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israelis-start-track-laying-on-new-line
December 22, 2014
TRACK laying has started on Israel's 60km Valley Line linking Haifa with Sheikh Hussain bridge over the River Jordan where it will eventually be connected to the Jordanian rail network. The $US 1bn project includes...
china-completes-guiyang-guangzhou-hsl
December 22, 2014
CONSTRUCTION of the 857km link from Guiyang to Guangzhou, the first high-speed line in China's southwest karst region, was completed on December 21, with test operations set to begin by the end of this week. Stretching...
merano-malles-electrification-approved
December 22, 2014
THE provincial council of the Italian autonomous region of South Tyrol on December 16 approved the electrification of the Merano - Malles line, entrusting planning and project management to Strutture Trasporto Alto Adige and Alto...
bombardier-traxx-last-mile-comes-through-climatic-tests
December 22, 2014
FOLLOWING a successful return test journey from Hungary to Turkey, the Bombardier Traxx F140 ac Last Mile locomotive 187 009 passed climatic tests at Rail Tec...
ansaldobreda-secures-maintenance-contracts
December 22, 2014
TRENITALIA has signed two contracts with AnsaldoBreda for rolling stock maintenance services. The first three-year contract is worth €67m and concerns the...
berlin-main-station-tram-link-opens
December 19, 2014
THE new tram line connecting Berlin Main Station and Nordbahnhof S-Bahn station opened partially on December 14, although the eastern section to Nordbahnhof will...
construction-begins-on-lhasa-nyingchi-line
December 19, 2014
CHINA Railway Corporation confirmed on December 19 that construction has begun on a 402km line linking Lhasa in Tibet with Nyingchi, close to the disputed Indian...
jr-east-seeks-closer-ties-with-european-suppliers
December 18, 2014
JR East outlined its future procurement strategy at the EU-Japan 2nd Railway Industrial Dialogue earlier this month, pledging to strengthen links with European...
jr-central-starts-construction-on-chuo-maglev
December 18, 2014
JR Central hosted ceremonies at Shinagawa station in Tokyo and at Nagoya station on December 17 to mark the start of construction on the Yen 5.5 trillion ($US...
contract-awarded-for-sydney-cbd-light-rail
December 18, 2014
A CONTRACT has been signed between the New South Wales state government and the Altrac Light Rail consortium (previously known as Connecting Sydney) for the...