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Metro Rail announces opening date for Gold Line extension

Trains will begin revenue service on Los Angeles' Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension from March 5 next year, it has been announced. Testing is now in full swing along the route, which will extend the Metro Gold Line from the current...

Thameslink Three Bridges depot opens its doors

Thameslink's Three Bridges depot has opened and is set to begin maintaining Britain's modern Class 700 fleet. Around £300 million has been invested in Three Bridges and another brand new depot in Hornsey, both built by VolkerFitzpatrick, which will maintain...

EU backs gradual privitisation of Europe’s railways

The European Commission's Transport Council has reached an agreement over the political pillar of the Fourth railway package which calls for a "gradual" liberalisation of rail operations across member states. During a meeting in Luxembourg today (October 8) the council backed the two...

More than 125,000 journeys made on Borders Railway in first month

More than 125,000 passenger journeys have been made on the Borders Railway in its first month of operation, outstripping initial expectations. Since opening on September 6, 125,971 passenger journeys have been undertaken on the route. The line's popularity has even...

Etihad Rail set to begin commercial services

Etihad Rail has said it hopes to start commercial services "shortly" on Stage One of the network. The line's operator, ERDB, has transported two million tonnes of sulphur over the past 12 months during trial services on the 264-kilometre route,...

Test train running on new Chiltern London line

Driver training has begun on the first new rail line to connect London and another major British city for over 100 years. The new Oxford Parkway to London Marylebone link - part of the wider East West Rail scheme -...

Stuttering coal at centre of rail freight decline

Figures released by rail regulator the ORR have shown a significant fall in the amount of freight moved in the UK in 2015. Between April and June, the volume of freight moved by rail fell by 17.7 per cent from...

Alstom-led consortium awarded Panama Metro Line 2 contract

Alstom, in partnership with CIM, Sofratesa, Thales and TSO, is to supply the trains and operating systems for Line 2 of Panama's expanding metro network. The contract, which was awarded by Consórcio Línea 2 - the consortium building the 21-kilometre line,...

Redesign of DART Underground ordered

Dublin's €3 billion DART Underground project is to be redesigned in a bid to cut costs, said Ireland's Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe. The Irish Government has adopted recommendations from the National Transport Authority (NTA) which was asked to...

Alstom tipped to win Amtrak high-speed train contract

Alstom is to be awarded a $2.5 billion order for new Northeast Corridor high-speed train sets, according to US Senator Charles Schumer. Amtrak's board is expected to finalise the contract in December which will see 28 new trains built at Alstom's...
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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...
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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...

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...