Progress Rail to open new locomotive facility in Brazil

Progress Rail Services, a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., has announced the company’s plans to locate a locomotive manufacturing facility in Sete Lagoas, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, to serve the South American...

HS2 backed by High Court ruling

The High Court has ruled in favour of the Government, backing its proposed high-speed rail project between London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds. Out of 10 areas challenged by opposition campaigners, the government received backing in...

Invensys Rail commissions Malaysian double tracking

Invensys Rail has delivered the first critical phase of the Seremban to Gemas Double Tracking Project in time for planned commencement of the suburban passenger service to Sungai Gadut. The project forms part of the...
A stock photo of the Rennes Metro. Credit: Pliny.

Keolis secures €1.2bn in fresh contracts in France

Public transport operator Keolis Group has been awarded two new contracts totalling €1.2 billion in France.

Civils contracts awarded for Mechelen bypass project

A joint venture between Royal BAM Group subsidiary CEI-DE Meyer and Jan de Nul will carry out major civils work for Belgium's Mechelen bypass project. Contracts worth 85 million euros were handed out by infrastructure...

Implenia to build second Bözberg railway tunnel

Swiss contractor Implenia is to construct a new, larger tunnel to replace the Bözberg railway tunnel. Implenia has been awarded a CHF 145 million contract by SBB to construct a new twin-track railway tunnel to replace...

BMT wins Hong Kong Shatin – Central Link contract

BMT has been appointed to provide consultancy work for Hong Kong's Shatin - Central Link. BMT Asia Pacific will deliver system assurance and risk management services on the project which once complete, will transform the...

TBMs arrive in Brazil to deliver Fortaleza metro expansion

The first two Robbins TBMs have arrived in Fortaleza, marking a major breakthrough in Brazil for the US manufacturer. The Brazilian Government’s Secretary of Infrastructure in the State of Ceara (SEINFRA) has ordered four 6.92...

Improve Ore Else

Improvement work on the Ore Tunnel, and other infrastructure work between Hastings and Ashford International is forging ahead on schedule. Says Network Rail’s Route Managing Director (Kent), Fiona Taylor, ‘The improvement works in Ore Tunnel and those being carried out to upgrade track, bridges and embankments along the route between Ashford and Hastings are progressing [...]

Power boost for Zurich-Winterthur corridor

Alstom has begun building a new substation at the Hürlistein rail junction to support increasing demand on the Zurich-Winterthur line in Switzerland. The facility, which converts the 132 kV mains power supply to be fed into...

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