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UK university takes the lead on high-speed slab track testing

Edinburgh's Heriot-Watt University is conducting tests to see whether slab track technology used around the world is suitable for the construction of a high-speed railway in the UK.

New container service planned from Port of Liverpool

The operator of the Port of Liverpool has announced plans to launch a new rail container service by the end of the year.

Gold Coast Stage 2 testing underway

Dynamic testing has begun on Stage 2 of the Gold Coast Light Rail network.

New Melbourne rail and tram contracts impose “tougher penalties” for poor performance

The Australian state of Victoria has awarded new operating contracts for Melbourne's rail and tram networks, promising to come down hard on poor performance.

Austria’s ÖBB recruits record number of apprentices

ÖBB, Austria's national rail infrastructure owner and operator, will train a record number of apprentices this year.

First look: Class 68 in TPE in colours

TransPennine Express (TPE) has issued the first photo of one of its newly liveried Class 68 locomotives.

MTR trials Bluetooth beacon navigation at one of its stations

MTR is trialling a new mobile navigation app which uses Bluetooth beacon technology at one of its Hong Kong stations.

Queensland awards $70 million rolling stock maintenance contracts

Downer EDI’s maintenance depot in Maryborough, Queensland, has been awarded a series of maintenance contracts worth $70 million.

Singapore’s Circle Line extension civils contracts awarded

Singapore's Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded the first three civils contracts for the Circle Line 6 (CCL6) extension project.

Amtrak to get diesel fleet PTC-ready for 2018 deadline

Amtrak has confirmed that 310 of its diesel locomotives will be fitted with positive train control (PTC) in time to meet the December 2018 deadline.