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San Francisco’s BART to begin testing new metro trains on track

Testing has begun on the Bay Area Rapid Transit's (BART) new fleet of train cars in San Francisco, the USA.
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Union Pacific’s new bridge monitoring tool has the ‘potential to revolutionise’ bridge inspections

The majority of Union Pacific's (UP) 18,000 bridges are inspected by trained professionals at least twice a year. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, 40 per cent of bridges in the USA are...
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Video: PKP Griffin locomotive on test

Rolling stock manufacturer Newag has released video footage of one of its Griffin locomotives undergoing testing on the Kra­ków-Tar­nów line. Read more: France’s first semi-automated train to run on its network in 2022  
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South Ferry station reopens five years after Hurricane Sandy destruction

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has re-opened South Ferry station after it was 'completely destroyed' by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. MTA interim executive director Ronnie Hakim said that - much like the nearby World Trade Centre...
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Video: Fehmarnbelt’s ‘record-breaking’ tunnel factory

A video has been released which gives an insight into the workings of the huge new site that will manufacture the 70,000 tonne segments for the Fehmarnbelt tunnel. The site at Rødbyhavn, Denmark, which will be...
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Belmond launches luxury sleeper train service in South America

Belmond has launched what is describing as South America first luxury sleeper service. The Andean Explorer, which is operated by PeruRail, cuts through the Peruvian Andes on the Cusco-Puno-Arequipa line. According to the hotel and leisure...

Alstom launches CLever cantilever for UK railway electrification

Alstom has launched a new cantilever specifically for the UK rail network. The CLever (a shortened version of cantilever) has been designed by Osvaldo Cariboni Lecco – an Alstom company –  in northern Italy for 25kV railway electrification and allows for speeds of up to 300km/h. According to Alstom, the product is safer to handle, has minimal […]

Railtex launch for mixed passenger and freight rail carriage

Product development company 42 Technology has come up with a reconfigurable train carriage system which could allow cargo to easily be transported onboard passenger services. Named the ‘Adaptable Carriage’,  the system automatically stows away seats to create additional space for freight during off peak services, for example, and promises to bring about commercial and environmental benefits. 42 Technology demonstrated the […]
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Video: Alstom’s hydrogen train on test

Alstom's iLint hydrogen fuel cell train has successfully completed its first trial run at 80 km/h. Video courtesy of Alstom
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Video: Building Bombardier’s Crossrail commissioning centre

Video showing the construction of Bombardier's 'V Shop' - the facility which is currently being used to commission the new Class 345 trains for London's Elizabeth line. Video courtesy of Inside Out Group
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