Friday, 12 May 2017 05:39

Luxembourg invites bids for EMUs

LUXEMBOURG National Railways (CFL) has issued a call for tender for the supply of a fleet of 25kV ac EMUs for operation within Luxembourg and on cross-border service to France…
FRANCE’s Institute of Technological Research (IRT) SystemX, together with French National Railways (SNCF) and Alstom, has launched a two-year project to automate the observation functions of train drivers.
THE German rail industry achieved a 5.2% increase in exports in 2016 to €6.1bn taking exports to 52% of total sales of €11.8bn. However, domestic sales fell by 12% to…
STATE Railway of Thailand (SRT) has awarded a Baht 32.4bn ($US 942m) turnkey contract to a Japanese consortium of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Hitachi, and Sumitomo to equip two extensions to…
Wednesday, 01 March 2017 10:36

Beyond GSM-R: the future of railway radio

Work is underway to lay the framework for a new standardised railway telecommunications network to replace GSM-R beginning in 2021 or 2022. But as Kevin Smith discovers, a great deal…
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 10:08

Brussels appoints consultants for CBTC rollout

BRUSSELS Transport (Stib) has awarded a consultancy contract to a consortium of Systra, Geste and Tractebel to assist with the introduction of communications-based train control (CBTC) on metro lines 1…
CONSTRUCTION of the $US 3.8bn 472km Mombasa - Nairobi standard-gauge railway (SGR) is due to be completed in March by China Railway and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), which has a 10-year…
Monday, 20 February 2017 11:17

Nagpur Metro awards CBTC contract to Siemens

SIEMENS has won a €40m contract to install communications-based train control (CBTC) on the initial two lines of the Nagpur metro in India.
SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) has launched a new strategy which aims to combine its existing strengths with new technology to enable it to increase capacity, offer door-to-door journeys, and develop…
Friday, 10 February 2017 06:33

CN to invest $C 2.5bn this year

CANADIAN National Railway (CN) says 64% of its $C 2.5bn ($US 1.9bn) capital investment budget in 2017 will be used to upgrade track and structures.
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