Branson blasts government ‘insanity’ over West Coast decision

“The Government decision to award the West Coast Main Line Franchise to FirstGroup is extremely disappointing for Virgin, and for our staff that have worked so hard to transform this railway over the last...

Rail safety performance moves ahead

Latest industry figures suggest that both rail passengers and workers are benefiting from higher levels of safety. The RSSB's 'Overview of safety performance for 2011' suggests that, rather than increasing in line with growth, the...

Thales pre-qualifies for SSL signalling contract

Thales has been invited to tender for London Underground's Sub-Surface railway signalling contract. The contract, which will see capacity increased markedly on the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines, the District line and Metropolitan line,...

Thales & Balfour Beatty win £335m Danish rail signalling contract

A consortium of Thales and Balfour Beatty Rail has been awarded a contract by Danish rail operator Banedanmark to update much of the country's rail signalling system. The two companies will 'form a collaborative and...

Queensland Rail’s new timetable eases overcrowding

The largest timetable overhaul in more than a decade has delivered a better experience for commuters with new figures showing peak period patronage is up and crowding has been reduced. Transport Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said...

Transport ‘blitz’ to deliver improvements for NSW passengers

The NSW Government has announced it will undertake a blitz worth more than $100 million to build key facilities and undertake much-needed upgrade works at stations and interchanges. The blitz signals the start of a new initiative to deliver accessible, modern, secure and integrated transport infrastructure where it is needed most. The new Transport Access [...]

Saft to supply IEP battery systems

Hitachi Rail Europe has awarded Saft a 'multi-million pound' framework contract to design the battery systems that will provide backup power to the Super Express trains currently being built for the East Coast and...

EIB funds new Rotterdam metro trains

RET has signed a €120 million loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to purchase new trains for Rotterdam's metro network. The loan will finance the procurement of 16 trains for the Hoekse Lijn, which...

New look for Rail.co

Welcome to Global Rail News, the newest member of the Rail Media family. If you're a regular Rail.co reader you'll notice that we've gone through a few changes since your last visit. Don't worry though, we...

Safety buzzer in hard hat for rail workers

A new safety system has been launched to warn workers about the dangers of getting too near heavy plant equipment. The MyZone system means a buzzer will sound in a worker's hard hat should they get...

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