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Train travel at the Russian World Cup 2018

During the World Cup, matches were hosted at 11 Russian cities. Of these Yekaterinburg was the furthest from Moscow, requiring a 27-hour train journey of 1,100 miles.

Infrabel unveils four-legged grass cutting squad

The new recruits' first task will be in the city of Mechelen and should the pilot prove successful Infrabel could extend the scheme to other locations.

US releases $318m for rail infrastructure and safety upgrades

The fund will support project that improve rail transportation safety, efficiency and reliability, such as level-crossing upgrades and the deployment of non-PTC safety technology.

Return of the Rail Partnership Awards

From state ownership under British Rail to its break-up into more than 100 privately owned companies and the transfer back of infrastructure to the arms-length public body Network Rail, the control of Britain’s railways has a long and well...

Stadler “emerges stronger” from 2015 crisis

Not only did Stadler have an order intake of around €3 billion in 2017, but it now employs 7,600 members of staff - more than it ever has before.

Brightline looks to replicate model in other US regions

The announcement comes less than six months after Brightline's first service was launched between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, Florida, and weeks after the service was extended to Miami.

Details of £5bn transformation of Welsh rail services revealed

The First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones has hailed a "landmark moment" in the future development of his country as plans of how £5 billion will be spent to transform its railways have been revealed.

US Federal Railroad Administration announces $250m to support PTC rollout

The United States' Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has announced grants worth $250 million in support of the implementation of positive train control (PTC). Certain Class I railroads and any railroad main lines that provide regularly scheduled intercity or commuter rail...

Network Rail appoints successor to chief executive Mark Carne

Andrew is expected to take up his new role in early autumn following a period of handover with Mark Carne.

How ADB is helping to persuade citizens to ride Hanoi’s metro

Jason Rush, a communications specialist covering Southeast Asia at the Asian Development Bank (ADB), writes about the development of Vietnam’s first metro system, which is set to launch its first phase later this year.  In the popular 1980s movie Field of...

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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...