Gian Paolo Gotelli to head up TX Logistik

Rail logistics group TX Logistik has appointed Gian Paolo Gotelli as its new CEO. TX Logistik, which was founded in...

First train for Shanghai Metro line 14 completed

The first driverless metro train for Shanghai Metro’s Line 14 has rolled off the assembly line in CRRC Nanjing Puzhen.

The role of apprenticeships in filling the skills gap

Rail Forum Midlands talks about the skills gap and what its doing to bridge it

New train protection system for Irish Rail

Above - CPC commercial manager John Mogridge and Egis systems integration lead François Pignard looking at the in-cab display for the...

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SNCF joins UK rail research platform

France's national rail company SNCF has joined the UK's 'rail knowledge-sharing' platform SPARK.
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Network Rail outlines Christmas engineering works

Team Orange will work around the clock over the Christmas holidays to deliver 330 vital projects.

Rastatt one-year on: Changes and further challenges

In a statement, a spokesperson for Europe’s leading rail freight organisations said: "Never again must the closure of a small stretch of railway line lead to such chaos and wide-reaching economic damage."

Re-doubling Aberdeen to Inverurie – halfway there

David Shirres reviews the completion of the first phase of the Aberdeen to Inverness improvement programme.

Alstom brings new EMU product to UK market

Alstom is using the UK rail trade fair Railtex to present its new regional EMU train platform for the UK. The new AC electric multiple...

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Stuart Calvert to be new Digital Railway head

Stuart Calvert, director of programme technical services and supply chain at Network Rail’s Group Digital Railway (GDR), has been announced as its new managing...

InnoTrans 2018 – the largest one ever

Quick link to exhibitors: A-D, E-H, I-N, P-R, S-Z Every two years, the railway industry gathers in Berlin for the InnoTrans exhibition. Held between 18 and 21 September, the 2018 show was the biggest so far, with 3,062 exhibitors from 61 countries showing off their expertise, products and services to 153,421 trade visitors from 149 […]

Double-deck FV-Dosto fleet awarded Swiss operating licence

SBB's new double-deck FV-Dosto EMUs have been issued with a two-year operating licence by the Switzerland Federal Office of Transport (BAV).

Stadler wins Hanover S-Bahn EMU order

Transdev has awarded Stadler a contract to supply 64 Flirt EMUs for the Hanover S-Bahn.

Škoda Transportation receives certification for high-speed trains for Germany

Škoda Transportation has received TSI European certification from notified body Eisenbahn Cert for its high-speed trains for DB Regio.

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Gian Paolo Gotelli to head up TX Logistik

Rail logistics group TX Logistik has appointed Gian Paolo Gotelli as its new CEO. TX...

15 striking pictures of railways in Africa

Between the gorgeous backdrops of the African plains and deserts and the continent's socio-economic challenges, Africa's railways make for some striking pictures.

Siemens SCADA system chosen for Paddington-Heathrow upgrade

Siemens' WinCC OA SCADA system will be used to upgrade the existing electrification control technology on the line linking...

The role of apprenticeships in filling the skills gap

Rail Forum Midlands talks about the skills gap and what its doing to bridge it

DHL and Latvian Railways to boost Baltic and Nordic connections with China

A memorandum of understanding and cooperation (MUC) has been signed between DHL Global Forwarding and Latvian Railways (LDz). The agreement...
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Train, tram and Tube operators mark centenary of WWI Armistice

Special preparations are in place across the UK's light and heavy railways to mark 100 years since the end of World War One.

London Underground MD joins Crossrail

Mark Wild is set to become the new chief executive of Crossrail.

Mark Carne looks back on his time at Network Rail

Mark Carne stepped down as Network Rail CEO in August after just under five years in the job. During that time, he gained a reputation for being passionate about safety, a keen promoter of the Digital Railway as the best way to improve capacity and network performance, and convinced that the railway was there to give its customers – the passengers – the best service possible.
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15 striking pictures of railways in Africa

Between the gorgeous backdrops of the African plains and deserts and the continent's socio-economic challenges, Africa's railways make for some striking pictures.

Siemens SCADA system chosen for Paddington-Heathrow upgrade

Siemens' WinCC OA SCADA system will be used to upgrade the existing electrification control technology on the line linking London's Paddington station and Heathrow. Firstco,...

DHL and Latvian Railways to boost Baltic and Nordic connections with China

A memorandum of understanding and cooperation (MUC) has been signed between DHL Global Forwarding and Latvian Railways (LDz). The agreement will see the two parties...

UK ditches electrification plans in Wales, the Midlands and the North

The UK government has abandoned plans to electrify the railway between Cardiff and Swansea, the Midland Main Line north of Kettering and the line between Windermere and Oxenholme in favour of bi-mode, or 'alternative-fuel', trains.

