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Dutch government to invest €2.5bn in ERTMS rollout THE Dutch cabinet has approved a €2.5bn budget to install ERTMS on all trains by 2022 and on the busiest sections of the national rail network by 2030.
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THE Dutch cabinet has approved a €2.5bn budget to install ERTMS on all trains by 2022 and on the busiest sections of the national rail network by 2030. The proposal was put forward by the...
suzhou-line-2-signalling-contract-awarded
CHINA Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) has selected Siemens in a €15m contract to supply signalling equipment for the 15km completely-underground extension of Suzhou metro Line 2. Siemens will provide its Trainguard MT automatic train control...
western-finland-train-control-upgrade-contract-awarded
FINLAND's Transport Agency has selected Mipro in a contract worth €5.3m to supply an upgraded train control system for 1400km of lines in western Finland, around a quarter of the country's railway network. Mipro will supply...
german-rail-industry-achieves-record-sales-in-2013
THE German Rail Industry Association (VDB) says sales of railway equipment increased by 42% in 2013 to a new record of €14.9bn compared with weak performance in 2012.Growth was fuelled by a 56% increase in...
test-running-starts-on-istanbul-ankara-hs-line
THE director general of Turkish State Railways (TCDD) Mr Süleyman Karaman says construction is complete on the Istanbul - Eskisehir section of the 533km high-speed line to Ankara allowing test running to begin. Test running...
FOLLOWING weeks of speculation, GE confirmed on April 4 that it sees no possibility of acquiring Ansaldo STS from parent company Finmeccanica. GE Europe President and CEO Mr Nani Beccalli-Falco said: "When things drag on for...
tccd-awards-signalling-contract-to-thales
TURKISH State Railways (TCDD) has awarded a €10m contract to Thales to modernise the signalling and telecommunications at Eskisehir station. During the one-year project, Thales will install ETCS Level 1 in the station area and...
britain’s-southwest-main-line-reopens-after-major-repairs
THE main line linking London, Plymouth and Penzance reopened today following repairs costing £35m to damage caused by major storms in February to the coastal section at Dawlish between Exeter and Plymouth.The first storm struck...
interoperability-in-europe-still-as-elusive-as-ever?
While ERTMS is now widely regarded as a standard train control system and is being adopted by railways around the world, there is still considerable dissatisfaction with the technology and its implementation in Europe. David...
alaska-announces-ptc-upgrade
ALASKA Railroad Corporation (ARR) has selected Wabtec in a $US 16.6m contract to supply positive train control (PTC) equipment and services for its 845km mixed-traffic network. Wabtec will supply its Interoperable Electronic Train Management System (I-ETMS),...