UK transport secretary ‘absolutely certain’ Class 707s have a future

The UK’s Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, says he is ‘absolutely certain’ that the South West route’s Class 707 Desiro City trains will be taken on by another operator.
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 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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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Systra aims to become top bridge specialist with new acquisition

Engineering firm Systra says it wants to become "one of the top 10 international bridge specialists in the world" following the purchase of American firm International Bridge Technologies.
The Qbuzz operated Utrecht sneltram service U-OV. Credit: Bonaber.

FS Italiane continues European expansion with Dutch acquisition

State-owned railway infrastructure manager FS Italiane has acquired Dutch operator Qbuzz.
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Russian Railways and Siemens discuss cooperation

State-owned Russian Railways has met with German technology giant Siemens to discuss potential cooperation.
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New freight rolling stock to be unveiled at Russian expo

Two new rolling stock models are to be unveiled by manufacturer RM Rail at the International Fair of Railway Equipment and Technologies Expo in Moscow.