SIEMENS has announced that it will launch a new digital rail service in the United States, which will use sensors and software platforms to put intelligence behind billions of data points created on the country’s rail network.
JAPANESE metro operator Tokyo Metro has announced that it will assist Hanoi in the management and operation of its new metro network currently under construction through a new subsidiary, Vietnam Tokyo Metro (VTM).
LONDON Underground (LU), Britain, has awarded a contract for 71 engineering wagons to Chinese rolling stock manufacturer CRRC Corporation.
ALSTOM’s Prima H3 hybrid shunting locomotive has been certified by the German Federal Railway Authority (EBA) to operate at up to 100km/h in Germany.
SEVEN Pendolino trains owned by Czech Railways (ČD) which have been in operation for 12 years will undergo a fundamental refurbishment over the coming months.
PAKISTAN Railways (PR) has announced that it will double over 5582km of track in 11 different sections across the country, with a build, operate and transfer (BOT) model likely to be adopted.
THE European Commission (EC) announced that rail projects in Greece will receive funding from the European Union (EU) cohesion funds, as part of a €1.3bn investment which will allow major projects that started in the 2007-2013 financial period to be completed in the current 2014-2020 period.
BRITISH Steel has opened a new long length rail logistics centre in Lecco, Italy, in order to meet growing demand in Italy.
SIEMENS has delivered the first two of 10 new Vectron multi-system locomotives to Alpha Trains which are being leased to TX Logistik, Germany, to transport freight between Germany, Austria and Italy.
THE European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted Belgian National Railways (SNCB) a €600m loan to invest in modernising its rolling stock fleet.