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Go Transit hydrogen fuel cell train plan “technically feasible,” says study TORONTO and Hamilton transit authority Metrolinx has published the findings of its Hydrail Feasibility Study into the potential use of hydrogen fuel cell (HFC) trains on the Go Transit commuter rail network.
GE Transportation hands over first Evolution Series locomotive for Indian Railways GE Transportation officially presented the first of 1000 Evolution Series diesel locomotives for Indian Railways (IR) to Mr Ashwin Lohani, chairman of the IR board, at a ceremony at Alambagh depot in Lucknow on February 22.
Eurostar inaugurates London - Amsterdam service EUROSTAR operated its inaugural service between London, Rotterdam and Amsterdam on February 20, an event which outgoing CEO Mr Nicolas Petrovic described as historic for the international high-speed operator as it finally expanded east beyond its core London - Paris/Brussels network.
Final Buenos Aires private passenger concessionaire to lose contract THE Argentine government has announced that it will not renew the contract held by operator Ferrovías for the 54km metre-gauge Belgrano North commuter line from Retiro Belgrano station to Villa Rosa despite Ferrovías’ application for a contract extension.
First Siemens Vectron for ÖBB on test THE first class 1293 Vectron multi-system electric locomotive for Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) made its main line debut on February 14 with a test run from Siemens’ plant at Munich-Allach to Reichertshausen on the Munich - Ingolstadt line.
Network Rail sets out £47bn five-year spending plan BRITAIN’s infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) says it wants to increase spending to £47bn in the five-year period from 2019 to 2024 (Control Period 6 - CP6) in order to increase capacity, improve the reliability of infrastructure and reduce delays by 15%.
CDPQ Infra awards contracts for Montreal REM CDPQ Infra says construction will begin in April on Montreal’s Metropolitan Electric Network (REM), a new 67km automated light metro, following the announcement of the winners of the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and rolling stock, systems, operation and maintenance (RSSOM) contracts on February 8.
Italo-NTV accepts €1.9bn offer from US fund THE shareholders of Italy’s open-access high-speed operator Italo-NTV have decided to accept the offer from the Global Infrastructure Partners III equity fund to acquire the entire share capital of the company for €1.94bn.

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SWEDISH open-access passenger operator SagaRail launched its inaugural commercial services on February 23, with the first train departing from Stockholm Central at 13.08 bound for Linköping.
OPEN-access passenger operator Leo Express has submitted track access applications to the Czech Office for Access to Transport Infrastructure (ÚDPI) for international services to destinations in Austria, Germany, and Poland.
POLISH infrastructure manager PKP PLK signed a contract with ZPS, Poland, in Warsaw on February 23 for 36 infrastructure maintenance vehicles.
Compact, robust and easily installed, the Data Capture Unit is a one-way gateway that allows live data transmission from your infrastructure to the cloud, for storage, monitoring or analysis purposes, providing safety and security for both technology and passengers.As the IoT continues to grow rapidly...
February 23, 2018
THE board of New York state’s Niagra Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) voted on February 22 to authorise the awarding of a $US 4.8m contract to WSP USA for environmental review...
February 23, 2018
BOSNIA and Herzegovina Federal Railways (ŽFBiH), one of two companies operating train services in the Balkan country, has posted its strongest financial results for 25 years. Ebitda reached €9.7m in 2017,...
February 22, 2018
TORONTO and Hamilton transit authority Metrolinx has published the findings of its Hydrail Feasibility Study into the potential use of hydrogen fuel cell (HFC) trains on the Go Transit commuter...

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February 01, 2018
SEVERAL of Europe’s private open-access passenger operators are proving the sceptics wrong and disproving a widely-held belief that passenger rail services can only survive with government hand outs and subsidies....
January 04, 2018
AS we take our annual look at the year ahead, it is hard to avoid the “D” word. Digitalisation is starting to take hold in the minds of railway managers...
December 01, 2017
THE quest to reduce the emission of greenhouse and noxious gases from diesel engines appears to have taken on a new sense of urgency judging by the recent flurry of...

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