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Transport for London secures multi-million pound sponsorship for Oyster card wallets

TfL has announced a new, multi-million pound sponsorship with MasterCard to exclusively brand TfL's Oyster card wallets for 2011. Oyster card wallets are to carry MasterCard branding exclusively in 2011. The multi-million pound deal will generate revenue for...

Mott MacDonald’s North American company acquires two engineering firms

Mott MacDonald’s North American company, Hatch Mott MacDonald has acquired Gibson Engineers PC from Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina and Richard P Arber Associates based in Lakewood, Colorado. Gibson Engineers specialise in transportation infrastructure, with the firm best known for its capabilities...

Ansaldo STS wins contract for the Zhetygen – Korgas Line in Kazakhstan

The joint venture “Kazakhstan TZ - Ansaldo STS Italy Limited Liability Partnership” has awarded Ansaldo STS (STS.MI) a contract worth around EUR 45.6 million for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of the signalling systems and telecommunications for the Zhetygen – Korgas...

Ministry of Railways and Steel come together for setting up new rail axle manufacturing factory

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Ministry of Railways and Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL), a central Government PSU under Ministry of Steel for setting up of a new Rail Axle Manufacturing Factory at New...

Department for Transport commences search for a new West Coast franchisee

The Department for Transport has formally commenced the search for a new West Coast franchisee. During 2009/10 £720 million was generated for Virgin Trains, the current operator, by passenger related revenue. Virgin operates 300 services a day, equating to around...

Ansaldo STS signs contract for the new Copenhagen Metro worth EUR 700 million

In Copenhagen, Ansaldo STS (STS.MI), a Finmeccanica Group company, signed a contract worth a total of EUR 700 million to build the technological system of city’s new metro, Cityringen. The new line, which will run entirely underground, will be a...

National Express receives extension of c2c franchise

National Express Group PLC is pleased to have been awarded an extension of the c2c rail franchise by the Department for Transport (DfT). The franchise will now run for a period of up to two years to 26...

Wabtec expands presence in Brazil, with acquisition of Adantech

Wabtec Corporation continue to expand its presence in Brazil, the largest rail market in South America, by acquiring Adantech Industria e Comercio de Metal, a friction products company. Adantech, with sales of about $2 million, manufactures a variety of brakes...
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Interim report on Port Talbot track worker fatalities reveals “there was no safe system of work in place”

Network Rail has released an interim report into the fatalities that occurred at Margam, near Port Talbot in...
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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...

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...