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Network Rail awards 10-year track renewal contract BRITAIN's infrastructure manager, Network Rail, has awarded a 10-year alliance contract to Colas Rail and URS, United States, to renew switches and crossings in southern England and Wales.
Russian double-unit ac electric locomotive certified TRTrans, a 50:50 joint venture between Alstom and Transmashholding (TMH), Russia, has obtained certification for its new 2ES5 double-unit 25kV ac electric locomotive for Russian Railways (RZD).
Adif AV invites bids to maintain HS telecoms network SPAIN's high-speed network infrastructure manager Adif AV has announced that it will invite bids for a €342m single 10-year contract to maintain all the telecommunication systems across the entire high-speed rail network.
First CAF train for Sardinia unveiled in Cagliari THE first of eight DMUs being supplied by CAF, Spain, was presented in Cagliari in southern Sardinia on July 25 by the new president of Sardinia Region, Mr Francesco Pigliaru, and transport councillor Mr Massimo Deiana.
Mexico City – Queretaro high-speed tender issued MEXICO's Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT) announced on July 27 that it has issued an international invitation to tender for contracts to construct a 210km high-speed line linking Mexico City with Queretaro.
Washington inaugurates metro Silver Line WASHINGTON DC celebrated the largest-ever expansion of its metro network on July 26 with the inauguration of the initial 18.7km five-station section of the Silver Line from East Falls Church to Wiehle Avenue in Reston.
DB to operate Berlin S-Bahn ring until 2023 Berlin-Brandenburg Transport Authority (VBB) has published a pre-information notice in the Official Journal of the European Union for the direct award of an interim contract to operate the ring line of the Berlin S-Bahn to DB Regio subsidiary S-Bahn Berlin.
Lima opens second phase of metro Line 1 SERVICES on the first metro line in the Peruvian capital Lima reached the northwestern suburb of San Juan de Lurigancho on July 26 with the opening of the 12.4km second phase from Miguel Grau to Bayóvar.

Latest News

london-fare-collection-contract-goes-to-cubic
July 30, 2014
TRANSPORT for London (TfL) has awarded a contract to Cubic Transportation Systems to continue to provide ticketing and fare collection on London's rail and bus networks. The new contract starts in August 2015 and will...
network-rail-awards-10-year-track-renewal-contract
July 29, 2014
BRITAIN's infrastructure manager, Network Rail, has awarded a 10-year alliance contract to Colas Rail and URS, United States, to renew switches and crossings in southern England and Wales. The thee-way alliance deal is worth up...
work-starts-on-detroit-light-rail-ppp-project
July 29, 2014
CONSTRUCTION started on July 28 on Detroit's 5.3km M-1 Rail light rail line which will run north-south along Woodward Avenue in the city centre. M-1 Rail is a non-profit organisation set up in 2007 to...
russian-double-unit-ac-electric-locomotive-certified
July 29, 2014
TRTrans, a 50:50 joint venture between Alstom and Transmashholding (TMH), Russia, has obtained certification for its new 2ES5 double-unit 25kV ac electric locomotive for Russian Railways (RZD). The 8.4MW freight locomotive is the first in...
adif-av-invites-bids-to-maintain-hs-telecoms-network
July 29, 2014
SPAIN's high-speed network infrastructure manager Adif AV has announced that it will invite bids for a €342m single 10-year contract to maintain all the telecommunication systems across the entire high-speed rail network. Starting in 2015,...
first-caf-train-for-sardinia-unveiled-in-cagliari
July 29, 2014
THE first of eight DMUs being supplied by CAF, Spain, was presented in Cagliari in southern Sardinia on July 25 by the new president of Sardinia Region, Mr Francesco Pigliaru, and transport councillor Mr Massimo...
ulm-to-order-siemens-avenio-lrvs
July 28, 2014
STADTWERKE Ulm (SWU) has selected Siemens as preferred supplier for a €31m contract to supply 12 low-floor LRVs for the expansion of the metre-gauge tram network in the German city. Ulm needs additional vehicles for its...

IRJ Blogs

can-rail-seize-the-moment-and-achieve-a-huge-modal-shift?
July 08, 2014
RAILWAYS have a golden opportunity to make a significant contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants by engineering a shift of passenger and freight traffic from road to rail.
co-operation-can-revive-the-fortunes-of-european-wagonload-freight
July 04, 2014
THE STORY of wagonload freight in Europe over the last 50 years has generally been an unhappy one. The expansion of the highway network, changes in industrial production and distribution patterns, and the increased value...
“we-are-very-sorry-about-the-delay-to-this-service”
June 13, 2014
A stopped train on a hot day. Increasingly frustrated passengers. And a railway journalist sitting in coach F.