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sob-and-stadler-sign-voralpen-express-emu-contract
June 29, 2016
SWITZERLAND's Southeastern Railway (SOB) signed a SFr 170m ($US 173m) contract with Stadler Rail in Herisau on June 27 for 11 Flirt EMUs, which will be used on Lucern - St Gallen Voralpen-Express services. The order...
siemens-unveils-next-generation-regional-train
June 28, 2016
SIEMENS has announced plans for a new range of commuter and regional EMUs, known as Mireo. The articulated design uses many components used in the current Desiro City EMU for Britain and will supersede Siemens'...
irish-rail-tests-longer-freight-trains
June 28, 2016
IRISH Rail (IE) operated a 440m-long container freight train between Dublin North Wall and Claremorris on June 27 as part of trials to introduce longer freight trains later this year to boost its competitiveness.The trials...
eskişehir-invites-bids-for-lrvs
June 28, 2016
THE municipality of Eskişehir, Turkey, invites bids by July 21 for the supply of 14 LRVs for operation on the city's 45km EsTram light rail network.The...
israel-railways-to-negotiate-switch-and-crossing-deal
June 28, 2016
FOLLOWING the cancellation of a tender for switches and crossings, Israel Railways (IR) has decided to invite prospective suppliers to attend face-to-face...
bangladesh-railway-introduces-new-inter-city-coaches
June 28, 2016
A new fleet of long-distance coaches entered passenger service with Bangladesh Railway (BR) on June 25, when the country's prime minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed...
maryland-purple-line-reaches-financial-close
June 28, 2016
MARYLAND Department of Transportation (MDOT), Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) and Purple Line Transit Partners, have signed the final financial...
germany-agrees-digital-railway-strategy
June 28, 2016
GERMANY's federal transport minister Mr Alexander Dobrindt, the CEO of German Rail (DB), Mr Rüdiger Grube, and the president of the German Railway Industry...
tendering-begins-for-grand-paris-line-16
June 27, 2016
SOCIÉTÉ du Grand Paris (SGP), the public company responsible for managing planning and construction of the €25bn Grand Paris orbital express metro network, says...
russian-and-chinese-railways-agree-joint-strategy
June 27, 2016
THE president of Russian Railways (RZD), Mr Oleg Belozerov, and the CEO of China Railway Corporation (CRC), Mr Sheng Guangji, signed a strategic cooperation...