The new tram extension in Tallinn. Credit: Raepress.

First fruits of Rail Baltica in Estonia

Estonia is celebrating the launch of a new tram line which will support the proposed Trans-European railway Rail Baltica.

Whitechapel – An Overground station going Underground

The clock is ticking as the biggest, and one of the most complex, railway engineering projects in Europe moves into its final stages. Eventually, even the name will change, from the project title of Crossrail into the operational route’s Elizabeth line. As the line’s new stations continue to emerge from below the ground, there is […]

Manchester Metrolink: a world-class tram system

Figures recently released by the Department for Transport (DfT) indicate that England’s tram networks have reported their highest passenger numbers and vehicle miles since records began.
Credit: Fluor.

Progress for Texas’ high-speed railway

Texas Central Rail Holdings has reached an agreement with engineering firm Fluor Corporation and the Lane Construction Corporation to advance the development of its 240 mile high-speed line.
Credit: Bombardier.

Bombardier wins 288-vehicle monorail contracts in Thailand

Bombardier has secured two contracts to design and assist with the construction of new monorail systems from the Northern Bangkok Monorail Company and the Eastern Bangkok Monorail Company.
Pennsylvania station. Credit: BravoKiloVideo/Shutterstock.

Network Rail and AECOM to review New York’s Penn station

The partnership will start work to assess the station immediately and will make recommendations to improve its design, functionality, communications and coordination.
A tram on the Edinburgh tram network passing through Prince Street. Credit: Pete Spiro/Shutterstock.

Proposed Edinburgh tram extension could be open by 2022

Edinburgh council is to consider extending the city's tram network, with the proposed line forecast to be operational by 2022 if it gets the green light.

HS2 under the microscope

On a single day in July, more than 100 documents relating to HS2 were published on the Department for Transport’s website – not so surprising when you realise that parliament’s summer recess was looming. Some of the papers were more extensive than others but it still amounted to something like 115 seperate items. This month, […]

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Waterloo and South West Route Upgrade

Widely regarded as one of the best of the London termini for passenger circulation and amenities, perhaps up until the reconstruction of Euston, Waterloo station now finds itself undergoing a major transformation. Once again, as it has done several times before, the station must keep ahead of capacity demands, both those pressing now and future […]

Class act in the cavern

It was an unlikely venue for a chance meeting that would change popular music forever – the less than salubrious surroundings of a dingy nightclub beneath a Liverpool fruit warehouse. It was here of course, in the Cavern Club, that Brian Epstein, a local record-store owner and music columnist, first encountered The Beatles. The rest […]