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two-stage-signalling-contract-awarded-by-adif
April 24, 2014
THE board of Adif, Spain's infrastructure manager, has placed a €54m contract with Siemens Rail Automation and Thales to equip the Pajares bypass with Spain's Asfa ATP system, ERTMS and associated signalling and telecommunications equipment....
general-electric-“in-talks”-to-purchase-alstom
April 24, 2014
GENERAL Electric (GE) is reportedly in negotiations with Alstom over a $US 13bn takeover of the French company, and is said to have the support of Alstom's majority shareholder Bouygues, which holds a 29% stake. According...
sncf-reports-revenue-increase-in-q1
April 24, 2014
FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) revenues totalled €7.9bn in the first quarter of 2014, an increase of 1.7% from the same period in 2013, with all business units reporting growth apart from SNCF Voyages, which is...
tunnels-completed-on-new-israeli-line
April 24, 2014
BOTH bores of the 4.6km Gilon tunnel on the 23km Acre – Carmiel line under construction in northern Israel have been completed.The first bore was holed through...
adif-awards-ertms-contract-for-high-speed-lines
April 23, 2014
SPAIN's infrastructure manager Adif has awarded a €410m contract to Alstom to install ERTMS Level 2 signalling on 310km of high-speed line in northern Spain and...
eurostar-reports-strong-first-quarter-growth
April 23, 2014
THE number of passengers travelling by Eurostar high-speed services between London, Paris and Brussels increased by 3% to 2.3 million, while revenue grew by 7%...
regiojet-to-launch-slovakian-open-access-service
April 23, 2014
CZECH open-access passenger operator RegioJet has unveiled plans to launch its first long-distance domestic services in Slovakia, which will link the capital...
tehran-opens-metro-line-3-extension
April 23, 2014
THE SECOND phase of Tehran Metro Line 3 was inaugurated on April 22, when the city's Mayor Mr Mohammad Qalibaf officially opened the 12km extension from Vali-e...
route-selected-for-taipei-–-toucheng-direct-line
April 23, 2014
TAIWAN's Railway Reconstruction Bureau (RRB) announced on April 22 that it has adopted a preferred route for a direct line between Taipei and the island's East...
electrification-starts-on-addis-ababa-lrt-lines
April 22, 2014
CHINA Railway Engineering Corporation has started work to electrify the 34.3km two-line light rail network under construction in the Ethiopian capital, Addis...