Crossrail given planning approval for Abbey Wood station

A new Crossrail station at Abbey Wood has been given the green light from local planning authorities. The London Borough of Bexley and the Royal Borough of Greenwich approved plans for a new two-floor station,...

Tracks laid in Hallandsås Tunnel

Trafikverket has completed track-laying in the Hallandsås Tunnel - Sweden's longest railway tunnel. Around 18,000 metres of track has been installed altogether in the two 9-kilometre single-track western and eastern tunnels which will eventually replace...

Navarri steps down as head of Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation has appointed Lutz Bertling as its new president and chief operating officer. Bertling, a president and chief executive officer of Eurocopter Group, will replace André Navarri from June 3. However, Navarri will take...

Close to $1bn pledged to improve rail safety in New York

The USA's Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has approved a $967.1 million loan to fund the development of positive train control (PTC) on New York's commuter rail network. The loan, which is the largest ever issued...

Getting on track for Reading railway work this Christmas

Passengers will have a chance to hear about the continued transformation of transport in Reading at a public exhibition in the train station today, Tuesday 6th December. Staff from Network Rail, First Great Western and...

Alstom and DB unveil hybrid shunter

Deutsche Bahn (DB) and Alstom have presented the new H3 hybrid shunting locomotive to an audience of rail industry professionals and enthusiasts at InnoTrans 2014. Alstom has said the H3, which has a maximum speed...

The Gate Line Throughput Challenge

Rail Engineer often reports on capacity constraints, not just on the number and length of trains but on station capacity and the number of travellers that pass through. A forthcoming challenge, as passenger numbers increase, will be how to get people through ticket barriers in the minimum possible time. Gate line barriers are now a […]

RMT warns of more tube ‘chaos’ as LU cut safety inspections

Tube Union RMT warned of more tube chaos for passengers as it emerged that as part of the TfL cuts programme the frequency of safety-critical inspections is being slashed from twice a week to...
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Hanover transit operator Üstra orders 46 light rail vehicles from Knorr-Bremse-led consortium

German transit operator Üstra has taken up the option to order a further 46 light rail vehicles (LRVs) from a consortium led by Knorr-Bremse subsidiary Kiepe Electric. The announcement takes the order up to 146 units...

Rail companies respond to south London cable thefts

Thousands of commuters suffered delays yesterday after 30ft of signal cable was stolen near to one of London's busiest stations. The theft caused significant disruption all day, mainly on First Capital Connect and Southern trains...

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