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Faiveley Transport wins large contract with Bombardier Transport North America

Faiveley Transport has won a contract to supply 182 trams for the the Metrolinx project in the Toronto area.  This contract will include equipping each tram with cab and saloon air conditioning units, pantograph, access doors...

Toshiba wins major order in the United States for electrical equipment and systems for passenger rail cars

Toshiba Corporation Tokyo, have announced that its United States subsidiary, Toshiba International Corporation (TIC), has won major orders to supply key equipment and systems for passenger cars that will be delivered to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)...

Yorkshire fleet of trains celebrates 10th birthday

The iconic Class 333 red trains that carry tens of thousands of passengers every day between Leeds, Bradford, Ilkley and Skipton are celebrating their 10th birthday. Over 110 million passenger journeys have been made on the Class 333 trains since...

£22m investment to modernise Byker to Tynemouth Metro line

Nexus, which owns and manages the Tyne and Wear Metro, is to spend more than £22m in the comprehensive modernisation of the route between Byker and Tynemouth in spring 2011. This huge programme will mean a Major Line Closure of...

Invensys Rail achieve major project milestone in Norway

Building on the success of earlier infrastructure projects in Norway, Invensys Rail has completed a number of commissionings on the Oslo Metro system. On Monday 6th December, the King of Norway formally opened the remodelled Holmenkollen station, with the company’s...

Overhead cranes play crucial role in building London Overground trains

Two overhead cranes from Street Crane Company are playing a vital role at Bombardier’s Derby factory in the building of new trains to revitalise the capital’s rail commuter services. The cranes are used in the final assembly of new...

Oldham Mumps viaduct to be demolished for new Metrolink line

The next chapter for Metrolink will begin in Oldham this weekend when the remaining half of the viaduct at Oldham Mumps is removed to make way for the new tram line to Oldham and Rochdale. Work to remove the former...

Heathrow Express tickets now available on iPhone app

Heathrow Express, the fastest way to travel between central London and Heathrow Airport, has launched an iPhone app which is the first UK iPhone app to allow passengers to purchase and receive tickets direct to their phone. Richard Robinson, Heathrow...

Delhi Metro: Sarita Vihar – Badarpur section open to the public

The Sarita Vihar – Badarpur section of the Delhi Metro will be opened for the public from 14th January 2011 after the statutory safety clearance was completed by Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety (CMRS), Sh. R.K Kardam. The five kilometres...

Alstom to equip the first line of the Panama metro and provide 45 cars for Line 2 of Santo Domingo metro

Alstom has won two contracts to equip both the first metro line in Panama and line 2 of the Santo Domingo metro, representing a total amount of more than €300 million. In Panama, the SMP (Secretaría del Metro de Panama)...

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Wearing facemasks on trains compulsory in England from 15 June

All passengers must wear face masks on public transport from 15 June. Secretary of State for Transport...

Electric services from London reach Cardiff as Severn tunnel electrification is completed

Passenger trains are finally running from London Paddington to Cardiff using electric traction the whole way, following the electrification of the Severn...

Irish Rail helping Ireland to reduce carbon footprint

Over 50 of the largest companies in Ireland are signatories to Business in the Community Ireland’s Low Carbon Pledge.

Crucial coastal viaduct on Cumbrian Coast line to receive major investment

A multi-million-pound project to improve Eskmeals viaduct, which carries the railway over the River Esk estuary near Ravenglass in Cumbria, will start...

LNER partners with O2 to improve mobile coverage north of Newcastle

To boost mobile phone coverage along a 45-mile stretch of the East Coast route between Newcastle and Edinburgh, London North Eastern Railway...