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DB Networks buys SBB traffic management system GERMAN infrastructure manager DB Networks has purchased a licence from Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) to operate its Rail Control System (RCS) traffic management solution on its 33,000km network from 2019.
london-underground-postpones-introduction-of-24-hour-trains
FOLLOWING a series of strikes London Underground has decided to postpone the introduction of 24-hour services for the first time at weekends on five lines to allow negotiations with trade unions to continue.The Night Tube...
oslo-sporveien-completes-metro-line-upgrading-project
THE final phase of a 10-year project to upgrade Oslo Sporveien's Kolsås line to metro standards has been completed with the commissioning of new signalling at Avløs depot.The work at Avløs involved modernising and expanding...
prorail-managers-excluded-from-tender-projects
SEVERAL managers of Dutch railway infrastructure manager Prorail have been forbidden from taking part in tendering procedures for track maintenance contracts.The restriction follows research carried out by accountancy company PWC into Prorail's integrity. PWC discovered...
dsb-undergoes-restructuring
DANISH Railways (DSB) has confirmed that the company is being restructured into two primary divisions: operations, with a focus on operation and maintenance, and commercial, which focuses on customers, products and revenues. The changes will...
db-networks-buys-swiss-traffic-management-system
GERMAN infrastructure manager DB Networks has purchased a licence from Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) to operate its Rail Control System (RCS) traffic management solution on its 33,000km network from 2019. RCS was developed in-house by SBB...
db-appoints-new-long-distance-passenger-head
GERMAN Rail (DB) has appointed Ms Birgit Bohle as CEO of its long-distance passenger subsidiary with effect from September 1.Bohle succeeds Mr Berthold Huber who was appointed to the DB board of management responsible for...
testing-underway-of-belarus’-new-chinese-locos
TESTING and commissioning is underway of the first of 18 7.2MW electric locomotives built by CRRC subsidiary Datong Locomotive Works for Belarus Railways (BC).BC placed the order for the six-axle locomotives during a state visit...
nottingham-opens-light-rail-extensions
FULL operations on the long-awaited 17.5km extensions to Nottingham's light rail network commenced on August 25, almost eight months behind schedule. The £570m project, construction of which commenced in 2012, has extended services to Clifton and...
bids-invited-for-northwest-saxony-concession
GREATER Leipzig Transport Authority (ZVNL) has published a tender for operation of diesel services on the Northwest Saxony line R7 between Leipzig and Geithain in the Official Journal of the European Union. Documents are available for...
prototype-vivarail-d-train-on-test
VIVARAIL has begun dynamic testing of its prototype D-Train DMU on the test track at its base at Long Marston in central England. The project involves rebuilding former London Underground D78 metro cars rendered surplus by...