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WEST MIDLANDS transport authority Centro has selected CAF as preferred bidder for the contract to supply LRVs for the 20km Midland Metro light rail line, which links Birmingham City Centre…
The first of six Stadler Pankow Variobahn low-floor LRVs for Transport for London's Croydon light rail network was tested in the German city of Chemnitz during December and January. 
BRITISH infrastructure manager Network Rail (NR) has announced framework agreements worth approximately £1.5bn for railway signalling projects over the next seven years.
BRITAIN'S Secretary of State for Transport Mrs Justine Greening has approved the construction of the first phase of a Y-shaped high-speed network linking London with central and northern England, following…
AFTER months of speculation, British open-access operator Direct Rail Services (DRS) today confirmed it will become the first customer for Vossloh's EuroLight diesel locomotive, with an order for 15 units.
BRITAIN's Department for Transport is contributing £80m towards a £188m contract awarded to Bombardier for 130 emu cars to increase capacity on the commuter network operated by Southern. The new…
BRITAIN's Department for Transport has invited bidders to pre-qualify for three passenger rail franchises. Two of them - Great Western and Essex Thameside - will be for 15 years, but…
NOTTINGHAM City Council has placed a £570m contact with the Tramlink Nottingham Consortium to build two light rail extensions totalling 17.5km, and operate them along with the city's existing line…
December 16, 2011

The red gold rush

With copper prices soaring, cable theft from railways has become more prevalent in recent years impacting the reliability of rail services all over the world. Kevin Smith examines the challenge…
BRITAIN's chancellor, Mr George Osborne, has announced that more than £1.4bn will be invested in rail projects in an attempt to stimulate the country's ailing economy. The main benefits will…
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