A stock photo of a Shinkansen train. Credit: David Harding/Shutterstock.

Leaders prepare to pull the trigger on India’s bullet train

Work is to begin on India's first high-speed rail project - known as the Indian Bullet Train - thanks to financial and technical support from Japan.

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.

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.
New HART CEO Andrew Robbins (far right) inspects rail cars at the rail operations centre. Credit: HART.

Hawaii move for Bombardier executive

Former Bombardier Transportation senior executive Andrew Robbins has become the new CEO and executive director of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART), in the US state of Hawaii. 
Credit: Arriva Trains Wales.

Arriva Trains Wales sees fuel consumption fall as it completes DAS rollout

Arriva Trains Wales has fitted its entire train fleet with driver advisory systems (DAS), transforming them into "much greener machines".

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.
A stock photo of the rail network in Perth. Credit: Kikujungboy/Shutterstock.

Metronet given $1.34bn boost in Australia

The Government of Western Australia has allocated $1.34 billion from its 2017-18 budget for Metronet, to expand Perth's rail network.
A line of British Transport Police. Credit: Keith Gentry/Shutterstock.

All British Transport Police officers to wear body worn cameras

The British Transport Police will start an immediate roll-out of body worn cameras to its frontline officers to bring about "speedier justice for victims."

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.