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Alstom wins Belgian ETCS contract BELGIAN National Railways (SNCB) has awarded Alstom a contract worth around €70m to supply and maintain ETCS Level 2 onboard equipment for five fleets of multiple units totalling 449 trains.
Insurgents threaten reopening of Nigerian line NIGERIA's militant Islamist Boko Haram insurgency, which has wreaked havoc across the country through bombings, assassinations and abductions, is threatening to delay the completion of the $US 427m Port Harcourt - Maiduguri railway rehabilitation project.
Britain to open National College for High Speed Rail BRITAIN's Department for Transport (DfT) has announced that the new National College of High Speed Rail, which will provide specialist vocational training to the next generation of engineers working on the High Speed 2 (HS2) project, will be located in Birmingham and Doncaster.
Hokuriku Shinkansen service pattern revealed JR East and JR West have revealed the service pattern for the 228km Nagano – Kanazawa section of the Hokuriku Shinkansen, which is due to open on March 14 2015.
Stop-start technology for DB Schenker class 66s DB Schenker Rail UK, the British railfreight subsidiary of German Rail (DB), has announced plans to equip 90 EMD class 66 diesel locomotives with stop-start technology following a successful trial in southwest England.
Consultation begins on Bakerloo Line extension TRANSPORT for London (TfL) launched a public consultation on September 30 on proposals to extend London Underground's Bakerloo Line south from its existing terminus at Elephant & Castle to serve the districts of Lewisham and Bromley.
Buenos Aires upgrades metro Line C signalling BUENOS Aires metro authority Sbase has selected Siemens in a contract worth €30m to upgrade signalling, the depot operations centre, and to install a new passenger information system for the 5km, nine-station metro Line C.
VTG expands wagon fleet with AAE takeover HAMBURG-based wagon leasing company VTG announced on September 29 that it has agreed to acquire Switzerland's Ahaus Alstätter Eisenbahn Holding (AAE) in a takeover that will increase VTG's European lease fleet from 50,000 to 80,000 vehicles.

Latest News

alstom-wins-belgian-etcs-contract
October 01, 2014
BELGIAN National Railways (SNCB) has awarded Alstom a contract worth around €70m to supply and maintain ETCS Level 2 onboard equipment for five fleets of multiple units totalling 449 trains. Alstom will supply its Atlas 200...
more-flirt-emus-for-helsinki
October 01, 2014
FINNISH rolling stock company Junakalusto has exercised a second option worth around €200m with Stadler for 34 additional 1524mm-gauge Flirt EMUs, which will supplement the fleet of 32 similar trains already in use on suburban...
insurgents-threaten-reopening-of-nigerian-line
October 01, 2014
NIGERIA's militant Islamist Boko Haram insurgency, which has wreaked havoc across the country through bombings, assassinations and abductions, is threatening to delay the completion of the $US 427m Port Harcourt - Maiduguri railway rehabilitation project. Nigeria's...
britain-to-open-national-college-for-high-speed-rail
October 01, 2014
BRITAIN's Department for Transport (DfT) has announced that the new National College of High Speed Rail, which will provide specialist vocational training to the next generation of engineers working on the High Speed 2 (HS2)...
hokuriku-shinkansen-service-pattern-revealed
October 01, 2014
JR East and JR West have revealed the service pattern for the 228km Nagano – Kanazawa section of the Hokuriku Shinkansen, which is due to open on March 14 2015. Tokyo and Kanazawa will be linked...
stop-start-technology-for-db-schenker-class-66s
October 01, 2014
DB Schenker Rail UK, the British railfreight subsidiary of German Rail (DB), has announced plans to equip 90 EMD class 66 diesel locomotives with stop-start technology following a successful trial in southwest England. In February DB...
era-appoints-new-executive-director
September 30, 2014
THE European Railway Agency (ERA) elected Mr Josef Doppelbauer as its new executive director at a meeting of the body's administrative board in Valenciennes on September 30. Doppelbauer (pictured below) was previously chief technical officer of...

IRJ Blogs

italys-new-energy-policy-is-bad-news-for-rail
September 08, 2014
A decree issued by the Italian government on competition in the energy sector, which became law on August 21, is causing widespread discontent among the country's rail operators.
low-cost-light-rail-what-can-we-learn-from-besançon?
September 02, 2014
THE inauguration of the light rail network in Besançon on August 30 was notable not only because it brings trams back to this French city of 115,000 inhabitants for the first time in 62 years...
onwards-and-upwards
August 29, 2014
TWO events this month provide strong evidence of the growing success of the global railway industry and its ability to withstand economic turbulence. InnoTrans, already the world's largest railway exhibition, will be bigger than ever...