Name change for Transtech following Škoda takeover

The manufacturer is currently supplying trams to Helsinki, the city of Tampere and coaches for Finnish Railways.

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.

Plzeň orders 22 Škoda trams

Including future options, training and maintenance, the total value of the contract is around €39 million.

HS2 reveals designs for Curzon Street and Interchange stations

HS2 has released concept images of two of its brand new stations: Curzon Street in Birmingham and Interchange in Solihull.

First Citadis tram for Caen la Mer

Around 45 per cent of the tram will be covered in large windows. Six passenger information screens will feature inside as will USB charging points - a first in France. 

Electrification among area of best practice to be shared in new pact between transport associations

APTA and UITP will strive to work together on areas of mutual benefit to their respective memberships to maximise the value of their services.

Enabling works progress on East West Rail with construction to start in 2019

Chris Grayling said the line, which will link Oxford and Cambridgeshire via Bicester, Milton Keynes and Bedford, will "transform journeys in one of Europe's most vibrant economic regions".

RSSB: Rail standards to stay, even in a “no-deal” Brexit

The standards and protocols that help ensure the different companies across the UK's railway work safely as a system will remain after Brexit, according to the rail industry body RSSB.

Railtex returns with revamped programme

Railtex, the UK’s premier rail industry exhibition, returns to Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre from May 14-16, 2019.

Bombardier to supply Siemens for new ICE 4 fleet

At the end of September, Bombardier signed a contract with Siemens for further cooperation as a supplier for DB's new order for 18 seven-car ICE four trains and 50 power cars.
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