Siemens to equip Swiss Federal Railways network with ETCS system

Siemens is to equip 9,000 of the total 11,000 automatic train control elements in the route network of the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) with the European Train Control System (ETCS) type Trainguard 100. The order...

Parsons Brinckerhoff appointed design consultant for Detroit streetcar project

Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) has been awarded a consultancy role on Detroit's M-1 Streetcar project. PB will deliver design review and quality assurance services to the programme, which will involve the construction of a 5.1 kilometre...

Three consortia bid for multi-billion dollar Melbourne Metro Tunnel project

Three international construction consortia have submitted bids to build the multi-billion dollar Melbourne Metro Tunnel. Continuum Victoria, Cross Yarra Partnership and Moving Melbourne Together were shortlisted to construct the nine-kilometre metro tunnel and five underground stations in August...

Earls Court: Christmas closure keeps London moving

Earls Court is a crucial link in the London Underground (LUL) rail network, unlocking the way to the whole western section of the District Line, as well as being an important station in its own right. The track has been in a poor state for years and, in order to ensure safety and some sort […]

Proposed Bakerloo line extension route considered

Transport for London (TfL) has unveiled the proposed route for a future extension of the Bakerloo line from Elephant & Castle towards New Cross, Lewisham, Bromley and Hayes. After Thameslink, and Crossrail, and the extension of...

DMRC launches first girder on Faridabad Metro corridor

The first precast girder has been moved into place on the 14 km Badarpur - YMCA Chowk Metro corridor. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has launched the 150-tonne concrete U-girder near the proposed Old Faridabad...

Government approves Rio Tinto Hope Downs project

The Government of Western Australia has cleared the way for a rail and power supply project in the Pilbara estimated to be worth more than $400 million, and which will generate up to 600 jobs. Premier and State Development Minister Colin Barnett said that the Government had granted Rio Tinto a special railway licence for [...]

Countdown starts to first train at Fishguard & Goodwick station

Network Rail has said the countdown to the first train stopping at Fishguard and Goodwick station in 50 years has started. Improvement work to rebuild Fishguard and Goodwick station is 'nearly complete' and passengers will...

Maintenance vehicles ordered for Gotthard Base Tunnel

Harsco has been awarded a $100 million contract to build  fleet of maintenance vehicles from Swiss rail operator SBB for use in the Gotthard and Ceneri Base Tunnel. Due for delivery in 2015, Harsco has...

Amtrak makes Denver Union Station return

Amtrak services have returned to Denver Union Station for the first time since work began on a $800 million redevelopment of the historic building. The 19.10 California Zephyr to Chicago departed from Union Station on...

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