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Alpha Trains commits to hybrid retrofit for diesel fleet

Alpha Trains has signed a letter of intent with Rolls-Royce to retrofit its existing diesel train fleet with hybrid drive systems.

New data reveals popularity of metro systems throughout the world

Every single day 168 million passengers use metros across the world. But where are all of these systems situated and which ones have the highest ridership?

New Glasgow Subway train revealed

Stadler and Ansaldo STS have treated visitors at this year's InnoTrans exhibition to a first look at one of Glasgow's new driverless subway trains.

Public unveiling for ÖBB Cityjet

Bombardier and Austria's ÖBB held a presentation event on day two of InnoTrans 2018 to unveil the new Talent 3 Cityjet EMU.

Major British Steel contracts rubber-stamped in Berlin

With UK transport secretary Chris Grayling looking on, both contracts were signed by representatives from all parties.

Closer ties between UK and Australasian rail industries agreed in new pact

RIA chief executive Darren Caplan described the pact as a "great example of an industry reaching out to fellow colleagues across the globe, to develop new trade links and cooperation".

Train tech firm unveils intelligent system that adjusts glass pane transparency

Forget curtains and blinds, one company exhibiting at InnoTrans has unveiled an intelligent technology that shuts out light from train carriages in a futuristic fashion.

InnoTrans opens with a record number of exhibitors

Around 130,000 guests are expected over the course of four days, with 3,062 companies and institutions from 61 different countries showcasing new or improved products and services.

Hacking InnoTrans

The hackathon is being supported by Network Rail, Deutsche Bahn, Siemens, Silver Rail, Fujitsu, ORM, SBB and the UK's Department for Transport.

InnoTrans 2018 Outdoor Display: What to expect?

The Outdoor Display at InnoTrans 2018, which will include around 3,500 metres of track, will feature more than 150 vehicles ranging from regional passenger trains to on-track plant.

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Former trainee is new director at Nexus

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