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Siemens’ success in USA

In recent decades, there has been a noticeable revival of rail in the US and Canada.
A Wegh crossing machine installed in Vietnam. Credit: Wegh Group.

Vietnam Railways rewards contractor with new level crossing deal

Wegh Group has been awarded another "significant" contract for level crossing machines in Vietnam.
A stock photo of a KiwiRail locomotive. Credit: KiwiRail.

Celebrations as KiwiRail announces first post-quake service

Services are set to resume on the railway line between Picton and Christchurch for the first time since the devastating Kaikoura earthquake struck 10 months ago.
A slow shutter shot of a light rail system in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Credit: HTU/Shutterstock.

Taiwan awards Thales light rail contract

The French firm's contract covers signalling, communications and operation control centre systems for the new transit system in Akeng, in New Taipei City.
Credit: Enterprise Ireland.

Rise in bridge strikes leads Irish Rail to hunt for innovative solutions

In 2016, there were 92 incidents of vehicles hitting railway bridges in Ireland and already this year that number is 65.
Credit: Alpha Trains.

Alpha Trains hands over final Vectrons to TX Logistik

Rolling stock leaser Alpha Trains has handed over the final two Siemens Vectron Multisystem locomotives for TX Logistik.
Credit: Alstom.

Lucknow inaugurates first metro line

Indian home minister Rajnath Singh and Uttar Pradesh state chief minister Yogi Adityanath have inaugurated the first phase of the Lucknow metro line.
Credit: BART.

San Francisco metro to vote on giving preference to LGBT contractors

The Bay Area Rapid Transit, in San Francisco, could be about to take an historic step by giving a bid preference to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender contractors.
A stock photo of Montreal's metro. Credit: Chris Howey/Shutterstock.

Québec to build €298m underground train depot

Transport planners have announced that an underground train depot is to be built in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, to help increase the number of services in line with expected demand. The nearly C$440 million (around €298...
An artist's impression of Parkville station. Credit: Melbourne Metro Tunnel.

Melbourne Metro Tunnel stations could be named after Game of Thrones locations

Forget Station McStationface, members of the public in Australia have been suggesting names for new Melbourne Metro Tunnel stations and Game of Thrones-inspired locations have proved popular choices.