Alstom brings new EMU product to UK market

Alstom is using the UK rail trade fair Railtex to present its new regional EMU train platform for the UK. The new AC electric multiple...

SNCF opens ‘garden station’ in Angers

SNCF's station team has said it has created a 'sense of urban dynamism' with the introduction of a 'garden railway station' in Angers.

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Humble beginnings

All companies have to start somewhere. For City Surveys – one of Network Rail’s trusted principal contractors, a multi-million pound turnover business – it began with a second-hand printer and a small loan to buy a single survey instrument. From just one employee in 2003, the company now employs 60 people out of three offices […]

Eight-month closure planned for GOBLIN electrification

Network Rail and Transport for London (TfL) have confirmed that London Overground's Gospel Oak to Barking Line will be closed for eight months while...

Quattro Group becomes Santa’s Grotto for charity

The South Pole has come to East London, with the Quattro Group turning into an extension of Santa’s Grotto. Christmas has taken over at the...

One millionth passenger for the Maritime Line

The Maritime Line between Truro and Falmouth has carried its millionth passenger since the train service was doubled in May 2009. The million journeys made...

Rebuilt Tier 4 locomotive begins in-service testing

Progress Rail says it has successfully completed the first emissions tests of its re-engineered EMD24B locomotive. The 'repower locomotive' will now undergo 3,000 hours of in-service...

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Take a tour of San Francisco’s new Chinatown underground station

Twelve stories below street level, workers have now begun installing a yellow waterproofing barrier to get the station ready for the project's December 2019 opening.
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CRRC to invest $50m in New York subway train concept

CRRC has presented New York's public transport operator MTA with its vision for the subway train of the future.

Take a look around Eurostar’s new terminal at Amsterdam station

Work is still taking place in the lounge but Global Rail News was given a sneak peek ahead of the service launch in April.

CCTV footage taken moments before Milan train crash released

The video shows the train travelling through Pioltello-Limito station on its way to Porta Garibaldi, with sparks flying as at least one carriage scrapes a platform edge.

9 terrifying near misses at level crossings

Level crossing safety is no joke.

Dublin opens new 5.9km light rail extension

The Luas Cross City line features 13 new stops and extends the Green line to the Red line. 
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High Speed Rail

Study launched for Bordeaux Saint Jean station upgrade

The study will scope the requirements and costs for new border control and security facilities to allow passengers to travel directly to London St Pancras without the need to change trains.

Renfe to operate Texas Bullet Train

Renfe runs 5,000 trains daily on 7,500 miles of track. In 2017 it moved more than 487 million passengers and 19.6 million tons of freight.

Velaro Novo: Siemens’ new approach to high-speed travel

Intended to be lighter and more efficient than its predecessors, the longer cars will, as standard, be coupled into seven-car formations, eliminating both the weight and maintenance requirements of a pair of bogies.

High-speed railway opens between Hong Kong and China

The start of services on the Hong Kong section means that passengers from Hong Kong are now able to connect to 44 mainland destinations using more than 25,000km of high-speed railways.

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Gian Paolo Gotelli to head up TX Logistik

Rail logistics group TX Logistik has appointed Gian Paolo Gotelli as its new CEO. TX Logistik, which was founded in...

West Midlands Trains pens contract for converted London Underground trains

The two-car trains, which are converted London Underground D78 Stock, will be used on London Northwestern Railway services between Bedford and Bletchley from December.

Final section of Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link ready for launch

Once the Hong Kong section is opened the country will be linked to China's network of some 25,000km of high-speed lines. 
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New Emirates-Trenitalia partnership a “pivotal step” towards better plane-train travel

Airline Emirates has signed a new codeshare agreement with Italy's national operator Trenitalia to allow customers to travel onwards to some of Italy's most picturesque locations using one ticket.

Russian Railways organises free transport for World Cup football fans

Free long-distance trains will run on 31 routes and make 734 trips, according to Russian Railways.

TransPennine Express’ first Class 802 arrives in the UK

The train’s voyage saw it cross the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and pass through the Panama Canal.

Brightline looks to replicate model in other US regions

The announcement comes less than six months after Brightline's first service was launched between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, Florida, and weeks after the service was extended to Miami.

Infrastructure

Re-doubling Aberdeen to Inverurie – halfway there

David Shirres reviews the completion of the first phase of the Aberdeen to Inverness improvement programme.

Rastatt one-year on: Changes and further challenges

In a statement, a spokesperson for Europe’s leading rail freight organisations said: "Never again must the closure of a small stretch of railway line lead to such chaos and wide-reaching economic damage."

Upgrading the continental connection

A landmark ERTMS announcement has recently emerged concerning the London to Paris and Brussels high-speed routes through the Channel Tunnel.

Official Elizabeth line opening pushed back to autumn 2019

Chief executive Simon Wright said more time is needed to complete testing on the central section between Paddington and Abbey Wood.