the contract and that it had lost confidence in the company’s ability to deliver the new signalling system.

World’s first solar-powered train arrives on Australia’s east coast

A heritage rail operator in New South Wales is planning to launch the world’s first solar-powered commercial train before Christmas in the coastal town of Byron Bay.


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