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russian-talgos-to-enter-service-next-month
May 06, 2015
RUSSIAN Railways (RZD) began selling tickets on May 6 for its new Moscow - Nizhniy Novgorod Strizh (Swift) services, which will be launched on June 1 using RZD's new fleet of Talgo coaches and EP...
more-bombardier-francilien-emus-for-paris
May 06, 2015
BOMBARDIER confirmed on May 6 that Ile-de-France Transport Authority (Stif) and French National Railways (SNCF) subsidiary SNCF Mobility have placed a €177.6m order for 19 additional class Z 50000 Francilien EMUs for suburban services in...
sri-lanka-mulls-colombo-area-electrification
May 06, 2015
SRI LANKA's minister of internal transport Mr Ranjith Madduma Bandara confirmed on May 5 that a feasibility study is underway into the electrification of Sri Lanka Railways (SLR) suburban lines around the capital Colombo. The study,...
brasilia-agrees-loan-for-new-metro-trains
May 06, 2015
THE Economic, Budget and Finance committee of the Legislative Council of the federal district of Brasilia has approved a bill allowing the local government to...
three-shortlisted-for-perth-airport-rail-link
May 06, 2015
THE Western Australian state government has announced that three consortia have been shortlisted to bid for the design-build contract for Perth's $A 2.2bn ($US...
five-consortia-in-running-for-oman-rail-civils-contract
May 05, 2015
FIVE consortia bidding for the civil works contract for the first phase of Oman's railway network have reportedly passed the technical evaluation carried out by...
grindrod-locomotives-arrive-in-cameroon
May 05, 2015
MANAGERS from Cameroon railway concessionaire Camrail and government representatives visited the port of Douala on April 18 to witness the unloading of two new...
sncb-logistics-expands-fast-wagonload-network
May 05, 2015
BELGIAN railfreight operator SNCB Logistics has launched two new accelerated wagonload services between Belgium and central Europe, complementing the Swiss...
singapore-–-kl-high-speed-2020-target-unrealistic
May 05, 2015
THE prime ministers of Singapore and Malaysia announced on May 5 that a revised timeline will be drawn up for the 330km Singapore – Kuala Lumpur high-speed line...
rail-a-big-winner-in-victorian-state-budget
May 05, 2015
THE government of the Australian state of Victoria has committed significant funds to new rolling stock, rail projects, and infrastructure upgrades across the...