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New franchises to provide better services for passengers

In a major shake-up of the rail franchising system, the Government proposes to set tough outcomes for train operators to achieve but to give them more flexibility on how best to deliver them. Franchises will be...

Volume 112 – VTG supplies new compressed gas tank wagon

The Hamburg wagon hire and rail logistics company VTG Aktiengesellschaft delivered the first batch of its newly developed compressed gas tank wagon to its customer Evonik. This wagon, called “Volume112”, is an important new development, the result of a...

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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Key workers get free parking at stations

The railway industry is helping key workers by giving them free parking at stations as the country...

Telent to provide CCTV support for Elizabeth line

Telent Technology Services, the leading technology and network services company, has been awarded a five-year contract by Transport for London (TfL) to support and...

Railway workers make sure vital supplies get through

While passenger services have been cut back due to the Coronavirus epidemic, rail’s freight services have been carrying on regardless.

LNER Sandwiches go to those fighting hunger

In a move to continue support its suppliers and communities during the Coronavirus outbreak, London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is supplying fresh sandwiches, that...

New Direct Award Contract for Southeastern

Southeastern has confirmed that the Department for Transport (DfT) has awarded a Direct Award Contract that will allow the Southeastern franchise to continue operating...