NS returns to profit in 2014

Dutch rail operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) returned to profit in 2014 following the troubles it faced with the withdrawal of the high-speed Fyra fleet. NS recorded revenues of €4.1 billion last year and a profit after...

Network Rail submits plans for new maintenance centre

Network Rail and 3R Land & Property have today submitted a planning application to develop on a brownfield site on Askew Road, Gateshead – creating jobs and regenerating the economy. The proposed scheme would regenerate...

Expectations of rail industry ‘alliances’ set out

The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) has set out its regulatory expectations of future agreements between rail industry 'alliances'. Network Rail and train operators are developing plans to form alliances with the aim of 'delivering...

Resourcing International to recruit for Qatar Rail

Resourcing International, a subsidiary of the Resourcing Solutions Group has successfully tendered to recruit for Qatar Rail, the company at the core of Qatar’s 'infrastructure dream'. The Global Engineering recruiter has won roles relating to the construction...

€39 million for Warsaw rail improvements

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending €39 million to finance the 'purchase of new rolling stock and implementation of infrastructure improvements for the light regional railway line connecting the south-western parts of Warsaw...

Southern takes top prize at major awards

Southern won the overall Rail Business of the Year award at the prestigious Rail Business Awards, held in London on Thursday night. It also won the Environmental Innovation and Safety & Security Excellence awards. On accepting...

Funding secured for Italian airport link study

The EU has pledged half a million euros to conduct a feasibility study into constructing a new rail link between terminals at Malpensa Airport in Italy. The proposed 3.4 km line would connect Terminal 1...

Alstom and Kazakh Railways to produce point machines in Kazakhstan

Alstom and Kamkor, an industrial subsidiary of Kazakhstan’s national rail company, Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ), signed, on 19 September in Paris, a memorandum of understanding to form a joint venture dedicated to signalling. The new...

'Strong' 2012 for Eurostar

Eurostar passenger figures rose by 2 per cent to 9.9 million in 2012, with more and more international travellers using the service. The company recorded an operating profit of £52.3 million last year - more...

£1.5bn station tender process fully underway for construction of Crossrail central London stations

Following the award of the major tunnelling contracts last month, Crossrail today started the tender process for a further four central London stations – Bond Street, Liverpool Street, Tottenham Court Road and Whitechapel. A notice...

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